Meet the actual board of ENSA

Since 2022, the board of directors of ENSA consists of up to 8 people: the president, the vice-president and three delegates. All of them have the right to vote. To support the board, up to three deputy members can be elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Within the board of directors, the rolls of the president, the vice-president, the treasurer and the secretary are elected among these delegates.

Benedicte Molnes

My name is Benedicte Molnes and I am President of ENSA. I am currently in my last year of my Bachelor of Nursing degree at the University of Stavanger in Norway. Here in ENSA I am representing “Norsk sykepleierforbund”, the National nursing organization in Norway, where I sit as a board member formy second term. I have been a member of the ENSA Board since 2021. I am excited to work closely with the present board in improving the nursing education and work conditions for nursing students and young nurses in Europe.

Lukas Hilleke

My name is Lukas Hilleke and I am the Vice President of ENSA. I am a registered nurse from Germany and represent the “Junge Pflege im DBfK” – the National Nursing Student Association in Germany. Currently I am working in an ICU and part time in a medical simulation facility. I have been a member of the ENSA Board since 2020 and after my experience as VP in the last term I am looking forward to work with the new Board and giving nursing students and young nurses in Europe a strong voice.

Eydís Sigfúsdóttir

My name is Eydís Sigfúsdóttir. I’m 26 years old and come from a town called Egilsstaðir in east Iceland. I’m on 4th and last year in nursing at the University of Akureyri, which is a town in the north. I’m a director of public relations in the ENSA board 22-23. I’m a board member on behalf of healthcare science students at UNAK in SHA, which is the SU at UNAK. As well I’m a president of Eir, which is a sub-union within SHA. It’s the biggest sub-union with total of 370 members so it’s a lot going on where we safeguard students rights, plan events and other important things to make the uni life easy and fun. I work in a hospital in internal medicine department along my nursing studies and in my free time I like to travel to get to know different cultures and spend time with my friends and family.

Bernardo Marinho

My name is Bernardo Marinho, I am 20 years old and I am the Director of European Affairs of ENSA. I am from Portugal and I’m in my last year of my Bachelor in Coimbra Nursing School. I am the secretary of the fiscal council of the Nursing Student’s Association in my school since 2022, and I am also a member of the General Council in Coimbra Nursing School since 2021. This year, I became a member of National Federation of Nursing Students Associations (FNAEE), a structure that represents almost 9000 nursing students in Portugal. This year, I am looking forward to being able to work for all nursing students in Europe and give them a strong voice.

Róisín O´Connell

My name is Róisín O’Connell and I´m the Director of Internal Affairs of ENSA. I am from Ireland. I I am trainef as a general nurse and I qualified in 2019. I began working for the INMO in December 2021 as the Student and New Graduate Officer. Previous to that, I had been working in one of Irelands busiest emergency departments. I could see the strain that our health system was under and I wanted to try and help make it a safer and more enjoyable learning environment for our student nurses. I bring great experience to the board as I am also on the ICN Nursing student steering group as the European representative.

Marie Ullbrich

My name is Marie Ullbrich and I am the treasurer of the ENSA board. I am currently working as an ICU nurse in a burns unit in Germany, whilst studying health and nursing sciences as part of a Master’s program My other pastime is my volunteering in the DBfK, where I am involved in the National Nursing Student Association in Germany.

Florian Prutsch

My name is Florian Prutsch, I’m 30 years old and I´m a 5th semester nursing student from Vienna, Austria. I´m in my last year of my Bachelor of Science in Health Studies. My role in ENSA is to be the secretary of communication. Since the start of my study I´m active within the national nurses organization of Austria (ÖGKV), and a founding member of the student nurses organization and board member. In 2013 I did my mandatory civil service as an emergency medical technician for the Red Cross branch in my hometown, and since that I’ve been in the medical and nursing field. My goal is to connect with other student nurses and RN`s all around Europe for an exchange of knowledge and experiences alongside our studies and beyond.

Dominik Kaderli

My name is Dominik Kaderli, I’m 25 years old. I’m a student in the nursing HF Somatik course at the Zurich acute hospital. In the fourth semester, I was able to gather many memorable impressions and made the decision to continue my commitment to all nursing students. In my free time, I read a lot of books and served on the local committee of the SBK St.Gallen for the nursing initiative.

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