Our Trustees

Who manages the Tissue Viability Society?

The TVS is an independent registered charity run by a body of Trustees. The current Trustees of the Tissue Viability Society are listed at the bottom of the page. You can see their biographies in the on-line brochure below:


Ray Samuriwo (Chair)

Lecturer in Adult Nursing, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University. Trustee since 2014.

Linda Primmer (Vice Chair)

Tissue Viability Nurse Specialist, NHS Lothian Edinburgh. Trustee since 2014.

Una Adderley

Lecturer in Community Nursing, School of Healthcare University of Leeds. Trustee since 2015.

Dan Bader (Editor of the Journal of Tissue Viability)

Professor of Bioengineering and Tissue Health, University of Southampton and Editor of the Journal of Tissue Viability.

Tina Chambers 

Clinical Nurse Specialist in Tissue Viability.  Trustee since 2012.

Sarah Gardner

Clinical Lead, Community Tissue Viability Service, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust. Trustee since 2016.

Jemell Geraghty  

Lead Nurse Tissue Viability, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Trustee since 2016.

David Hibbitt 

Advanced Medical Solutions. Co-opted Trustee since 2018.

Heidi Sandoz (formerly Guy)

Tissue Viability Services Lead, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust  and Honorary Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire. Trustee since 2011.

Fran Spratt

Lead Nurse Tissue Viability, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Trustee since 2014.

Nikki Stubbs (Treasurer)

Clinical Pathway Lead, Leeds Community Healthcare, NHS Trust, Trustee since 2017.

Julie Sturges

Lead Tissue Viability Nurse, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Trustee since 2014.

Joanna Swann  

Lead Tissue Viability Nurse at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. Trustee since 2018

Gill Sykes  

Specialist Podiatrist in both Primary and Secondary Care, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust. Trustee since 2016.

Connie Traynor

TVN/Plastics, RGN, BSc, MSc, BMI Healthcare. Trustee since 2017.

Sarah Westcott

National Clinical and Audit Services Manager at Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare Ltd. Trustee since 2018.

Kate Williams

Wound Clinical Nurse Specialist at Leeds Community Wound Prevention and Management Service. Trustee since 2018.

Pauline Vyse

Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist at West Hertfordshire NHS Trust. Trustee since 2016.

If you wish to communicate with a specific Trustee, click here to use our Contact page and please state the name of the Trustee you would like to speak to