Meet Our Board
The dedicated people from a range of backgrounds and experiences, responsible for helping to make our exciting plans a reality.
Paul is a retired, qualified social worker, having worked for several councils in children’s services, including children’s safeguarding and mental health teams.
After leading children's services policy development in Leicester, Paul joined the Audit Commission as a service improvement specialist. From there he joined the National CAMHS Support Service as a Regional Development Worker before taking up post as Director of CAMHS with Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. In 2007 he became Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships with the Trust; a role that aimed to maximise the benefits of partnership working across public, independent and third sector organisations.
Paul retired in May 2016, joining the Every-One board in November 2019. Paul brings a wide range of experience both in joint working and helping people take control of their lives. He is a passionate believer in the need for groups and organisations working together, and in the importance of using skills and methods with proven benefits for the people we are trying to help.
As a former Head of Commissioning for Mental Health Services, Colin brings a wide range of business skills to Every-One to support the development and growth of the Charity.
Colin has an MSC in Commissioning and is a qualified mental health nurse, having worked in the NHS in a variety of roles both clinical and administrative.
Colin has an interest in Dementia care, having previously led the Dementia programme and established memory clinics, and is enthusiastic and committed to supporting people in their caring at all stages of their journey.
John worked in banking for 26 years in various roles and at various branches in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire. He then worked at Lincolnshire County Council for 11 years in the Organisational Development Team. This was a corporate role involving organisational change, learning and development, customer experience management, business planning and change management. John took early retirement in 2014, and then spent a year doing some consultancy work, before joining the Every-One Board in October 2016.
Through his work at Lincolnshire County Council, John experienced the amazing contribution made by the many unpaid Carers in the county, and helping to care for parents living into their 90s helped him to empathise with those who look after relatives.
It was Every-One’s mission of being committed to providing support to carers and the people they care for that inspired John to get involved.
Paul currently works as the Prevent Officer within the Safer Communities Team for Lincolnshire County Council. He has responsibility for a number of areas, such as lead local authority officer for Prevent, Counter Extremism and Hate Crime. He also Co-Chairs of the Resilient Communities Programme Group (part of the Lincolnshire Local Resilience Forum.
Prior to this role, Paul was the Engagement Officer for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS), responsible for ensuring both staff and local communities are kept informed on current developments within the service and consulted on any future proposals within HFRS which may affect them. Working with over 200 community and statutory bodies he is able to use the most appropriate methods of communication to suit the audience, such as the development of the community newsletter, produced in a number of mediums, digital, paper, an audio CD version for visually impaired and a DVD version for hearing impaired.
Paul served with the Royal Air Force as a fire-fighter for 28 years before coming into his first community engagement role in 2003, as the Area Manager for the Goodwin Trust (Hull) community wardens, working in the most deprived areas of the City and then with Hull City Council as a community participation officer and with the East Riding Council as the manager for the Local Action Teams, which encompassed community engagement activities across the council region.
Originally from Grimsby, the fishing industry was very much
a part of my family, with my grandad being a trawler skipper and my dad fa fish
filleter. Married at 18 and a young mum
at 19 with three daughters, I was always keen to develop my skills and knowledge
and to help others. To this end, whilst working at a pub part time, I
volunteered at Grimsby Citizens Advice Bureau and started a getting back to
work course (typing and office work) at Grimsby College. A lovely teacher there recognised something
in me and suggested a ‘women returners to education’ course (Diploma); at the
age of 26, I enrolled on the Diploma Course and progressed onto a degree - I
achieved a BA (Hons) Humanities in 1992.
Later that year I started work for local government and have continued
to work for various local authorities from that time until my early retirement in
When my local government career started in 1992 I lived and worked in Grimsby until 2002 when, aged 40, I decided life really should begin and took a job in Nottinghamshire. However, a family illness brought me back to working in Lincolnshire for East Lindsey District Council in 2006.
I moved to a job at Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) in 2008, initially within what was then Economic Regeneration. After one of the numerous restructures over my years at LCC, when I moved to Public Health, I recognised the need to develop my knowledge and signed up for a Master of Public Health Degree; I am extremely proud to say I achieved my Master in Public Health (Leadership & Management) in 2015 – proud because, on top of a full time job, allocating time to complete the requirements for the qualification, was extremely challenging but all the more rewarding.
So, I have worked across a variety of local government services (Council tax, Leisure, Crematorium, Single Regeneration Budget funding, Economic Regeneration, Public Health, Environment & Highways and Communications) and have managed community development teams, Local Strategic Partnerships and grant funding agreements with voluntary sector organisations. My work has also always involved policy and strategy development and this has included facilitating the production of a Third Sector Strategy for Lincolnshire and a report on The Economic Significance of the Third Sector in Lincolnshire); all of my roles have involved working with local people, communities and the voluntary sector.
Keeping healthy in mind and body is important to me and to aid this I swim, walk my rescue dog and look after my grandchildren (looking forward to doing that again soon); my three grandsons aged 4, 6 and 9 and two granddaughters aged 9 and 12 certainly keep me active and happy in mind and spirit.