Members of the 2019 Sciana Cohort

Members of the 2019 Sciana Cohort

Sciana welcomes a new cohort of members for 2019

The third cohort will arrive in Salzburg, Austria, for its first meeting on May 15

Nineteen health and health care leaders have been selected to join the third cohort of Sciana: The Health Leaders Network.

New members from the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Belgium, will convene later this month for their first meeting at Salzburg Global Seminar, in Salzburg, Austria.

The third cohort  includes members working within the fields of public health, mental health, integrated health solutions, psychotherapy, and nursing.

They will arrive at Schloss Leopoldskron, the historic home of Salzburg Global Seminar, on May 15 and leave on May 18.

During the program, members will take part in plenary discussions, group work, and knowledge exchanges. They will also have the opportunity to connect with members of the second Sciana cohort, which first began meeting last year.

As part of  the program, Sciana’s members will  identify potential cross-border challenges to work on collaboratively and undertake between cohort meetings.

Members of the third Sciana cohort include:

  • Sarah Anderson, National Lead for TB Strategy, Public Health England, United Kingdom
  • Anita Buchli, Head of ETH Strategic Development, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Stephen Clarke, Head of Mental Health, Welsh Ambulance Service and NHS Direct Wales, United Kingdom
  • Cathie Cowan, Chief Executive, NHS Forth Valley, United Kingdom
  • Layla Distler, Head of Integrated Health Solutions, Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
  • Manuela Eicher, Associate Professor, Institute of Higher Education and Research in Health Care, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Thomas Fischer, Professor of Aged Care Nursing, Evangelische Hochschule Dresden – University of Applied Sciences, Dresden: Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Germany
  • Malte Gerhold, Executive Director of Strategy and Intelligence, Care Quality Commission, England, United Kingdom
  • Yvonne Gilli, Medical Doctor, Senior Consultant, Psychotherapeutic Outpatient Clinic IBP, Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Oliver Gröne, Vice Chairman, Board, OptiMedis AG, Germany
  • Sarah Hughes, Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health, United Kingdom
  • Dorli Kahr-Gottlieb, Secretary General, European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG), Austria
  • Richard Kirby, Chief Executive, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom
  • Fridolin Marty, Head of Health Policy, economiesuisse, Switzerland
  • Thomas Mattig, Director, Health Promotion Switzerland, Switzerland
  • Judith Meier, Delegate of the Board, RehaClinic Group, Switzerland
  • Judith Safford, Director, Institute of Rheumatology Research IRR, Switzerland
  • Tobias Silberzahn, Partner, McKinsey’s Berlin Office, Germany
  • Matthias Wismar, Senior Health Policy Analyst, European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Belgium

The Sciana network launched in April 2017 and is an international collaboration between the Health Foundation (UK), Careum Stiftung (Switzerland) and the Robert Bosch Stiftung (Germany), in collaboration with Salzburg Global Seminar. It enables outstanding leaders in health and health care policy to work together over two years to find solutions to shared challenges being faced in health and health care across Europe.




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