Meet the team

Meet the team

Meet your Healthwatch Camden team members.

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Stephen Heard – Director

Stephen is Healthwatch Camden’s Director.

Stephen has spent the last 9 years working in a leading charitable social enterprise. In this time, he’s built and led award-winning teams and created sustainable health, social and physical activity strategies as well as heavily contributing to charity and social value impacts across various areas of the UK, primarily London.

During his career so far, Stephen has undertaken roles from volunteer to regional management, trustee and most recently, Director. Throughout his 16 year career of working towards healthier, fitter and happier communities, Stephen has developed a passion for equality and empowering people, be it colleagues or the local population.

Stephen is a keen sportsperson and Health and fitness advocate who plays competitive badminton in his spare time.

He also volunteers as a trustee of a charitable fund.

Telephone: 020 7383 2402

Email: stephen.heard@healthwatchcamden.co.uk

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Nikita Limbu – Projects Lead

Nikita is our Projects Lead

Before joining Healthwatch, Nikita worked as an allied health professional for several years and has an academic background in public health. She has an interest in health inequalities, specifically with respect to chronic diseases. Having been a Camden resident for a long time, she wishes to use her skills to assist the local community in their health care needs

Telephone 020 7383 2402

Email: nikita.limbu@healthwatchcamden.co.uk

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Sangeeta Sooriah – Research and Administration Officer

Sangeeta is our Research and Administration officer.

Sangeeta has experience in health and social care research and policy in the charity and higher education sectors. She is particularly interested in co-production research having worked with people with rare genetic skin conditions, family carers, clinicians, and industry to support the co-design of medical devices for these patient groups.  Sangeeta is keen to bring her skills and experience to Healthwatch Camden, to engage and support communities in Camden to achieve better health outcomes.

Telephone 020 7383 2402

Email: sangeeta.sooriah@healthwatchcamden.co.uk

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Madeleine Stolz – Communications Lead

Madeleine Stolz is our Communications Lead.

Madeleine is a communications specialist and writer with many years experience. Having worked for the Department of Health as well as for many charities and government organisations including Blind Veterans UK and the mental health charity, Crossline. She likes to write in simple, easy to understand English and is committed to making a difference.

Email: madeleine.stolz@healthwatchcamden.co.uk

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Chloe Ahara – Outreach Officer

Having spent some years working in the banking sector in customer facing roles, I transitioned into the charity sector after the pandemic, and discovered my love for community outreach work. I went on to volunteer at different organisations, one being the Colindale Communities Trust. While working there, I developed a deeper passion for community-based work where I could use my skills, knowledge and empathy to help vulnerable and under-represented people, in a way that could create a positive impact.

At the end of 2022 I joined the Hypertension Project at Healthwatch Barnet who were a part of a larger campaign with Core20Plus – helping to spread awareness and information about blood pressure/hypertension and its many links to several health issues. The project ran for 10 months and consisted of a group of Community Connectors, we were responsible for hosting Health Checks and taking blood pressure readings of residents in various locations and venues around the Borough of Barnet.

Being involved with engagement work in the community, created an opportunity for me to see and understand firsthand the issues, needs, and areas where healthcare services can become more accessible and grow to deliver better and more impactful services.

In my spare time I like to attend music concerts and festivals and keep up to date with the ATP and WTA tennis tours.

Email: chloe.ahara@healthwatchcamden.co.uk