Council

Maggie Simpson

President

Term: November 2020 - November 2023

Current Role: Senior Nurse Specialist

Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service & Lead Clinician, Scottish Obstetric Cardiology Network

Areas of Special Interest:

Heart failure

Cardiac obstetrics

Anticipatory care planning

Patient empowerment

Anna Dinsdale

Vice President

Term: November 2020 - November 2023

Current Role: ACHD Nurse Specialist

Barts Health NHS Trust

Areas of Special Interest:

Pulmonary Hypertension

Emma Weingart

Secretary

Term: November 2020 - November 2023

Current Role:

Advanced Nurse Practitioner and Network Lead Nurse for ACHD, Thames Valley & Wessex Region

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Areas of Special Interest:

Pulmonary Hypertension

Heart Failure

Pregnancy

Jane Lewis

Treasurer

Term: November 2017 - November 2023

Current Role: ACHD Nurse Specialist

Southampton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Areas of Special Interest:

Transition & pulmonary hypertension

ACHD nursing in CICU

Jo Quirk

Non Executive Member

Previous President: 2017 - 2020

Current Role:  Lead Nurse CHD Network for Yorkshire and Humber region

The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Areas of Special Interest:

Supporting an all age Network - ensuring that patients receive the highest possible care throughout the network

Linda Griffiths

Non Executive Member

Previous President: 2014 - 2017

Current Role: Lead Nurse North West, North Wales & Isle of Man CHD Network

Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust

Areas of Special Interest:

Pulmonary hypertension & heart failure in ACHD

Education and providing high quality care for all ages

Sheena Vernon RGN MSc

Non Executive Member

Term: previous president 2008 - 2014

Current Role: Lead Nurse

South West and South Wales Congenital Heart Disease Network

Areas of Special Interest:

Teenagers and young adults (MSc)

End of Life, Learning disabilities and Education