Meet the team

Your Maggie’s Centre is staffed by friendly professionals who can help you find the support you need. Their expertise is freely available to you in one-to-one sessions, workshops or supportive groups. 

Read more about our team below – and find out who they are and how they can help

  • Lisa Punt

    Lisa Punt

    Centre Head
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  • Elisabeth Hayward

    Elisabeth Hayward

    Cancer Support Specialist
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  • Kirsty Hoare

    Kirsty Hoare

    Cancer Support Specialist
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Lisa Punt

Centre Head

It is a privilege to be part of the Maggie’s Wallace team here in Cambridge. As centre head I am responsible for the day-to-day running of the centre, delivery of the programme and staff support. I also work closely with our NHS Colleagues to promote the Centre and ensure that as many people affected by cancer as possible are aware of what we offer.

I could see the value of what Maggie’s offers during my career as an NHS Consultant Radiographer, and I’m really pleased to be a part of that now.

It’s so rewarding to be able to offer time and practical help to people who walk through the door feeling vulnerable and lost. The Centre is a sanctuary for so many people, it really is an exceptional environment.

Elisabeth Hayward

Cancer Support Specialist

As Cancer Support Specialist, a key part of my role is to meet visitors when they come to the Centre and, most importantly, make them feel welcome and at ease as soon as they walk through the door.

My role also involves offering practical advice and support, as well as emotional and psychological support, through group work activities, such as drop-in relaxation and support groups.

Being part of such a warm and caring team and having the opportunity to meet many courageous and inspirational individuals is the best part of my job. I feel privileged to be able to support people to take an active role in what is happening to them by providing the practical, emotional and psychological support that is so essential to those living with, through and beyond cancer.

Kirsty Hoare

Cancer Support Specialist

My role as a Cancer Support Specialist is to be a welcoming face to everyone visiting our Centre. To be a listening ear, a person to trust with the maze of emotions and questions that erupt as a result of a diagnosis of cancer and to offer comfort and support. Also to be able to make suggestions on how to go forward, either through Maggie’s programme or signposting to other forms of help outside the Centre.

The best thing about my job is being able to offer time and space to anyone who walks in. To witness the tangible relief of someone who feels that they are safe, “at home”, comfortable and at ease just by being here. Feeling that maybe we can make a difference and being privileged enough to witness the huge transition which people go through from their first, tentative visit, to the point at which they feel able to face the world again on their terms.

  • Maggie Fowler

    Maggie Fowler

    Cancer Support Specialist
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  • Aneesh Shravat

    Aneesh Shravat

    Clinical Psychologist
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  • Sue Hudson

    Sue Hudson

    Cancer Support Specialist
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Maggie Fowler

Cancer Support Specialist

I work part time as a Cancer Support Specialist, and bring with me many years of experience from working as a Palliative Oncology nurse.

A supportive model of care is being increasingly recognised as important alongside medical treatment, and this is what makes Maggie’s so important. It is also a very nurturing and creative environment, which helps people so much at a complex and frightening time.

Aneesh Shravat

Clinical Psychologist

As a Psychologist, I see my role as helping to empower people as they face difficult challenges in their life.  It is a privilege to observe the strength, empathy and compassion that our visitors show during some of the most challenging times of their lives.

Maggie’s provides a unique environment in which people can feel themselves again. 

Sue Hudson

Cancer Support Specialist

My role as a Cancer Support Specialist is to offer practical and emotional support to anyone with a cancer diagnosis and their friends and family.

I have many years of experience as a Radiographer in a Radiotherapy department treating many different types of cancer, and I hope I can use this experience to support people through what can be a very stressful time of their lives.

It is a privilege to work with such a caring and supportive team of people and I am always inspired by the courage and strength of our visitors.

  • Elizabeth Martinez

    Elizabeth Martinez

    Benefits Advisor
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  • Andrea Chupacova

    Andrea Chupacova

    Centre Fundraising Manager
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Elizabeth Martinez

Benefits Advisor

My role is to provide practical support for people who are unsure what benefits are available to them.

I explain in detail what benefits they are entitled to within a warm and safe environment and give them correct information on how to apply for them. I also help them to fill in forms, mandatory reconsiderations and talk them through the appeal process when I feel an unfair decision has been made.

My main aim is to maximise a person’s income and relieve some of the stress that comes with finding your way through the benefit system. Many people find this process complicated and I am here to help and explain the system. I provide appointments as well as drop in sessions often working around people’s hospital appointments.

I have seen first hand how a person can walk through the front door looking lost and frightened and then see that same person leave with a smile on their face, Maggie’s is a safe place where people can come what ever stage of their journey they are on and receive support, advice and guidance. The atmosphere in a Maggie’s Centre is special and by speaking to many people they all share the same opinion that this is a much cherished service.

Andrea Chupacova

Centre Fundraising Manager

My role is to generate income to keep our Centre open for people who need us in their most difficult days.

I provide support for fundraisers, companies and community groups who want to help us to raise the funds but also organise events for people to take part in. I also work very closely with the Centre team to raise awareness of Maggie’s in the local area so we can support more people.

