who we are

The Trustees

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Jane Byrant – Chair

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.

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Kathy Fisher – Vice Chair

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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Jane Walton

Jane joined the board of trustees in July 2018. She has a background in education, local government and cultural heritage. For the past 20 years, Jane has been involved in local, regional, and national campaigns and projects aimed at increasing young people’s entrepreneurial awareness, skills and aspirations. She is currently the Chair of Education Policy of the Federation of Small Businesses, as well as being a trustee of the Thackray Museum in Leeds, and also the Castleford Heritage Trust. Jane is a qualified teacher, a WEA tutor, and Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, CIPD and the RSA.

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Dr. Tolu Adedipe

Tolu has a seasoned background in excellent healthcare delivery particularly in Women’s Health spanning a few decades, mostly on the NHS. She is an ardent medical educator, holding a postgraduate diploma and has received a regional award of excellence and several commendations. Her interest in research has led to many publications. She is a member of several bodies, some of which are RCOG, BSCCP, ISSVD. She currently sits on several international committees. She has honed her business management skills post-MBA with work on SMEs focusing on implementing growth strategies.

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Mary Roche

Mary joined the Board of Trustees in August 2018.  Mary brings her experience of working in the public, private and voluntary sectors in Wakefield for over 25 years to this role. The majority of her work has been in education and the delivery of projects designed to remove social barriers to participation in everyday life. Mary currently works at Nova Wakefield District, the support agency for the third sector, providing tailored development support to voluntary and community organisations to enable organisational growth and quality of service delivery to meet the needs of Wakefield people.

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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