Meet the Team

The AHSN NENC team is made up of an Executive, a Core Team who provide central support, and Programme Managers who lead on our Health Improvement and Patient Safety Programmes.

Find out more about the members of our team below.

After attaining an HND in Business Studies with Languages (French and Spanish) Karen spent 2 years working in various roles in family-run hotels and small businesses in France and Switzerland to perfect her use and knowledge of the French language. In 1979 she relocated to the mining town of Grande Cache, Alberta to embark on a career in finance, as the Accounting Clerk for the Smoky River Coal Ltd.’s Housing Office.  Soon after she was appointed to the position of Housing Manager, responsible for the administration of House Sales, Rentals, Purchases and Upkeep for the circa 1200 homes provided by…

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Gemma joined in December 2018 as a Project Support Officer to the Patient Safety Collaborative (PSC). Her remit is to provide professional support to the delivery of the PSC Programme, working closely with Programme Leads, and the Medical Director, and providing accurate metric data for the PSC programme. Gemma previously spent 10 years working within the Newcastle University Medical School. Her main focus whilst there was the delivery of postgraduate “eLearning” and “Blended learning” programmes to students, supporting clinical and academic course leaders. Her experience also includes time spent working as a PA and working within the University’s Human Resources…

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In 1996 Michelle began employment for Northumbria Police and was involved in children’s Safeguarding. She then went on to spend over twenty years working in the Forensic Science department where she completed a 5 year training programme to become a nationally qualified and registered Fingerprint Expert, representing Northumbria Police in several high-profile cases. Michelle began employment with the AHSN NENC as a Project Support Officer in March 2018; she helps co-ordinate and performance manage several National Programmes and nominated local projects. She liaises with collaborative partners from NHS, Industry and Academia to negotiate deliverable milestones and return on investment to…

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Toby offers general office support including data input along with research/collation and IT support.  He is currently working on a large Access Database project and producing a weekly news bulletin.

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