These governors represent the interests of people who are using, or have used, the Trust's services
Jasmine is a woman of colour with disabilities who feels these two groups are currently under represented on the governing board and would like to redress this balance. Championing the needs of the community has been a major part of her professional career. As a law graduate she recognises the importance of open and pro-active communication to ensure continuity of service and maintain the concept of partnership.
My name is Natashia, I am a mother of 4 children between the ages of 3-13 years. I have personal experiences in many fields under the CNWL, ie. hospitals, mental health, schools, prisons etc and I have volunteered to help raise money at a charity organisation.
I have co-facilitated a group of service users at Brent Mind. I have mentored for other service users at Ashford Place Centre which helps with Wellbeing in the community.
I have lived and worked in Dublin, Ireland, Sydney, Australia, Maine, USA and London, UK.
I am now a service user and have experience of inpatient life. I have been in the system for many years now.
I have graduated with a BA Marketing from Portobello Business School, Dublin, Ireland.
I am interested in Poetry and have a Poetry Book published titled A Boogaloo Saint.
I have completed one year of a Public Relations Course at the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.
I grew up in Dublin, Ireland and now live in London, UK. I first came to London aged 21 to work for the BBC.
I am a Dame.
I have previously been a Governor for CNWL but retired as I was unable to devote the necessary time to contribute fully. However, I am now able to devote time and hopefully, expertise.
I am passionate about mental health and wish to be involved as much as possible in two specific areas, mental health in children and Alzheimer’s. I already work within the field of “end of life care” with Coordinate my Care where I am an external Governor and sit on the “Patient Panel” I have personal experience with Alzheimer’s as my late husband was a sufferer for 19 years.
I have considerable commercial experience as my working life has been involved and continues to be involved with international business, Fintech and property.
During my Governorship with CNWL I particularly enjoyed sitting on the medical panels when selection of appointments within the sector arose.
On a personal note, my interests are theatre, opera, music, art, literature and playing the piano!
Having lived in Westminster for over 60 years so, feel I am able to understand and represent the requirements of the area.
With his lived experience, Simon is a vocal service user governor who does not shy away from raising issues with the executive in ensuring the Trust delivers the highest quality-of-service patients deserve, both in and out of hospital.
Since the closure of the Gordon Hospital he is playing an active role in working with the managing director and senior management team in shaping mental health services in The City of Westminster. As there are no acute adult mental health beds in Westminster, Simon is eager to see this beds crisis resolved, as sending patients out of area is distressing for both them and their loved ones. He has successfully campaigned to ensure Westminster inpatients and their loved ones sent out of area travel have their expenses paid.
Simon’s continuing passion for patient welfare remains his top priority.
Chris has lived with HIV for forty years and worked until recently for CNWL at the Mortimer Market Centre - one of the largest HIV Clinics. He represented the patient voice on management committees and provided education, advice, advocacy and newly diagnosed courses for patients.
Chris was a member of the CNWL Ethics Committee, is a member of the British Psychological Association, UK Community Advisory Board and the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV . He has worked with the Medical Research Council, British HIV Association and the Royal College of GPs. He was one the writing panel for the Psychological Standards for Adults Living with HIV.
Chris is passionate about education. He lectures widely, including University College London, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, New York University and has also made many media appearances.
He is the director of education for The National HIV Story Trust - which uses the history of the HIV pandemic to challenge the ignorance, stigma and discrimination affecting people living with HIV today - despite the fact that today HIV is a long term manageable condition.