Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis appoints new trustees and operations manager to its expanding team
Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis – the campaigning voice for patients with this devastating lung disease – has strengthened its management and governance team with the appointment of a Senior Operations Manager and two new trustees who bring their unique experience as patients to the charity.
Roxane Caplan joins APF as Operations Manager with extensive management experience within both the private and charity sector. Her roles have spanned programme development and management, strategy, communications, events fundraising and performance monitoring. Most recently Roxane held the post of Senior Operations Manager at Diabetes UK and organisational lead for all Type 1 diabetes work.
Roxane Caplan said:
“I am delighted to join APF, a charity with great integrity, commitment and ambition to support patients with pulmonary fibrosis achieve the best possible outcomes. I will focus on providing strategic leadership, as well as managing the charity’s day to day operations and am looking forward to helping the charity grow significantly, to meet the increasing need and numbers of people suffering from this fatal health condition.”
Howard Almond joins the Board of Trustees. Howard lives in Devon and works in the computer software development industry. He is a councillor for Dawlish Town Council, a member of APF’s Voice of the Patient Council and Fight IPF Choir. He is passionate about raising awareness of IPF and the value of support groups.
New Trustee Steve Jones enjoyed a long and successful career in international development championing global equality before becoming Secretary of the Papworth Support Group, one of the first support groups set up in England to support patients with pulmonary fibrosis.
The group is well established and has over 80 members. As well as joining APF’s Board, he is helping satellite support groups get off the ground in more remote parts of East Anglia to enable everyone who wants the support of a group to be able to access one.
Karen Hughes, Chair of Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, says:
“We are absolutely delighted to welcome our first Senior Operations Manager and two new Trustees to the board. I know we are going to value their expertise.”