Sue Mumford, Chair
Sue Mumford is Chair of Hospice Ethiopia UK and has been supporting Hospice Ethiopia since 2011 when the link between Priscilla Bacon Lodge and Hospice Ethiopia was first established. She has worked in palliative care nursing for many years and has been a Community Specialist Palliative Care Nurse in Norfolk, UK, since 2005. She is passionate about delivering effective symptom control to the dying wherever they are in the world.
Previous experience in the voluntary sector includes being Chair of Governors at Aldborough Primary school and Treasurer of Aldborough Church.
Marion Bryce, Treasurer
Marion first visited Ethiopia on a holiday with her daughter, which is when she fell in love with the country, so beautiful in many ways. In her work as a Specialist Palliative Care Nurse, she was given the opportunity to be part of the founding group of the charity. She later made a second visit to Ethiopia, this time to the hospice in Addis Ababa.
she is now retired from nursing, but really enjoys being part of the team that is supporting the splendid work being done by friends and colleagues in Ethiopia.
Wendy Smith, Secretary
Wendy is secretary of Hospice Ethiopia and was part of the first group that visited Ethiopia in 2012. She is a physiotherapist by background and has worked in Palliative Care since 1993. Her main drive in supporting dying patients and their families is in enabling them to maximise function and improving symptoms through non-pharmacological means. Wendy enjoys working with other health professionals to ensure all avenues are pursued in patient care.
Dr Jamie Mumford has been a GP in north Norfolk for 26 years. He has a special interest in palliative care, having completed his diploma in Palliative Medicine in 2012, and has been supporting Hospice Ethiopia since 2012. He has been involved in undergraduate and postgraduate training over the last 2 decades in the UK and uses this experience in teaching in Ethiopia.
Nick has had a long career in parish ministry as Rector of a group of rural parishes in Norfolk. He also has senior roles within Norwich Diocese and is an Honorary Canon of Norwich Cathedral. He has recently completed PhD studies in the Protestant Reformation. Nick who is involved in ministerial education is keen to support outreach to developing countries and pastoral care to the terminally ill.
After completing an MBA in international finance, Jan Benson has spent some years working abroad in USA and the Middle East, largely in aviation-related work managing large labour forces in airport operations. Her career has encompassed travel to most parts of the world, and given her an understanding of the economic and cultural differences of countries, and the fact that people are just fortunate (or unfortunate) as to where they are born.
Jan travelled to Ethiopia in 2018, for Orthodox Easter – a trip that had been planned for many years; and was quite awed with the hope and positive attitude of all Ethiopians she met. She wanted to do something to help such an amazing country