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Trustees

Jacqui Mackintosh
Vice Chair

Jacqui is based in Aberdeen and has been a registered social worker for almost 30 years, currently working in the Learning and Development in NHS Grampian focusing on public protection. She has been part of Cairdeas since its inception. Jacqui has a particular interest in mentoring and coaching volunteers and has used her skills on a number of occasions with the MPCU.  Jacqui is also a leader in her local Baptist Church and a trustee of Aberdeen YMCA. Any spare time is spent in coffee shops or watching the "soaps".

Jacqui Mackintosh

Hamilton Inbadas

Hamilton is an ordained minister of the church of South India, where he previously served as palliative care chaplain at the Christian Medical College, Vellore. He has been involved in palliative care teaching across India and has participated in a number of Cairdeas projects in India, including curriculum development and professional skills development programmes. He is currently working as a research associate at the University of Glasgow and assistant priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church. Hamilton is married to Helen Grace (another ordained minister) and has three young children.

Hamilton Inbadas

Jo Lutyens

Jo is a palliative care consultant working in Somerset across hospice, hospital and community settings. She has a great enthusiasm for the development of palliative care internationally having worked in Uganda for 2 years during her specialist registrar training, supported by Cairdeas for one of these years. Since returning to the UK, she has continued the link with Uganda through mentoring and becoming a Cairdeas trustee. Jo is married to Rob (a palliative care specialist nurse who has also mentored in Uganda) and loves walking in the Dorset countryside and spending time with family.

Jo Lutyens

Andy Smith

Andy is Chief Executive of Havens Hospices in Essex, where he has worked for the past 16 years.  Andy became a Trustee of Cairdeas through his professional contact with Grahame and their shared interest at the time of providing audio-visual support for local inter-church concerts and services.  He is married to Anna and they have two children, Joshua and Rebecca.  Andy enjoys swimming and ice-skating and is a keen amateur magician.

Andy Smith

Elizabeth Swain

Since Elizabeth Swain retired as a GP in Kirkintilloch, where she still lives, she has spent a considerable amount of time in Albania teaching Family Medicine and Palliative Care. Before becoming a GP she worked with the Pioneers UK Mission in Nigeria in rural medical work. Her passion for Palliative Care was inspired by Cicely Saunders when she did a locum at St Christopher’s hospice during her time at All Nations Bible College. Elizabeth has recently made mentoring visits to Uganda and Rwanda as part of a THET project.

Elizabeth Swain

Grahame Tosh

Grahame is a senior palliative medicine specialist based in Essex. He has over 25 years of clinical and senior leadership experience mainly the UK and New Zealand.  He has participated in a number of teaching and mentoring trips to India with Cairdeas and is currently the Chair of the Board of Trustees. He is married to Cheryl and has grown up children and some very young grandchildren. He has a passion for seeing new and innovative services develop and always feels he learns as much as he gives on his trips.

Grahame Tosh

Joyce Wintour

Joyce currently has a two-centre life... in Perthshire where she is involved in Aberfeldy Church and in Aberdeen where she works part-time as a counsellor in a GP Practice. Before training to be a counsellor, her career background was in nursing and teaching. Her daughter and son are both married and to date she has been blessed with four grandchildren. Joyce enjoys going to the gym, making and listening to music, spending time with friends and travelling. A highlight of her recent trip to Uganda was meeting some of the MPCU team.

Joyce Wintour

Staff

Mhoira Leng
Medical Director

Mhoira is a specialist palliative care physician with over 25 years’ experience. Global palliative care, values based health systems and addressing the huge global inequalities in access to palliative care are a particular interest and led to the founding of Cairdeas. She has worked in 5 continents supporting palliative care and loves to develop and mentor the next generation of palliative care practitioners.  She currently holds academic contracts in Uganda (where she is based) and Scotland, is a board member of the International Hospice and Palliative Care Association. She loves to explore the food, dress and culture of the places she visits and spend time in the great outdoors… the wilder the better.

Mhoira Leng

Dan Knights
Operations Director (UK)

Dan took up the role of Operations Director (UK) in June 2017 having previously been a trustee of Cairdeas. He is a junior doctor currently taking time out of training before taking up a post to train as a GP at Imperial College London. He has a longstanding interest in global health and palliative care: as a medical student he jointly led the student global health network 'Medsin-UK', and travelled to Uganda as part of his elective through the THET 'Integrate' palliative care programme. Dan is married to Felicity (another global health enthusiast and junior doctor) and particularly enjoys contributing to the musical life of his local church.

Dan Knights

Grace Kivumbi
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Grace is the monitoring and evaluation officer for Cairdeas based in Uganda working alongside Dr. Mhoira Leng in the Makerere Palliative Care Unit, before this she worked with Hospice Africa Uganda for close to 10 years running the administration of the distance learning programmes in Palliative Care. She is blessed with two daughters (St.Claire) aged 5 years and (Kayleen Margaret) 6 months. She enjoys spending time with family, watching soaps and dancing!

Grace Kivumbi