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Lynda Clarke (Chair)
Trustee from 2008

Lynda’s background is in education where she taught for 27 years before joining Bournemouth Local Authority as an Inspector of and Adviser for schools. On her retirement, 3 years ago, she was Manager of the School Improvement Team. She holds an honours degree, a teaching certificate and qualifications in psychotherapy, counselling and supervision.

 

Councillor Ted Taylor
Trustee from 1995

Ted’s background has been in Youth Work. He was a youth worker for over 30years, first as a centre based worker then as a Detached Youth Worker and took early retirement to become a Local Ward Councillor and was elected in 1996. His skills lie in creating effective relationships with people and also working relationships with agencies and organisations be it in the voluntary or statuary sector. His background has enabled him to spread the work of EDAS around the community, helping to develop the work that the organisation delivers.

 

Sheila Smith
Trustee from 2008

Sheila currently works for the Poole Local Authority and has spent over 30 years in a wide range of education posts including supporting vulnerable children and young people and training teachers, teaching assistants and learning mentors. She is also a qualified counselor.

  

Marc Del-Llano (Vice Chair)
Trustee from 2008

Marc is a commercial property solicitor qualified to give advice on a range of commercial and business matters including sales and purchases of going concerns and share sale agreements. He advises individuals, charities, partnerships and companies. His expertise extends to dealing with commercial property, residential property and employment issues.

 

Doreen Exon
Trustee from 2015

Doreen is a qualified nurse and has held a number of appointments within hospitals and community care. Following her move to Bournemouth in 1992 she undertook a number of roles within the local Health Authority which included the registration and inspection of health care facilities. When the regulation of these functions was transferred to national regulatory bodies Doreen became involved in the inspection and registration of a wider range of health and social care facilities within both the private and NHS sectors. Since her retirement from full time work she continues to undertake inspection assignments for the Care Quality Commission.

Doreen has wide experience in the provision of community health care and is glad to have the opportunity serving on the board of EDAS.

 

Dr Dylan Phillips
Trustee from 2016

Dylan is recently retired (2016) NHS Consultant in Addiction and Chair of Herts Strategic Commissioning Committee for Drug and Alcohol Services. He was previously a G.P for many years in Hertfordshire.  He and his wife retired to Poole and enjoy walking their on dogs on the beach.  He has 5 grown up children and is also a Trustee for Streetscene and Vice-Chair of BCHA.

 

Dr Linda Cartwright
Trustee from 2017

Linda has a medical background and worked in public health for over 20 years, following a career in  hospital work specialising in infection.  During her time in  public health,  she had involvement with both statutory and non statutory agencies which offered different models of care for substance misuse.  Her main work was in communicable disease control which included blood borne viruses. 

 

Diane Evans
Trustee from 2017

Diane has more than 30 years’ experience working with young people in communities, primarily with vulnerable groups and individuals. She started her career as a volunteer and then part time worker, before achieving her professional qualification as a Youth Worker. 

After 15 great years working within three different local authorities doing a wide range of roles Diane had the opportunity to work for a national charity. She went on to spent 7 fantastic years as national expert lead for workforce development for the youth work sector. Then in 2012 Diane was seconded to manage a large national programme that was struggling and in danger of losing its considerable funding, She re-energised development of a new national grant giving education charity that launched in 2014, and developed and secured funding for a new national programme developing employability skills for 100,000 young people.

Diane then spent a whirlwind of 15 months with a social enterprise delivering services to young men within the secure estate and through their rehabilitation.

She now works managing a Brain Injury Service for a Dorset based charity, a role that she is thoroughly enjoying and finding immensely satisfying.

 

If you are interested in becoming an EDAS trustee we would love to hear from you, please contact Kate Allard on 01202 612895 or kate.allard@edasuk.org for more information.

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