Meet the Management Team

 

Emma Johnson

Position at the Hospice
Chief Executive 

Background Information
I started work at the Hospice as Director of Clinical Services in January 2012 before becoming Chief Executive in 2019. Prior to that I spent 15 years working in the NHS Hospitals in Leeds. I have worked in senior nursing positions in Surgery, Neurosciences, Gastroenterology and Critical Care and have also worked as a Clinical Educator and Directorate Manager. 

My role at the Hospice involves leadership, service development and staff management alongside providing expert knowledge on matters relating to the Care Quality Commission and patient safety with the aim of continually improving quality of care and meeting statutory inspection requirements.

Best thing about working at St Leonard's Hospice
Our ability to go the extra mile for patients and their families makes me feel proud to work here. I love the fact that we are able to provide holistic individualised care for our patients whether they are attending the Sunflower Centre, are an in-patient or are being cared for in their own homes by our Hospice@Home team.   














Karen Johnson

Position at the Hospice
Deputy Chief Executive, Director of Finance & Corporate Services 

Background Information
I am a Chartered Accountant who first joined St Leonard’s in 1991. I trained with Baker Tilly in Leeds and have also worked in both private businesses and the public sector. I have been in my current role at the Hospice since 2005 and am responsible for Finance, IT, Administration and Facilities. I have an MBA and also hold the ICAEW’s Diploma in Charity Accounting and the ILM’s Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration.

Best thing about working at St Leonard's Hospice
Making a difference!


















Jenny Brandom 

Position at the Hospice
Director of Clinical Services

Background Information
I started work at the Hospice as Director of Clinical Services at the beginning of September 2019. Prior to that I worked for two Clinical Commissioning Groups as their Deputy Executive Nurse across Scarborough and York. I have also enjoyed managing and leading teams across community and hospital services. As a Registered Nurse my clinical experience includes working in hospital and community settings.

My role at the Hospice involves leading our expert teams that provide care to people in the Sunflower Centre, the In-patient Unit and Hospice@Home. I have a lead role to deliver against Care Quality Commission compliance and patient safety as well as recognising the value of effective staff support to foster a learning culture.

Best thing about working at St Leonard's Hospice
Being part of a dynamic team that is actively engaged in improving patient care for those receiving our services.







 










Dawn Clements

Position at the Hospice
Director of Income Generation

Background Information
I joined the Hospice in March 2015 after a 15 year career at Asda Head Office in Leeds, where I held roles ranging from food product development and customer service to working at George Clothing. I then moved to a role heading up their community programme for the whole country, which exposed me to the amazing charity sector and helped me decide my next move.

As well as my role at the Hospice, I am an appointed governor for the York Teaching Hospice Foundation Trust where I represent the hospice movement. I am also an active Dementia Champion, having trained over 400 people to be Dementia Friends.

Best thing about working at St Leonard's Hospice
The people I work with – there is such a variety of skills and experience and such driven people who are here to make a difference to our patients.

The variety of my job – no two days are the same as I cover Retail, Fundraising and Communications. I have many hats but that keeps me on my toes and always striving to do better.

The difference we make to people when they need us the most and the absolute pride this gives me!












Bill Hulme

Position at the Hospice
Medical Director

Background Information
I studied Medicine at the University of Leeds and, following graduation, completed my general medical training in St James’ University Hospital. After a 6 month post at St Gemma’s Hospice I realised that this was the career for me, and gained a place on the Yorkshire palliative medicine training rotation in 2004. I was awarded a Master’s Degree in Medical Ethics in 2008 and, on completion of specialist training, went on to work as Medical Director at the Prince of Wales Hospice (2009-2013). I joined St Leonard’s Hospice with my consultant colleague Dr Sarah Wilcox in 2013. 

Best thing about working at St Leonard's Hospice
I feel proud to be part of the team delivering care to our patients and families.


















Ingrid Jenner

Position at the Hospice
Director of People

Background Information
I joined the Hospice in April 2019 and have responsibility for the Human Resources team and our Volunteer Services. I started my career in HR in the NHS in 1997 and am pleased to return to healthcare. I have worked in both public and private organisations across a range of sectors including healthcare, education, financial services and professional services. I am a Chartered member of the CIPD and hold a masters in HR Management. At the Hospice I will lead on delivering our People strategic aims to build and support a leadership and staff team that is fit for the future and to be an employer of choice.

Best thing about working at St Leonard's Hospice
Working with a great organisation and team that has a real sense of purpose. I’ve joined at a brilliant time where we are developing our 5 year plan and look forward to seeing our ambitions come to fruition.