Nicola Cunningham - London Haven Manager
Nicola qualified as a physiotherapists in 2000, and specialised in oncology and palliative care at St Bartholomew’s hospital.  She worked as an allied health professional lead at the South East London Cancer network, before becoming a project and later programme manager for the London Cancer Alliance (LCA). Nicola was responsible for developing services improvement initiatives and support packages  for  living with and beyond cancer, including psychological support, lymphoedema and rehabilitation, as well as the Recovery Package and patient experience for the 14 NHS Trusts and their third sector partners in south and west London. Nicola holds a post graduate certificate in advancing physiotherapy (focusing on palliative rehabilitation and exercise in cancer) and a project management qualification.  She represented allied health professionals on the LCA board.  Nicola has lectured nationally and internationally on the role of physiotherapy in cancer and palliative care, and for local universities on the cancer and cancer strategy.  She joined Breast Cancer Haven in March 2016 and is looking forward to working with the London team to ensure the Breast Cancer Haven, London meets the needs of all its Visitors.

 

Lucy King – Front Desk Manager
Lucy joined Breast Cancer Haven in January 2016, as front desk manager. She spent fourteen years working as a Practice Manager in a private dental practice in the City. She is excited to be working at Breast Cancer Haven, London. Lucy tries to keep fit in her spare time.

 

 

 

Christine Murphy - Front Desk Administrator
Christine has worked in various front of house and administration roles within the charity sector for the last seven years (with a few travelling trips in between). Most recently at Wandsworth & Westminster Mind and an Irish health & wellbeing charity called Mind Yourself.

 

 Tina Glynn, Senior Cancer Nurse and Therapist
Tina’s nursing career specialising in cancer and palliative care, has spanned 25 years, having latterly been the lead nurse for palliative care at St George’s Hospital, London prior to joining Breast Cancer Haven. She has been actively involved in integrating complementary therapies with NHS cancer care for 20 years having set up and managed a small volunteer based complementary therapy service for the oncology unit at St George’s. As well as her nursing qualifications Tina has an MSc in complementary therapies from the University of Westminster, she is also qualified in and practice’s aromatherapy, massage, reiki and Leduc manual lymphatic drainage (MLD). Tina joined Breast Cancer Haven in 2006, as Breast Cancer Haven Programme Manager and remained in this role until March 2016. Her current role is part-time and more clinically focused.

 

Dr Edem Onofeghara, PhD –Breast Cancer Haven Macmillan Money Advice and Welfare Benefits Manager

Edem joined Breast Cancer Haven in 2012 and has been responsible for the design and development of a service providing high quality welfare benefits and money advice, including casework and advocacy for the benefit of people affected by cancer across Greater London, and those accessing services at our London, Hereford, Yorkshire and Wessex centres including harder-to-reach groups. In January 2016, under Edem’s leadership, Breast Cancer Haven’s Welfare Benefits and Money Advice Service was awarded the Advice Quality Standard demonstrating to the public the service’s commitment to quality advice. Edem studied law for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and has special interests in insolvency and social welfare. She has considerable experience in advising clients facing financial and other difficulties whilst dealing with major illnesses and has developed policies and processes for the delivery of money advice at Breast Cancer Haven and its Welfare Benefits and Money Advice Service is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority to provide debt adjusting and debt counselling services to people affected by cancer. Edem is also highly experienced in preparing and taking cases to First-tier Tribunals (Social Security and Child Support).  

 


Sonia Peart – Breast Cancer Haven Macmillan Information Support Manager

Sonia has been providing information and support for people affected by cancer for over 20 years, working for a broad range of organisations in the cancer care environment, including Cancer Networks, Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

 

  


Samantha Reichmann – London Fundraising Manager (job share)

With a background in marketing and sponsorship, Sam joined Breast Cancer Haven in February 2013. Having worked with brands to include RBS, British Airways, Chivas Bros and Diageo, Sam has experience of running all kinds of events from consumer-led brand experiences at sporting events to bespoke international hospitality experiences. Highlights include walking the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, to sharing a lift with Lewis Hamilton at the Canadian Grand Prix!

 

 

Tara Sherjan - London Fundraising Manager (job share)

Tara joined Breast Cancer Haven in February 2017 and brings 17 years of fundraising experience across a broad range of disciplines including community, events, corporate and trust fundraising. Tara was motivated to apply for the position of London Fundraising Manager as she, like many, knows several people who have been affected by breast cancer and what a difference services at Breast Cancer Haven can make.

 

Rhiannon Richards- Special Events Manager
Rhiannon joined Breast Haven in January 2016 having gained fundraising experience working for the RNLI, The National Trust, REACT and writing for Third Sector Magazine. Rhiannon has a broad fundraising experience having previously worked on trusts, legacies and community events. She is loving working on Breast Cancer Haven, London's exciting special events calendar this year and beyond. 

 

Josh Munns – Community Fundraiser

Josh has recently joined Breast Cancer Haven from Macmillan Cancer  Support where he spent 18 months in the Challenge Events team as part of the sector leading Hiking series. Prior to that, Josh worked in Events Marketing at the British Heart Foundation.  Josh is a keen fundraiser and has raised over £23,000 for charity in 4 years. When he isn’t fundraising Josh enjoys football, cycling and the great British countryside.

 

 

 

Ben Newell – Fundraising Assistant

Originally from Scotland Ben is Breast Cancer Haven’s newest recruit joining in February 2017.

Ben is very passionate about charity work and for the past couple of years has volunteered with Beating Bowel Cancer and Bowel Cancer UK to help raise awareness. Ben has also undertaken a lot of fundraising especially for Beating Bowel Cancer in completing the London Marathon, Richmond Marathon, Great North Run and Ride London.

Ben's career to date has taken him through a wide range of jobs including being a film extra, photographer and looking after movie stars at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

His hobbies include cricket, rugby, art, film and history.