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Louise Wright

Louise Wright

CEO
Louise joined APF in December 2018 after over 12 years as a CEO in the non-profit sector. She was inspired by the impact patients, carers and medical professionals were making to improve the lives of people with pulmonary fibrosis.
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Becca Thomas

Becca Thomas

Digital Communications Manager
Becca joined APF in October 2018 and has over 10 years' digital expertise, bringing health information to patients and families affected by a range of diseases.
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Claire Baker

Claire Baker

Finance and Operations Manager
Claire started in January 2020 as APF’s Finance & Operations Manager. She has many years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector as a finance and administration professional.
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Debra Chand

Debra Chand

National Support Group Manager
Debra joined APF in Oct 2019 with over 20 years’ experience helping people to live well via support groups and services in the non-profit sector.
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Emma Byrne

Emma Byrne

Administrator
Emma started in October 2019 and has spent many years working in financial administration.
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Emma Pelling

Emma Pelling

Press Manager
Emma joined APF in 2017 and has over 20 years’ experience bringing patient stories to the wider public via TV, radio and press.
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Joanna Ruck

Joanna Ruck

Regional Support Coordinator North
Jo joined APF in April 2020 after 28 years as a physiotherapist, having specialised in respiratory care for most of that time.
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Lucy Rodrigues

Lucy Rodrigues

Support Line Nurse Advisor
Lucy started at APF in January 2018 and has spent over 10 years as an ILD Nurse working with patients in and around London.
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Natalie Martin

Natalie Martin

Community and Corporate Fundraiser
Natalie has a wealth of experience in the third sector, having worked in medical, homelessness and animal welfare non-profit organisations over the last 12 years. 
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Sharon Moon

Sharon Moon

Fundraising Support Co-ordinator
Sharon started at APF in August 2018 and brings a diverse set of skills and experience to her fundraising support role.  
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Sarah Seymour

Sarah Seymour

Senior Fundraiser
Sarah joined APF in January 2020 after over 10 years in fundraising, including working for other health-related causes.
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Gillian Trippner

Gillian Trippner

Regional Support Coordinator South
Gillian joined APF in May 2020 after having a varied nursing career in the NHS. More recently Gillian has worked for a Clinical Commissioning Group, working with colleagues in the social, voluntary and community sectors.
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Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Chair
Steve Jones worked for 35 years as an expert on social and economic problems of development in South Asia and Africa. He ran his own consultancy practice and worked for clients including the United Nations, the World Bank, the UK government and EU.
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Dr Beckie Lang

Dr Beckie Lang

Trustee
Beckie is a public health specialist. She is an advocate of science communication and worked in this field in academic, corporate, media and voluntary sectors. Beckie is currently CEO of the Parent-Infant Foundation, a mental health charity.
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Elizabeth Bray

Elizabeth Bray

Trustee
Elizabeth worked in the further education sector for over 30 years, as a lecturer and curriculum manager - and then leading college business development.
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Dr. Gisli Jenkins

Dr. Gisli Jenkins

Trustee
Professor of Experimental Medicine, University of Nottingham and Clinical Lead for the Nottingham Interstitial Lung Diseases Unit, Dr Jenkins heads a laboratory researching pulmonary fibrosis.
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Dr Helen Parfrey

Dr Helen Parfrey

Trustee
Dr Helen Parfrey is a consultant respiratory physician at Royal Papworth Hospital. She is actively involved in research on pulmonary fibrosis and undertakes clinical and translational research on the role of innate immunity and infection.
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Howard Almond

Howard Almond

Trustee
Howard Almond has worked in the computer software industry for 50 years, including over 20 years in Austria and Germany. He is still active in developing computer software solutions and is also busy with his son’s businesses.
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Stephen Morgan-Hyland

Stephen Morgan-Hyland

Trustee
Stephen has over 20 years’ experience as a planning and property consultant and is a recognised expert in commercial development and regeneration.
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Dr Simon Hart

Dr Simon Hart

Trustee
Dr Simon Hart is Senior Lecturer in Respiratory Medicine at Hull York Medical School and consultant respiratory physician at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, where he is the lead clinician for the Interstitial Lung Disease Service.
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Wendy Dickinson

Wendy Dickinson

Trustee
Wendy Dickinson is one of APF’s founding trustees. Her father, football manager Peter Taylor, died from IPF in 1990 at the age of sixty-two. She is working to improve the lives and outcomes for PF patients and their families in memory of her dad.
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