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Our Trustees

Mind in Haringey is governed by a board of volunteer trustees who all bring extensive knowledge and experience to the organisation. Our trustees ensure that we are working within our mission and values at all times and that the targets we set strive to achieve our vision.

David Pascall CBE - Chair & Acting Treasurer

Why Mind in Haringey?

I have personal experience of mental illness and live in Haringey. I am now retired from full time executive work and wish to take on non-executive chairmanships and directorships which match my interests and experience. Mind in Haringey is an excellent fit.

Experience:

  • Co-opted to the Board of Trustees in July 2015 as Acting Chairman (and Acting Treasurer since December 2015).
  • Senior executive with BP for twenty five years.
  • Managing Director of Terra Firma (private equity) for eight years.
  • Technical, financial, commercial and change management experience.
  • Previously held Government positions and a range of non-executive chairman and directorship experience.

Interests: Family (3 children), golf, reading, theatre and music.


Gemma Coleman - Secretary

Why Mind in Haringey?

I worked at Mind in Haringey for around 5 months. During this time I saw the really valuable work Mind in Haringey does and I was keen to stay and support this work in a voluntary role. Through work and the experiences of family and friends I’ve seen the impact mental health problems can have, but also how people can be supported and recover, which is why organisations like Mind in Haringey are so important.

Experience:

  • Co-opted to the Board of Trustees in May 2016 as Acting Secretary.
  • Researcher in Special Educational Needs and Disability for the Department of Education.
  • Previously worked for Rethink Mental Illness, supporting people with complex mental health prob-lems in their recovery.
  • Studied Psychology at the University of Exeter.
  • Recently finished a Masters in Mental Health Research at UCL.

Interests: Walking, kayaking and climbing. I’m a keen traveller and like to visit new places. I’ve re-cently enjoyed learning to use a sewing machine and trying to grow vegetables.


Laura Aldridge

Why Mind in Haringey?

I have personal experience of a number of mental health issues, and am strongly committed to improving services in the local area. I’ve lived in Haringey since 2014, and spent a year volunteering at Mind in Haringey in the admin department. After leaving, I was really keen to continue being involved as I believe mental health charities are becoming ever more important due to a lack in government funding for mental health issues, and I’m excited to be part of the invaluable work MiH does. 

Experience:

  • Trustee at Mind in Haringey since February 2017
  • Previously volunteered in the MiH admin office for a year
  • Currently work in academic publishing, and have worked on Psychology books
  • BA and MPhil in Linguistics from UCL and Cambridge

Interests: Music (both listening and playing), cooking, travelling, politics, photography


Oran Blackwood

Why Mind in Haringey?

I wanted to support local people who are struggling with mental ill health. As a teaching professional, and a mental health survivor, I find there is not enough support in place, and what there is tends to be difficult to access. I value the work that Mind does and see that it is an essential link to peo-ple accessing services.

Experience:

  • Co-opted to the Board of Trustees in May 2016.
  • Currently training to be a counsellor and a coordinator for special educational needs.
  • 10 years experience working with SEN and mental health in post 16 education.
  • Currently working with the Hackney Learning Trust to improve provision for young people with special education and mental health needs and support better access to services.
  • Befriender for Maytree, a charity that offers respite for people who are feeling suicidal.
  • Working with the Eagle Recovery Project on photography documentary projects.

Interests: Mental health advocacy, education and photography.


Tricia Bohn

Why Mind in Haringey?

I live in Haringey but have worked as a GP in Hackney for over 20 years in a practice with a strong commitment to mental health and working with local voluntary organisations. Prior to that I worked in Haringey and Hackney as a Youth and Community worker. I have several close family members affected by mental health problems so I would like to support Mind in Haringey in continuing to provide strong and flexible services for local people.

Experience:

  • Co-opted to the Board of Trustees in May 2016.
  • Work experience with young people and people with physical and learning disabilities, providing sup-port and access to education and employment.
  • Primary Care liaison between GPs and voluntary organisations in Hackney. GP lead on dementia and learning disabilities.
  • Committee member of voluntary organisations including Derman, Turkish Counselling Services.
  • Volunteer for Medical Justice, visiting detainees in Immigration Detention Centres.
  • Experience of working in local campaigns, women's health campaigns and wider issues.

