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Members' Profiles


Sarah Coltman-Lovell - York Place Director, York Health and Care Partnership 


Sarah has worked in the NHS for 18 years. She initially started through the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme and throughout her career has built a wealth of leadership experience in the successful delivery of hospital operations, population health commissioning and complex integration. 


Sarah joined Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership in 2019 and has held the roles of Director of Collaborative Acute Commissioning and Director of Strategic Planning. Sarah is also a qualified Executive Coach and advisor to the NIHR’s Policy Research Unit in the Economics of Health Systems and Interface with Social Care.

Ian Floyd

Ian Floyd (Chair) - Chief Operating Officer, City of York Council 


Ian is the Chief Operating Officer at City of York Council and is responsible for all employees and services within the Council. In his role, Ian is responsible for the delivery of the council’s priorities, and ensuring the council delivers across a wide range of areas including Adult Services, Children’s services, the Economy, Housing, Regeneration and Highways. He works closely with elected politicians within the Council and a wide range of partners. 


Ian has worked for a range of different local authorities in the past, including senior finance roles at Birmingham City Council and Northumberland County Council, Deputy Chief Executive at Lichfield and Strategic Director at Scarborough.

Simon Morritt

Simon Morritt - Chief Executive, York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS FT 


Simon is the Chief Executive of the Trust - a role he started in August 2019 - and since July 2022, he is also a Provider Partner Member of the NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board. 


Simon joined the Trust from Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, where he has been Chief Executive since 2016. 


He has more than 25 years of experience in the NHS, which he joined in September 1989 as a general management trainee in Greater Manchester. 


After roles across Yorkshire, he went on to be successful in a number of senior positions. His first Chief Executive post was for the Doncaster Central Primary Care Trust in October 2000 and he was appointed Chief Executive of the former Bradford and Airedale Teaching Primary Care Trust (now NHS Bradford and Airedale) in October 2006. Following his time in commissioning organisations, he became Chief Executive of Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Zoe Campbell

Zoe Campbell - Managing Director for North Yorkshire, York and Selby, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS FT 


Zoe joined Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS FT in June 2022. Before this, she spent 8 years at the Alzheimer’s Society most latterly as the Executive Director of Operations. Zoe has an extensive career history spanning Adult and Children’s Services in the local authority where she worked in the commissioning and delivery of improvement and transformation programmes across the system; working as Head of Business Development in a UK-wide provider of domiciliary and private healthcare and in various charities providing support to people most likely to suffer health inequalities.

Mike Holmes

Professor Mike Holmes - Chair, Nimbuscare Ltd (Primary care services provider in York) 


Mike has been a GP Partner at Haxby Group for 20 years; a large practice caring for almost 100,000 patients across York, Hull and Scarborough. 


He has led the development of and now is the Chair at Nimbuscare Ltd - a GP Led provider organisation, bringing together all GP practices in the city of York, caring for a population of 250,000 people. Nimbuscare delivers a wide range of services on a citywide footprint. During the Covid 19 Pandemic Nimbuscare provided both a Local and a National Vaccination Centre on a collocated site in York delivering over 600,000 vaccinations over a 12-month period. 


Mike is currently the Chair of the Trustee Board at the Royal College of General Practitioners having previously been a Vice Chair of the College Council (2018-21). He contributed to the NHS Health and Wellbeing offer for Primary Care during the Pandemic and now Chairs the national steering group for the ‘looking after you too’ range of offers. 


He holds a number of other roles; He is an Honorary Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, a Trustee at St Leonard’s Hospice in York and is Chair of the Faculty of Advanced Clinical Practitioners and Physician Associates in the Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care System.

Rebecca Field

Dr Rebecca Field - Joint Chair of York Health and Care Collaborative 


Rebecca is a GP Partner and Clinical Director at York Medical Group, a large practice of 45,000 patients over multiple sites. She started as a GP Partner at 32 Clifton in 2001, which merged into YMG in 2014, and has had an active role in integrating teams and developing services across a wider footprint. She delivers GP care to patients as well as being a GP trainer, appraiser and mentor. 


Over the last few years, Rebecca has co-chaired the York Health and Care Collaborative meetings, which has been a great experience in collaborating with colleagues from provider organisations across York to improve the way in which the health and social care needs of our population are met.

Sharon Stoltz

Sharon Stoltz - Director of Public Health, City of York Council 


Sharon was appointed to the position of Director of Public in the City of York in May 2016 having previously been the interim DPH. Prior to moving to York, she was acting DPH in Barnsley for a number of years. In addition to her role as DPH, Sharon holds responsibilities as a chief nurse for the public health nurses (health visitors and school nurses) employed by the council delivering the Healthy Child Programme. 


