Jana Witt, Chair

Jana works as a Programme Manager in the healthcare sector, with expertise in quality improvement, patient involvement, cancer, and end of life care. Jana has a strong interest in promoting patient choice, as well as public health and well-being, and is passionate about improving health and social care services to ensure they meet the needs of service users.

Judi Byrne

Judi is an experienced Chief Executive who has spent her professional career within healthcare settings in both the NHS and charity sector.  Her area of focus is palliative and end of life care services in NHS and hospice settings. She has had operational roles in two NHS Trusts, followed by a post as an NHS Senior Clinical Commissioner and two roles as a hospice Chief Executive. She is keen to use her experience to support the Healthwatch board and local people.

Ralph Hughes

Ralph has worked as a Health Economist and a Research Manager. He has spent ten years working to improve access to medicines and healthcare though policy development. He has joined Healthwatch to continue this work in a more direct way, at the point where individual patients interact with the health system. He wants to help improve the wellbeing of the local community.

Angelica Larkin

Angelica is an experienced civil servant, who has worked across medical research and science and innovation policy. More recently, she has been responsible for private rented housing and support for vulnerable groups. Angelica is passionate about creating a fairer society. As an Islington resident, Angelica joined Healthwatch to support the local community and improve health and wellbeing outcomes for all.

Elena Miranda

Elena is the Healthwatch Islington Treasurer. Elena has a background in Biotechnology. She is currently responsible for the administration and financial management of the Biobank at UCL Cancer Institute.