The best thing about my job is hearing people’s stories when they visit us at the Centre or when they decide to fundraise for us – they all have such inspiring stories to tell.

The people who visit the Centre inspire me everyday. In my first week of working at Maggie’s, a gentleman told me that he wouldn’t know what to do if Maggie’s was not here, he said, “it is a special place where you are always greeted by a smile."

Lisa Punt

Lisa Punt

Centre Head
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It is a privilege to be part of the Maggie’s Wallace team here in Cambridge. As centre head I am responsible for the day-to-day running of the centre, delivery of the programme and staff support. I also work closely with our NHS Colleagues to promote the Centre and ensure that as many people affected by cancer as possible are aware of what we offer.

I could see the value of what Maggie’s offers during my career as an NHS Consultant Radiographer, and I’m really pleased to be a part of that now.

It’s so rewarding to be able to offer time and practical help to people who walk through the door feeling vulnerable and lost. The Centre is a sanctuary for so many people, it really is an exceptional environment.

Elisabeth Hayward

Elisabeth Hayward

Cancer Support Specialist
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As Cancer Support Specialist, a key part of my role is to meet visitors when they come to the Centre and, most importantly, make them feel welcome and at ease as soon as they walk through the door.

My role also involves offering practical advice and support, as well as emotional and psychological support, through group work activities, such as drop-in relaxation and support groups.

Being part of such a warm and caring team and having the opportunity to meet many courageous and inspirational individuals is the best part of my job. I feel privileged to be able to support people to take an active role in what is happening to them by providing the practical, emotional and psychological support that is so essential to those living with, through and beyond cancer.

Kirsty Hoare

Kirsty Hoare

Cancer Support Specialist
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My role as a Cancer Support Specialist is to be a welcoming face to everyone visiting our Centre. To be a listening ear, a person to trust with the maze of emotions and questions that erupt as a result of a diagnosis of cancer and to offer comfort and support. Also to be able to make suggestions on how to go forward, either through Maggie’s programme or signposting to other forms of help outside the Centre.

The best thing about my job is being able to offer time and space to anyone who walks in. To witness the tangible relief of someone who feels that they are safe, “at home”, comfortable and at ease just by being here. Feeling that maybe we can make a difference and being privileged enough to witness the huge transition which people go through from their first, tentative visit, to the point at which they feel able to face the world again on their terms.

Maggie Fowler

Maggie Fowler

Cancer Support Specialist
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I work part time as a Cancer Support Specialist, and bring with me many years of experience from working as a Palliative Oncology nurse.

A supportive model of care is being increasingly recognised as important alongside medical treatment, and this is what makes Maggie’s so important. It is also a very nurturing and creative environment, which helps people so much at a complex and frightening time.

Aneesh Shravat

Aneesh Shravat

Clinical Psychologist
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As a Psychologist, I see my role as helping to empower people as they face difficult challenges in their life.  It is a privilege to observe the strength, empathy and compassion that our visitors show during some of the most challenging times of their lives.

Maggie’s provides a unique environment in which people can feel themselves again. 

Sue Hudson

Sue Hudson

Cancer Support Specialist
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My role as a Cancer Support Specialist is to offer practical and emotional support to anyone with a cancer diagnosis and their friends and family.

I have many years of experience as a Radiographer in a Radiotherapy department treating many different types of cancer, and I hope I can use this experience to support people through what can be a very stressful time of their lives.

It is a privilege to work with such a caring and supportive team of people and I am always inspired by the courage and strength of our visitors.

Elizabeth Martinez

Elizabeth Martinez

Benefits Advisor
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My role is to provide practical support for people who are unsure what benefits are available to them.

I explain in detail what benefits they are entitled to within a warm and safe environment and give them correct information on how to apply for them. I also help them to fill in forms, mandatory reconsiderations and talk them through the appeal process when I feel an unfair decision has been made.

My main aim is to maximise a person’s income and relieve some of the stress that comes with finding your way through the benefit system. Many people find this process complicated and I am here to help and explain the system. I provide appointments as well as drop in sessions often working around people’s hospital appointments.

I have seen first hand how a person can walk through the front door looking lost and frightened and then see that same person leave with a smile on their face, Maggie’s is a safe place where people can come what ever stage of their journey they are on and receive support, advice and guidance. The atmosphere in a Maggie’s Centre is special and by speaking to many people they all share the same opinion that this is a much cherished service.

Andrea Chupacova

Andrea Chupacova

Centre Fundraising Manager
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My role is to generate income to keep our Centre open for people who need us in their most difficult days.

I provide support for fundraisers, companies and community groups who want to help us to raise the funds but also organise events for people to take part in. I also work very closely with the Centre team to raise awareness of Maggie’s in the local area so we can support more people.

The best thing about my job is hearing people’s stories when they visit us at the Centre or when they decide to fundraise for us – they all have such inspiring stories to tell.

The people who visit the Centre inspire me everyday. In my first week of working at Maggie’s, a gentleman told me that he wouldn’t know what to do if Maggie’s was not here, he said, “it is a special place where you are always greeted by a smile."