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 Officer.


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 for research and pulmonary vascular treatment set by the Board of Directors.


This also includes managing the Charity's funds, liaising with all sponsors and donors, overseeing all PVRI Committees and Task Forces and communicating with the PVRI membership on all scientific and educational 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 has since attended all Annual World Congresses and Drug Symposia, as well as many other PVRI events, recording lectures and conference talks which are then uploaded to the Learning section of the PVRI website.


On a day-to-day basis, Aaron takes care of all online and offline marketing efforts for the PVRI and he is the Project Manager of the PVRI Digital Clinic, the Institute's interactive e-learning course on pulmonary vascular disease aimed at specialists to improve their understanding on the diagnosis and management of pulmonary hypertension patients.

Andrea Rich, Events Manager - USA


Andrea has been involved with the Pulmonary Vascular Research Institute 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.


She also takes care of the annual PVRI ATS (North American Task Force) ‘Get-Together’ social gathering and the many adhoc meetings that take place over the year. She is very much one of the figureheads of PVRI’s American front.

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