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Meet the board

Quentin Marris- Chair  

Quentin originally trained as a mental health nurse and worked for 10 years in the NHS. He subsequently spent 25 years in the voluntary sector and another 6 years as a freelance manager. During this time he worked for various organisations, developing and managing health and social care services in many different locations across England. He has worked in the fields of mental health and learning disability but the largest part of his career was spent in the substance misuse arena. Quentin was a registered Mental Health Nurse and holds a Diploma in Management Studies. Now semi-retired, he wants to use his years of experience to help SASS and Project 6 continue to thrive in a competitive environment, chairing a Board that provides effective governance and guidance to the organisation.

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 involvement, focusing on public engagement, professional development, governance and quality. With a strong interest in health inequalities within the 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.

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