Juliana is the Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at a London NHS FT Trust. Juliana's previous roles include Population Health & Financial Strategy Manager at an NHS Clinical Commissioning Group; Improvement and Change Management Specialist at one of the largest NHS Trusts in England; Operational Manager at the Office for National Statistics (ONS); and National Governance & Project Management Office Manager for NHS England/Improvement. She has over 20years experience in Health & Social Care improvement programmes, and in 2020 was deployed to work for the Prime Ministers Office.
Juliana has degrees in BA Hons Youth & Community Work, and BSc Hons Health Services Management, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Healthcare Finance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Juliana has a wide range of experience in managing large scale projects with a keen interest in reducing health inequalities nationally. Juliana pledges to do her part through Black Leaders CIC, working with system leaders and health care professionals to break the bias and improve healthcare for all.
Dee is a Head of Patient Safety at a large acute NHS hospital trust, she is responsible for the processes for overall risk management, clinical governance and patient safety.
She has also worked in clinical commissioning, overseeing and advising on strengthening the quality of serious incident management for commissioned services, receiving an outstanding recognition from NHSE in the process.
Dee supports clinical staff and managers in navigating the processes of risk management in relation to their role, helping them understand how to embed the processes into daily activities. She believes in the importance of building trust and confidence to ensure that issues are highlighted, and problems addressed in an open environment, as well as supporting staff through coaching to both identify and recognise their potential, building skills that will enable them to be promoted into more challenging and rewarding roles.
Delena holds a Masters’ in Healthcare Leadership from the NHS Leadership Academy and University of Birmingham. Dee has a keen love of romance novels and emotional thrillers, and lives in the West Midlands.
Millie is a Specialist Musculoskeletal First Contact Physiotherapist working in a Minor Injury Unit and GP Practices for the NHS in addition to outpatient private practice. She is a part of a growing number of Allied Health Professionals developing into more specialist Practitioners. This allows patients to see the right person for their problem at an earlier stage in their care.
Since graduating from King’s College London in 2012, Millie has worked in a range of departments across the NHS including inpatient and outpatient services. Her previous clinical work also extends to sports such as rugby and football.
Alongside her clinical work Millie has experience of guest lecturing; mentoring and coaching young people and supervising healthcare staff at a range of bands within the NHS.
Developing as a leader within healthcare is also one of Millie’s passions and she is a strong advocate for the sharing of knowledge at every level. Her belief is that providing mentorship opportunities will be key to bringing more members of the black community and greater diversity into her profession and the wider healthcare community.
Millie will be starting Masters level study around leadership in January as part of her own quest to becoming part of “The change we want to see.” In order to maintain some work life balance Millie enjoys travelling, playing netball, tap dancing and spending time with family and friends.