Johnson takes on charity role

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation has brought in a new director of policy and communications.

Sarah Johnson, a former freelancer, has taken the role as the charity aims to make Type 1 Diabetes a key public policy issue. She leads a team of five and reports to CEO Karen Addington.

As well as lobbying, the team will support families, friends and teachers of sufferers.

JDRF is a medical research charity that exists to find a cure for Type 1 Diabetes, a condition that is on the increase and usually manifests in children.

Johnson replaces freelance consultant Mark Flannagan, who was brought in to conduct a communications review earlier this year.

Flanagan, who has been in the role for the last three months on an interim basis, is a former deputy director of communications at ASH.

JDRF is also currently looking for a head of communications.

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