CEO - Sade Oluwaleimu
Sade is a dual qualified adult nurse and midwife with 10 years experience in the NHS. Undergirded by her 3 degrees in biomedical science, adult nursing and midwifery Sade is a sought out Speaker, mentor, advocate and leader as a widely respected advanced medical professional for women’s and babies health. Sade has sat on a number of advisory panels including the turning tide affecting policy on the treatment of Black, Asian and Ethnic minority women in the U.K. healthcare system. Sade has also been honoured with the HERO Award by the London North West Healthcare NHS Trust for her outstanding service.
Board of Directors
Co- Chair Person/Treasurer
Martin worked as a learning disability nurse for 36 years before semi retiring in 2011, he now sits on panels as a clinical adviser at care and treatment reviews carried out on behalf of the Nottingham Clinical Commissioning Group.
Martin met Angela Gorman through there work with the trade union Unison and is a proud supported of LFAM.
Martin has visited Sierra Leon twice once in 2012 and more recently in 2019 and was very happy to be able to sponsor LFAM country representative Morlia Kamara through university.
Martin has 2 children (now adults)
dr tom howson
Dr. Tom Howson is the Innovation Lead for the Bevan Commission, Wales' leading independent think tank on issues related to health and social care, and oversees the Commission's diverse portfolio of innovation programmes, projects and partnerships. Tom's academic background is grounded in the study of Biomedical Sciences, whilst his doctorate at Swansea University Medical School focussed on the study of innovation activity in the Life Science and Health sectors. In addition, Tom is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evidence Reviewer and is part of the Health Foundation's Q Community. Tom has previously worked for Life for African Mothers in an operational capacity and is now delighted to have been made a trustee of the charity.
Sophie Browning is currently an Human Resources Business Partner for Admiral Group Plc., the UK’s leading car insurance company and Wales’ only FTSE 100. Sophie has a wealth of Human Resources experience within multiple Financial Services organisations. Sophie was introduced to the Charity by a fellow trustee and provides support primarily in relation to people related initiatives or issues. Sophie is delighted to use her professional experience to support LFAM’s operations and was honoured to be asked to join the Board of Trustees
Julie has been to Africa on a number of occasions as part of her Parliamentary work, she has seen first hand the huge health challenges faced by people especially in poorer areas. Julie feels maternal mortality is especially tragic and women dying in the process of giving life should be greatly reduced, and not dying as the result of lacking items that are inexpensive and readily available in the developed world. “Seeing LfAM working to provide these dedicated professionals with the tools they need is wonderful”..
I am a member of the Welsh Cameroonian Women’s group. We as a group are passionate about the maternal health of women not only in Cameroon but across all developing countries. It is because of this passion that we decided as a group to cooperate with LFAM to see how we could help to better the lives of mothers in developing countries. I was made a member of the board of trustees for LFAM a couple of years ago and this to me was a great honour.
Peter has been a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist in Cardiff for the last 25 years. He has made trips to Sierra Leone for training courses and to provide medical cover at the Aberdeen Women’s Centre in Freetown. He is pleased to support LFAM with his professional perspective.