Current Committee Members

JP1Janka Penther – Chairperson and Team Manager

I’m 37 yrs old, have Cystic Fibrosis and received a double lung transplant at Harefield in April 2013. I joined the club in 2015 and became a committee member after my first AGM in Witney in 2015. I was appointed Chairperson at the AGM in Bournemouth a year later. I was also Team Manager for the Harefield Team for the British Transplant Games in Scotland 2017 and have recently taken on the role again for the BTG 2020 in Coventry.

chairperson@harefield.hamsters.org

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James Doherty – Vice Chair             

 had a double lung transplant in September 2013 due to Cystic Fibrosis. I have been on the committee since   the AGM in Oxford in 2015 and took on the role of Vice Chair in October 2019.  I am also the hospital representative for the European Heart and Lung Transplant Championships.

f2jpd@yahoo.com

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Douglas Forbes – Club Secretary

I had a double lung transplant in August 2013, as a result of CF, and have been a member of the club for a year. I joined the committee at the  AGM in Bournemouth in 2016 and took on the role of Secretary in 2018

forbesdj@yahoo.co.uk

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Rob Lonrigg – Membership Secretary

I have been a member and supporter of the club since 2005, I had a double lung transplant in October 2003 due to CF. I joined the committee at the AGM in 2015.

roblongrigg@hotmail.co.uk

Committee_David_WalkerDavid Walker – Treasurer

I have been a member and supporter of the club for 29 years. My son Alex is the transplant (heart) patient. I have been on the committee a long time. I became treasurer 3 years ago.

walkerdavid525@gmail.com

Mary ForbesMary Forbes  –  Newsletter Editor

I joined the club in 2015 with my husband, Douglas Forbes, 2 years after this lung transplant. I am a keen supporter of Team Harefield at the British Transplant Games and have newly taken on the role of Newsletter Editor.

editor@harefieldhamsters.org

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Alex Walker – Committee Member

I had my heart transplant 32 years ago and I have been a member of the club since day 1. I have been a member of the committee for a number of years, last year as chairman. I have completed in the British Transplant games every since my transplant.

Maggie Williamson– Committee Member             

I joined the committee at the AGM in 2018.. I had my lung transplant in November 2014  in the USA and am now loving life in the UK. I have taken on the management of the HTC  website and help out with events.

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Karen Taylor – Committee Member

I have been a member and supporter of the club for 29 years. My husband Paul had a heart transplant in 1987. I previously held the position of newsletter editor for 4 years but now I concentrate on organising the annual club reunion together with my husband.

Paul Taylor- Committee Member

I have been a member and supporter of the Club since 1987 when I had my heart transplant. I have been on the committee for a number of years and have previously held the position of Membership Secretary.

Caroline Rutherford – Committee MemberCR

I’d had and LVAD for about 18 months when I received my last call for a heart in June 2018. I joined the committee after the 2019 Harefield reunion as I wanted to contribute, when possible , to a fantastic club. I love sport and I am a keen member of Team Harefield at the British Transplant Games.

Version 5Neil Henson – Committee Member

I had a double lung transplant in August 2018, aged 54, due to having IPF. I joined the committee in 2019.