I am originally from the USA and have been living and working in the UK since 1991. Following a career as an actor in Los Angeles, and then working for an airline, I trained in various disciplines of Allied Medicine and led a well-respected team of practitioners at my Harley Street clinics.
I was inspired to return to university after experiencing the hospice care that my parents received. Following graduation from Oxford Brookes University, I moved from Community Nursing to working on the wards at Prospect Hospice. I was able to combine my love of Community and Palliative care by taking on a role within the NHS at Bristol Community Health as Palliative Care Coordinator. After buying and renovating a 200-year-old chapel in the Cotswolds with my husband, I moved to the role of Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care for Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. I moved on to Bristol again to work as Lead of St Peter’s Hospice at Home service. Whilst there, I was instrumental in the merging of all end-of-life providers in the Greater Bristol area to come under the St Peter’s umbrella. This journey has now brought me back to Gloucestershire where I proudly manage the Hospice at Home Service for Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice.
I feel it is a privilege to work with patients and families during the last stages of their lives. My passion lies in Community Care and I am proud to be appointed as Trustee for NAHH.