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.


Administration & Communication Officer
Mon-Thur. until 3pm

Céline Barlet has worked part-time at the HOSPEEM Secretariat coordinating administration 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 as Program Manager of the CEU Roma Access Program in Budapest, Hungary.


Project & Membership Relations Officer

Sara joined HOSPEEM in 2015 working on a part-time basis, having another employment in the non-profit sector. After a maternity leave cover, she started to work as Policy and Project Officer in 2016. In 2021, she took the position of Project and Membership Relations Officer. While continuing working on the HOSPEEM file related to skills for the healthcare sector, she also focuses on the relations with HOSPEEM Members.

Before joining HOSPEEM she worked at the Committee of the Regions in Brussels, at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Vienna, at the UN in both Geneva and Vienna, and in a Business Law Firm in Paris. She holds a Bachelor degree in International Relations and a Master degree in International Policy and Diplomacy from the University of Padua, Italy.


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.


Former Secretary General - Honorary Member of HOSPEEM

Tjitte Alkema has been Vice-Secretary General of HOSPEEM, the European Hospital and Healthcare Employers’ Association in 2019 and 2020. He was Secretary General of HOSPEEM between 2013 and 2018. He previously worked at NVZ - Dutch Association of Hospitals and at the Erasmus University Rotterdam as Head of the Education Department of the Erasmus School of Economics.

"HOSPEEM is a structured platform of employers supplying services of general interest, with a unique expertise in the field of workforce and industrial relations’ issues for the hospital and healthcare sector and a distinct voice influencing EU policy-making. As a recognised social partner HOSPEEM has been a key player in the European Social Dialogue for the last 15 years. HOSPEEM is successfully ensuring that the views of employers are being heard at the highest level in the European institutions. In the years to come, HOSPEEM is looking forward to further build the future of hospital care empowering on-the-ground hospital employers and managers."

Tjitte Alkema, The Netherlands