This month we had the pleasure of welcoming Debs Crohn to the Board. With more than 25 years spent working on large, complex transformation programmes across health and social care, Debs brings a real wealth of experience to the charity.
Currently working as Head of Digital Transformation within the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Directorate, Debs recently led the Scottish Government’s digital workstream of the COVID-19 vaccination programme; championing a new approach to digital delivery across health and care, placing customers at its heart and ensuring service is user-centric and easily accessible. This programme has won many awards including the Holyrood Connect Programme and Project Management of the Year Award, 2022.
Like many of our trustees, Debs has a very personal reason for joining the charity.
“In 1994, I lost my first daughter Lucy to group B Strep. Having experienced the trauma of losing a baby in such tragic and avoidable circumstances, I am passionate about raising awareness of GBS and have worked hard to raise awareness amongst family and friends. I promised my daughter I would do whatever I could to ensure no parents go through what we did when we said goodbye to Lucy. I am really looking forward to bringing my skills, knowledge and experience to my role as a trustee with such a fantastic organisation.”Debs Crohn
“We are privileged to have a wonderful group of eleven trustees committed to our vision of eradicating group B Strep infection in babies, as well as our mission to educate the public and healthcare professionals about group B Strep and provide information and support to those affected and we look forward to working together.“jane plumb MBE FRCOG FRSA, chief executive at group b strep support