Interests: Film and theatre and hiking. Local and health campaigns.


Glynnis Joffe

Why Mind in Haringey?

I live in Haringey and would like to use my experience of working in social care and listening to people living with mental health issues. I am passionate about helping to improve access to health services, housing, training and employment for those affected by mental health issues. I would like to support Mind in Haringey to achieve wider reach and ensure their services continue to develop with great benefit to service users and the community. I am also committed to improved awareness of mental health issues with the impact of achieving early preventive support and better inclusion. 

Experience: 

  • Over 30 years working in social services firstly as a qualified social worker.
  • 20 years as a senior manager running operational social services and commissioning provider services.
  • Close working with NHS CCGs and provider trusts offering hospital and community services including mental health services.
  • Strong interest in co-production with users of services and their families and the voluntary sector


Helen Moulinos

Why Mind in Haringey?

One in four of us will experience a Mental Health difficulty each year in the UK. In my own family, this has certainly been true and I have experienced the incredible impact a strong support network can have on someone’s recovery. 

I’m keen to support Mind in Haringey’s mission through volunteering my time and offering my skills to enable the Charity to grow, prosper further and in turn better serve the needs of people in the local community. 

Experience: 

  • 20+ years of international commercial experience in the Charity and Financial Services sectors 
  • Skilled in  business and commercial strategy, creating viable new business and technology models, delivering projects and developing and implementing strong commercial partnerships.
  • Board Trustee supporting an East London based Mental Health charity helping people to return to the workplace.
  • Currently involved in helping three of the UK’s largest Public Health & Social Care charities undertake an important restructuring initiative.


David Mosse

Why Mind in Haringey?

I live in Haringey and am strongly committed to improving mental health services. My personal experience of bereavement by suicide has made me passionate about suicide prevention and working against mental health stigma. As a Trustee for Mind in Haringey I want to learn from the experiences of service users, volunteers, staff and fellow board mem-bers.

Experience:

  • Trustee at Mind in Haringey since May 2015.
  • Chair of the Haringey Suicide Prevention Group and member of the Alliance of Suicide Preven-tion Charities (TASC).
  • A career working on community-based approaches to poverty reduction and human develop-ment internationally (e.g., Oxfam in India).
  • University professor and head of the SOAS Anthropology Dept, and also involved in student mental health issues.
  • Trustee of a development NGO (Village Service Trust) working in rural south India, and member of the Governing Body of SOAS University of London.

Interests: Cycling, running, walking in the countryside, dogs, music, reading, India.


Heather Pegrum

Why Mind in Haringey?

I am highly motivated and having worked and volunteered within the third sector as well as using third sector services, I have a strong appreciation of the challenges, opportunities and value of Mind in Haringey. I am pas-sionate about promoting positive health and wellbeing. I believe that ser-vices offered by Mind in Haringey can provide invaluable support for many local people.

Experience:

  • Co-opted to the Board of Trustees in May 2016.
  • Trained Mental Health First Aider with Level 3 Certificate in Working in Community Mental Health.
  • Volunteer Support Time Recovery Worker at the HCCT, City and Guilds.
  • Experience in graphic design and brand for fast-paced organizations, handling national and in-ternational projects.
  • Worked and volunteered for various third sector organizations, including working directly with service users.

Interests: My background is in fine art. In my spare time I continue graphic design and illustration as well as going to the gym and reading.


Richard Popple 

Why Mind in Haringey?

Mental health is a huge part of my life and something, which I want to educate myself and others in.  My work involves public speaking and high levels of communication and listening skills, which I bring to MIND in order to develop existing relationships and help to improve the superb mental health services already in place.  I highly value the work MIND is capable of and wish to be a part of that continued excellence.

Experience: 

  • Co-opted to the Board of Trustees at Mind in Haringey in April 2017
  • Trainer and facilitator for both the private and public sectors, including the NHS, London MET and  TFL.
  • Freelance actor, writer and core artist with Coney and Punchdrunk Enrichment theatre companies
  • Experienced in  creating socially  engaging  work aimed at educating and entertaining audiences from different demographic backgrounds
  • Experienced schools workshop facilitator and drama tutor, working with students to improve performance skills and confidence levels.
  • Volunteer with BuddyHub