Meet the team

Stephanie Barwick, Chief Executive // UK


// Stephanie started her employment with the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute (PVRI) on 1 April 2014 as the Charity’s first full-time employed Chief Executive. She is based at the PVRI UK central office and her role is to manage and oversee all aspects of the institute, including the day-to-day operations, as well as implementing the strategic vision set by the Council of the PVRI. This includes managing the charity's funds, developing a fundraising strategy, liaising with all PVRI committees and managing all aspects of communication with the PVRI membership in terms of its international Task Forces and educational / scientific projects.

Aaron Shefras, Marketing Manager // UK


// Aaron started his position at the PVRI in February 2015, initially to develop a new online identity for the charity. He attended his first two PVRI conferences at SAPH in Abu Dhabi and the Second Annual Drug Discovery & Development Symposium in London. On a day-to-day basis, Aaron takes care of all online and offline marketing efforts for the PVRI, so we are looking our best and are reaching the right people.

Georgie Sutton, Admin Manager // UK


// Georgie joined the PVRI in November 2016. Georgie brings 15 years of communication experience both within the NHS and commercial organisations, having moved from her home country of France in 1996.

Andrea Rich, Events Manager // USA


// Andrea has been involved with the PVRI since it started in 2006. Early on in her role, Andrea planned the initial PVRI meetings, and she is now in charge of organising the two main PVRI international scientific events - the Drug Discovery & Development Symposium in the summer and the Annual World Congress in January.

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