Catherine Bouvier – CEO
Catherine is a Neuroendocrine Tumour Nurse Specialist. She was based at the Royal Free Hospital in London for 7 years and was responsible for the support, education and coordination of the management of day to day patient care. Her educational role also expanded to other health care professionals both locally, nationally and internationally. She has worked on the production of various patient and medical educational tools and has coordinated a number of research studies for patients with Neuroendocrine Tumours. She set up a frontline nursing service holding regular screening, follow-up and emergency clinics. She is a member of UKINETS and other specialist neuroendocrine groups.
She co-founded the Foundation with Andrew Geach who was a truly inspirational patient with a great deal of dedication to forming a service that would support patients and their families nationally. Cathy Kalamis, another patient and talented medical journalist then joined Cathy and Andrew to run the NET Patient Foundation, bourne from and amalgamated with the Living with Carcinoid support group.
Nikie Jervis – Patient Support Manager
Nikie Jervis joined our team as Patient Support Manager in November 2015. Many of you will already know Nikie from her many years’ work as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with the team at King’s in London.
Nikie is a great asset to the NPF, and is responsible for supporting NET patients and their families, whether in the NET natter groups, on our helpline, email support or forum queries.
You will be able to contact her via our helpline 0800 4346476 or by email at [email protected]
Lindsey Devlin – Patient Support Nurse
We are delighted to welcome on board Lindsey to the NET Patient Foundation team, providing support for patients in the community in the North of England.
Lindsey has been a registered nurse for 17 years, working in a variety of healthcare specialities and settings around the country, including general surgery, orthopaedics, neurosurgery, blood and bone marrow donation. For the past 8 years she has worked as a specialist nurse in Nuclear Medicine at Kings College Hospital providing support, education and caring for patients and their families and carers during their journey through nuclear medicine. Her primary responsibilities were caring for patients having scans and coordinating and managing the pathway for patients having radionuclide therapies for NET and thyroid cancers.
You will be able to contact Lindsey via 07595 068998 or by email at [email protected]
Leanne Talbot – Operations Manager (on maternity leave May 2017 – April 2018)
Leanne joined the team in January 2016 and organises all of our Patient Education Meetings. She looks after all of our wonderful fundraisers and manages the operations within the office.
Leanne has has worked within the educational charity sector, where she has been responsible for organising professional events and has also worked within the marketing department.
Kulli Tiit – Administrator
Kulli joined the team in April 2017 and is responsible for the administrative duties within the office. She will be covering Leanne’s maternity leave. We are very happy to welcome Kulli on board the team.
Kulli has moved from Estonia to live in England and has a background in education and management.
Melanie Warner – Bookkeeper
Melanie, a Marketing specialist, was made aware of NETS through Catherine and seeing her hard work and commitment, was keen to participate, and take on the role of book-keeping within the team.
Having Melanie on board will help us to devote more time to financial planning and budgetting for future growth, so that we can bring projects within the Marketing Plan to fruition.
Our thanks to Peter Gwilliam, Liddy Oldroyd, Andy Geach and Cathy Kalamis for all of their inspiration and hard work in helping to set up the NET Patient Foundation.