My name is Rebecca Devaney and I am the Membership and Communications Administrator for the Paget’s Association. Since my first day, I have enjoyed a very friendly welcome from Sue, Diana and our Chairman, Professor Roger Francis. Commencing employment in April 2018, I was fortunate to be able to attend my first Board Meeting in my second week, and to attend the Liverpool Centre of Excellence Award Ceremony the day after. These were both very interesting and informative experiences for different reasons. At my first board meeting, I was introduced to the Trustees and this provided an opportunity to see how the Association works and how the job that I do will fit in with the wider organisation. The Liverpool Award Ceremony gave me an opportunity to meet people affected by Paget’s disease and hear their stories, as well as finding out about the research and work that is happening in Liverpool.
As my job title suggests, I communicate with both members and non-members of the Association, as well as the Centres of Excellence. This interaction may be through many different media such as email, phone and through our social media presence such as our Facebook and Twitter pages. I also help to update our social media channels on a regular basis. Another aspect of my job is helping with the production of the Paget’s newsletter, which is something that we welcome the input of members on.
I also assist with the administrative side of the membership. This involves helping to make sure that the recent changes, as a result of the General Data Protection Regulations, are implemented successfully, and keeping members’ details up to date. As well as this, I send out information packs for members, who may have recently joined the Association. I will be at our Information Events and I look forward to meeting as many members as possible.
On a personal note, in my spare time, I enjoy visiting the cinema to catch some of the latest releases, as well as taking in some fresh air, by walking in my local nature reserve and watching the various wildlife. Overall, I am really enjoying my role, being a part of the Association’s future and helping it to continue to grow.