Our Team

National Maternity Voices CIC Directors:

Louise Griew – Managing Director: health service user representative, Chair South Warwickshire MSLC 2009-2013

Hannah Lynes – MVP Support:  Chair of Bromley MVP 2017-2019, Acting Chair of National Maternity Voices 2019-2020

Mo Ade – Communications: Chair of Ashford and St. Peter’s MVP

Emma Taylor: Chair Reading MVP, Improving Prevention workstream service user rep, and temporary service user voice rep for the Maternity and Neonatal Safety Improvement Programme.

Sandra Guise: Founder member of NMV, Chair West Cumbria MVP; Chair Carlise & Eden MVP; Co-chair Northeast & North Cumbria Maternity Engagement Group

 

Other members of our workforce:

Laura James – Training Lead:  NCT antenatal practitioner, Chair Bromley MVP 2014-2017,  Acting Chair of National Maternity Voices 2018-19, Co-Chair of London MVP strategic group 2018-2020

Charlotte Priddy – Finance: Service user rep in Aberystwyth

Secretary – to be recruited

Toyin Adeyinka – Nova Network Co-ordinator: Chair Lewisham MVP, Service User Voice on Maternal Mental Health Workstream

Nadine Otting – Mentor Co-ordinator : Chair Nottingham and Nottinghamshire MVP

 

Our New Council

Zenab Barry – Chair: Co-Chair Chelsea & Westminster MVP

Cathy Brewster: Founder member of NMV, Chair of Stockport MVP, Greater Manchester & Eastern Cheshire MVP Network co-chair and LMS board user rep, Digital workstream Service user rep.

Nicki Burnett: Co-Chair Kernow MVP – Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Nadine Otting: Chair Nottingham and Nottinghamshire MVP

Amanda Pike: Chair Lincolnshire MVP

Suzanne Jarrett:  Chair Brighton and Hove MVP 2013-2020, Lay Member South West Maternity Transformation Project Board

Ruth Prentice:  Chair Northern Lincolnshire MVP, Humber, Coast and Vale LMS board service user rep

 

Our Associates

We are pleased to work with:

Lisa Ramsey – Service User Voice Policy Manager: Maternity Transformation Programme NHS England,  Chair Reading MVP 2015-2018

Maria Booker: Programmes Director at Birthrights

Emma Johnston: Chair of West Sussex MVP &  Neonatal workstream user rep

Mary Newburn: Service User Researcher/Public and Community Involvement Coordinator, Maternity and Perinatal Mental Health Research, ARC South London/King’s College London, member of the London MVP Strategy Group, and Better Births National Stakeholder Council member 2016-present

Rachel Plachcinski: Service User Rep, Maternity Mouthpiece (North Kirklees MVP), co-lead for parent, patient and public involvement at NPEU, the government’s policy research unit for maternity and neonatal care.

Paul Webster: Freelance content-writer, speaker, blogger, advocate for paternal mental health

Florence Wilcock: Consultant Obstetrician, Kingston Hospital

Catherine WilliamsMSLC Service User Rep/Chair 2004-7 & 2011-2015, NCT antenatal practitioner, founding NMV Acting Chair 2017, NMV committee member 2017-2020, Lay Member NHS England South East Maternity Programme Board 2018-2020, policy & public involvement adviser to Midwifery Unit Network, NICE Fellow 2016-19, Vice Chair of the UKMidSS steering committee (NPEU), Chair of the POOL Study Steering Committee (University of Cardiff)