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hvoss (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service)

hvoss Board Members

Lynda Wilcox Lynda Wilcox is Chairman of HVOSS, having commenced her voluntary roles in Herefordshire as a trustee of South Herefordshire Voluntary Action which she encouraged to merge with three other local voluntary bodies to form Herefordshire Voluntary Action (HVA) and then, as HVA Chairman, played an active part in the merger of HVA with the former youth charity HCVYS and the Alliance, to form HVOSS on 1st May 2012.  As Chief Executive of Herefordshire Association of Local Councils since its inception in 2000, Lynda advises parish and town councils across the county and ensures their views are heard at local, regional and national levels, currently representing the National Association of Local Councils at the Cabinet Office Communities Prepared Group and being a government champion of neighbourhood development plans. She has always promoted strong links between parish councils and the voluntary sector, believing that together they hold the key to the future sustainability of grassroots decision-making within our county of Herefordshire.

Marion Campbell is currently a partner in the Apple Store Gallery in Hereford. Previously she was Manager of the Ledbury Youth and prior to this she was Project Development Manager at Ross Creative Learning Centre. Marion has also undertaken a variety of roles within the education sector including adult and community learning/education, lecturing, project management and training. Marion leads trustee involvement on Talent March.

Anne Robinson originally came to HVOSS from HCVYS Herefordshire Council for Voluntary Youth Services. Since then I have been very pleased to be able to help to support HVOSS in meeting and overcoming variety of challenges to the sector and to the charity itself. Have always worked with young people in some way, as a teacher and in informal education. In particular have spent some time working as a volunteer with Girlguiding in a number of roles, currently responsible for supporting  new volunteer leaders and young volunteers across the county.

Have been totally impressed with how HVOSS has responded to the pandemic and in particular with how those agencies who are part of HVOSS through NO WRONG DOOR are finding innovative methods of  supporting young people who are struggling with the situation. I would very much like to be able to continue to support HVOSS in this and other work. .

Judith Faux brings particular expertise in health and social care, commissioning, planning and service development, project and change management, governance, partnership working, and engagement and involvement gained from a lifetime career in the NHS and the voluntary sector. She is also treasurer for a voluntary organisation and currently involved as a volunteer member of the project team for a major project to restore and augment the bells and undertake improvements to the tower at her local church. This includes responsibility for budgeting, funding applications and project management.

Richard Kelly has lived in North Herefordshire for 19 years and is also a Director of Healthwatch Herefordshire, where he is focussed on monitoring and supporting the development of mental health and dementia services in Herefordshire. Up until 2017 Richard was chief executive of a large local charity and has worked in the voluntary and community sector locally since 2001.Richard represents Dilwyn Support Group on the hvoss Board.

Richard has a background and wide experience of managing service delivery within the private sector.  He qualified with a Ba (Hons) Business Studies (1974) and spent seven years in international banking in the Isle of Man, West Indies and Central America.  His subsequent career includes experience in marketing, management consultancy and commercial management during a total of twenty-one years of working in and around the IT industry.  He holds an MBA from the University of Lancaster (1980)

 

Euan McPherson has worked for over 30 years in Health and Social Care, he has had experience in both Not For Profit and Public sectors and has worked in provider services and as a commissioner. His passion is developing services that are built around the individual customer/service user/patient’s needs, wants and aspirations. He has significant experience in change management, service development. He is also an active champion of mental health issues; including being a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and recently setting up Hereford Men’s Mental Health group. Euan is Currently Chief Executive of Services for Independent Living

Suzanne Penny - Since joining hvoss about 6 years ago as an Individual Member, I have enjoyed learning about the organisation and its vital role in the community.  I am proud to be part of this and have found being a trustee interesting and rewarding.  I am current chair of the HR sub-committee which gives me the opportunity to contribute to the organisation and support hvoss' excellent work.

My professional career has centred on Human Resources in industry, the non-statutory sector and as an NHS HR Director in England and Wales. I have also been a Health Director in Lesotho.

After leaving a full-time career I have found it great to be able to bring my varied experience,  which includes the voluntary sector in England and Wales, to the hvoss Board.  I am keen that hvoss is a good employer, whilst being a leading influencer and direct provider of community projects.

Anne Robinson Inididual member. worked as a teacher for 20 years. She has 40 years experience of working with young people in a variety of Girlguiding roles and is currently responsible within Girlguiding for mentoring and supporting new leaders in the county. Anne is a champion for young people wanting to develop and take on leadership within local organisations.

Rich Matthews, born and bred in Herefordshire, is currently Head of Development at Rural Media, a Hereford-based charity and production company that makes award-winning films and digital arts projects. Rich has worked in media for 20 years, working with the likes of the BBC, BFI, BT, Sky, Warner Bros, CBS, NBC Universal, News UK, The Independent and The Telegraph Media Group. Before moving back to Hereford in 2015, he worked on the National Autistic Society’s content strategy and wrote a book on Digital Behaviour for Angry Birds’ creators Rovio in Finland. Rich still writes for BAFTA, guest lectures at the University of Birmingham and is a trained Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapist (but doesn’t practice).