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, Outreach and Inclusion: Chair of Ashford and St. Peter’s MVP

Emma Taylor: Chair Reading MVP, Improving Prevention workstream service user rep, Lay Member NHS England South East Maternity Programme Board.

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

Rae Lowe – Finance: Chair Northumbria MVP

Katie GoodSecretary: Co-Chair Peterborough & Hinchingbrooke MVP

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 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

Rachel Plachcinski – Research Advisor: Parent, Patient and Public Involvement Consultant; co-lead for parent, patient and public involvement at the Policy Research Unit in Maternal and Neonatal Health and Care at the University of Oxford; lay member of North Kirklees MVP; breastfeeding peer supporter and former antenatal teacher.

Kate Davies: Research, Policy and Pregnancy Information Director at Tommy’s &

Kate Mulley: Research, Policy and Education Director at Sands

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

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.

Maria Booker: Programmes Director at Birthrights

Florence Wilcock: Consultant Obstetrician, Kingston Hospital

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