Team Meeting

Галерея симптомов Long Covid Kids

Michael Rosen Patron

Michael Rosen is one of Britain’s best loved writers and performance poets for children and adults and has personally been affected by Long Covid. He is currently Professor of Children’s Literature at Goldsmiths University, London and has taught on MA courses in universities since 1994. He was the Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009 and has published over 200 books for children and adults.

Sarah Miller Chair Trustee

Sarah has worked in the charity sector for over 25 years, mainly in fundraising and marketing. She is a busy mum to 3 teenagers, balancing work, home education and caring. Two of her children are living with ME., & her youngest son has suspected Long Covid. Sarah decided to take up the role of Chair trustee to utilise her professional and personal experiences to make a difference to families, children & young people affected by Long Covid.

Susie Goulding LCK Representative for Canada

Susie runs Canada's largest Long Covid advocacy group..

Covid Long-Haulers Support Group Canada.

Sammie Mcfarland CEO & Founder

Sammie Mcfarland is a Wellbeing Coach & Entrepreneur.

She is a 'long hauler' and the visionary behind Long Covid Kids. A passionate advocate for proactive holistic health.

Her lived experience, determined-spirit, and attitude motivate her to be a strong voice for children with Long Covid. She has a special interest in reducing the impact of chronic long-term health on children.

Helen Goss LCK Representative for Scotland, & Trustee

Helen lives in NE Scotland with her partner and 8 year old daughter who is suffering from Long Covid since the first wave.

She has a background in media planning and has undertaken various roles with the Pregnancy Sickness Support charity over the past 8 years.

Helen is keen to ensure that all families in the UK have appropriate access to paediatric Long Covid care.

Kirsty Stanley Occupational Therapist

Kirsty has been an OT for over 20 years, after training at St. Loyes School of Occupational Therapy in Exeter. She has worked in the NHS, as a lecturer, and is now an Independent Practitioner working with people of all ages. Kirsty is passionate about social justice and uses her lived experience of disability alongside her professional experience in Multiple Sclerosis, fatigue management and work support, to help others with Long Covid to lead fulfilling lives despite the health challenges they face.

Frances Simpson Founder & Trustee

Frances Simpson is a lecturer in Psychology and Counselling at Coventry University (SC.) She is also a sufferer of Long Covid and a founder member of the campaign group LongCovidSOS.

Fran has a special interest in the neurological impact of COVID infection on children.

She has two children with Long Covid.

Sarah O Connell LCK Representative for Ireland

Sarah and her daughter suffer from post viral ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. She has a BA in Psychology and MA in Psychoanalytic Theory. Sarah has seen first hand the devastation caused by post viral illness.
She is passionate about fighting for proper recognition and services for those with post viral illnesses. She is eager to fight for adequate care for the huge number of families effected by Long Covid.

Tabitha Gavin

Tabitha joined LCK to support with administration tasks. She has a background in education and currently works as an administrator at a UK university. Her interest in supporting the charity comes from having a CEV son who shielded in the first wave.

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Nathalie Pearson Founder & COO

Nathalie Pearson joined Sammie and Fran shortly after Long Covid Kids came to be. Dedicated to promotion of health and wellbeing, she has two Bachelor of Science degrees and a special interest in research. Nathalie has been a determined advocate for children, NHS and school staff since the pandemic began to unfold and has experienced personal loss during COVID-19.

Melissa Lynch LCK Representative for USA

Melissa is from North Carolina, a CMA, RMA with 26 years experience., She has been leading paediatric advocacy within the USA at state & federal level to give a voice to children with post viral conditions. Melissa has 4 children, her 12 year old daughter has Post Acute Covid Syndrome & is the motivation behind Melissa's passion to see change within the education and healthcare.