Meet the board

Meet the board

Quentin Marris- Chair   


Tony Ball- Treasurer

Tony has over 30-years' experience as a chartered accountant in general practice, dealing with all aspects of audit, accountancy and taxation ranging from multi-nationals to corner shops. He has a long-standing interest in the charitable sector as auditor, accountant, treasurer, trustee and (often unofficial) consultant.

Peter Bower

Peter began his career in industry, moving to local government more than 30 years ago, subsequently working for three local authorities in the Midlands and North. His experience includes leading the HR function for a large Council, change management, strategy, governance, project management and culture change. Following retirement, Peter became involved as a trustee as he wishes to use his experience to make a continued contribution to the community.

Pam Essler

After retiring from education in 1996 Pam took the decision to concentrate on local community involvment, focusing on public engagement, professional development, governance and quality. With a strong interest in health inequalities within he local community. Pam is currently Deputy Chair and Lay member for Patient and Public Engagement, Airedale Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group. Pam has developed a comprehensive portfolio of activity focused on local social and economic regeneration and is on the Board of several local VCS organisations including the Vice Chair role of the merged Bradford and Airedale CAB.  

Enid Feather

Enid has worked I the Bradford and Airedale health economy for over 40 years. Initially she worked as a physiotherapist in hospital and community services before becoming a therapy services manager. During this time she became more interested in the factors affecting health inequalities and the benefits of integrated services across all sectors. Her current role as Commissioning Lead for Self-Care and Prevention promotes a social and economic model of care which includes placing people truly at the centre of their own interventions, empowering them to make changes that improve their health and well-being.   

Marelize Joubert

Marelize has worked in the substance misuse and mental health field since 1999 with varying roles with the NHS, charity and social care including frontline practitioner, manager and trainer. Marelize qualified as a social worker at the University of the North West in South Africa in 1997, where she completed her Masters in Social Work and Addiction Studies. She joined Sheffield Hallam in 2007 and is currently working as a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, in the Social Work, Social Care and Community Studies subject group

Dawn Townend

Dawn is a local resident with a portfolio of roles within the substance misuse sector including working in prisons and the community.