About Us


Joan McDowell

Joan McDowell

Hi, I am Joan. I became a Christian in my late teens. I am married to Bill and have two adult daughters and one son-in- law and two cats! I am qualified as an adult nurse, midwife and district nurse. I have worked in nurse education for many years and my passion is diabetes nursing.
I joined CNMAS in 2015.


Kathleen Mackenzie

Kathleen Mackenzie

Hello! I’m Kathleen Mackenzie. I’m a native of the Western Isles. I qualified R.G.N. in Aberdeen in 1970; S.C.M. in Bellshill in 1972, and worked for several years in three very different locations – Central India, the Outer Hebrides and as a Bank Nurse in various Glasgow hospitals.
I have enjoyed my involvement in the setting up of CNMA(S), and trust it will have a very positive contribution to make to the lives of nurses and midwives in Scotland and beyond.


Elma Paxton

Elma Paxton

Hi, I am Elma Paxton. For many years I worked as a midwife and midwifery lecturer in Scotland and abroad. I keep in touch with many friends who are still in practice in Scotland, Europe and Israel. My interests are mainly outdoor pursuits and gardening.


Isobel Berks

Isobel Berks

Hello I’m Isobel. I work as the administrator of CNMA(S). I am married to Ray and have two grown-up children and two grandchildren. In my spare time I enjoy reading and crosswords.