Jana Hlaváčová

Jana Hlaváčová was diagnosed with MS when she was 24. Since 2015 she has been a member of European Multiple Sclerosis Platform’s (EMSP) young people’s network and from 2015 to 2017 she was the young people’s representative at the organization’s Executive Committee. From 2018 until 2022 she served as a Board Member and in 2022 she became EMSP’s interim CEO during the absence of Elisabeth Kasilingam.

Jana came to serve as an Interim CEO from the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, where she was responsible for the coordination of the patient involvement agenda and where she is currently on unpaid leave. Earlier she was volunteering in the Civic Association SMS – an association of and for young people with MS in the Czech Republic – which she led for 2 years.

Her background is in Law – she worked in different positions in the area of human rights.

Her strategic management and planning experience, networking and communication skills as well as her active involvement as young advocate made Jana a recognized MS ambassador both at European and national level.