Lisa is our charity founder. However she had a busy life before starting ChemoHero...she worked 18 years at Petroc college as a learning support assistant to students with additional needs, in her spare time she’d use her caring nature as an enabler.
Her hobbies included running and shopping.
Since her diagnosis of secondary cancer, the above has sadly all taken a side step and now she uses her spare time when not in chemotherapy to organise and plan out fundraisers and work with the community to inspire them to fundraise for the charity.
She spends many evenings at the chemohero unit with groups of volunteers packing the boxes.
She loves nothing more than meeting new groups of people and talking all things ChemoHero.
Ken is a retired Police Officer having served for 31 years. On retirement, he enjoyed many years as a Volunteer and Trustee at the North Devon Hospice but unfortunately had to retire after a cancer diagnosis in 2015. He was honoured to be asked by Lisa to join her Board of Trustees in 2017 and enjoys supporting ChemoHero as he feels it is such a fantastic and caring Charity. His strengths are communication skills, empathy and life experience. To some, he is an “elder statesman”.
Jo works as the Human Resources Leader for the Tarka Learning Partnership (Multi Academy Trust).
She got involved with ChemoHero after working with the founder Lisa for many years in the FE college where they both formerly worked. Jo supported Lisa through her employment ups and downs as a result of her illness.
As a trustee of ChemoHero, Jo supports the charity with her HR knowledge, managerial skills experience and skills and love of helping people.
Rob has been a member of the ChemoHero team since the beginning. After Lisa had finished her first round of treatment for breast cancer he helped Lisa’s box of kindness idea become a reality. Rob's role within ChemoHero is creating the charities branding, marketing materials and helping at fundraising events where his particular skill is constructing the gazebo!
Laura is one of our newest trustees for the charity, however has been involved in the back ground for the past 3 years. Having been friends with Lisa for 33 years she was keen to support her in any way she could and decided to join the board of trustees this year to help carry Lisa’s ideas forward.
Laura has worked in Rexel an electrical wholesaler for the last 6 years with this she brings her organisational skills, her ability to order stock and her fantastic communication skills.
Laura will be found at every meeting, every box packing night and any fundraising event happening within ChemoHero.
Nicola is a solicitor at a local firm in North Devon. She first became involved in ChemoHero when her firm chose to support the charity as their "Charity of the Year". Nicola said she was delighted to be asked to join the ChemoHero team as a new Trustee and is looking forward to helping ChemoHero continue its wonderful work.
Nicky is a solicitor who works in Bristol. She has known Lisa since school and became involved in the "behind the scenes" adminstrative tasks before becoming a trustee. Nicky is proud to support ChemoHero and the lovely work that it does.
Kelly works as a School Financial Manager for a local Secondary School.
She got involved with ChemoHero in 2016 after one of her best friends was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Kelly felt so helpless at the time that she decided to hold an afternoon Tea Party to raise funds for a local cancer charity and that is when she discovered ChemoHero!
Kelly was appointed a Trustee in 2017 and supports the charity with her HR & Finance experience, and her administrative & organisational skills.