Meet the staff team

Our small staff team is made up of dedicated part time staff, working with and complementing our UK wide volunteer network.

 

Emma Cox

Chief Executive Officer

Emma C joined Endometriosis UK in February 2016.

Emma’s background is as strategic change management specialist with over 20 years’ experience gained working in volunteering, membership organisations including Diabetes UK, NUS and the Chartered Quality Institute.

With an MSc in Organisational Behaviour, Emma is currently studying for an MBA. 

 

Emma Tegala

Support Network Manager (job share)

Emma T has been involved with Endometriosis UK since 2009, and joined the staff team in 2011.

After graduating from Nottingham Trent University, she worked in teaching, education and training, before moving into the charity sector via a role in the volunteering department at St John Ambulance. 

Emma is committed to developments in women’s health and is passionate about empowering women with endometriosis through Endometriosis UK’s range of support services. 

 

Louise Peim

Support Network Manager (job share)

Louise joined Endometriosis UK in 2014. Since graduating in 2004, Louise has held various roles in social justice and health based charities. She has experience in service development, advocacy, and volunteer recruitment, training and coordination. 

Louise wants to ensure that Endometriosis UK's volunteer-led support services are continually developing and improving to meet the needs of anyone affected by endometriosis.

 

Amina Ispahani

Support Network Officer 

Amina is currently completing a Master’s degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University of Roehampton and started at Endometriosis UK in February 2015. 

Her last role before returning to studies was in charity sector recruitment. She has previously worked and volunteered in various charities, both in the UK and internationally. Having started her career as a face-to-face fundraiser in 2008, she has always had a passion for the sector.

 

Jeannette Towey

Regional Development Officer (South East)

Jeannette was a member of Endometriosis UK back in the mid 1990s when it was originally known as The National Endometriosis Society, when she was first diagnosed and re-joined again a few years ago when it looked like her daughter had endometriosis too. During those last few years she's been an active supporter of the charity and taken a major role in attempting to get endometriosis discussed in the Houses of Parliament.

In her professional life Jeannette was a strategy consultant working mostly within the public sector. When kids' needs made that profession impossible she turned her hand to a number of projects to keep herself busy including writing and blogging about kids books, getting involved in a raft of community projects, volunteering for Citizens Advice and becoming a district councillor. She feels that very varied experience is perfect for her current role.

 

 

Clair Scrimshaw

Regional Development Officer (North West)

Clair has volunteered with Endometriosis UK since 2011 after setting up the Manchester Support Group.  She graduated from Staffordshire University in 2004 with a BA (hons) in Media Production. With professional experience of working for the NHS for the last 6 years in Manchester and personal experience of living with endometriosis, Clair is very excited to be working for Endometriosis UK to improve and develop the North West region through education, training and awareness of Endometriosis, whilst providing support for women living with the condition.

Clair has previously worked on North West regional awareness drives for the NHS and the NCPC with their annual 'Dying Matters - lets talk about it' campaign. 

 

Heidi Yule

Fundraising Officer

Heidi joined the Endometriosis UK team as our Fundraising Officer in June 2016 and has experience working in the creative and business sectors. 

Heidi also has an MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. Heidi’s passion for women’s issues and equality attracted her to working for endometriosis UK.

 

Volunteers

 

Carol Pearson 

Patient Leader

Carol is a retired chartered accountant. When her full-time career was cut short by complications from severe endometriosis, she had to re-create herself and she now works as an audit chair for NHS Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group. Carol helps as a research assistant at Royal Surrey County Hospital and is co-leader of endometriosis support groups in Brighton and Guildford. 

She joined the Board of Trustees in 2008 and has been involved in many aspects of work at Endometriosis UK, from pink pants fundraising challenges to writing leaflets and helping with campaigns. She is passionate about helping those women worst affected by this disease - to that end, she shared her story at TEDxBrighton in 2013: ‘Rewriting Red Riding Hood’ in the hope that one day, our legacy would be greater awareness and better understanding of endometriosis and its many far reaching impacts.

Follow Carol at Twitter: @Carol_J_Pearson

Watch Carol's TEDxBrighton Talk.