Rita Sofia da Silva Veloso, was born in Porto in 1981, married and mother of two kids. She completed his degree in Psychology at the University of Porto in 2004. He attended several courses in the area of management of health units and management in public administration. She is currently an executive member of the Board of Directors of Póvoa de Varzim and Vila do Conde Hospital Center.
She had also been part of the Health Parliament Portugal (2016-2019) . For 9 years she has been involved in the management of hospital information systems implementation projects and was the Director (2009-2018) of the IPO-PORTO’s Patient Management Service, which was responsible for a team of approximately 140 employees. She started her career as Human Resources Director in 2004. Se also is an advisory member of a non-governmental organisation linked to maternal and child health in Mozambique “Health4Moz”.
She is a digital stakeholder in many national and international organizations. She is a speaker in the areas of change management, people management, leadership and digital transformation. Since 2015 she has volunteered for Operation Red Nose. Member of Rotary International .