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Trustees & Governance

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Trustees & Governance

The Deafness Resource Centre is governed by a board of Trustees referred to as the Management Committee. The Trustees are responsible for the overall operation and management of the charity and ensuring that all legal and statutory obligations are met. The Trustees delegate the day to day management of the organisation to the Chief Officer and staff team.

The Trustees meet bi-monthly and hold the Annual General Meeting in October each year.

Chairperson – Imelda Sankson
Imelda brings a wealth of skills and experience to the board from her career in banking and more recent care responsibility for her son who is deaf. She is passionate about deaf issues and campaigns for change at both local and national level. She has a wealth of experience in financial management, management of staff and strategic planning.

Secretary – Bernie Lightfoot
Bernie is a retired professional having worked as a senior manager in Health & Social Care for St Helens Council. Bernie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, not only around health and social care, but also in staff management and strategic planning.

Treasurer – Janet Yates
Janet took over from Peter Harvey in 2015 in the role of Treasurer. Janet is retired from St Helens Council where she held a number of senior positions; the most recent in being in Children Services. Janet has experience of managing large budgets and setting strategic plans.

Trustees and Co-opted Members
Peter Harvey – Retired Head Teacher
Pat Callaghan – Church Representative
John Roberts – Tinnitus group leader
Katy Sheridan – Independent
Graham Evans – Independent
Paul Steele – Independent

If you are interested in joining the Management Committee please contact the Chief Officer Helen Fitzgerald