Before returning to Lithuania, Aneta worked and studied in many different countries, including Trinity College-Hartford in the United States, University of Oxford in the United Kingdom and UWC Adriatic – Collegio del Mondo Unito dell’Adriatico O.N.L.U.S. in Italy. Her last stop was Nepal, where she managed a $1 million Post-Earthquake Response Project and supported the establishment of Bikas Udhyami, a new social innovation hub. As an avid traveler and development professional, Aneta observed gaps in healthcare systems globally and identified stigma that prevents mental health from having the attention it deserves. A large unmet need for mental health conditions in Lithuania presents a great number of opportunities and Aneta is committed to transforming the field.
“Create Lithuania” aims to bring best foreign practices to the public sector and Aneta, while working together with Barbora at the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, has brought innovation to improve access to and quality of mental health care in Lithuania. She has led the design of a monitoring system for mental health centers and created the model for new and accessible counseling services.