LNNM Team

Our Team

Our Trustees

Claire Joels

Claire Joels

I am currently working as a Nurse Practitioner with the Health Inclusion Team (Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust). I have 15 years’ experience in primary care nursing, with a breadth of experience including community nursing, practice nursing and street outreach with St...

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Sarah Burton

Sarah Burton

Sarah trained in London (RGN) and in Oxford (RM). She worked as a Research Nurse in Oxford and Melbourne, Australia, and as a School Nurse in Oxford. Nearly 20 years ago she had her first experience working with people experiencing various forms of homelessness in...

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Serina Aboim

Serina Aboim

I am an advocate for equality and inclusiveness for all and specialise in inclusion health such as those experiencing homelessness and women’s health, with an interest in public health and driving change to improve health and staff experiences in the work place.I have...

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Kate Bowgett

Kate Bowgett

Kate Bowgett is Groundswell’s Director of Advocacy and manages their Homeless Health Peer Advocacy services across London. Her background is in volunteer management, and she has worked for the Terence Higgins Trust, Volunteering England and as a Volunteer Management...

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Kendra Schneller – Vice Chair

Kendra Schneller – Vice Chair

Kendra Schneller is a Nurse Practitioner working with the Health Inclusion Team, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. She has been working with the team for almost 11 years, providing case management in homeless persons hostels in Lambeth. Kendra won the Nursing...

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Yasmin Appleby – Treasurer

Yasmin Appleby – Treasurer

I have been working in homeless health for the past 15 years. As a clinical nurse specialist in the Find and Treat Tb Team, my role is to support some of the most vulnerable people through diagnosis and treatment. I cycle around all of London helping individuals take...

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Sam Dorney-Smith – Secretary

Sam Dorney-Smith – Secretary

Sam Dorney-Smith qualified as a Registered Nurse (Adult Branch) in 1996. She started her inclusion health career as a Nurse Practitioner at the Three Boroughs Homeless Team in 2004, and later became Practice Development Nurse, and Team Leader. Whilst on the team she...

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Jane Cook – Chair

Jane Cook – Chair

Jane is a founder member of LNNM homelessness group and subsequently chaired the group. Jane has worked in health exclusion for over 32 years working with asylum seekers, refugees, Travellers and gypsies, people who are homeless – both single and families. Jane has...

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Our Staff

Dianne Jones – Network Development Manager

Dianne Jones – Network Development Manager

Di Jones is LNNM’s part time Network Development Manager. She has a strong track record of working with individuals, groups and organisations across the voluntary and community sector and brings a wealth of experience in network development, relationship management...

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Our subject leads

Jemell Geraghty – Tissue viability lead

Jemell Geraghty – Tissue viability lead

Jemell is a registered adult nurse(RGN). Having trained at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, she moved to London to undertake a Masters in Science (MSc) Advancing Practice in Tissue Viability with the University of Hertfordshire (UOH) which she completed in...

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Kristina Goh – Student lead

Kristina Goh – Student lead

Kristina is a third year student midwife studying and undertaking placement in South-East London. She has an interest in reducing barriers to healthcare and promoting public health, and aims to work with students and liaise with London universities to broaden student...

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Roisin O’Cearnaigh – Midwifery lead

Roisin O’Cearnaigh – Midwifery lead

Roisin is a community midwife working at Homerton Hospital. She is an event coordinator for the midwifery unit network and before becoming a midwife she was a volunteer with the organisation Birth Companions who support women in prison, or those with multiple...

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Katie Cousins – Health visiting lead

Katie Cousins – Health visiting lead

Katie has been nursing since 2005, starting her career in Intensive Care. In 2013 she trained to be a Health Visitor at South Bank University and also immediately realised a passion for working with and supporting the most marginalised members of our society. She soon...

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Dianne Vigilance – Migrant health lead

Dianne Vigilance – Migrant health lead

Dianne began her nursing career at the age of 21. She worked as a midwife, and also spent two years in America as an obstetric nurse. Dianne re-trained to be a health visitor and this opened up a whole new career pathway for her. Dianne has fourteen year experience...

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