Thinking of Oscar
Trustees & Advisors

Hannah Cole

Hannah Cole

Co-Founder

Hannah is Mum to Holly, Oscar and Barney. Hannah’s view of Thinking of Oscar is that it represents the chapters of Oscar’s life that he did not get the opportunity to live for himself. Her aspiration for Thinking of Oscar is that ultimately other children’s lives will have been saved as a result of the work of the charity.

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Hannah work for an artificial intelligence start up as their SVP of Sales and has an MBA from Henley Business School. She has spent over 20 years working in a variety of sales, marketing and leadership roles for large multi nationals including IBM and Software AG. Hannah competed in the Blenheim Palace Triathlon for the first time in 2016 and aims to do the same in 2017 whilst also loving to travel and create life long memories for her family.
David Cole

David Cole

Co-Founder

David is Co-Founder of Thinking of Oscar and Daddy to Holly, Oscar and Barney. David is a keen cyclist and triathlete and is hoping to compete in a number of events throughout 2017, including his first Half Iron Man triathlon, all raising funds for Thinking of Oscar.

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David works for IBM’s Cognitive Computing division Watson, where he heads up sales into Telco, Media and Entertainment in the UK. Watson is changing the face of healthcare by augmenting human expertise by helping to put the right information in the hands of clinicians in order that they can make the best decisions for their patients. David hopes that this kind of innovation will eventually be pervasive within paediatric care.
Nicola Tame

Nicola Tame

Trustee

Nicola is an Associate Partner in IBM IX, shaping, selling and delivering transformational Digital programmes. In her spare time she enjoys training and participating in sprint triathlons, running and has recently taken up CrossFit.

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Nicola and Hannah met within a few months of joining IBM 20 years ago and have been close friends since then. Nicola is committed to supporting Hannah and David continue the success of Thinking of Oscar and helping even more children and their families.
Jonathan O’Neill

Jonathan O’Neill

Trustee

Jonathan is a fundraiser with 15 plus years industry experience focusing on: children’s, education, disability access and media charities. As well as being a Certified Member of the Institute of Fundraising, Jonathan is also a Trustee for Thinking of Oscar.

Corin Allen

Corin Allen

Trustee & Media Lead

Corin is a Trustee for Thinking of Oscar and also heads up all media and PR enquiries.  Corin has over ten years experience in corporate and consumer communications for brands including Jaguar Land Rover, Honda, Burger King and eBay. In her spare time, Corin loves to play with her two young sons and walk the dog.

Dr Damian Roland

Dr Damian Roland

Clinical Advisor

Damian is a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and a clinical advisor to Thinking of Oscar. Dr. Roland is an experienced Paediatric Emergency Medicine clinician who is passionate about the care of ill and injured children.

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His research interests include educational evaluation, improving recognition of ill children and demonstrating the impact of social media on health care. Damian co-developed the Paediatric Observation Priority Score (POPS) an award winning system for evaluating children in emergency settings. He was also part of the team that delivered “www.spottingthesickchild.com” and has previously be named as one of the top 50 innovators in the NHS. He is a firm believer in the power of social media as a mechanism of knowledge translation and has a visible digital presence via twitter (@damian_roland) and his own blog (rolobotrambles.com).
Dr Iain Hennessey

Dr Iain Hennessey

Clinical Advisor

Iain is a consultant paediatric surgeon and clinical director of innovation at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool and also a clinical advisor to Thinking of Oscar.

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Iain graduated with honours from the University of Edinburgh and went on to train in paediatric surgery and urology at the Royal Manchester Children’s, Adelaide and Alder Hey Children’s Hospitals.

As director of innovation, he has built the Alder Hey innovation service into an internationally recognised entity by brokering partnerships with large corporations including BT, Sony, Panasonic and IBM through to local SME’s. In 2014 this was recognised by winning the improving healthcare with technology category at the Health Service Journal awards.

 

Dr Janet Craze

Dr Janet Craze

Clinical Advisor

Janet is a Consultant General Paediatrician at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. She was one of the team looking after Oscar during his illness, and has been involved in discussions about the work of Thinking of Oscar since its inception. She is now a clinical advisor to the charity.

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