Meet the Trustees

As at our recent Annual General Meeting, the following individuals make up our Board of Trustees:

David Rogers (Chair)

David Rogers (Chair)

David served 36 years as a county councillor (not in Devon), retiring in 2013. In the decade before that, he chaired the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, working with Ministers, civil servants, and many partner national organisations on adult social care and health issues – including the return of Public Health responsibilities to councils.  He was also a member of Healthwatch England’s Committee as the network came into existence.
Rosemary Whitehurst

Rosemary Whitehurst

Rosemary has worked both professionally and voluntarily to enable the voice of families, communities and service users to be heard by commissioners and providers of services. She is a former lay member of LINk Devon and vice-chair of Carers UK.
Helen Imber

Helen Imber

Helen has worked for 15 years as a PA to the Assistant Director for Adult Social Services, Devon, where she was also involved in the establishment of Healthwatch Devon.  She has been retired for 6 years and has worked as a Healthwatch volunteer, based in the office, for the past 4 years. Co-opted October 2018
Lorraine Brown

Lorraine Brown

Lorraine is passionate about supporting and empowering individuals and communities to have their voice heard on the issues that affect them. She brings with her 15 years' experience of working in the voluntary advice sector, along with four years working in community learning and development. She has a wealth of skills and experience in delivering information and advice to people about their options, in a way that is appropriate to their circumstances, helping them to make informed decisions and to find a way forward with whatever issues they might be facing. Co-opted January 2019
Christopher Applewood

Christopher Applewood

Christopher has acquired a wide range of operational and management knowledge whilst working in local NHS and Council organisations. His role also included working with outside NHS organisations, a wide range of Voluntary Agencies throughout Devon and private health organisations. Co-opted January 2019
Elizabeth Witt CStJ

Elizabeth Witt CStJ

Elizabeth has been a professional nurse for 50 years in a variety of capacities within the NHS and private practice. Her speciality was in Occupational, Safety and Environmental Health with major industrial companies. Elizabeth has a long association with the Order of St John and St John Ambulance and has held Board appointments with Simply Health, and various Trusts particularly in the Mental Health sector. Co-opted May 2019
Jacinta Jackson

Jacinta Jackson

Co-opted May 2019
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