Dave is a Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care Medicine and joined Cornwall Air Ambulance in 2018. He works at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro and has always been interested in Pre-Hospital Care. When he is not working, Dave is most likely to be found walking on a Cornish beach with his family and their labradoodle puppy.
Schooled right here in Cornwall it was inevitable that Ryan would return to work here. His majority role is primary care, although ever since starting in medicine he has had an interest in pre-hospital emergency care. He's experienced this all over the world from MedicOne in Seattle, Johannesburg Emergency Dept, and eagerly following London HEMS as a medical student. He also still responds as a voluntary emergency doctor, always on call for Cornwall BASICS. Cornwall Air Ambulance is a great team, a great challenge, and Ryan likes giving the kind donors of Cornwall a service to be proud of.
Simon is a GP with a specialist interest in Emergency and Urgent Care. He works with the Acute GP Service at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth and as Medical Director Primary Care for South Western Ambulance Service. He has had a long standing interest in Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine. He chaired the 2016 BASICS and Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care Conference Committee. He co-founded BASICS Cornwall and is now Chairman of BASICS Devon, responding on a regular basis. He also works with the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust supporting Paramedic Development. Simon holds the Diploma of Immediate Care and regularly teaches on BASICS education courses.
Will joined the Cornwall Air Ambulance team in 2016. He was appointed as a consultant in critical care medicine and anaesthesia at Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust in 2009. Prior to this he completed the majority of his training in the South West in addition to spending time working abroad in both South Africa and Australia. Aside from pre-hospital care Will has professional interests in echocardiography and medical publishing.
Ellen Winser joined Cornwall Air Ambulance as a Trustee in 2015. She is involved with a large number of organisations including the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Truro and Penwith College, Plymouth University, Pendennis Shipyard Holdings and Lord-Lieutenant's Fund for Youth. Ellen was awarded an MBE in 2012 for her services to higher and further education and is the Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Cornwall.
Ellen and her husband moved to Cornwall in 1995 after having spent five years sailing around the world.
Gemma started working for the charity in August 2015 having previously administered the accounts of an ice cream company and a local fruit and vegetable company. She has raised funds for the charity for the last three years by completing challenges such as the Macchu Picchu trek and has a very special reason for supporting the air ambulance, since the crew came to the aid of her young cousin in 2012.
Gemma enjoys being part of a bubbly and enthusiastic team. She especially likes the variety that her role brings and enjoys meeting the many different volunteers and donors that support the charity.
Gemma is a Fundraising Officer and manages the charity's in-house events. Having lived in Cornwall since 2002, Gemma was long aware of Cornwall Air Ambulance and its valuable work and after completing the 10k Runway Runaround in March 2012 she was keen to do more to help.
Gemma likes nothing more than keeping the rest of the team in check and trying to help organise their hectic fundraising schedules. In her spare time she enjoys taking part in as many activities as possible, from surfing to zumba and everything inbetween - she's always up for a challenge!