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The Trustees

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Farzana Jumma – Chair

Farzana joined the board after being amazed by the impact of the charity for the women in the Wakefield district. She has an array of experience in the public and private sector working nationally.
Farzana is the Vice Chair of a National Equality Forum and has organised and spoke at an array of national conferences as a key speaker. Outside of the WWC she is a board member, auditor, mentor and a member of the Anti-Human Trafficking Group. Farzana is a carer and works nationally on the equality, legal and criminal justice agenda.

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Jane Byrant

Jane became a Trustee of the Well Women Centre in 2007, having previously been on the board of an educational charity in York. She runs her own art gallery and is a partner in a small, all women, architecture practice based in the centre of Wakefield; not surprising then that one of her interests at well Women includes the charity’s premises needs, as well as the ongoing work of the Trustees to ensure the long term sustainability of the organisation.


Kathy Fisher

Kathy joined the board of trustees in February 2017.  Kathy’s experience is predominantly in human resources, having worked in the field since 1998.  She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, has a strong knowledge of employment law and a broad range of experience in topics relating to people management and employee development.  Kathy’s HR career has been undertaken predominantly within the public sector, having previously worked within the NHS and more recently within education.  Kathy’s roles have enabled her to work with a diverse group of people and for which, amongst other things, well-being has always been of prime importance.

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Anna Mimms MBE – Head of Strategy and Change Management

Anna Mimms MBE has 12 years experience as a Chief executive and a senior strategist; her developing international reputation and tangible outcomes in the field of social return on investment were cited on her appointment to MBE in 2013.
She is a results driven senior manager with an excellent ability to gain buy-in from diverse multi-agency stakeholders resulting in outstanding practical results. Anna has worked on woman’s projects in Nottingham, has devised and delivered a number of employability related programs and is a member of Nottingham Women’s Network.

The Senior Team

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Maddy Sutcliffe – Centre Manager

With a background in banking, Maddy originally joined the Well Women Centre as Head of Corporate Governance, but has since been appointed Centre Manager, and now has responsibility for the overall management and leadership of the charity.

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Lisa Kaye – Head of Clinical Services

Lisa started working with WWC as a volunteer 12 years ago, and has held various roles within the counselling service. Her current role Head of Clinical Services is a new post, and responsible for all the service delivery, which includes ensuring complete quality, funding, BACP Counselling and IAPT compliance. With overall responsibility for safeguarding, systems processes and compliance with best practice. Lisa is responsible for the delivery of counselling services including IAPT, case workers; counselling volunteers and any delivery directly to our end users. She links the various services as required to produce joined up care pathways that optimise funding and provide holistic care.

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Ruth Alborough – Clinical and Quality Lead

Ruth has been at the Well Women Centre since 2008, working in Clinical Services. Ruth holds a small Counselling case load, and her specialist areas are working with trauma, EMDR therapy and Couples Therapy.

Before coming to the WWC she worked for many years in Rotherham counselling young people, and in Leeds as a counselling lecturer.

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