Who We Are

Executive Team

Education for Health is led by our Chief Executive Dr Linda Edwards, supported by our Executive Team, also identified as the Senior Leadership Team.

Dr Linda Edwards
Chief Executive

Dr Linda Edwards

Dr Edwards is a versatile leader, organisational change facilitator, clinician, and author on leadership. Her clinical roots and leadership experience blend seamlessly with her passion for improving health outcomes.

Linda’s experience in senior leadership roles in health and the third sector combined with a clinical background in behavioural psychology and podiatry place her in a unique position to facilitate organisational change.

She has a breadth of experience in the diverse challenges of supporting and managing stable organisations as well as those undergoing profound change. Linda has specialised in making the seemingly impossible, possible by working with people to resolve issues that get in the way of achieving better health outcomes for people.
She believes that the true skill of leadership is to create the environment which enables people to naturally shine. In this way the unachievable becomes very achievable and people enjoy their work.

Becky Harkcom
Deputy Chief Executive and Company Secretary

Becky Harkcom

Becky is a Chartered Accountant with considerable   experience across a number of sectors. She joined Education for Health in 2007 as Director of Finance with the task of introducing commercial awareness and strong financial management to the charity.

She now has responsibility to ensure all the resources of the charity are well managed and leads the finance, customer service, ICT, estates and HR functions. Becky works closely with the chief executive and the senior management team to drive strategy and continuous improvement.

Dr Vanessa Williams
Director of Learning Design and Quality

Vanessa has over ten years’ of experience in higher education, with a particular focus on adult learners and professional training. Her former roles include Assistant Dean of New Programs at Rutgers Law School in New Jersey and Assistant Director of Off-Campus Programs and Training at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has taught a range of classes at the undergraduate level as well as for continuing professional development education programmes. Vanessa is particularly interested in student-centred learning and equitable access to education.

Preeti Minhas
Director of Clinical Development

Preeti oversees Education for Health’s clinical portfolio, and works with charities and industry partners to develop our programmes ensuring we deliver quality outcomes for patients. Preeti is a pharmacist and a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and has completed her PG certificate in Learning & Teaching in Clinical Practice, and a PG certificate in Advanced Pharmacy.

Preeti also takes a lead role in representing the organisation in clinical groups and more recently was involved in the development of the COPD malnutrition pathway and breathlessness pathway, the IMPART2 project and is currently the Co-chair of Alliance of Heart Failure.

Nick Wilkinson
Director of Customer Solutions

Nick joined the Education for Health team in 2023 and brings with him a wealth of experience in sales and business development from his time working in business settings over the last 30 years, and more recently as commercial head at the hearing loss charity, the RNID.

Nick’s team are responsible for driving relationships with both the NHS and key corporate and commercial partners to deliver timely education and training support where it is needed. Diversification is key, and Nick is keen to explore other areas where Education for Health can support healthcare professionals in supporting patients with long term conditions.