HPH Governance Board
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Elected members (2018-2020)

Chair Margareta Kristenson​ (Sweden)

Senior Advisor of the HPH Network Sweden.

Margareta Kristenson (MD, PhD) is specialist in Social and Preventive Medicine and in Family Medicine. She is professor in Social and Preventive Medicine at Linköping University

Ying-Wei Wang (Taiwan)

DrPH, MPH and MD. Director-General, Health Promotion Administration.

Ying-Wei Wang has a long research carreer in Family Medicine, Palliative Care, Community Health, Health Promotion, Medical Education.

Antonio Chiarenza (Reggio Emilia Romagna)

Antonio Chiarenza is the coordinator of the Emilia-Romagna HPH Network; Chair of the HPH Task Force on Migration, Equity and Diversity, Head of Research and Innovation Unit at the Azienda USL-IRCSS of Reggio Emilia, Emilia Romagna, Italy.

Alan Siu (Hong Kong)


Manager, Lifestyle Management Center Hong Kong Adventist Hospital

Registered Dietitian (USA), Lifestyle Medicine Clinic

HPH Regional Network Coordinator (HKG) & Senior Advisor (China), Health Promoting Hospital

Christina Inesta Blasco (Catalonia)

She graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Barcelona , and in 1993 he obtained a doctorate cum laude at the Autonomous University of Barcelona . However, he has a master's degree in organizational development of healthcare companies and has directed his career towards the health administration.

Cristina also holds the position as  President of the Public Health Agency of Barcelona (ASPB) 

Heli Hätonen (Finland)

Department for Health Promotion of Welfare and Health

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Permanent members (Secretariats)

Jürgen Pelikan (Intl. Conference Secretariat)

Jürgen M. Pelikan, Dr. phil. is Professor emeritus for sociology at University of Vienna /Austria and Director of the Competence Center for Health Promotion in Hospitals and Health Care at the Austrian Public Health Institute in Vienna / Austria. This center, besides doing research, is responsible for scientifically supporting the annual international HPH conferences, where he acts as chair of the scientific committee. He also is co-chairing the Action Network for Measuring Population and Organizational Health Literacy (M-POHL) of the European Health Information Initiative (EHII) of WHO-Europe. Jürgen Pelikan also leads the WG on “HPH and Health Literate Health Care Organizations (HPH & HLO)”of the international HPH Network

Dr Oliver Groene (Int. HPH Secretariat)

Dr Oliver Groene is Vice Chairman of the Board and Head of the Research & Development department at OptiMedis AG. He oversees research and development of population health management programmes. Oliver Groene holds a Master´s degree in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD in Public Health from the University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona. Previously, he was Associate Professor in Health Services Research at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Manager of the Quality of Health Systems Programme at the WHO.

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