Our Team

Details here of our team, and our stakeholder panel is listed at the foot the page.
The national National Maternity Voices team includes:
Maria Booker @mariacbooker  Chair of Epsom and St Helier MVP and service user rep (also Projects Co-ordinator at Birthrights)
 Cathy Brewster @MancHomebirth Stockport MVP Service User Rep, Greater Manchester Homebirth Support Group Chair
Rachel Gardner @RachelEllieG Lead of Sheffield MVP, Director of Sheffield service user charity – Forging Families.Antenatal educator. Research consultant for Sheffield Hallam University
Sandra Guise @sandra_jp  West Cumbria NCT Rep & MVP Chair, West Cumbrians’ Voices for Health Care; Cumbria Patient Leaders Collaborative.
Soshanna Hayhoe, MVP member
Laura James @Jameslaja1 former chair Bromley Maternity Voices (MVP), service user rep, NCT antenatal practitioner, NCT VOICES facilitator (MVP training)
Rachel Plachcinski @stroppybrunetteService User Rep, Maternity Mouthpiece (North Kirklees MVP), NCT Antenatal Practitioner, NCT Research Engagement Officer, NCT VOICES Coordinator (MVP training)
Lisa Ramsey @doula_lisa Chair-Reading Maternity Voices (MVP), National Maternity Voices rep, Better Births National Stakeholder Council, Birth & Postnatal Doula with Doula UK, Lamaze Birth Educator
Catherine Williams @BerksMaternity Reading Maternity Voices (MVP), Service user member, NCT antenatal practitioner, AIMS, NICE Fellow
Associate members of our team:
Helen Gray @HelenGrayIBCLC Vice Chair (and former Chair) St George’s Maternity Forum MVP.La Leche League Leader, LLL Clapham.
 Rachel James, Service user Rep,Cambridge MVP, PBM facilitator, VBAC peer supporter
Cambridge NCT contact for VBAC & caesarean birth,Director of Caesarean in Focus CIC
Ruth Weston @bornstroppy former MSLC chair Bradford and Airedale, AIMS activist.
Our stakeholder community – our stakeholder panel
We are delighted to work with:
Kate Brian, Women’s Voices Lead, Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
Jen Coates, Director of Volunteering and Bereavement Support, Sands
Kath Evans, Experience of Care Lead, Maternity, Infants, Children & Young People, NHS England
Mary Newburn, Service User Advocate, Network co-Lead – Midwifery Unit Network
Professor Lesley Page, visiting professor in midwifery King’s College London. Adjunct professor UTS and Griffith University, Australia
Rineke Schram, Consultant Obstetrician,
Florence Wilcock, Consultant Obstetrician, Kingston Hospital
Liz Wigley, Maternity Commissioning Manager, Leeds CCGs