Penny is the Deputy Director of Improvement at the Health Foundation and the Programme Director for Q. She is responsible for scoping major new programmes.
Before joining the Health Foundation, Penny worked at Newham Healthcare NHS Trust in East London, where she was the Director of Strategy and Service Improvement. Penny has spent her career leading improvement work at local and national level in the NHS, with particular expertise in process and system redesign, leading strategic change across organisations and patient safety.
You can follow Penny on Twitter: @PennyPereira1
Stacey joined the Health Foundation in 2015 as Q’s Programme Manager. She holds a broad portfolio which includes developing and delivering best practice organisational systems and processes to enable the team to deliver the ambitions set out for Q. Her previous roles have primarily focused on national leadership development interventions, most recently as senior programme lead for The NHS Leadership Academy working on their suite of development programmes.
She has a MSc in Healthcare Leadership and interest areas include developing highly effective teams and emotional labour at work.
You can follow Stacey on Twitter: @stacey_lally
Dominique is a Senior Improvement Fellow at the Heath Foundation working on various projects, including Q. She also works part time as a Consultant in Public Health Medicine and is currently supporting a large teaching hospital to set up a quality improvement programme and develop more effective involvement of patients and the public in health, care and improvement.
Dominique is a doctor and has spent 13 years working in the NHS. She is passionate about improving health and care and her interests include population health, quality improvement and clinical leadership and development. Dominique was named one of HSJ’s Rising Stars in 2015 and has previously been a Darzi Fellow and a recipient of the Prepare to Lead scheme.
You can follow Dominique on Twitter: @DrDominiqueAllw
Ashlee is Communications and Stakeholder Manager for Q. She moved to London from Western Australia in 2014 after three years working in a government relations and ministerial role, focusing on state development and major infrastructure projects.
Previously Ashlee worked as a public relations and marketing communications consultant for both the private sector (resources/mining) and various health care charity organisations. She has also worked with international mining companies as a community relations manager, particularly working with traditional land owners.
Ashlee has a Bachelor of Commerce and is currently undertaking her Masters of Economics. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (Australia).
You can follow Ash on Twitter: @AshAshlee56
Matthew Kalman Mezey is Community Manager for Q. He edits Q-municate, supports members’ Special Interest Groups, and manages – or co-manages with members – the Randomised Coffee Trials, Twitter account, website and LinkedIn group.
His previous roles include patient engagement at the medicines regulator MHRA and online community management at civic innovation charity the RSA.
Matthew also co-founded the website ‘Enlivening Edge – news from Next Stage organisations’, about pioneering organisations such as Buurtzorg, the Dutch community nursing care organisation. He is a Fellow of the RSA.
You can follow Matthew on Twitter: @MatthewMezey
Georgie is the Regional Partnerships Manager. She is responsible for developing effective relationships between Q and improvement organisations across the UK. She also has a focus on recruiting members to the community.
Georgie works with the wider project team to create, develop and sustain a vibrant network of partners who will support the ongoing recruitment and implementation of the community.
Tracy is one of the Senior Improvement Fellows at the Health Foundation. She is leading the design and delivery of the Q improvement lab – an exciting, ambitious idea that emerged through the process of co-designing Q in 2015. The lab aims to provide an opportunity for members and others to come together in a systematic way to make progress on specific topics that are a priority for many in the system.
Prior to joining the Health Foundation, Tracy worked at NHS England, as Deputy Head of Patient Choice, and at Leeds Teaching hospitals as a directorate manager for women’s and outpatient services.
You can follow Tracy on Twitter: @TracyWebb007