Lay Member, Patient and Public Engagement
Ana Paula Nacif is the Lay Member (Public and Patient Engagement) for NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group.
She is responsible for ensuring that the CCG listens to the public’s views and fully engages the community when making decisions about local health services.
She is director of Quantum Leap Training and Consultancy, which gives strategic advice and support to charities and other not-for-profit sector organisations to increase their impact on local people and communities.
Ana has over 20 years’ experience in communications, policy and community engagement both in the public and voluntary and community sectors. Since 2005, she has been working in the health and social care arena, with a particular focus on patient involvement, policy and campaigning, as well as the development of practical solutions to empower patients to better manage their health; she leads on a range of community-based projects which aim to improve the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged populations.
She is also an executive coach and works with public sector organisations in leadership development and organisational change. She lives in Dargate with her husband and two children.