Board of Directors
Chair of the Board – David Quinney
Chair - Share Psychotherapy
David has been a member of various boards, committees and working groups throughout his career in the NHS, at the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Assembly and in the Audit Commission. For the last 9 years of his time in the NHS he was an Executive Director of a health authority in South Yorkshire, following 7 years as a general manager of hospitals in Sheffield. David is the Chair of Share Psychotherapy. His commitment to health improvement, and therefore to Sheffield Well-being Consortium and its aims, extends beyond an interest in service provision to addressing health inequalities through partnership.
Chief Executive – Sheffield Mind.
Bridget has been involved with Sheffield Well-being Consortium from the very beginning when the idea of organisations coming together to enable them to more effectively bid for contracts was first mooted. “I believe fervently in this way forward for locally based providers to be able to survive and hopefully thrive in the increasingly challenging climate that we are experiencing.” Bridget has been at the forefront of getting Sheffield Well-being Consortium off the ground subsequently being elected as chair of the board of directors.
Her background is in mental health though her first jobs were working in nightshelters. Since then she qualified as a social worker and has worked for Community Action Halfway Home, Sheffield Women’s Counselling and Therapy Service and North Sheffield PCT. For the last four years she has been Chief Executive of Sheffield Mind, “It is a fantastic organisation to work for, with an inspiring, dynamic staff team. Two achievements I am most proud of are developing the Sheffield Mind and Body Project and the Sheffield Mental Health Guide”. Sheffield Mind works with many people who are facing greatest disadvantage and who have few choices in life.
Apart from her day job she is also an Iyengar yoga teacher, “Practicing and teaching yoga is a great antidote to my working life. Somehow tying myself up in to knots physically helps unwind and straighten out what is going on in my head! It is also very rewarding to see how much my students benefit from regular yoga practice.”
Manager – Primary Mental Health Care Project (PMHCP) at Pitsmoor Surgery
Alison has worked in adult mental health for approx 20 years in a range of roles and in a variety of settings. This experience coupled with her training in both social work and counselling has helped her to understand, and be effective in promoting, the needs of clients, volunteers and staff as well as the needs of organisations that provide services.
Alison’s current role is Manager of the Primary Mental Health Care Project (PMCHP) at Pitsmoor Surgery. This project delivers a service to individuals and groups by extensive networking and partnership working across all sectors. Alison has been responsible for the overall management and strategic development of the service and it’s interface with primary care for 10 years.
Alison has been a board member of Sheffield Well-being Consortium since November 2009.
Chief Executive – Manor and Castle Development Trust
Debbie is currently chief executive for Manor and Castle Development Trust (MCDT), a community based organisation with 54 employees, and a broad portfolio of activity including health, managed workspace, work with children and young people, families, training and property management .
Debbie describes her work experience as a series of interesting opportunities that are about making a difference to people and to Sheffield. Her experience includes youth work, community work with elderly people, education and training with unemployed adults and for a number of years as a NHS development worker, working for Healthy Sheffield Partnership, the fore runner of the Health and Well Being Board, joining MCDT in 2002 in a role that was responsible for community development and capacity building. Debbie also served as a local councillor between 1986-1990 in the Intake ward.
Debbie also is a Director on a number of organisations including Green Estate, SCEDU, Supporting Families and Parkway Business Centre Limited and Victoria Community enterprise.
Trustee – ZEST
After studying Business and Languages, Laura worked in the private, public and third sectors, both in the UK and abroad. She has a Masters Degree in Business Administration, an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University and is a member of Sheffield University’s Management School Advisory Board. She has been a Board Member of Yorkshire Forward and has also advised Ministers on policy and strategy related to communities and regeneration.
Laura is a Trustee of Zest, a leading Social Enterprise and Development Trust based in Upperthorpe but also delivering services across the City. Zest developed and runs, an award winning Healthy Living Centre which delivers services for both the PCT and Sheffield City Council. Zest is the lead body for the Youth Consortium Sheffield and
Dr Jack Czauderna
Chair – Darnall Wellbeing
I have been a general practitioner in Darnall for about 30 years, retiring in 2009. He is the Chair of Darnall Wellbeing, Vice Chair and Trustee of the Pioneer Health Foundation, Trustee of Darnall Dementia Group and a member of the management group of the Darnall Family Development Project. Jack's intent is to develop voluntary sector organisations within Darnall and network between them and the public sector, so trying to ensure survival and growth and development through joint working and participation.
Manager - Home Start Sheffield
Director - SOAR