Meet the Founder


Founder & CEO

Trudie is recognized 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. She 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. May 2004 saw the first Arrhythmia Awareness Week and the establishment of Arrhythmia Alliance A-A). The Arrhythmia Alliance (www.heartrhythmcharity.org.uk) is a coalition of charities, patient groups, healthcare professionals, Department of Health, Government and industry allies all working together. Read more

Meet the US Team


Executive Manager & Global Liaison 

Email or call 843 415 1886

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.


Community Education Manager

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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. 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.


Program & Design Coordinator  

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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. 


Communications Coordinator 

Email or call 843 415 1886

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 for 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


Get in touch for more help and information

(843) 415-1886info@stars-us.org


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