Meet our amazing trustees that help to keep the Swan Centre going in their own free time. Thank you to each and every one of you for everything that you do for us.
Laura has been a veterinary surgeon and leader for almost 15 years, with the majority of her work supporting animal welfare charities. She spent 11 years living in Liverpool and saw the vital work mental health support groups provide in communities here. She's delighted and privileged to support the Swan Women's Centre with her background in veterinary and business.
I’ve volunteered at many different charities throughout my life doing a variety of roles. I’ve made cups of tea, served up meals, answered phones, worked on reception, provided advice, created and maintained social media profiles, written for disability publications, taken part in fundraising, helped with public relations and have been a representative at committees and steering groups. Whilst volunteering with HealthWatch Sefton as the Bootle locality representative I became aware of The Swan Women’s Centre and the excellent work that they do. I was asked to become a trustee and I jumped at the chance to take on the role because I feel Womens mental health and well-being is extremely important, not just in the short term, but on an ongoing basis. I’m very committed to my trustee role and I hope to bring the practical experience gained during my lifelong volunteering roles to help Swan to continue to develop its services and support the work that they do.
I have been a Trustee at the Swan centre for approximately two years. I currently work for the EFL Trust as National Lead - Start Well where I support the charities connected to the 72 EFL football clubs to develop health interventions for children and young people.
Outside of work I enjoy getting out and being active whether that be climbing a mountain, a walk along the beach or riding a bike a long the canal where I live. I love live music and always have a gig or music festival in the diary!
As well as being a Trustee at the Swan, I am also a Trustee at Everton in the Community, the charitable trust affiliated with Everton FC where I have spent many a cold wet afternoon at Goodison Park!
My career for the past 15 years has centred around supporting local communities to improve their health and to reduce health inequalities, particularly within marginalised communities that sometimes don’t have the same access to opportunities as others do.
This is a massive part of why I wanted to become involved with the Swan. Not only does it give woman the support they need but also empowers them to take control of their own wellbeing and begin to thrive.
I have been a trustee/treasurer with SWAN since January 2023. I’m a Chartered Accountant and my professional background is predominately finance based. I’m a massive foodie so in my spare time I love going out to eat and trying new restaurants.
Maintaining good mental health is a priority of mine. I have always enjoyed volunteering, supporting woman and the local community. SWAN combined all this for me, and was one of the keys reasons I wanted to get involved!