Acting as the cornerstone to the charity, our board of trustees bring an array of experience and knowledge, from working within the local authority to volunteering, providing training for adults to delivering fun filled music sessions for disadvantaged young people.
The expertise reflects the ambitions and vision of the charity as we deliver services which are meaningful, creative and valued by our communities.
Karl is a Music Programme Manager for Plymouth Music Zone & a passionate musician. He has worked with PMZ for the last 16 years, bringing distinct & innovative music making into the hearts & minds of thousands of people across Plymouth & beyond. His work focuses on nurturing communities, improving lives & developing the overall well being of people by providing musical experiences that promote kindness, equality & diversity. Karl sees working with Well Connected as an amazing opportunity to support an equally powerful & important force for good in the city.
Hilary is a General Practitioner at Adelaide and St Levan Surgeries, Plymouth and Associate Head of School and Professor of Medical Education at Plymouth University Peninsula Medical School. She has worked with disadvantaged communities and individuals in Africa and the UK to deliver health care and support health improvement. Within the Medical School her work focuses on training doctors for the future, including helping students to better understand health inequalities and the needs of marginalised groups.
Lyndsey’s background is in agricultural research and development, managing projects in the UK and developing countries. Now retired, Lyndsey volunteers with the charity Shekinah, Plymouth Soup Run and the Salvation Army’s Devonport Lifehouse. Her main interest is in supporting motivation, health and wellbeing in people affected by homelessness. Plymouth University Schools of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Professionals are valued partners in this through research collaboration and student placements.
Josanne is a development manager for a local charity, Millfields Inspired. Her main role is to inspire year 5 children towards the world of work, by taking them out on exciting trips to different work places. She feels very privileged to have this job as it makes her think about other ways in which work can be done to assist young people to aspire to being the best they can be. Josanne’s role as Trustee for Well Connected is a clear route for her to help achieve great things for the young people and community of Stonehouse and beyond.
Jill Shawe is Professor of Maternal and Family Health at the University of Plymouth. Jill has extensive experience of working in the field of reproductive healthcare, public health and with vulnerable groups as a nurse, midwife and health visitor. Her programme of research specialises in improving the health of people with medical conditions and their partners before and between pregnancies.
Simon is a Lecturer & Programme Coordinator for the Digital & Computing Curriculum (High School) at South Devon College. He lectures in a number of digital disciplines such as computing, digital media, games design & development & eSports. He has worked as a designer & producer of digital content across a range of platforms with a large part of the digital Plymouth community & enjoys the collaborative opportunities that it brings. Simon enjoys the opportunity to work with the charity to support their work, to ensure that people can access support to build bright futures.