Executive Board

The Swiss Association of Liver Patients (Swiss HePa) is represented externally by the Executive Board. It administers the association's funds, decides how the association's assets will be used and leads the association's activities.

The members of the Executive Board of Swiss HePa include:

Carina Bobzin

Carina Bobzin, Zurich (ZH)

Founder and President
Fighting the disease with strength: ‘My 16-year-old daughter was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis with overlap syndrome PSC/UC in 2015. What followed was a long period of suffering with severe complications and many hospital stays. However, the worst thing about it was the strong feeling of uncertainty and the many questions. That’s exactly what Swiss HePa is all about: finding answers together and supporting those affected in a meaningful way.'
Fabienne Uehara

Fabienne Uehara

Executive Board member
‘I am committed to ensuring that patients can obtain information. As a person with PBC, I know what it means to have liver disease.’
PD Dr. med. Benedetta Terziroli Beretta-Piccoli

Dr Benedetta Terziroli Beretta-Piccoli, Associate Professor, Lugano (TI)

Executive Board member
‘I co-founded Swiss HePa because sharing experiences is vital in the fight against liver diseases and improving the quality of care.’
Prof. Dr. Jean-François Dufour

Prof. Dr. Jean-François Dufour, Pully (VD)

Executive Board member
‘This is a unique and necessary association to advance the cause of liver disease through the voice of patients.’
Prof. Dr. med. Andrea di Gottardi

Dr Andrea De Gottardi, Professor, Lugano (TI)

Vice-President
‘I co-founded Swiss HePa because we want to support patients and relatives and offer a new platform for mutual empowerment.’