I'm thrilled to serve as a Trustee, which combines my passions for health and the sheer delight of pets. Pets As Therapy uniquely blends evidence-based therapeutic interventions, for better outcomes, with joy and happiness; who can resist a wagging tail? I've witnessed the benefits of Pets As Therapy first-hand in my 25-year NHS career, which spans roles from hospital management to regional NHS planning and purchasing, leading front-line improvement programmes, and national healthcare policy. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I'd the honour of leading the North East and Yorkshire Vaccination Programme. Currently I’m responsible for oversight and improvement of general practice across England. I am a proud northerner, lucky enough to enjoy Yorkshire with my husband and, until recently, Snoopy, our fabulous Jack Russell.