MEET THE TEAM
The people behind the vision.
Our team is growing.
We started off with just four nurses and midwives, and now with our awesome volunteers on board our team has more than 50 members. These guys have dug deep and given their all during the pandemic, and as if that wasn't enough they've also responded to our call to action and will be stepping up as volunteers to support their colleagues. We all bring something unique to the table, but find ourselves united by a common goal- to support those in need.
If you're a registered nurse or midwife and would like to support our listening service in future, keep an eye on our 'Get Involved' page for upcoming volunteer opportunities. We'd love to welcome you to the team.
Shaping the future.
As a start-up organisation we are actively looking to expand and diversify our team. Nurse Lifeline is committed to providing a service that represents all areas of our professional community, and we are seeking individuals who can offer a fresh perspective. We value new ideas.
If you are non-medical and have the skills to help us navigate this process, whether in an official or advisory capacity, we are also keen to hear from you. Together, we can create change.
Founder & Trustee
A Registered Nurse, postgraduate midwifery student and RAF Medical Reservist with a background in critical care, Natalie began her career in London where she also studied for the Diploma in Tropical Nursing. She has worked overseas in resource-poor settings, most recently in a challenging humanitarian role serving the forcibly displaced Rohingya population. Natalie has witnessed the negative mental health implications for front-line staff working in high pressure environments, both in the UK and abroad. Determined, and driven by the belief that challenges should be faced together, she brings a vision of creating community through peer-support.
Juliet is both a nurse and midwife. Juliet has held a national role with NHS England as the Director of Nursing for Quality Improvement and Care, and was responsible for the implementation of ‘Compassion in Practice’; the national vision and strategy for nurses, midwives and care staff, often referred to as the 6Cs. Juliet has worked at executive director level for fifteen years in the NHS in both acute and commissioning organisations, and has chaired CQC inspections. She was the Chief Nurse for the States of Guernsey for over four years. Juliet has previously been recognised as one of the top 100 clinical leaders by the HSJ.
Dan joined the team in early 2021 as Treasurer and a member of the Board of Trustees. In Dan’s day job, he’s CFO of Doctor Care Anywhere, a digital healthcare provider with a mission to improve people’s lives, serving over 2m patients across the UK. Dan joined Nurse Lifeline because of his desire to give something back to those on the frontline of supporting those most in need across the UK.
Sara has been a registered nurse for over thirty years and a psychotherapist for fifteen. She has combined these professional identities for the last ten years as Head of Pastoral Care, Psychological Support and PALS at the Royal Marsden. Part of this role was providing professional leadership for the psychological wellbeing of staff. Sara may also be known as one of the co-editors of the Royal Marsden Manual for Clinical Nursing Procedures. In the last edition she co-authored a chapter on self-care with an emphasis on noticing and preventing Compassion Fatigue for nurses. Sara has recently retired from her leadership role but continues to work at the Royal Marsden as an Oncology Counsellor. Alongside this she is a Programme Leader for an MA Counselling at Waverley Abbey College. She has also recently been appointed as a Trustee to NurseLifeline. Horse-riding, gardening and walking are essential for Sara’s self care.
Teresa a registered nurse, specialising in Neurosurgery, Intensive Care and Anaesthetics. She was appointed Chair of Nurse Lifeline in 2022. Teresa is the Managing Director of the award-winning training company The Drive Project. Previously she worked at Queens Square in London and the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford before joining the Royal Air Force in 1993 as a Commissioned officer. In 2003 she was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS) for her leadership in support of the 2003 Iraq War. During her military career Teresa has undertaken a variety of roles including training, governance and assurance, strategic healthcare commissioning and clinical. She has commanded at all levels and been awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS), Associate Royal Red Cross (ARRC), an OBE and CBE for her leadership. Holding the rank of Group Captain, Teresa left the RAF in 2021 after 27 years. She lives in the Lake District with her rescue dog ‘Woolfie’ from Transylvania. She is a keen nature photographer and is interested in improving her watercolour painting.
Chair & Trustee