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Dr Crystal Oldman joined the QNI in November 2012 as Chief Executive. Crystal worked in the NHS for 18 years, the majority of which was in the field of community nursing, working with some of the most deprived communities in west London. She has a passion for learning, teaching and research to support best practice and in 1994 joined Buckinghamshire New University as a senior lecturer, to develop a variety of community nursing programmes.
Crystal enjoyed an academic career for a further 18 years, completing her Higher Education career 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 interest in leadership and management inspired her doctoral studies into the knowledge, skills and attributes of middle managers and this research was completed in 2014.
Director of Programmes
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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 Chief Executive in the professional and policy work of the QNI.
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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!
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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!
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Candice Pellett OBE
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Matthew joined the QNI in 2008. He has previously 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 for the Charity Commission, and is currently involved with a number of voluntary organisations in London.
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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.
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Farida joined the QNI in February 2011 from a mental health charity, Brent Mind. Farida develops and supports our network of Queen's Nurses (QNs) who contribute to the QNI vision of providing best care for patients in their own home and community. She manages the QN application process, network development and QN communications as well as their professional development programme. She also manages QNI events which includes QNI Award Ceremonies, Annual Conference, Queen’s Nurse conference as well as workshops.
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Agnieszka joined the QNI in October 2013. A graduate of Public Administration and Medical Information Management, Agnieszka worked for Perkins School for the Blind in the US, where she assisted in setting up various educational programmes for blind children in different countries. As Practice Development Administrator Agnieszka provides comprehensive administrative support to the Practice Development Team across a broad range of activities. This includes overseeing admission processes for different awards and projects, such as the Queen's Nurse title and Fund for Innovation and Leadership, as well as conference and events administration. Agnieszka’s interests include travel, art, music and Salsa dancing.
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David joined QNI in April 2014. In his early career he developed communications in the Universities’ Sector, working for King’s College London and Goldsmiths, University of London. Voluntary work included for North London Action for the Homeless, becoming a trained Equality and Diversity Champion and leading a team to makeover a green space for an HIV Project. Before joining QNI, David worked for infrastructure charity Young Lives, developing and delivering training, events and management consultancy for voluntary organisations working with children and families in Peterborough. David is teacher-trained to PTLLS standard, and was one of only 40 national strategy champions for the black and minority ethnic voluntary sector with the NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations). As Homeless Health Project Manager, David runs workshop events, writes publications and conducts policy research in the field of healthcare for the homeless. David enjoys spending time with his family, singing for a choir, running and swimming.
Homeless Health Project Administrator
Lauren joined the QNI in October 2014 to give administrative support to the Homeless Health Network, over a wide range of activities which include supporting events, workshops, e-learning, and the Homeless Health Advisory group. Lauren previously worked for charities including Cancer Research UK in their Drug Development Office, which provided funding for Phase I drug trials, and The Circulation Foundation which is a small charity seeking to educate the public on Vascular Disease. Lauren enjoys baking, going to the cinema and crafts..