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Meet the agenda committee

Agenda committee members

BJ Waltho

BJ Waltho, Chair of Congress

With more than 35 years’ experience as a qualified nurse, BJ is Associate Director of Operations for the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She was previously Programme Manager for Emergency Services Collaborative and Improvement Services for Hospitals and has experience in managing outpatient services.

BJ chaired her local branch in Dorset for many years and she received an RCN Award of Merit in 2006. BJ has been a member of the Agenda Committee since 2011, and was elected Vice Chair of Congress in 2014 and Chair of Congress in 2018.

Michael Brown, Vice Chair of Congress

Michael works as a nursing workforce manager at NHS Ayrshire and Arran and previously worked within acute and rehabilitation stroke care. He is an accredited RCN steward and safety representative. 

In 2009 Michael was elected to the Scottish seat on RCN Council and was elected Chair of RCN Council in 2013. He was elected Vice Chair of Congress in 2018.

Maureen Dolan

Maureen Dolan

Maureen works in the Belfast Trust. She has previously been the Vice Chair of the RCN Northern Ireland Board and a member of the RCN Perioperative Forum Steering Committee. Maureen has been a member of the agenda committee since 2015.


Stuart Young

Stuart Young

Stuart works in the West Midlands and is an active member of the RCN Birmingham West and Sandwell branch. As a student nurse he was a member of RCN Council, and has been on the agenda committee since 2017.

Samantha Spence

Samantha Spence

Samantha is a children’s nurse and health visitor in London. She is an RCN Learning Representative and active within her branch. She was elected to the agenda committee in 2017.

Greg Usrey

Greg Usrey

Greg is a public health professional in Scotland. He has been the RCN Greater Glasgow branch secretary since 2011 and is an RCN Steward. This is Greg’s first term of office on the agenda committee.

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