Jude joined NILS Tenbury as a volunteer in 2015 and took on the running of the Leominster office when it opened in January 2017. She has worked locally as a secondary school teacher for many years and has experience in mentoring and supporting young people. She is developing her skills in communication and household budgeting in order to support adults and families who may be facing difficult times.
Angela DeakinTenbury Administrator
Angela has lived in Worcestershire for over 20 years, and was head teacher of a school in a deprived area up until her recent retirement. Having since worked as an administrator for the Diocese of Hereford, Angela was appointed Administrator for NILS in January 2018 and brings with her extensive experience of working with vulnerable people facing difficult times.
Angela VintTrustee & Chair
Angela is an independent consultant advising at board level in the public, private and charity sectors, including Leonard Cheshire Disability and LionHeart. Her areas of expertise include strategy and governance, and has had a book published by Kogan Page on this subjects. Since joining as a trustee in July 2017 Angela has introduced best practice into many areas of NILS and was elected Chair in February 2018.
Wendy joined NILS as a trustee in August 2017, bringing with her expertise in marketing, stakeholder communications and fundraising. Wendy works full time as marketing and business development director for healthcare property company Prime Plc and has previously been a Parent Governor on the Board of Burford CE Primary School, where her special interests were communications, pupil and parent voice and monitoring external feedback to ensure views were heard and acted upon.
Simon joined NILS in February 2018 bringing with him extensive management experience following 25 years in specialist roles in the army. Having subsequently worked with the farming community and completed a countryside related degree, he has an interest in rural issues including the effects of poverty and isolation.
Rosalind joined NILS as a trustee in August 2017. Now retired, Rosalind worked as an Occupational Therapist in the NHS for 30 years, supporting clients with medical and mental health problems and working on a Stroke Rehabilitation Trial. Her experience of working in Herefordshire and Shropshire has given her insights into both rural deprivation and the care system, giving her an understanding of the challenges faced by NILS’ clients.