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Operational Team

Caroline Barry, Benefits Advisor

Caroline offers advice on benefits and state compensation to all those who have had a diagnosis of mesothelioma and their carers. This includes phone contact across the UK and home visits for local cases.

Caroline has held a variety of Human Resources roles in the private and charity sectors prior to joining Mesothelioma UK. She volunteered with children’s centres in north west Leicestershire and with Leicestershire Citizens Advice, where she specialised in areas of welfare benefits, debt management and financial capability. 

Caroline Barry - Benefits Advisor

Ghislaine Boyd, Business Development Manager

Ghislaine’s role involves managing finances and the day-to-day operational management of the charity. Ghislaine oversees the long term strategic plan and ensures the effective and efficient delivery of services.  

Previously, Ghislaine has worked for cancer services, both professionally and clinically, as well as working in radiotherapy at UHL Leicester Royal Infirmary. 

Ghislaine Boyd - Business Development Manager

Liz Darlison, Director of Services

Liz is responsible for developing Mesothelioma UK’s vision and strategic direction and has overall responsibility for the financial security and operational activities.

Liz is the clinical lead for the growing number of Mesothelioma Nurse Specialists supported by the charity and is also the external spokesperson for Mesothelioma UK.  

Liz trained in Leicester and has worked her way up from nursing sister, ward manager to lung cancer nurse specialist and now Mesothelioma Consultant Nurse. Throughout her career her practice has been underpinned with academic qualifications and professional training.  

Liz Darlison - Nurse Consultant and Director of Services

Jill Lemon, Fundraising and Marketing Manager

Jill is Mesothelioma UK’s Fundraising Manager. Jill works closely with the Board of Trustees and the Operational team to lead fundraising efforts and maximize the charities income. Building strong relationships and looking after people who fundraise for Mesothelioma UK is a particular priority for Jill. Jill started at Glenfield Hospital in the Cardiac Surgery Department in 1995 until 2002 when she joined the lung cancer team as Patient Care Pathway Coordinator. In 2007 she took a secondment as Project Manager for ‘ChiMP’ A National Time Limited Audit of the use of Chemotherapy in Mesothelioma Patients before taking on her current role at Mesothelioma UK.

Jill’s background includes Managerial and PA roles including HR, accountancy, sales & purchase ledger and wages. 

Jill Lemon -Fundraising and Marketing Manager

Debbie Neale, Helpline Co-ordinator & PA

Debbie runs the Mesothelioma UK Helpline including co-ordinating the rota of nurses that cover the Helpline. She is Personal Assistant to Liz and assists other members of the team by providing administrative support.

Debbie joined the NHS in 2002 as a Cancer Network team co-ordinator, moving to a secretarial role for the Lung Cancer team before joining Mesothelioma UK in 2014. 

Debbie Neale - Helpline Co-ordinator & PA

Rubina Sheikh, Administration Assistant

Rubina is responsible for a number of tasks from handling fundraising queries, distributing information packs, managing leaflet orders, direct mail activity through to supporting the Helpline Coordinator.

Previously, Rubina worked as a social services secretary for the elderly at Leicester General Hospital and also worked in a GP surgery in Leicester. 

Rubina Sheikh - Administration Assistant

Tracey Calvert, Finance Officer

Tracey works as a Finance Officer on a freelance basis and is based with the team at Glenfield Hospital. She is responsible for the book-keeping, including the production of management accounts. Tracey also oversees the financial management of the charity, manages invoice payments and all other aspects of income and expenditure. 

Tracey trained as an accountant at two Leicester based accountancy firms after leaving Leicester Polytechnic.

Tracey Calvert_Finance Leicester