MEET THE TEAM

The people behind the vision.

NATALIE GREENING

Founder and Chair

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.

KEIRA DOVEY

Co-Founder and Secretary

Keira brings 10 years' experience of working within the charitable sector. With a background in emergency and critical care nursing she is all too aware of the fundamental need to improve support services for the nursing and midwifery workforce, and has helped to implement several staff wellbeing projects. Keira relishes a challenge and is motivated to bring about change, coordinating and participating in numerous fundraising initiatives over the years. In her spare time, you may find her walking her dog and sipping a G&T, although usually not at the same time.

SAHAR NIKPOUR

Trustee

As a senior Primary Care Nurse with an ED background, Sahar brings extensive experience of caring for high risk vulnerable populations within Central London, most recently in her challenging role as a homeless health nurse practitioner providing outreach services to rough sleeping persons during the Covid-19 pandemic. She has previously volunteered with several charities, including Samaritans, and is acutely aware of the importance of providing support and encouragement to colleagues. Sahar is a fluent Farsi speaker with an adventurous spirit. A winning combination.

DAN CURRAN

Treasurer

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.

PROFESSOR DICKON WEIR-HUGHES

SARAH DRIVER

Trustee

A Graduate of the Florence Nightingale School and LSHTM, Sarah is a dual Registered Nurse and Midwife. Navigating acute emergencies within her NHS role, she is keen to promote a new narrative around mental and emotional health and is an advocate for those facing difficulties.  In addition to her passion for healthcare Sarah is a published author of books for young people, through which she has assisted in several charitable projects and received multiple awards. Pandemics aside, when she's not writing, Sarah may be found walking by the sea, reading and travelling, often in the name of research.

Trustee and Governance Lead

Professor Dickon Weir-Hughes' clinical background is in neurosciences and flight nursing, and he subsequently served as CNO and Deputy CEO at The Royal Marsden, Professor of nursing leadership at London South Bank University, CEO of the NMC and at Oxford University Hospitals. He has over 30 years of leadership experience from the ‘wards to the Board’ and currently also serves as President of the NANDA Foundation and as an International Ambassador for the DAISY Foundation. He was Chair of Clinical Governance for DoctorCareAnywhere from 2019-2021. He is a visiting academic in Estonia and New Zealand and amongst other areas of consultancy is a leadership development facilitator. When he's not working or on a plane, Dickon can be found in SW France renovating (another) old barn or trying to keep his over enthusiastic rescue dog from dashing onto the rugby pitch to 'help' the village team! 

VOLUNTEERS

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.

GET INVOLVED

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.