Meet the team

Our small staff team is made up of dedicated 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. Emma has an MSc in Organisational Behaviour and an MBA. 

Heidi Yule - Fundraising Manager

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.

Faye Farthing - Communications and Campaigns Manager

Faye joined Endometriosis UK in January 2019 as the Communications & Campaigns Manager.

Faye is passionate about making a positive difference through lobbying, and looks forward to getting endometriosis at the forefront of the media & political agenda. 



Emma Tegala - Support Network Manager  (Currently on maternity leave)

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. 

Lynne O' Brien - Support Network Officer 

Lynne joined Endometriosis UK in November 2017. Her background is in genetics and molecular biology. She has worked as a research scientist and as a data manager on a large cancer   research study. More recently she has been involved with a number of voluntary and community projects where she lives.


Lynne enjoys volunteering and working with volunteers and this is what brought her to Endometriosis UK


Shuhana Zareen - Administration Officer

Shuhana graduated from Queen Mary University of London with a BSc in Psychology, supporting the work at Mind as a volunteer before joining the team at Endometriosis UK in June 2019.

Shuhana is dedicated to helping us with our mission to raise awareness and understanding of endometriosis by working closely with our fundraisers.

Emma Ernesto - Volunteer Co-ordinator
Emma joined Endometriosis UK in September 2020. She has a background in volunteer management and experience working in the charity sector.  With a degree in Events Management, she has previously worked in Community Fundraising and Events. There she developed her love of supporting volunteers and never looked back. Emma is committed to raising awareness of Endometriosis and excited to support our volunteers to do so.