Philip Roethenbaugh

Philip joined the charity in 2023. He has twenty-five years’ experience as a fundraiser and marketer in the charity sector. He has worked at major national charities such as Asthma UK , Action for Children and Beat in addition to several smaller faith-based charities. For three years, Philip ran a consultancy business, supporting the development and governance of charities in the UK and oversees. His role is to ensure the Hospice raises the funding required to meet our needs and to increase the public’s awareness of our work.

Hayley Manley

Hayley joined Noah’s Ark in 2012 and has eighteen years’ experience in both paediatric palliative care and the charity sector. Hayley is a Registered Children’s Nurse and leads the Care Team, consisting of both Clinical and Holistic Services. She also acts as Chair of the Children’s Hospice across London (CHaL) Director Group and as a Specialist Advisor to the Care Quality Commission.

Dr Tagore Charles

Dr Tagore Charles qualified at King’s College, London, and has worked in the NHS for 25 years and has been in paediatrics for his whole career. He’s been a General Paediatric Consultant at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, for the last 12 years. As a general paediatrician in a teaching hospital he leads a paediatric ward and has an outpatient clinic with a wide variety of conditions.

Dr Juliet Pearce

Dr Juliet Pearce graduated from St Mary’s Medical school in 1993, completed paediatric training in 2006 and has worked as a Consultant Paediatrician at Barnet Hospital since then. Her specialist interests include neurodisability, paediatric epilepsy and children’s mental health. She has extensive experience in working with tertiary care teams and families in the care of patients with a high level of complexity and life-limiting conditions.

Dr Su Laurent

Dr Su Laurent was a Consultant Paediatrician at Barnet Hospital from 1993 to 2021. She has a keen interest in training and support and is the Director of Medical Education for the Hospital. Su has a special interest in managing children with complex medical problems. She has been involved with the charity Child Bereavement UK since its inception, inspired by their focus on learning from parents. She runs courses on bereavement support across the UK.

Sophie Andrews OBE

Sophie has worked in the charity sector for 30 years and has operated in both National Chair and CEO roles. She was awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list. She is a published author and accomplished motivational speaker and her TEDMED talk has been viewed over 1.7m times.

Alison Goodman

Appointed to the role of Deputy Chief Executive in 2020, Alison manages the charity’s people and operations, having previously been Noah’s Ark’s Director of Income Generation & Communications. She has worked in the charity sector for over 20 years, managing senior relationships, engaging supporters and organising major events.

Clare Gell

Clare has around 30 years of HR experience, mostly within the healthcare sector. She has previously worked at both Peace Hospice Care in Watford and St Luke’s Hospice in Harrow.
Her role is to support and provide strategic advice on both staffing and volunteering issues and opportunities at the Hospice.