Yvonne Price - Chair of Membership Development Committee
Yvonne was elected to the NFWI Board in 2017. She Chairs the Membership Development Committee and also sits on the Finance, Food & Garden and Science & Leisure Committees.
Yvonne has been a WI member for just over 10 years, joining East Preston Village WI, after moving down to West Sussex from West London in 2005. She has been President for 6 years.
Yvonne joined the West Sussex Federation Board in 2010, and held the post of Vice Chairman from 2011 to 2015, when she was elected as Federation Chairman. Yvonne trained as a WI Adviser in 2012, and joined the National Training team in 2015, where she is one of the WI Adviser Trainers, and also undertakes Trustee training. She has also served as a Member Representative on the Training Committee, from 2015 to 2017.
Yvonne’s career was as a Biomedical Scientist in clinical pathology, working in a large teaching hospital in London, and retiring as a laboratory manager with responsibility for several laboratory sites and over 50 staff. Yvonne has Master’s level professional qualifications in biomedical science, and a Diploma in Management studies. Non-medical initiatives as laboratory manager, including the procurement and installation of a new laboratory IT system, and the implementation of a document management system.
Yvonne volunteers at her local hospital in Worthing, in the Breast Care unit. Her knowledge of medical terminology and IT skills, help provide some administration support to the medical team.
Yvonne describes herself as a “life-long learner”, she enjoys travel, likes to read, mainly crime novels, and enjoys the theatre and cinema, and a good TV drama. She likes to cook, and spend time in the garden, and also to visit country houses and historic buildings, and to know more about history and the arts.
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