Team Meeting

Galería de síntomas de Long Covid Kids

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We promise to work towards; Recognition. Support. Recovery.

Our team of volunteers are experts by experience. Each volunteer has lived experience of Long Covid and / or other post-viral conditions.

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Sammie Mcfarland

Sammie Mcfarland

CEO & Founder

Sammie Mcfarland is a Wellbeing Coach & Entrepreneur.

Nathalie Pearson

Nathalie Pearson

COO & Founding Member

Nathalie is a founding member of Long Covid Kids

Kirsty Stanley

Kirsty Stanley

LCK Senior Occupational Therapist,

Kirsty has been an OT for over 20 years, after training at St. Loyes School of Occupational Therapy in Exeter.

James Neill

James Neill

LCK Consultant Data Analyst

James lives in Surrey. Early in the pandemic James noticed the general lack of awareness of Covid’s impact on children and young people.

Dr Sue Peters

Dr Sue Peters

LCK Educational Psychologist, EducationTeam Lead

Sue has been an Educational Psychologist for 17 years after completing her initial training at Southampton University in 2004.

Helen Goss

Helen Goss

Senior Lead LCK Representative for Scotland

Helen lives in NE Scotland with her partner and 8 year old daughter who is suffering from Long Covid since the first wave.

Sarah O Connell

Sarah O Connell

Lead LCK Representative for Ireland

Sarah and her daughter suffer from post viral ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Colin Pidgeon

Colin Pidgeon

Lead LCK Representative Northern Ireland

Colin blew in to Northern Ireland in 1999, before marrying his wife Cathy the following year. He is passionate about helping those who need a hand.

Susie Goulding

Susie Goulding

Lead LCK Representative for Canada

Founder of the Covid Long-Haulers Support Group Canada

Dr Eleni Iasonidou

Dr Eleni Iasonidou

Lead LCK Representative for Greece

Eleni is an experienced paediatrician and founder of Long Covid Greece.

Barbara Casellato

Barbara Casellato

Lead LCK Representative for Italy

Barbara's five year old daughter suffers from Long Covid following her first Covid-19 infection.

Maarte Preller

Maarte Preller

Lead LCK Representative Austria

Maarte is the Founder and CEO of Long Covid Austria

Larisa Hockey

Larisa Hockey

Lead LCK Representative For New Zealand

Larisa lives in Gisborne, New Zealand with her husband and three teenagers. Larisa and her three children are living with Long Covid.

Kate Davies

Kate Davies

Lead LCK Representative for Wales

Kate's daughter was formally diagnosed with Long Covid in December 2021.

Sarah Priest

Sarah Priest

Lead LCK Connect Moderator

Sarah is a qualified teacher working with adults with learning disabilities.

Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller

Chair Trustee

Sarah has worked in the charity sector for over 25 years, mainly in fundraising and marketing.

Gail Jackson

Gail Jackson

Trustee

Gail Jackson is CEO of a children’s cancer charity and is a qualified and registered children’s social worker.