John Gibbs Consultant Paediatrician, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lynda Coulter MBE
Lynda Coulter is the founder of the Human Milk Bank and is currently the Human Milk Bank manager on the Special Care Baby Unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital (COCH).
Lynda has won a number of awards in recognition of her work in human milk banking including the National Nurse Midwife of the Year Award 2005 and recently met Prince Charles to receive her MBE.
Stephanie joined the Human Milk Bank team in 2011 as Administrative Assistant and provides invaluable support with all the HMB data collection and statistical analysis as well as other practical aspects of donor milk management.
Stephanie shares her skills with us for fundraising events and assists with the development of promotional artwork for the Milk Bank. She is currently studying graphic design and photography at Chester University and supports the Human Milk Bank around her studies.
Jane Lewis is a Midwife who is responsible for screening all potential donor mothers.
Having practicised midwifery for over 30 years Jane has a keen interest in promoting breastfeeding and in the well being and nutrition of neonates.
Carole Pritchard has worked as a community Midwife in Chester since 1985. As part of her midwifery role, she pursues an interest in infant feeding and is a professional member of the local breast feeding support group known as The Baby Cafe.
Carole is a donor screener for the milk bank.
Angela McShane has worked as a Neonatal Nurse in Australia and UK for several decades. Her current roles on the Chester Unit include pasteurisation duties for the human milk bank and occasional duties as a Neonatal Nurse.
Alison Hourihane MCIM DipM
Alison Hourihane is a marketing consultant who is responsible for the HMB website and works with the HMB team for promotional and fundraising activities.
Alison has been a milk donor and her daughters Emma and Charlotte were both recipients of donor milk. Charlotte spent 17 days on the neo-natal unit during August 2005.
Michele Worden, Midwife and Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner offered unstinting professional support from the inception of the service through collaborative working, fundraising and even becoming a donor mother. Her invaluable support continues as the service grows and develops.
Lisa is an Education and Social Development consultant who spent many years working in Vietnam. She became a donor mum following the birth of her second child in 2004. Lisa supports the milk bank's fund raising efforts and each year organises a team of rowers for the annual sponsored Dragon Boat Race Event on Chester's River Dee.
We also have volunteer drivers who collect milk from donor mums and deliver it to the milk bank.