Our team

Catherine WiltonCatherine Wilton – Director

Catherine Wilton is the Director of Coalition for Collaborative Care, and has been with C4CC since its inception in November 2014, previously holding the role of Deputy Director.

She is C4CC’s expert on community development and social capital and is a skilled facilitator and executive coach. Catherine brings a wealth of experience and knowledge with 20 years’ experience in education, health and social care, which informs our work around the three Cs – Community, Conversation and Co-production.

She set up and leads on the Leadership for Empowered and Healthy Communities – a programme aimed at helping senior leaders across the public sector explore what they need to do to create the conditions for strong and healthy communities. This successful programme now forms part of the Coalition’s work programme around Community.

The passion Catherine brings to this role is from personal and family experience of long-term conditions and is a pioneer for co-production – something she has modelled through her work setting up and running the ‘Building Community Capacity’ project at the Department of Health and within the Timebank she set up in her local area.

She has held the post of Interim Director of Connected Communities at the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (the RSA) and is an associate of the Centre for Citizenship and Community.

Catherine was also an elected member of Reading Borough Council for eight years, holding the post of Cabinet member for Culture and Sport between 2003 and 2007.

Kristi AdamsKristi Adams – Co-production Facilitator

Kristi is the Interim C4CC Co-production Facilitator. Kristi has a long-term condition, was a young carer and has worked in healthcare regulation and programme management for over 15 years. Kristi is a professional coach and believes that everyone has the potential to make choices for themselves, if they have the right people supporting them.

Kristi is passionate about healthcare and in particular, patients/service users and carers being the drivers of care, as opposed to being perceived as the passengers. Kristi’s vision is that people and carers are empowered and respected as confident and competent equals, working alongside and in true partnership with professionals.

Kristi is keen to hear about your experiences of co-production so that she and the C4CC co-production group can learn more about what works well and what could be done differently.  Please get in touch with her at Kristi.adams@nhs.net if you want to share your experience and ideas. Together, we can be part of designing a new future for people with long-term conditions.

Kirsty HakenKirsty Haken – Communications Lead

Kirsty has held communications roles across the public and private sector and prior to taking up her role with C4CC, she was Communications Manager for Salford Together, an integrated care programme in Salford. She has also previously worked for Greater Manchester Police and spent three years living in Singapore, and for two of those working as Community Relations and Events Manager for the British High Commission, Singapore.

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