Valentina Polylas joined the European Regional and Local Health Authorities (EUREGHA) network on January 2018 as Operations Manager. She leads and manages the Secretariat and provides strategic advice to the Chair, the Executive Board and the General Assembly. She is responsible for the strategic planning process and advocacy campaign of EUREGHA. She also coordinates the network’s commitments within the European projects. Valentina represents EUREGHA externally by liaising with members, EU institutions, European networks and other relevant stakeholders.