Meet the Team

Trudie Lobban, Founder and CEO

Trudie is recognised as a world expert at representing patients and their carers as well as working closely with all those involved in the care and treatment of people affected by cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death and has contributed to medical papers and books as well as presenting at national and international meetings from Japan to USA and Norway to South Africa. 

In 1993 Trudie Lobban established STARS (www.stars.org.uk) as a result of her own daughter being diagnosed with Reflex Anoxic Seizures (RAS). Trudie brought together a multi-disciplinary group of professionals consisting of paediatricians, geriatricians, neurologists and cardiologists to form the STARS Medical Advisory committee. 


Francesca Lobban, Executive Coordinator/Director

Francesca manages the United States office of Arrhythmia Alliance and the day to day operations of the infrastructure. Additionally, as a native of the United Kingdom she serves as the liason between the U.S. branch and the headquarters in the United Kingdom.



Sharonica Gavin, Community Education Manager

Sharonica Gavin came to Arrhythmia Alliance with five years of experience in cardiology and as a senior intern majoring in the field of Public Health at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. Due to her passion for the organizations mission, following graduation she yielded the position as the Community Education Manager for the United States audience.

As part of her role, Sharonica works as the caring face for the charity and provides support to individuals who struggle with the symptoms of arrhythmias.

Sharonica is responsible for managing all patient inquiries throughout the United States and providing patients and caregivers with needed resources. She provides empathy, knowledge and direction for our patients.

Clare Shumway, Program & Design Coordinator

Clare joined Arrhythmia Alliance in August 2018, she is originally from Yorkshire, England and graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with her masters degree in Graphic Design. As Program and Events Coordinator, Clare works alongside her fellow staff members to ensure the implementation and success of current programs, as well as the management and planning of all future events, social media and marketing. 

Jennifer T. Graham, Communications Coordinator

Jen was the Creative Marketing Director for an in-home health care company prior to joining Arrhythmia Alliance. She has over 14 years of experience in design, communications and community outreach.
Jen graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design where she majored in Graphic Design and minored in Advertising. She earned her MBA in Marketing from Saint Leo University. She has served as a volunteer and board member for several nonprofits. Jen will be responsible managing communications.


If you would like to find out more about our campaigns, please contact us:

Email: info-us@heartrhythmalliance.org

Telephone: 843-415-1886

Address: PO Box 5507, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29938

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