Meet the Team

Meet our Peninsula Cancer Alliance team who all work together to improve cancer services over Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Sunita Berry Managing Director

Sunita Berry, Managing Director

Sunita Berry is the Managing Director of the Peninsula Cancer Alliance. She has worked in Networks since 2002, developing first the cardiac and then the stroke network across Avon, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset. She believes passionately that through developing coalitions and consensus it is possible to deliver broad health care gains for populations, and that networks are ideal vehicles for delivering large-scale change. A neuroscientist by training, she has previously worked for the BBC making documentaries on science and health issues.  Sunita’s favourite place to visit is The Scarlet Hotel in Cornwall as she can relax and look out over the cliffs at Mawgan Porth. She loves rowing and is attempting to fall into the rhythm of nature by learning more about gardening.

Sarah Jane Davies

Sarah-Jane Davies, Peninsula Cancer Alliance Manager 

Sarah-Jane Davies is our Alliance Manager overseeing the delivery of the alliance’s programme and managing the team. She is also the alliance’s innovation lead exploring and supporting implementation of new and emerging technology including artificial intelligence and the introduction of new diagnostic tests. Sarah-Jane has worked for the NHS in various improvement roles since 2012 and joined the Peninsula Cancer Alliance in 2017 as Programme Manager.  Sarah-Jane enjoys the sense of job satisfaction from her role.  In her spare time, she enjoys time with family and friends, sailing, and hiking along the South West Coast Path.

John Renninson

Mr John Renninson, Clinical Director

John Renninson is our Clinical Director at the Peninsula Cancer Alliance, he is a surgical specialist in gynaecological cancer treatment with a keen interest in research on the family history of cancers, ovarian cancer treatment and improving the uptake of cervical cancer screening to prevent cancers in the future. John also works on the implementation of new test for GPs to improve triage of suspected cancer patients, Reviews of pathways in cancer diagnosis and treatments and modernisation of cancer MDTs. John likes to relax by watching Exeter Chiefs play rugby and spends time with his Grandchildren. He is very lucky as his favourite place in Devon is on the top of the hill behind his house where there is a 360 degree panoramic view from the sea to the moors and into Somerset.

Joe Mays GP Lead

Dr Joe Mays, GP Lead for Prevention and Early Diagnosis 

Joe Mays graduated from Bristol Medical School in 1998. Like many doctors of his generation he explored specialty training (in his case Orthopaedics) before seeing the light and moving to General Practice in 2005. Joe is now a 7 session GP Partner in Exmouth.  In his other three sessions he is the GP Lead for Prevention and Early Diagnosis for the Peninsula Cancer Alliance, CRUK Alliance GP, and lead GP Clinical Commissioner for Cancer for Devon CCG. Joe has been working in clinical commissioning since before the Lansley reforms, completing a PGC in Leadership Development in Primary Care in 2012, and for the past three years has been working in cancer commissioning. Joe is a keen advocate of the role of GP in diagnosis in general, believing this to be a core pillar of satisfaction in the job, and especially interested in the role of the GP in cancer diagnosis.

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Iwona Mezydlo, Programme Manager and Performance Lead

Iwona has recently joined the Alliance as our Programme Manager and performance lead. Her role is to support performance improvement and recovery goals against the cancer waiting times standards within the region. She has worked within the NHS for 16 years, previously at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust. Iwona is a certified project manager and has worked in both operations and performance management roles.
With vast experience in data quality and improvement projects, Iwona enjoys looking at ways to streamline and improve processes and governance structures, as well as looking for innovative ways of working to improve performance.
Outside of work, you will regularly find Iwona in her local gym enjoying Yoga and Pilates classes.  Iwona loves spending weekends with her family exploring the local countryside and travelling the world.

Miranda Benney

Miranda Benney, Programme Manager for Personalised Care

Miranda is the Programme Manager for Personalised Care at the Peninsula Cancer Alliance. This involves working with trusts to help establish programmes of care to support individuals to live well with a cancer diagnosis. Miranda also leads on implementation and development of the My Sunrise Cancer Companion app.
She has worked in the NHS for over 30 years, most of this time in various specialist cancer nursing roles. Miranda has been involved in redesigning cancer pathways, developing new ways of working and promoting the development of the nurse specialist role.
She has a keen interest in partnership working and linking services together, to support and maintain individuals’ quality of life.
Since moving to the coast, Miranda has become a reluctant sea swimmer and continues to travel as much as she can.

Beth Kingshott

Beth Kingshott, SSG Support Manager

Beth Kingshott supports the work programme and activities of the Peninsula Cancer Alliance by facilitating the continuation of the Site Specific Groups across the region. After graduating  with a Law degree, Beth began working within private healthcare before joining the NHS in 2018. In her spare time Beth enjoys long hikes over Dartmoor with her dog, climbing and surfing. You may even find her on bake off one day!

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Sarah Smith, Project Officer

Sarah Smith began her career in the NHS in 2001 where she was a receptionist in her local GP surgery. Fast forward a few years and she had achieved a Degree in Business Leadership and Management at the Open University, where she then went on to work for Health Education England as the Support and Development officer for the South West. Sarah's focus at the Peninsula Cancer Alliance is currently on workforce where she spends her time on workforce development and creating a supply and demand tool.  When she isn't working on projects for the PCA, Sarah likes to go on adventures with her son, one of their favourite places being Widemouth Bay where they like to create entire construction sites on the sand.

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Domonique Curaba, Business Manager

Domonique has been with the Peninsula Cancer Alliance for two years and works with the team to ensure that the business support functions are in place in order to help deliver the cancer aims in the NHS Long Term Plan. She is also a part of our innovations pilots and has an interest in AI integration into trust systems. Following her humanities degree Domonique spent time in various industries before settling into Healthcare. When she is not working Domonique likes to surf, cycle and explore the many trails across Devon and Cornwall and she spends a lot of her time on the Hartland coast.