Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018, Rachel has first-hand experience of the gaps in service provision for young women facing cancer. She is keen to use her skills as a creative marketing and communications practitioner to address these gaps and establish a strong support network in North Tyneside.
Diagnosed with stage 3 low-grade ovarian cancer at 25, Sarah knows the rollercoaster of emotions that cancer patients go through during and after treatment. She will use her personal experience to help other people improve the quality of their life after a cancer diagnosis.
With over 35 years’ experience in community fitness, dance, singing and events organisation, Irene runs two successful community choirs, has a psychology degree and is a qualified counsellor. She is passionate about helping the community she lives in.
After completing a Law degree, Catherine formed ‘The Happiness Company’ with her mother Irene. Having worked in community fitness for seven years, she is a fully qualified dance and fitness instructor who specialises in women’s health and wellbeing.
After qualifying as a nurse, Debbie has dedicated her nursing career of 18 years to women’s health, most recently supporting women across their whole cancer pathway. She is a qualified reiki practitioner and owner of ‘Flourish’ Women’s wellbeing and coaching, where she helps women reconnect with their truth.
With seven years’ experience working in the IT industry, Sarah is now a trainee accountant. Passionate about cancer care in North Tyneside, Sarah will be Live Well with Cancer’s treasurer.
Semi-retired after over 30 years as a qualified nurse, Alison has supported cancer patients on the ward and as a nurse specialist in liver and pancreatic cancers. She has spent the last six years working as a one-to-one nurse in the community, building a wealth of knowledge.