The Executive Board is the Central Administration of the Health System (ACSS) top body composed of a president, a vice-president and two members.
Currently, the Executive Board has the following composition:
President of the Executive Board | Victor Herdeiro
Victor Herdeiro was appointed as the new president, according to the Order n.º 2810/2021, of 16th of March.
Graduated in Law by Faculdade de Direito – Universidade de Coimbra (Political Sciences), with a specialization in Hospital Management by Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública – Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Other functions: He served as vice-president of the Agency for Clinical Research and Biomedical Innovation – AICIB, and held positions on the Board of Directors of the Local Health Unit of Matosinhos (ULS de Matosinhos), first as a member and then as president.
Victor Herdeiro was the vice-president of the Agency for Clinical Research and Biomedical Innovation – AICIB, since 2019. Previously, he was on the Executive Board of the Local Health Unit of Matosinhos (ULS de Matosinhos), first as a member and then as president.
He was also part of the National Commission for the Development of Outpatient Surgery and was a hospital administrator at Hospital Geral de Santo António and Hospital Infante D. Pedro – Aveiro.
Vice President of Executive Board | Joana Carvalho
Joana Carvalho was appointed Vice-President of ACSS, in 16th of March (Order n.º 2810/2021).
With a degree in Economics from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and a Management Program in Renewable Energies from Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
Previous experiences: Executive director of Banco Empresas Montepio (Montepio Investimento, S.A.) and was Managing Partner at Val F. Mon Consult, Lda., a specialized consulting company. Simultaneously, accumulated the responsibilities as an independent external consultant of the European Commission (Executive Agency for Innovation and Networks – INEA), and as an International Specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank. Before, she was a senior financial consultant at UTAP (Technical Project Monitoring Unit of the Ministry of Finance).
Member of Executive Board | Sandra Brás
With a degree in Management from Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Sandra Brás was appointed by the Order n.º 2810/2021, of 16th of March.
Other studies: Specialization in Hospital Administration by Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública – Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Attended the PADIS – Senior Management Program for Health Institutions at AESE and the HOPE Program – European Hospital and Healthcare Federation.
Previous functions: Held several positions at Centro Hospitalar Universitário de Lisboa Norte, namely as a Member of the Executive Board, a Director of the Planning and Management Information Office as well as a hospital administrator. She was also Coordinator of the Planning and Management Control Office at Hospital Pulido Valente.
Member of Executive Board | Tiago Gonçalves
Tiago Gonçalves was appointed by the Order n.º 2810/2021, of 16th of March.
Other functions: Head of the Office of the Assistant Secretary of State for Health, as well as the Secretary of State for Health, both from the XXII Constitutional Government. Also assumed functions as Head of the Office of the Secretary of State for Consumer Protection during the XXI Constitutional Government. Previously, held positions as Director of the Operational Department of Movijovem – Mobilidade Juvenil, CIPRL and was a parliamentary advisor in the national parliament (Assembleia da República).