Executive Board

President: Andrej Martin Vujkovac 
 
E-mail: president@apyn.org 
 
Andrej is a recently graduated Medical Doctor from Ljubljana. He spent most of his student years working in Youth Organisations, such as the Slovenian Medical Students International Committee (SloMSIC) and International Federation of Medical Students Associations, where he served as a volunteer and later in Executive board positions. His first employment after graduation was in Youth Network No Excuse Slovenia, where he worked as a Public Health Associate. His work has included designing preventing programmes for Youth, advocating for better health policies in the field of addictions and training young activists who want to make the world a better place.
 


Vice-president for Youth Research: Lukas Galkus (Lithuanian Medical Students' Association)


E-mail: vp.research@apyn.org  
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Lukas Galkus is a medical doctor from Lithuania and a health activist with a working background in Lithuanian Medical Students’ Association (LiMSA) and Lithuanian Tobacco and Alcohol Control Coalition. Over the last 6 years he has been active in public health sector representing youth voice both on national and international level. Lukas is currently serving as a board member in European Alcohol Policy Alliance (Eurocare). He is interested in research in fields of health promotion, prevention (especially alcohol, tobacco and drugs), health economics and youth work. Previously he lead Alcohol Policy Youth Network as the resident of organization.



Group 3 coordinator - Western Europe and International Organizations: Jan Peloza (IMZTR)
 
E-mail: rc.west@apyn.org 
 
Jan is the co-funder of the Youth Network No Excuse Slovenia and in the past he has been serving as a director of the Institute for Youth Participation, Health and Sustainable Development, Foundation Mobin, president of the Alcohol Policy Youth Network and an alternate board member of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health which is chaired by the World Health Orgazation, where he has worked as a consultant for many years on topics of Alcohol, Tobacco, Meaningful youth engagement, strategic communications and advocacy. He holds a masters in social marketing on the topic of problematic gambling and a bachelor in computing and informatics.
 


Regional CoordinatorMilda Burneikaitė (Lithuanian Medical Students' Association)


E-mail: rc.north@apyn.org 

Milda Burneikaitė is a 4th year medical student from Vilnius, Lithuania. She has been actively involved in public health activities for 4 years now volunteering in Lithuanian medical students‘ association. Milda got involved in APYN’s activities in 2017 when she helped to coordinate a project called “Towards Slovenian and Lithuanian Youth Manifesto on Alcohol” and 4th European Alcohol Policy Youth Conference.



Regional coordinator for South-east Europe: Sanja Sisovic (CAZAS) 

 
E-mail: rc.southeast@apyn.org
 
Sanja Sisovic comes from Podgorica, Montenegro. She has been active in health field since 2010 when she joined NGO CAZAS as youth worker and health activist. Currently, she is very active in promotion of health habits among youth, advocacy and health policices shaping. Since 2018 she is member of National Alcohol Council within Ministry of health in Montenegro and is active in more than five different working groups and national teams for NCDs and reproductive health of youth. Her working background has been mostly focused on health and youth related topics, with more than 10 years of experience in volunteering and working in the field of public health in SEE region, active participation and involvement in more than 50 regional and international health events in last five years and representing Montenegro as delegate at five international networks on different health topics.  Her profesional interested is focused on helath topics with special emphasis on mental helath of youth and development of SEL skills among youth.
 


Vice-president for Health Policy and AdvocacyEnes Efendioglu (Civil Life Association Turkey)

E-mail: vp.policy@apyn.org

Enes is a Medical Doctor from Turkey. He is a PhD candidate in Public Health in Ankara, where he currently resides. He founded the youth NGO Civil Life Association in 2013 which received consultative status from the United Nations and operates as an umbrella organisation for 22 branches and 3000+ active volunteers in Turkey. He continues to serve as the president of the Monitoring Committee of Civil Life Association.
Enes has been a research fellow at both Harvard Medical School and Wisconsin Medical School in recent years and received a Pompidou Group Prevention Prize of Council of Europe for the year 2018, based on his excellent work in relation to prevention of substance abuse and youth participation.
 


Previous APYN Executive Board Members:
  • Lukas Galkus (Lithuanian Medical Students' Association - LiMSA), President: 2016 - 2018
  • Nurbanu Sahan (Civil Life Association Turkey), Vice-president for Youth Research: 2016 - 2018
  • Ines Kebler (Slovenian Medical Students' International Committee), Vice-president for Development of Youth Work on the Alcohol Field and Training: 2016 - 2018
  • Jan Peloza (No Excuse Slovenia),  President: 2012 - 2016
  • Lukas Galkus (Lithuanian Medical Students' Association - LiMSA), Vice-president for Youth Research: 2014 - 2016
  • Enes Efendioğlu (Civil Life Association Turkey), Vice-president for Development of Youth Work on the Alcohol Field and Training: 2014 - 2016 
  • Vlad-Alexandru Grosar (Youth Can Do It), Vice-president for Development of Youth Work on the Alcohol Field and Training: 2012 - 2014; Vice-president for Membership: 2016 - 2017
  • Sofia Ribeiro (European Medical Students’ Association - EMSA), Vice-president for Alcohol Policy and Advocacy: 2012 - 2016 
  • Simona Stenkevičiutė (Lithuanian Medical Students' Association - LiMSA), Vice-president for Youth Research: 2012 - 2014
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