Lisa WatkinsProject and Client Services Administrator Leominster
Lisa joined NILS in September 2018, leading the mobile outreach project which has made NILS accessible to clients in isolated, rural areas. Prior to joining NILS, Lisa worked with vulnerable and homeless people in Wales, helping to establish a community group to suppport them, including assisting the BBC in making a documentary on housing vulnerable people.
Lorraine ClarkClient Services Adminstrator Tenbury and Ludlow
After a long career working with vulnerable children and families in a deprived city area, Lorraine joined NILS as a volunteer in October 2018. She helped Lisa establish the mobile outreach project, having extensive experience of the impact of poverty and deprivation on the most vulnerable people in our communities.
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, since joining as a trustee in July 2017, Angela has introduced best practice into NILS and was elected Chair in February 2018.
Lesley JenkinsCharity Treasurer
Lesley has an extensive financial management and administration background. Prior to joining NILS in February 2018 she has worked in residential care, education and local authorities across Worcestershire and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in financial management and planning.
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.
Jenny Creamer joined the Board of Trustees in April 2019 and has extensive experience of the charity sector in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. She has worked previously with disaffected, disengaged young people and founded a registered charity from a not for profit community interest company. Jenny brings with her a background in charity governance and fund raising.