Sharon started her NHS career in South Wales, training as a nurse and midwife at East Glamorgan Hospital before relocating to Nottingham and training as a health visitor. She completed her Masters at Nottingham University. Sharon worked as a community health visitor for around 14 years before taking up a more strategic role in the public health department at Nottingham Health Authority. Sharon worked in Cambridgeshire, North Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire before arriving in York. 


Sharon is interested in all areas of public health but has a particular passion for maternal and child health.

Alison Semmence

Alison Semmence - Chief Executive, Community and Voluntary Services 


Alison has been CEO at York CVS for 4 years having spent the previous 10 years in a similar role supporting the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) infrastructure in Southend on Sea. 


One of the roles at York CVS is to represent the views and needs of the VCS with the aim of influencing how services are designed and developed.  We believe the VCS is an integral and vital part of the Health and Care system and we will explore with the wider system what role the VCS can play as the transformation of services takes place.  A VCS Assembly made up of local voluntary organisations and charities has been established and will be a key conduit between the Partnership and VCS.

Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson - Chief Executive, St Leonard’s Hospice


Emma Johnson started work at the Hospice as Director of Clinical Services in January 2012, before becoming Chief Executive in 2019. Prior to that, she spent 15 years working in NHS Hospitals in Leeds. Emma has worked in senior nursing positions in Surgery, Neurosciences, Gastroenterology and Critical Care, and has also worked as a Clinical Educator and Directorate Manager. 


Emma's role at the Hospice involves leadership, service development and staff management alongside providing expert knowledge on matters relating to the Care Quality Commission and patient safety with the aim of continually improving the quality of care and meeting statutory inspection requirements.

Gail Brown

Gail Brown - CEO, Ebor Academy Trust 


Gail Brown is chief executive and executive headteacher of Ebor Academy Trust, which operates 23 primary schools in York, Selby, in the East Riding and The Humber and on the Yorkshire Coast. It is one of the largest multi-academy trusts in the country. 


Gail has been chief executive since February 2020 but formally joined the Trust in 2015 and has been headteacher or executive headteacher of five Ebor schools. 


In a 25-year educational career, she has been fortunate to have had a range of experiences which she says far outweighed her initial ambitions as a young graduate: “I always wanted to be a teacher and with an unwavering passion that all children are entitled to an excellent education, almost the first half of my career was spent teaching all phases of primary education,” she said. 


Gail’s first teaching post was with Robert Wilkinson Primary School in Strensall, which later was to become the launchpad for Ebor Academy Trust.

Karen Bryan

Professor Karen Bryan - Vice Chancellor, York St John University 


Professor Karen Bryan OBE is the Vice Chancellor of York St John University. She was previously Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Greenwich. Prior to that she was Pro Vice Chancellor for Regional Engagement and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing at Sheffield Hallam University. 


Professor Bryan is a speech and language therapist. Her research interests are in communication difficulties in young offenders and in forensic populations. She has also highlighted the impact of communication difficulties on access to healthcare. She is involved in the development of Registered Intermediaries working for the Ministry of Justice, and was previously a member of the Health Professions Council. 


Professor Bryan is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Neuropsychology at the University of Warsaw, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. She is currently Chair of Yorkshire Universities.


Michelle Carrington - Executive Director for Quality & Nursing, York Health and Care Partnership 


Michelle is a registered nurse with over 36 years of experience, mainly in acute care. She has held a number of senior roles including Practice Development and Service Improvement, Assistant Chief Nurse and Head of Patient Safety at York Trust. 


Michelle joined what was Vale of York CCG in September 2014, as Executive Director of Nursing since 2015. She was the Interim Director of Nursing for the shadow ICB during 2021/22 alongside her commissioning role developing the quality governance and nursing leadership arrangements, undertaking due diligence and facilitating a smooth handover of quality, safety and patient experience to the ICB.

Simon Bell

Simon Bell - Finance Director, York Health and Care Partnership 


Simon joins the team from NHS Kernow CCG in Cornwall.  He is a qualified accountant and a graduate of the NHS Finance Management Training Scheme. He has worked in the NHS for more than twenty years across a number of provider and commissioning organisations including Chief Finance Officer roles in CCGs based in the South West of England.

Stephanie Porter Stephanie Porter - Interim Executive Director Primary Care and Population Health, York Health and Care Partnership 


Stephanie has been working in the York and North Yorkshire health system since 2008 and joined the CCG in 2019 in a technical, specialist role in estates and capital planning. In a career spanning over 30 years, she has worked in all types of health organisations, including NHS England in an approval role and provider services, at York Hospital Trust. She has been responsible for several medium sized new hospital builds, including the new Selby Community Hospital and more recently has been responsible for a number of primary care premises schemes.


In recent years Stephanie has taken on the Director role supporting the delivery of primary care and community services during the Covid pandemic and beyond working with an experienced team of colleagues and peers supporting local service transformation.

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