Dr. Helen Mertens is Chair of the Executive Board of Maastricht University Medical Center (Maastricht UMC+) as of 1 October 2020. She is a specialized gynecologist and her career is illustrated by a combination of patient care, board and management functions and training of medical staff. In 2017 she made the switch from Zuyderland Medical Center to the Board of the Maastricht UMC+. First as a member and three and a half years later she was appointed as Chair. She is also the Chair of the Regional Acute Care Network and a member of the Board of the Dutch Federation of University Medical Centers.