Secretary General of HOSPEEM

Marta Branca is the Secretary General of HOSPEEM for a mandate period ending in December 2024. Marta Branca has been Vice-Secretary General of HOSPEEM, the European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association, from 2018 until 2020. She is mainly responsible for the collaboration with the European Public Service Union (EPSU) and the overall governance of HOSPEEM. In addition, she ensures the liaison with the European Institutions and Agencies. Besides, she is representing ARAN in Italy.


Vice-Secretary General of HOSPEEM

John Delamere has been in the HOSPEEM Steering Committee since 2018 and Vice-Secretary General since 2021.  Besides, he works at HSE, Health Service Executive, the HOSPEEM member in Ireland. He is mainly responsible for the financial governance of HOSPEEM.


Daily management of HOSPEEM

Sylvie Slangen has been in the HOSPEEM Steering Committee and delegated to the daily management since 2021. Sylvie holds a master degree in political sciences and a European master in labour sciences. Throughout her career, she has always been passionate about and active in the social dialogue at the sectoral and cross sectoral level in Belgium as well in Europe, representing the interests of the employers of the social services sectors. She currently works at Zorgnet-Icuro, the Belgian member of HOSPEEM representing the Flemish network of care organisations.


Policy Officer

Before joining HOSPEEM in 2022, Leonie Martin did a traineeship in the European Commission and in a non-profit organisation in Washington D.C., worked at Maastricht University, for the Representation of the (German) State of North Rhine-Westphalia and with an elected mandate for the non-partisan NGO Young European Federalists.

She has vast experience in European civil society and European youth sector.  Leonie holds a Master degree in European Studies from Maastricht University as well as a Master of Laws in International and European Law from the Free University Brussels.


Project and Policy Officer

Olena Horlach is a Project and Policy Officer at HOSPEEM. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and biotechnology from National University of Kyiv-Mohyla academy (Ukraine) and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Central European University (Austria). Her main research interests are related to public health and anticorruption. Olena speaks English, Ukrainian and Russian.

Olena was involved in the projects of the European Centre for Minority Issues and Ukrainian State Institution as an intern. For the past year she worked as a research assistant in the Global Corruption Observatory at the Department of Public Policy at CEU which aims to support stakeholders in their fight against corruption worldwide.


Administration & Communication Officer

Céline Barlet has worked part-time at the HOSPEEM Secretariat coordinating administration, financial and communication activities since 2014. Previously she worked  as Program Manager in the higher education sector and as Project Officer in the non-profit sector with the European Year of Volunteering 2011 Alliance.

She holds a Bachelor degree in European Studies and a Master Degree in Educational Projects Management from the University Paris 8, France. She also holds a Master of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from the Central European University (CEU) where she previously worked.

“It  is an honour to be re-elected Secretary General of HOSPEEM and  I am very grateful for the support expressed by members across Europe and by our Italian partners, e.g. FIASO – Federazione Italiana Aziende Sanitarie e Ospedaliere.  I look forward to continuing our joint efforts as a strong European employers’ organisation, I am convinced important results are laying ahead of us in the years to come. In my quality as ARAN representative, founder Member of HOSPEEM, I strongly believe in the key role of social dialogue in the health sector at national and EU level. In this period of global emergency due to the pandemic, it is essential for health employers to bring their voice up.”

Marta Branca, HOSPEEM Secretary General14.12.2021