RCN Eastern Board

The RCN Eastern board meets four times each year.  As a member you are welcome to attend and observe a board meeting.  Please contact Regional Services Manager Ian Ginno ian.ginno@rcn.org.uk  if you would like to attend, or if you would like to make contact with any board member.

RCN members can also request a copy of the minutes of the regional board. Email ian.ginno@rcn.org.uk

Meet the RCN Eastern Board:

Tracey Risebrow

Tracey is the lead practice educator for post registration at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. She started nurse training in Ipswich in 1989, having completed a degree in nursing and MA in education. Tracey worked as a staff nurse and senior staff nurse on care of the elderly ward for 10 years. She has worked in the trust’s education team undertaking a variety of roles involving all levels of the clinical non-medical workforce for the past 16 years. Tracey has been an RCN learning rep since 2007 and is currently Suffolk branch treasurer. Tracey is the RCN Eastern board chair.

Sarah Seeley

Sarah Seeley

Sarah is transformation lead nurse at Ipswich Hospital. She has been a RGN for 30 years and started her training in 1987, having previously been employed as a health care worker and enrolled nurse. Since then she has worked as a matron, ward sister and clinical proactive facilitator. Sarah is an RCN Steward and chair of the Suffolk branch.

 

Helen Oatham

Helen Oatham

Helen is a Governance Practitioner working for Wellbeing Services, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. She works in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) primary-care based mental health service comprising of NHS and partners such as Mind and Relate. Before becoming a mental health nurse, Helen was a support worker in a care home.

Helen is an RCN steward and has held several committee roles in the Norfolk branch. She is also very active at RCN Congress as a voting member, proposing and speaking in key debates.

Michael Oyeleye

Michael Oyeleye

Michael is an active RCN safety representative and steward. He is UK Safety Representative Committee Member for the Eastern Region. Michael has been actively involved in many RCN campaigns and is currently chair of RCN Bedfordshire branch. He works as a charge nurse, is an ex-staff side chair and CQC Specialist Advisor.

Sam Neville

Sam Neville

Sam is Chief Nursing Informatics Officer of the Mid and South Essex Foundation Trust. Sam started nurse training in 1992 at Orsett School of Nursing. In 2006 she completed a Certificate in Management Studies and followed this with a Masters in Leadership and Personal Development at Anglia Ruskin University in 2011. She has worked as a staff nurse within surgery, and followed the career path through to matron within different specialities, as well as a stint in risk management. Sam was previously Essex branch chair for approximately five years and remains an active steward within Essex since about 2004. She is also a member of the eHealth Forum Steering Committee.
Carol Evans, Eastern Board Member

Carol Evans

Carol has worked as a mental health nurse for 36 years. She has been an RCN representative since 1998 and part of Cambridgeshire branch executive for at least 10 years.

In 2009 Carol was elected to RCN Council for two terms, during which time she served on the Nursing Professional and Policy Committee. She was then elected to the newly formed Trade Union Committee of the RCN in January 2018.

Carol currently works on the bank in her local mental health trust, having retired from her previous employment in 2018. Carol says she is passionate about advocating for nursing and enjoys the challenge of governance in the RCN.

Eva Omondi

Evaline Omondi

Eva is a theatre nurse and PACU (recovery) practitioner. She has experience across medical and surgical units, both in outpatient and inpatient settings. Eva also works in A&E. Her overseas professional experience covers the breadth of nursing and midwifery, including paediatrics and mental health.

Eva is an RCN steward and her interests include issues affecting the Black and Minority Ethnic groups. This has seen her speak several times at RCN Congress, including in a motion on waiving the IHS fees faced by overseas nurses and their dependants. Eva is a member of the Bedfordshire branch.

Janice Waters

Janice has been a member of RCN Council representing the Eastern region since October 2018. She joined the college as a student and has since practised within NHS and independent health environments, social care and education. Janice now specialises in safeguarding children and adults at risk of abuse, gaining experience within clinical commissioning and health and social care regulation as the National Advisor Safeguarding. As a Doctor of Advanced Healthcare Practice, Janice now practises as an independent safeguarding consultant. She is trustee of a domestic abuse and violence forum and a foster agency panel member.

Natalie Brooks

Natalie Brooks

Natalie is an emergency care staff nurse at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She has been a qualified nurse for two years and previous to this she worked in the same trust as a bank health care assistant. During her degree, Natalie was an RCN Student Information Officer, supporting many campaigns, helping other members become active and supporting student members to attend RCN Congress. Natalie is currently the safer staffing campaign member lead for RCN Eastern, an RCN Steward and vice chair of the RCN Norfolk branch.
Fiona Sommerville

Fiona Sommerville

Fiona’s 16-year nursing career has included working in wards, practice development and clinical practice education at Southend University Hospital. At present she is Clinical Practice Educator and in this role she supports students, newly qualified and overseas nurses. She also works clinically in post-op recovery, which enables her to keep in touch with patient care while working with nurses and other healthcare professionals. As part of an MSc in Medical and Clinical Education, Fiona researched the experiences of overseas nurses working in the UK, which has assisted in overseas nurses OSCE training. She advocates the use of simulation for nurses and inter-professional learning. As Clinical Practice Educator, she has developed courses for newly qualified, overseas nurses and multi professionals both at the hospital and also within her secondment to Anglia Ruskin University. Fiona's personal interests include travelling, climbing and mountaineering. She is currently studying for a Diploma in Mountain Medicine with the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Fiona is the RCN Eastern representative on the RCN Professional Nursing Committee.

Jesudass Johnselvan

Jesudass Johnselvan

Jes works as Team Leader in operating theatres at Southend Hospital. Jes started his nursing career in the UK as a Supervised Practice Nurse in 2004 and followed the career pathway within theatres. Jes completed his BSc (Hons) in Leadership and Management in 2017 and Masters Degree in Health Care Management in 2019 at Anglia Ruskin University. Jes is currently the staff side Chair, Chair of RCN Essex Branch, Lead Steward and Staff Governor at Southend Hospital.  

Annesha Archyangelio

Annesha Archyangelio

Annesha is Deputy Director of Infection Prevention and Control at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust. She started her nurse training in 1998 at Kingston School of Nursing and began working in the NHS in 2002 as a staff nurse in areas including ITU, haematology and oncology. In 2009 she became a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control. In 2018/19 Annesha was a nurse fellow in professional leadership in the national nursing team of the Chief Nursing Officer for England at NHS England and NHS Improvement. After qualifying as a nurse, Annesha gained an MSc in Management and Leadership, a MSc in Infection prevention and control and is completing a PhD in Public Health. She won the Ponsonby Travel Scholarship in 2009, gained the Mary Seacole Leadership Award in 2015 and completed the Ready Now Programme in 2017. Annesha has been an RCN representative since 2011 and an RCN Steward since 2012.

Jenny Janes

Jenny Janes

Jenny has held a variety of roles in care for the elderly over the last 25 years. She was a district nursing sister for 10 years and also spent 15 years as a psychotherapist in a GP practice. Jenny has been active in the RCN for 55 years as a branch member, secretary, steward, safety rep and also attending RCN Congress. She was an RCN officer for 10 years. Jenny is now retired but is active in volunteer work with health-related organisations. She is a carer for a relative with dementia. Jenny is a member of the RCN Suffolk branch.

Caroline Mokaya

Caroline is a member of RCN Bedfordshire branch.

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