Lisa was born in Cornwall and has worked for South Western Ambulance Service for 12 years, with the last 3 years as an Operations Officer in East Cornwall. She is very excited to commence her role as a Trainee Critical Care Paramedic, developing her skills and enhancing her ability to provide more specialist care within a challenging environment. Outside of work Lisa can often be found at the beach with her husband and two young children as well as enjoying running.
After leaving school Lynnette trained as a pastry chef for three years, doing part of her training in Bavaria Germany. Once qualified she travelled to Greece to work for an English and Greek restaurant. The following season she went to work in the Channel Islands on a small island called Herm, three miles off the coast of Guernsey. She had a contract for six months and took just a rucksack but came back 16 and a half years later with a husband and two children. While Lynnette was there she was a pastry chef on and off between having children and she also helped to run the island's three gift shops. She now runs a small cake business alongside her job running the Cornwall Air Ambulance shop in Wadebridge. The cause is particularly close to Lynnette's heart as her son was airlifted in 2015.
Since Mandy left school she has worked in retail, both in the food and clothing sectors. When she went back to work after having children she worked at the Asda store in Bodmin, progressing to supervisor in the ‘George’ department, then enrolling onto the management programme. After a while Mandy wanted a new challenge so she became a shop manager to two shops of another Cornish charity. After two years she was promoted to Deputy Retail Groups Manager for its 27 shops. She joined Cornwall Air Ambulance in 2016.
Mark joined Cornwall Air Ambulance as a van driver in May 2019 covering the Camborne area. He previously worked as a driver for B & Q. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, karate and spending time with his Norwegian family.
Mick joined the ambulance service in Cornwall (SWAST) in June 2002 after serving 11 years with the London Ambulance Service.
He has been working on the Cornwall Air Ambulance since May 2006 as a full time member of the team of six.
Paula joined the charity in May 2008 having previously worked in businesses management roles in a variety of industries, as diverse as building surveying, accountancy, sustainable agriculture and renewable energy technologies.
Her career background is founded in people, project and finance management, delivered through charitable organisations, NGO’s and European funded projects.
Her work in leadership has included overseeing extensive change and organisation, people and cultural development at the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust, where she works closely with the Board of Trustees and senior leadership team on strategic development and planning focussed on continuous service delivery improvements and the patient.
Since appointing a Chief Operating Officer alongside the Director of Fundraising, Paula now spends some of her time supporting a team of specialist fundraisers, building networks and connections in corporate, major donor and influencer circles, including in London, building upon strong grass roots and traditional income generation for the Trust as a local Cornish charity with 32 years of history.
She is a member of the Institute of Directors, Institute of Fundraising, and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and in 2019 won the IoD SW Region Award for Third Sector Directors, subsequently shortlisted for the National Awards in London.
For the past three years Paula has been a Director of the national trade body for the air ambulance sector and stepped down from the role of Chair of the Board of Directors for the Association of Air Ambulances in summer 2019. She has facilitated and spoken at several sector events, and works with a teacher training network as a mentor, helping the next succession generation of aspiring women head teachers through their leadership journey.
In her spare time she likes to travel, preferably on a cruise ship, and create her own knitted garments. Walking and cycling are two of her favourite activities as well as visiting National Trust properties. Paula is also a Rotarian, and is the Youth lead for Rotary District 1175 Devon and Cornwall. She has one daughter who lives and works in London for an international Language and Translation company, and a Siamese cat at home in Bodmin.
Pete joined Cornwall Air Ambulance in July as a trainee Critical Care Paramedic. He comes from Northampton, and moved to Cornwall with his parents 26 years ago. He has previously worked as a Retained Firefighter for 15 years, and a Paramedic for the Ambulance Service based in Newquay. He then became a Practice Placement Educator for the Trust. With an interest in anatomy and physiology, Pete is looking forward to developing his skills in trauma patients as he becomes a Critical Care Paramedic.
In his spare time he has set himself the challenge of walking all the coastal paths in Cornwall with his girlfriend and their dog. He also enjoys running and cycling.