Mandy Forrest – Director.
Mandy became Director of Sheffield Well-being Consortium in August 2011. Mandy started working life in the Sheffield voluntary sector, and has returned to it, following a 25 year diversion around the NHS. Mandy's previous experience includes setting up Sheffield Citizen Advocacy, being Chief Officer of the Sheffield Community Health Council and a number of roles in the NHS including service development in central Sheffield, regional development/partnership roles, and running the Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Collaborative Agency on behalf of 14 PCTs. Before joining the Consortium Mandy worked for VAS on commissioning development and supporting the development of Derby HealthWatch.
John Goodwin – Business Manager.
John has been involved in Sheffield Well-being Consortium’s development from working group up to the present time. He is involved in the contract / project management , financial management, setting up Consortium hub systems including quality assurance and supporting the Director in developing the organisation. His background in banking (qualified as ACIB – Associate Chartered Institute of Bankers) and the commercial sector have brought additional business skills to Sheffield Well-Being Consortium.
John previously worked for Manor and Castle Development Trust from 2003 to 2009 during which time he was involved in setting up and developing the Manor & Castle Healthy Living Network. From June 2008 he was seconded on a part time basis to Sheffield Well-being Consortium to help to support the Board through the initial development stages. In September 2009 he was transferred over to Sheffield Well-being Consortium as Business Manager.
Nigel West – Community Health Champions Network Coordinator.
Nigel joined Sheffield Well-being Consortium in January 2009 as the Community Health Champions Network Coordinator. Nigel has a vast amount of experience of working in the voluntary sector throughout the country, including work with Oxfam and Barnardos. More recently he was Health, Housing and Social Care Manager at Voluntary Action Sheffield and his last role was as Food in Sheffield Programme Manager at Sheffield Wildlife Trust.
Lisa Cox – Community Health Champions Project Worker
LISA COX joined the staff at Sheffield Wellbeing Consortium at the end of May 2012 as Community Health Champions Project Worker. Lisa was a Community Health Champion at Gleadless Valley Community Forum and also ran a highly successful programme there. Her personal journey has been a remarkable one and can be read on the Altogether Better website at (http://www.altogetherbetter.org.uk/amazing-stories-collection).
Her work as an inspirational Health Champion has led to her speaking at regional and national events, and an invitation to be a member of the Altogether Better team which collected a Big Society award at 10 Downing Street, where she spoke to the Prime Minister about her life and work.
We are delighted to have Lisa as a member of the team. She will be focussing on the “Pregnancy, Birth and Beyond” Health Champions who support expectant and new parents, and on providing support to some of the voluntary and community organisations that “host” Health Champions.