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This year, why not enjoy a day out at a National Gardens Scheme garden - you'll be helping fund the QNI too!
Providing vital funding for projects that help improve patient care.
Visit our nursing heritage website, a celebration of District Nursing around the world since 1859.
Crystal Oldman joined the QNI in November 2012 as Chief Executive. Crystal trained as a nurse and worked in the NHS for 16 years, in the acute setting of burns, plastics, oncology and intensive care nursing. She later moved into community nursing and public health, working with some of the most deprived communities in London. She joined Buckinghamshire New University as a senior lecturer and later as Dean of Enterprise and Business Management in the Faculty of Society & Health where her role included the development of partnerships with external agencies to promote research and assist in workforce development. Crystal’s longstanding interest in the leadership and management has inspired her doctoral studies into the knowledge, skills and attributes of middle managers which she is due to complete in 2013.
Anne Pearson is a qualified nurse and has a background in acute and community services. She moved from the NHS to the voluntary sector and worked in health related charities developing information and education services for patients and health professionals. Anne has responsibility for the management of the Fund for Innovation and Leadership programme and the development of the Queens Nurse network. She also supports the Director in the professional and policy work of the QNI.
020 7549 1419
After spending many years in various roles in the private sector, including as a hotel accountant, Chris spent the last ten years working in the not-for-profit education area. He joined FENTO(Further Education National Training Organisation) in November 2000. FENTO and four other national training organizations, which included among other projects work-based learning, libraries and archives, merged to become Lifelong Learning UK in January 2005. He was chosen to be the financial controller and the company grew from twenty people to nearly two hundred within three years. Chris' most recent commitment in to the charity world was at last year’s London Marathon, where he raised nearly five thousand pounds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association by walking the marathon backwards - Buckingham Palace to Greenwich!
Please contact Sheena Frempong, Fundraiser, if you have any queries about this project.
Maya joined the QNI in July 2012 as the Policy and Development Officer with responsibility for leading on QNI policy work and working with the Queen’s Nurse network. Her background is in law and public policy and she has worked as a policy advisor in Parliament, in the civil service and the third sector. In her spare time, Maya enjoys reading, cooking and travel and is learning Hindi.
020 7549 1405
Jo Moorby joined the QNI in October 2005 and became Welfare Administrator in March 2006. The QNI is committed to providing financial support to nurses in the community when they are in times of financial duress through illness or other life crisis. Jo’s work at the QNI centres on providing this support and she is proud to work for an organisation that takes such good care of its clients. Previous to working at the QNI, Jo worked for several years in various administrative roles in an NHS Mental Health Trust. Jo is married and has two grown up daughters. As one daughter lives in Spain , Jo is learning Spanish and although a graduate in linguistics, she says that she is finding it more difficult than she anticipated!
020 7549 1422
Sheena joined the QNI in September 2008 as Fundraiser, and is responsible for securing funding from charitable trusts and developing other fundraising functions. Prior to that, she worked at environmental charity BTCV (British Trust for Conservation Volunteers), where she managed trust fundraising as part of the national fundraising team. Her other previous roles have been in administration, retail, as well as volunteering with Age Concern. She enjoys reading novels and travel guides, attending museums, watching films, and listening to music.
020 7549 1408
Matthew has worked for a number of voluntary organisations in the UK and the US, in areas including health education, youth work, environment, and heritage. He has also worked at the Charity Commission. He currently volunteers for Tottenham Civic Society and SAVE Britain's Heritage.
020 549 1404
Joanna has had a varied background having worked as a staff writer on a parenting magazine and later as a freelance journalist and in other comms roles as a temp. She has also worked as a tour guide when she lived in Italy. She enjoys taking part in charity runs for Cancer Research, experimenting with recipes, and spending time with her family.
Christine Widdowson joined the QNI in August 2010. As Office Manager, she is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the office and is generally the first point of contact for callers to the QNI. She also processes orders for QNI merchandise. Previously, Christine worked in the City as a secretary/PA at Midland Bank, Sedgwick Ltd and Accenture. Following marriage, she lived in South Africa for 15 years, where two of her three daughters were born. Her interests are going to the theatre, swimming, walking in the countryside and being a member of a (reasonably successful) quiz team.
020 7549 1407
Farida joined the QNI in February 2011 from a mental health charity, Brent Mind, where she was involved in running the Counselling Service. She is still involved in Brent Mind’s work and deals with their Marketing and Communications on a part time basis. Prior to this, Farida worked for a cosmetic surgery provider in Harley Street assisting with managing their head office as well as working on Marketing and PR. In her spare time Farida works on starting up and managing a children’s charity. She also enjoys catching up with friends and discovering new places to eat.