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.
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.
Gary is a consultant anaesthetist in Truro. He is married to a consultant anaesthetist, with two children; they have experienced the challenges of successfully balancing two consultant professional careers and a family, and are committed to delivering and developing health systems in Cornwall.
He spent a large part of his anaesthetic career in the Royal Navy, including time deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. As part of the Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) Gary trained and delivered aviation pre-hospital care in non-permissive environments.
He has perspective on the challenges of working for two employers simultaneously, the Navy and the NHS, and of the transition from military to civilian career.
Gary enjoys all aspects of clinical medicine, with a recent particular emphasis on bringing harmony to the clinical and managerial juxtaposition within the NHS. He has completed an MBA at Warwick Business School, which he began during a three year NHS ‘sabbatical’ working as a Director in the private sector.
Gary has an interest in organisational leadership and patient safety and recognises the importance of staff-well being and resilience in an environment of increasing professional scrutiny and financial challenge.
He has experience of clinical governance, incident investigation, risk management and change management. As the years pass, Gary is trying to maintain outdoor pursuits that he can share with his family. The boat aspirations are smaller, but the children seem to take pleasure in the paddle board, and he is scoring equally with left foot and right foot in the back garden.
Gary enjoys mentoring and coaching trainees and consultants through interview preparation, career development hurdles and change barriers. He is qualified at Masters Level as an Executive Coach. He is an educational supervisor to medical students, foundation doctors and anaesthetic trainees.
Gary enjoys being part of the team of the wonderful organisation that is the Cornwall Air Ambulance, and hopes to support the delivery of immediate care to the region.
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!
Hayley started at Cornwall Air Ambulance in June 2015. Her background in fundraising began when she moved to Cornwall in 2012 when she began volunteering for Cornwall Air Ambulance. She loved the opportunity to get out and about in the community at various local events.
Being married to a local paramedic Hayley is aware of the vital role the air ambulance had in such a large county and the lifeline it provides.
In her spare time Hayley has a passion for crafting, in particular she loves to sew. She enjoys rustling up an item of clothing or household accessory on her sewing machine when she gets a chance. She also has her hands full at home with four cheeky chinchillas and Mona and Oscar, her rescue dogs who fill her time with long walks exploring the wonderful countryside and coastal paths the county of Cornwall has to offer.