Meet The Team
Richard Bradford - Responder, Trustee, Senior Team Leader, Stores Manager & CFR Tutor
Richard joined in 2013. Previously, he worked as a Training Officer with the London Ambulance Service. Richard first heard about Community Responders whist recovering from a cardiac arrest and is passionate about teaching CPR and the use of an AED to as many people as possible.
Richard is the Team Leader for the Eastbourne Area Team and is newly promoted to Senior Team Leader covering the Polegate and Hastings Operational Units of SECAMB.
Matt Briggs - Responder, SECAmb CFR Senior Team Leader
Matt is a founder member of the group and has been a Responder since 2009.
Matt is a Director of Specsavers in Eastbourne and previously the Team Leader.
He covers the Langley area.
Karen Hilton - Treasurer & Trustee
Karen is Eastbourne Area Community First Responder Treasurer and a Trustee. Karen lives in Eastbourne, works for a local church and has three children.
Joni Wood - Responder & Secretary
Joni joined the team in 2019. She covers the North Langney area of Eastbourne.
Joni is a mum of 4 and also works as a Medical Secretary in a local GP Surgery.
Steph Meech - Associate Trainer
Steph is an Operational Team Leader with SECAmb based in Polegate and she is a trainer
for the Community Responders. Steph attends training meetings to deliver bi-monthly reassessment
training and any other modules that are required. She also supervises the teams Observer shifts,
where responders get experience on front line emergency situations.Cal Negroiu - Associate Trainer
Cal is a Paramedic with South East Coast Ambulance Service based at the Polegate Make Ready Centre.
He started working with the team in 2017 to help with Community First Responders training.Chris Blackman - ResponderJoined the team in 2019 and responds within Eastbourne and the Sovereign Harbour areas. Chris works locally as an engineer and is keen half marathon runner and has also achieved 1st Dan Black belts in both Karate and Kickboxing.
Chris joined the responders to help and support his local community.
Andy Cooper - Responder
Andy is a UK Defence Specialist Emergency Nurse and is a serving member of Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Service. When he is not deployed on operations, he works as a clinician and practice educator within the Emergency Department at the Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth. Andy has been responding for SECAmb since 2012 and covers the Stone Cross and Langney area.
Paul Crouch - Responder & Trustee
Responder since 2012 and Trustee within the group .
Paul was previously employed as an Area Manager for a high street bank but is now retired.
Previoulsy interest in Lifesaving and is a life member of Eastbourne Voluntary Lifeguards.
Paul covers the Ratton, Hampden Park and Old town areas.
Dan Dunbar - Responder
Dan joined the group in the summer of 2019 and works locally at Hillier Garden Centre.
One of his motivations to join was after successfully carrying out CPR to a customer who suffered a
cardiac arrest at work and he was awarded a CPR Hero award by the British Heart Foundation.
Dan is a Polegate Town Councillor and a volunteer with the East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service.
Sara Geoghegan - Responder
Sara joined in 2013. Sara is Chief Instructor at Windmill Hill and covers the Herstmonceux area.
Daniel Hopkins - Responder
My name is Dan, I became a CFR in 2019 in the Hailsham area.
I am resource dispatcher with south east coast ambulance and have worked with SECAmb for the last 4 years. Outside of work I have a passion for sport including football and the odd spot of fishing.
Shannon Kingaby - Responder
Shannon has been a responder since 2019 and responds in the Hailsham and Eastbourne areas.
She is a student Paramedic and joined the team to help her community.
Keith Welch - Responder & Trustee
Keith joined in 2014. Keith is a Health & Safety and First Aid Trainer and covers the Hailsham area.
Claire Roberts - Responder
Claire has been a Responder since 2016 and covers the Hailsham area.
She is a mum of two, works for SECAmb as an Emergency Care Support Worker and is a self employed massage therapist.
Claire enjoys doing martial arts and is a 1st Dan Blackbelt in Wado Ryu.
Charlotte Senior - Responder & Trustee
Charlotte joined the team in 2017 and covers the Hailsham area.
I wanted to become a Responder to support the Ambulance Service and my local community and to have the skills and knowledge to help those who are critically injured or unwell.
I wanted to provide help and reassurance to patients and families who may be worried or distressed.
For my day job, I work as a Therapy Assistant for both Physio and Occupational Therapy.
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