Chair: Maureen Meatcher
Maureen has been a trustee for eleven years now. She retired from teaching to be available to help with caring for parents and her grandson. After being asked if she could spare the time to help with our local group who cared for the carers she responded to the invitation to join the Board of Trustees at Wokingham Crossroads Care because she recognised the important role that carers have, and the stress it puts on these individuals. Since joining the committee Maureen has taken on the roles of Minute Secretary, Vice Chair and now Chairman.
Vice Chair: Christine Byrne
Christine has been on our Board of Trustees for many years promoting the interests of carers. After holding the position of Deputy Chair she spent 6 successful years as our Chair, handing the reins over to Maureen in November 2016. Christine continues to be a valued member of our Board. She is a retired General Practitioner.
Minute Secretary: Julia Tredwell
Julia worked for Wokingham Borough Council before retiring in 2015. She became involved with Crossroads in 1998 when working for the Borough Council Chairman who chose Crossroads as her Charity for the year. After this year she joined a group, which included Trustees of Crossroads, to produce a booklet aimed at raising awareness of Alzheimers which was circulated throughout the Borough. Julia is now the fundraising Trustee for Crossroads. She has lived in Wokingham for 47 years.
Treasurer: Position vacant
Trustee: Dr Ann Wylie
Ann is a Senior Teaching Fellow at the medical school at King’s College London and was a Senior Health Promotion Specialist in Berkshire for many years. As a local resident and part of the Christian community she was a founder member of the Crossroads Wokingham Steering group in 1991 and a trustee when it became operational. During this time she has been a trustee, has also been Chair and deputy Chair, helping raise awareness of our service, promoting a quality service and caring for our employees, involved in fund raising and financial due diligence as well as advocacy for carer needs.
Trustee: Ruth Foster
Ruth’s background is in social care, working as a Domiciliary Care Service Manager for Berkshire County Council until her retirement in the 1998. Her main trustee’s role with Crossroads Care Wokingham is reviewing policies & procedures and undertaking the annual office health & safety checks.
Trustee: Philip Robinson
Philip has lengthy experience of caring for someone at home. Firstly as a young carer (aged 5 – 12) looking after his father who suffered from Alzheimer’s after being gassed in WW1. His wife was also diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and for the last 6 years he has cared for her through the trauma at home.
He graduated in Mechanical Engineering and then qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant. Philip’s career has been in manufacturing management at director level as variously CFO ,COO and CEO. Latterly in electronics power supply industries.
Trustee: Steve Kennedy
Trustee: Steve Vale
Steve is an experienced HR professional who has worked extensively in the public and voluntary sectors, promoting good practice and sound governance. He has an MBA from Henley Management College.
He has lived in Lower Earley for over 20 years.
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