The Board

    The Board consists of:

    • Rosalind Fisher (UK) – President 
    • Patricia Luck (Switzerland) – Vice President 
    • Sary Workman(UK) – Board Member 
    • Julia Hews-Girard (Canada)– Secretary 
    • Lisa Smith (UK)– Treasurer 
    • Ruchi Saka (India)– Director of Communications 
    • Mary-Louise Daly (Switzerland)– Board Member 

    Please feel free to contact us for more information about INGID or just to share information about the nursing care of patients with immunodeficiencies.

    Meet our Board Members

    Rosalind Fisher

    Rosalind Fisher – President of INGID

    Specialist Nurse Practitioner in Immunology and Allergy
    Oxford University Hospitals NHSFT, Department of Clinical Immunology. Academic Street, Level 4, John Radcliffe Hospital, OX3 9DU, Oxford, United Kingdom.
    I have worked as a senior specialist nurse in immunology for 11 years and am part of a nationally and internationally recognised team delivering high quality services for patients with PID, whilst also taking part in extensive research and educational activities.

    Patricia Luck

    Patricia Luck – Vice-President of INGID

    Member of INGID since 2019
    Registered Nurse, MScN, PhD cand.
    I work as an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) at the University-Children’s Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland in the field of immunology and stem cell transplant. I work with pediatric patients with inborn errors of immunity (IEI) such as: SCID, CGD, Microdeletion 22q11, neutropenia, familial Mediterranean fever and patients undergoing SCT. The main focus lies on instructing the families and helping them to learn the illness management and integrate it to their daily family life. In my PhD thesis I work on a research project aiming to develop a psycho-educational nursing intervention supporting parents after their newborn was diagnosed with an IEI in national newborn screening. It is an exploratory sequential mixed methods design.

    Sary Workman

    Sary Workman – Affiliated Board Member

    Specialist Nurse Practitioner in Immunology and Allergy
    Senior Clinical Research Nurse and Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Clinical Immunology, Royal Free Hospital, NHS Foundation Trust. London, United Kingdom.

    Julia Hews-Girard

    Julia Hews-Girard RN PhD- Secretary

    Southern Alberta Rare Blood and Bleeding Disorders Program, Foothills Medical Center
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Calgary
    Research Nurse, SARBBD program, School of Medicine, University of Calgary
    Calgary, AB.

    Ruchi Saka

    Ruchi Saka – Director of Communications

    Board Member (Director of Communication-INGID)
    Registered Nurse Registered Midwife M.Sc. Nursing (Paediatrics)
    Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, PGIMER, Chandigarh (INDIA).

    Lisa Smith

    Lisa Smith – Treasurer

    Lead Immunology NurseNorth Bristol NHS Trust, Immunology Department,
    Southmead Hospital, Westbury-on-Trym Bristol, BS10 5NB, United Kingdom.
    I am the Lead Immunology Nurse at North Bristol NHS Trust . I have worked in both Respiratory and Haematology before specialising in Immunology in 2006. I lead a team of specialist nurses caring for adult patients with immune deficiencies and hereditary angioedema.

    Mary-Louise Daly

    Mary-Louise Daly – Board Member

    Member of INGID since 2010. Secretary of INGID from 2010 – 2016. I am Irish and have been living in Basel since 2007. I trained in Germany and worked for 10 years in the NHS, UK before moving to Switzerland. My qualifications include registered Nurse, MA (Medical Anthropology), MSc (Anal Chemistry). I work as an advanced practice nurse at the University Hospital Basel, rheumatology department since 2018, mainly with adolescents. I am a member of the board of the University Center for Immunology, and have been involved in developing a German-speaking immunology nurse network, involving nurses from Germany and Switzerland.

    The Election Committee

    Lucy Gossens

    Lucy Gossens RN, MSc

    Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Immunology and Rheumatology at Radboudumc, Amalia Children’s hospital, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
    My main focus is taking care for patients with an immunodeficiency, with special attention to administering immoglobulins and transition to adult care. Besides I am working on a hospital-wide project for transition in care. We made a hospital-wide transition protocol and did the implementation.

    Riet Strik Albers

    Riet Strik-Albers, RN, Nurse Practitioner

    Nurse Practitioner Pediatric Immunology and Infectious diseases at Amalia Children’s hospital, Radboud university medical center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
    My main focus is taking care for children with antibody deficiencies (with special attention to administering immunoglobulins) and children with infectious diseases, like hiv and OPAT.

    Director of Education

    Karlien Claes - INGID Director of Education

    Karlien Claes

    Advanced Nurse Pediatric Immunology at the University of Ghent in the team of Prof. Dr. Filomeen Haerynck. With a main focus on needs of children, adolescents and young adults with primary immune disorders and coordinating several projects within their research team.
    Before I worked for 21 years as a Rheumatology nurse for adults and children with also a national commitment as president of the Belgian Health Professionals in Rheumatology until September 2022. Putting together an educational package for immunology nurses is a very nice challenge. A challenge I want to work on, together with you.

    Roles and responsibilities for the Board and the Election Committee

    Roles and Responsibilities of INGID Board Members

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    INGID Election Committee Roles & Responsibilities

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