BfN Central Staff Team

Shereen Fisher,  Chief Executive OfficerShereen CEO

  • Strategy and governance
  • Organisational management including finance and staff
  • Income generation
  • Policy, network and communications
  • Business Planning

Shereen Fisher is the Chief Executive of the Breastfeeding Network. Shereen has over ten years of management experience working in the Charity sector with a particular emphasis on those involving volunteers. She has experience of working with trustees having gained several years experience at the Charity Commission. She is passionate and driven to improve support for breastfeeding mothers and has a track record of proven leadership and strategic management in times of change. She is a Mum of two young children and enjoys running, cycling, film and being outdoors.

Nina Adams, PA to the CEOnina-adams-photo

Usual Working Hours: Monday 9.00 – 12pm, Tuesday 9.00 – 12pm, Wednesday 9.00 – 5pm, Thursday 9.00 – 4pm, Friday 9.00 – 12pm

Full administrative support to the CEO

  • Meeting planning and preparation
  • Meeting Secretary for Board and sub-committee Meetings
  • Diary Management
  • Preparing reports and briefings
  • Administration of the Risk Register
  • Events Co-ordination

Nina Adams is PA to Shereen Fisher, Chief Executive of the Breastfeeding Network. Nina provides full administrative support to the CEO and the Board of Directors. Nina has over 10 years experience in the legal sector as a PA.  As a keen advocate of breastfeeding Nina is passionate about helping women receive the support needed to continue their breastfeeding journey successfully. Nina has two young children and enjoys holidays, baking and has a keen interest in interior design.

Emma Brown, HR and Finance Administrator

Usual working days: Monday-Thursday
Emma joined the Breastfeeding Network in 2015 and currently works as HR and Finance Administrator based in our Paisley office. In her role she assists with payroll and finance tasks, processing DBS applications, the setting up of IG and Safeguarding accounts for Staff and Volunteers, Staff references and procurement. She also assists with HR, primarily recruitment.


Sarah Edwards, Business Development Manager S Edwardsand Programme Manager (Scotland)

Sarah is a Business Development Manager for the Breastfeeding Network (job share with Kate Meads). Sarah first became involved with the BfN in 2006 after the arrival of her first child and is an active Supporter and Tutor in Ayrshire, Scotland.

Clare Farquhar, Central Support Manager1382380_10152245743544020_1817940757_n

Telephone: Admin line 08444 120 995 or 0141 628 0604

Usual office hours: Monday – Thursday 9.30am – 2:30pm and Friday 10:30am – 5:00pm with other hours worked flexibly

Clare works both from the Paisley office and from home. Clare has previously worked as an Infant Feeding Peer Supporter in the local community, has run her own small business providing administrative support and also worked in the manufacturing sector for eight years, developing systems and processes and supporting senior management. Clare is now able to combine her skills and experience to manage the HR, payroll, IT & Systems and key administrative functions. Clare is the staff lead for Information Governance and Complaints.  Clare is a mum to two boys and joined the Breastfeeding Network initially as a volunteer to help improve the experience of new mums in her local area. Clare is currently registered as a Breastfeeding Network Supporter and attends regular supervision sessions.

Felicity Lambert, National Breastfeeding Helpline Managerfliss 7-2013

Felicity Lambert is the Manager of the National Breastfeeding Helpline.  She is our day-to-day link with the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers and manages the team of NBH Link Workers.  She is also responsible for BfN PR and communications work and enjoys using social media to spread the word about NBH.
Fliss has worked in the voluntary sector for twelve years, mainly in project management roles involving volunteers. She has volunteered in various roles in projects across the world, from working with street children in Ecuador to being a telephone counsellor for ChildLine in Birmingham.  She lives just outside London, has two young children and in what little spare time she has enjoys painting and training for events such as the Great North Run.

Pat Little, Lead Internal Moderation Officerpat little

Pat Little is Lead Internal Moderation Officer and is responsible for ensuring that the Supporter and Helper courses accredited by OCN London comply with their standards.  Pat is a BfN Supporter, working as a volunteer for Home-Start supporting breastfeeding mothers in Wirral and an enthusiastic volunteer on the National Breastfeeding Helpline.

Julie Wiegand, Membership and Volunteer Engagement OfficerJulieMackay

Julie initially joined the BfN as NBH Scottish Development Officer and Linkworker which is a role she continues to do, as well as currenty training to become a helpline supporter herself.  She is now also based in the Paisley office on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and deals with registrations and re-registrations, distribution of badges, website maintenance and the Friends of DIBM scheme amongst other administrative duties.   Julie has one daughter called Heather who she describes as being as wild as her name suggests and who is her world, and in what spare time she has she enjoys hillwalking, running and cooking.

Julie McNeil, HR Advisorjulie bfn

Julie joined the Breastfeeding Network as HR Advisor in 2015 to cover maternity leave and is pleased to now have a permanent position in the Central team. Based mainly in the Paisley office she deals with all things HR and staff related and is looking forward to using her 20 years experience in HR to help take the organisation forward in the future. Julie has two grown up daughters, lives in Ayrshire and enjoys singing with her local choir.

Kate Meads, Business Development Managerkate meads

Kate Meads is Business Development Manager and job shares this role with Sarah Edwards. Kate works on BfN tenders for NHS/Public Health and Council tenders, she submits funding applications, assists those interested in commissioning our training and is beginning to develop other BfN income streams including new courses, the online shop, membership income and voluntary donations.   Kate is also a volunteer Breastfeeding Supporter regularly volunteering in two local groups. In the past she has also been a Supervisor, but has recently stepped down so she can give more time to her Business Development Role. Kate has worked for BfN since 2007 in various part time roles. Kate is passionate about helping mums make their own choices around breastfeeding and believes that encouraging and listening to mums is one of our most important roles.  Kate’s children are now secondary school age. She loves running and volunteering in her local church working particularly with young families who want to discover more about their Christian faith


Emilia Raszteborska,  Finance Officer edit

Usual working days:  Monday to Thursday

Emilia joined the Breastfeeding Network in February 2016. In her role she provides finance support to the Chief Executive, Project Managers and is responsible for production of draft final accounts for year-end. Her duties also include day to day finance tasks, bank account maintenance, reconciliation and preparation of VAT returns.

Emilia joined our Paisley office after moving to Glasgow from Inverness, where she worked as project accountant for Capgemini plc. Emilia is a proud mum of her daughter Gabriela and is passionate about being involved in such a great social initiative which can make a real difference to the health and well-being of both mother and child.

Anthea Tennant-Eyles, Programme Manager (South)

Anthea began training as a Breastfeeding Network peer supporter in 2009, going on to work as deputy co-ordinator for the Islington Peer Support Project in London and qualifying as a BfN tutor and supervisor in 2015. Prior to having her two children, Anthea worked as a post-doctoral research scientist and combines this, with her peer support experience, in providing overarching support to BfN projects in the South of England. Having recently relocated to the welsh borders, she continues to support mums through taking calls on the National Breastfeeding Helpline

Nina White, Programme Manager (North)

Nina trained as a BfN Helper in 2008 and went on to complete Supporter Training then take on the role of Supervisor in her area.  She managed the Sandwell Project from 2010 – 2016 before going on to work as Programme Manager for the North of England.  Nina enjoys running, swimming and being outdoors with her family.

Melanie Woodward, Resources Coordinatormelanie woodward

Admin line 08444 120 995

Usual working days: Mon, Tues, Wed or Thurs

Melanie is part of the Admin team and is based in the Paisley office. Melanie is responsible for sending out resources to projects, processing orders for leaflets and publications, providing training materials for tutors and managing inventory levels.



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