Marika graduated as a DO in 1998 and has since then taken a BSc and MSc in Osteopathy as well as being made a Hon.
Member of Kirksville College of Osteopathy’s Alumna Assoc. She is the Vice-Chair of the Swedish Osteopathic Association. She was elected on to the Board of EFO in 2014, made Vice-President in 2015 and President in 2016. Marika was part of the Merger group and voted on to the Board of EFFO at the Merger in Athens 2018, she is now the current President. Marika is passionate about spreading osteopathy, legislation and educational standards.
Working as an osteopath in Belgium since 1996 and since 1998, working politicly as a board member of the Belgium professional organisation. I was representative for foreign affairs and was attending FORE and EFO meetings.
In 2010 I was voted in the board of the EFO as General Secretary.
Dimitri is currently the treasurer of the EFFO and active members of the board. His role is not only political but also the management and the organisation of the back office the EFFO.
He had the same position in the EFO in the past and worked on all major documents and projects (AGM, meeting in EU, lobbying, board meeting, EFO's representation and promotion).
His is part of a research project team (PROM's) that need to be reached in the near future.
Dimitri is living and practising Osteopathy in Athens since he has been graduated from the ESO (UK) in 1994.
Hanna has a busy osteopathic practice in Copenhagen, Q klinik, and also works as a health columnist for the biggest weekly women’s magazine in Denmark, SØNDAG, where she write about physical and mental health. Hanna is president of the Danish national osteopathic organisation, Danske Osteopater, and led their political lobbying campaign for regulation, which was achieved on 1 July 2018, when Denmark officially recognised osteopathy.
An Icelandic born Dane, Hanna was originally trained as a physiotherapist in 1997, before switching professions, and completed her D.O. degree in Osteopathy in 2006. In 2017 she graduated with a Masters degree in Positive Psychology.
Jonathan graduated from the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) with an Honours degree in 1996. He worked for two years in the UK National Health Service, and lectured in osteopathy both in the UK and Europe.
Since establishing his first clinic in 1996, he has run successful osteopathic clinics in Harley Street, Covent Garden, Soho and Hampton Court in London. He is also Consultant Osteopath for Surbiton National League Hockey Club, and worked with the Great Britain hockey team ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games and with the ladies German national hockey team at the 2017 World Cup.
In addition to being a Past-President of the European Federation of Osteopaths, Jonathan was Chair of Technical Committee 414 within the project to establish a CEN standard for osteopathic practice and education.
Maurice has a background in marketing and strategy consulting, and has for the last eighteen years specialised in supporting the development of professions, working across both regulators and professional associations. He is at present the Chief Executive of the Institute of Osteopathy in the United Kingdom, which has a membership of over 4,000 osteopaths and students, and he and the iO Council and team are working to build on the platform of regulation towards universal access and recognition for osteopaths.
As the Advisor to the EFFO Board, Maurice serves to provide best advice to Board members during their discussions around strategic and operational issues.
Richard Weynen DO served as board member of the EFO. He was vice-chair at the start from FORE and has represented the VOD (German Association for Osteopaths) in several international organisations, holding the function Vice President.
Richard is committed to supporting the PROM research project of the EFFO and building up a database with valuable research documentation for representing the osteopathic profession.