Meet the Team

Trudie Lobban


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 ( 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 ( is a coalition of charities, patient groups, healthcare professionals, Department of Health, Government and industry allies all working together.














Francesca Lobban


Executive Manager & Global Liaison 


Francesca is the Executive Manager of Arrhythmia Alliance and its affiliated charities – AF Association and STARS (Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures) – USA; as a native of the United Kingdom she also serves as the liaison between the U.S. chapter and the headquarters in the United Kingdom. Francesca has worked for the organization as a full-time employee for over ten years, however, she has been involved right from its infancy; Francesca volunteered throughout her childhood and teens. Francesca has a First-class BSc honors degree, from Kingston University, London.  Francesca has travelled the world representing the charity and has presented at various meetings and undertaken media interviews.  Francesca has the knowledge and history of the charities as well as the experience of living with an arrhythmia herself.


Jessica Bonilla Garcia


Senior Marketing & Communications Designer


Jessica Bonilla Garcia is the Senior Marketing and Communications Designer for Arrhythmia Alliance. Her background includes graphic and web design, content management, digital marketing and non-profit work. Jessica got her taste for giving back by helping the local Latino community while working as the art director for a local bilingual magazine. She is also an advocate for young immigrants through the Lowcountry Immigration Coalition. Jessica has always had a passion for non-profit work and is excited to bring her knowledge of digital marketing and communications to help raise funds, inform, educate and save lives.


Marketing & Communications Designer


Jessica Devore is the Marketing and Communications Designer for Arrhythmia Alliance. Her background includes graphic design, marketing, advertising and print production for commercial and non-profit organizations. Jessica has worked as the lead designer at a local print and sign company, designing and producing printed and digital material for the Hilton Head, Bluffton and surrounding areas. With over 6 years of design experience, Jessica is delighted to share her design skills to help spread awareness for those affected by an arrhythmia.



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