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Meet the agenda committee

Stuart McKenzie

Stuart McKenzie – Chair of Congress

Stuart graduated in 2001 when he was awarded student mental health nurse of the year. He is a nurse manager in forensic and rehabilitation services for NHS Ayrshire and Arran.

Stuart has been active in his local branch and was a member of RCN Scotland Board 2008-12. Stuart has served on RCN Agenda Committee since 2008, took on the position of Vice Chair in 2011 and was elected to Chair of Congress in 2014 and for a second term in 2016. Stuart is an accredited RCN Steward.

BJ Waltho

BJ Waltho – Vice 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.

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 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 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.