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Sunday 17 June 2018
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Appointed Governors

Paula Holt
Paula Holt

Dr Paula Holt

GOVERNOR

Dean of College of Health and Social Care, University of Derby

Governor's Personal Statement

I am a registered general nurse, registered mental health nurse, community mental health nurse and health psychologist. I worked in mental health for many years within in-patient settings and community settings, in both the NHS and in the military as an Army Officer. Areas of experience are acute psychiatry, both NHS and Military, care of severely mentally ill older people, management of forensic mental health services and drug and alcohol services, management of large community mental health services for military personnel and their families (both in UK and Germany), and operational tours of Bosnia responding to psychological trauma, as well as dealing with general military mental health issues. I came into Higher Education in 2002, and have served in many teaching and management roles prior to becoming Dean of College. In every area of my work I am committed to promoting and facilitating the highest quality of care for individuals, families and communities in our region, and I work hard to ensure all health care professionals we educate are caring, compassionate, competent and committed to their role and those they care for.


Angela Kerry
Angela Kerry

Angela Kerry

GOVERNOR

Manager, Derbyshire Mental Health Forum

Governor's Personal Statement

I am one of the appointed governors for the voluntary sector. I have worked in a variety of roles in voluntary organisations for thirty years, and have been Manager of Derbyshire Mental Health Forum for seventeen years. Previously I worked in Community Transport and Councils for Voluntary Services. In my current role I support a range of mental health and non-mental health charities across Southern Derbyshire, including Derby City, and represent their interests to commissioners and other statutory and private services. Our membership is 67 organisations but we also provide information through Forum News bulletins and Mental Health Awareness training to a much wider range of people across all types of organisations. Over the years we have supported our members to work more closely with DHCFT in areas such as advocacy, training, patient and carer representation and race equality. I am a member of the Co-ordination Group for Mental Health Together run by the local Healthwatch, which supports patient and carer involvement in planning. I also sit on the multi-agency Suicide Prevention Partnership Group and work closely with Derbyshire Public Health on other prevention and lifestyle services that improve people’s mental health and wellbeing. I am a member of the Joined Up Care Derbyshire’s STP mental health programme group and wish to support them to provide more meaningful services to people close to where they live. I have lived and worked in Derbyshire all my life (apart from a brief time ‘over the border’ in Eastwood, which as a Derby County supporter I prefer not to dwell on!) I am therefore very passionate and committed to ensuring that mental health services meet the needs of our local communities.


Roger Kerry
Roger Kerry

Roger Kerry

GOVERNOR

Mental Health Liaison Worker, Derbyshire Voluntary Action

Governor's Personal Statement

I have been Derbyshire Voluntary Action’s (Formerly NDVA) Mental Health Liaison Worker since 2005. My role is to represent and support voluntary sector service providers and user led organisations across the north of Derbyshire. I am pleased to have been appointed as a DHCFT governor. I am particularly interested helping DHCFT to foster close links and partnerships with all providers to ensure the best possible services for the people of Derbyshire.


Jim Perkins
Jim Perkins

Cllr Jim Perkins

GOVERNOR

Derbyshire County Council

Governor's Personal Statement

Statement to follow


Gemma Stacey
Gemma Stacey

Dr Gemma Stacey

GOVERNOR

Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, The University of Nottingham

Governor's Personal Statement

Dr Gemma Stacey qualified as a mental health nurse in 2004 after completing the undergraduate Master of Nursing program at the University of Nottingham. She went onto work for the Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust in a range of recovery orientated community servicers. In 2006 Gemma commenced a part time research post at the University of Nottingham which involved managing an action research project exploring service user involvement in the assessment of student nurses in practice (SUSA). She has gone onto implement and evaluate a range of educational initiatives centred on lived experience. This complements Gemma's doctoral research interest in the socialisation of student nurses and the educational factors which influence the development, maintenance and expression of person centred values. She is the leader of the Critical Values Based Practice Network who conduct research into this area along with an explicit focus on the perception and influence of power and hierarchy amongst professional groups. Gemma is currently employed as an Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham where she is the Lead for Graduate Entry Nursing.


Robin Turner
Robin Turner

Cllr Robin Turner

GOVERNOR

Derby City Council

Governor's Personal Statement

I am a Derby City Councillor for Sinfin Ward which now includes the Osmaston area. Derby City Council is a Unitary Authority having the powers of a County Council and a District or Borough Council. Sinfin Ward can be classified as a deprived area. I came to Derby in 1955 to start an apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce and in 1959 went to university where I graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering. I then worked as a Technical Designer at Rolls-Royce Aerospace in Derby until retirement. From 1989 to 1997 I was a Derbyshire County Councillor for Sinfin Ward and from then onwards I was a Derby City Councillor for the former Osmaston Ward and subsequently Sinfin Ward. I am a member of the Council’s Protecting Vulnerable Adults Overview and Scrutiny Board and serve as the Older People’s Champion. I am also a member of: the Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education; the Conservation Area Advisory Committee; the Diversity Forum and the Audit and Accounts Committee.