I have worked in advertising for over 20 years, developing strategic plans and creative ideas for major commercial brands. In the last decade, my focus shifted to the marketing needs of the non-profit sector, helping them develop and implement social marketing campaigns for communities in Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe. I have now embarked on a long-term research programme to aid the design and evaluation of behaviour change interventions that help governments address society’s major questions.
As a Chartered Director, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and an ardent researcher, I am keen to promote the BHA’s mission; to learn about and contribute to interventions to reduce risks for minority groups, and to support BHA’s staff, volunteers and trustees.
My interest in working with the BHA stems from my interest in public duty and social responsibility. I hail from Lebanon and Palestine where I was involved in some small way in helping educate Palestinian refugee children, and help internally displaced people during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon (1982). Even with NHS being a national treasure and something to be proud of, provision of high quality care and services still depends on knowledge and access to information. Other prerequisite skills sets are also needed that may not be available to vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. The BHA is there to plug these gaps which is a major incentive to work here.
I make my living in creating, managing, manipulating and providing access to mapping data. I have a particular interest in the creation of Spatial Data Infrastructures to help meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals for countries with little or no infrastructure.
On the Board experience level I was an elected member of the Board of the University of Manchester between 2007 and 2010. I had particular interest in Risk Management. This stint coincided with adding a fourth degree to my collection of Higher Education degrees, this time an MBA from the University of Manchester. My other degrees are in Civil (Bachelor and Masters) and Geomatics Engineering PhD (UCL). I was also the founding member of a couple of commercial companies one of which is now a successful small business in the field of Geomatics.
I am also the Treasurer and Pensions officer of the University of Manchester Universities and Colleges Union, since 2010.
Anna is a highly experienced public health specialist with extensive knowledge of population health qualified to Master’s level.
She has a wide reaching understanding of public sector working having started off her career in the NHS in Birmingham and has spent over a decade within various Greater Manchester Local Authorities. Across her career path, Anna has worked in a number of community health development roles for provider and commissioner services and as such, has developed a thorough understanding of community needs and is passionate about reducing health inequalities.
Anna currently works for Oldham Council Public Health with strategic and programme management responsibilities for a wide reaching portfolio of work including integrated health and social care, healthy living primary care, health and employment and lifestyle services.
Francesca is the Chair of the Board of Trustees. She is a Licenced Insolvency Practitioner who spent the early years of her insolvency career with a bespoke Insolvency Practice in Manchester where she gained substantial experience dealing with personal insolvency matters for sole traders and partnerships and successfully passed the ‘Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency’ with distinction.
In 2007, she joined a well-respected boutique insolvency firm, Tomlinsons where she developed her experience in corporate insolvency, handling liquidations, administrations and voluntary arrangements for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (“SMEs”) and where she also progressed to Assistant Manager. In 2009 Francesca qualified as an Insolvency Practitioner and was promoted to Senior Manager.
Francesca joined the UK’s largest insolvency firm Begbies Traynor, following their acquisition of Tomlinsons in 2010 and the following year she was promoted to Insolvency Director and later to Partner. Francesca now heads up her own practice in Manchester, Mercury Corporate Recovery Solutions.
Francesca has worked across a variety of industry sectors, particularly with owner managed businesses facing financial distress. She has broad experience in all aspects of insolvency and corporate recovery involving both companies and individuals.
My name is Michael Naraynsingh and I have been involved with BHA since it was set up, over 27 years ago.
At that time I was the Public Education Officer for injecting Drug Use employed by Manchester City Council. The primary purpose of the role was HIV prevention work with Injecting drug users in the City.
I moved from that position to become Head of Service for Manchester Drug Service, and then on to becoming an Assistant Director with Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust.
I am currently employed by the Big Life Group.
Although my background has been primarily in HIV prevention, and Drug Treatment and Recovery, the various positions that I have held have enabled me to gain considerable experience and insight into the management and commissioning of Services more generally and an understanding of the wider financial and political factors that influence policy making. It will be my intention to bring this experience with me to my role on the BHA Board.
Safina Nadeem is a highly experienced and skilled Equality, Diversity & Inclusion professional, having worked in the field, for over 20 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Managing Diversity and Promoting Equality from the University of Central Lancashire. Safina is passionate about Inclusion and is currently working as the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Lead for Central Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust. Her work on developing an equality advocate’s programme for the trust was named in the trusts recent CQC report as supporting the journey to culture change in the organisation. Safina started her career in the NHS as a Nursing Assistant with the Learning Disability Health services and moved onto improving cancer services for BME and socially deprived communities.
Safina is a Specialist Adviser for the Care Quality Commission and was part of the initial pilot of advisers inspecting the Workforce Race Equality Standard under the ‘Well Led’ domain in NHS organisations.