Secretary General of HOSPEEM

Marta Branca is the Secretary General of HOSPEEM for a mandate period ending in December 2021. 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). In addition, she ensures the liaison with the European Institutions and Agencies.

Besides, she is Director General of ASL Roma 3 (Local health unit n°3 of Rome) and is representing ARAN-Agenzia per la Rappresentanza Negoziale delle Pubbliche Amministrazioni.


Steering Committee & daily management of HOSPEEM

Sylvie Slangen has been in the HOSPEEM Steering Committee since March 2021 and delegated to the daily management since July 2021.  Besides, she works at Zorgnet-Icuro, the Belgian member of HOSPEEM representing the Flemish network of care organisations.


Administration & Communication Officer

Céline Barlet has worked part-time at the HOSPEEM Secretariat since 2014 and she coordinates administration and communication activities. She has experience in projects management in the higher education sector and in the non-profit sector at European and international level.

She holds an MA Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest and a Master Degree in Management of Educational Projects from the University Paris 8. Previously, she worked as Program Manager of the CEU Roma Access Program in Budapest and Project Officer at the European Year of Volunteering 2011 Alliance in Brussels.


Policy & Membership Relations Officer

Sara joined HOSPEEM in 2015 working on a part-time basis, having another employment in the non-profit sector. She was in charge of administration (maternity leave cover). In 2016, she started to work as Policy and Project Officer. 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.

Simone MOHRS

Policy Officer

Simone Mohrs has been Policy Officer at HOSPEEM since September 2017. She is mainly responsible for industrial and labour related issues.

Before joining HOSPEEM, she worked at the Association of the European Self-Medication Industry in Brussels, at the public affairs consultancy Burson-Marsteller in Berlin and at ReAct, a global network dedicated to the problem of antibiotic resistance.

Simone holds a Bachelor degree in European Public Health from Maastricht University, the Netherlands and a Master degree in International Health from Uppsala University, Sweden.


Former Secretary General

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 was mainly responsible for the financial governance of HOSPEEM, the recruitment and retention of HOSPEEM members,  the collaboration with the European Public Service Union (EPSU) as well as ensuring the liaison with the European Institutions and Agencies. 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 ten 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, NVZ, The Netherlands