Chair and Trustees
Woodlands Hospice is governed by a Board of 9 Trustees all providing their services on a voluntary basis. They delegate day to day management of the Hospice to the Chief Executive who is supported by a Senior Management Team including the Consultant in Palliative Medicine (Clinical Lead), and the Patient Services Manager.
Nominated Trustees chair individual sub-committees for governance purposes and all the Trustees participate in a programme of unannounced visits to the hospice, giving them the opportunity to familiarise themselves first hand with the workings of the Hospice and an opportunity to personally hear the views of patients, staff and volunteers.
Mr. Barry Bartlett - Chair
Barry Bartlett is a local Liverpool architect with a medium sized architectural practice, he has been a Trustee of Woodlands since 2014 and was appointed Chair in 2017. He graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 1987 gaining his part 3 RIBA in 1988. He is currently the Finance Director and Company Secretary of Condy and Lofthouse Architects, a practice he joined in 1989.
He joined the board of CLA in 1999 and is a shareholder, also setting up the rigorous financial management and monitoring procedures that are integral to the success of the company. Barry is involved in architectural educational support and provides career advice to schools and colleges. He is also a registered business mentor in the Young Business Mentoring Programme.
Barry became involved with Woodlands Hospice whilst his practice was undertaking the re-modelling of the Well-being and Support Centre.
Barry also chairs the Hospice Capital Projects Committee and is an active member of the Trustee led Finance Committee.
Edna McDonald was born and bred in Merseyside, educated at a local grammar school and then trained as a teacher in Yorkshire. Once qualified, she returned to this region to work with underprivileged children as a Science Co-ordinator, S.E.N.C.O. and teacher of French.
She has two children and was married for 24 years. Tragically, this life was shattered when her husband died of cancer 22 years ago, at a time when Woodlands was not in existence. Her motivation for serving as a Trustee at Woodlands thus becomes clear.
She has three grandchildren and enjoys a fantastic role as a grandmother. Edna’s other interests include travel, gardening and reading.
John Wood has experience working in various capacities in the NHS in a career spanning nearly 40 years. Latterly, in a senior management post at Aintree University Hospital, he helped to establish Woodlands Hospice Charitable Trust in 1992, and became a Trustee in 1995. He chairs the Trust’s Governance Committee and is a member of the Income Generation Committee and a Fundraising Task & Finish Group.
Sue Ollerhead - Trustee
Sue Ollerhead BA (Hons), ACIM, DipM, CMktr, MBA is a consultant, blogger, speaker and lecturer in digital and marketing. She is the Founder and Managing Director of Heads Up Marketing, a Liverpool based agency, established in 2010.
With over 20 years client experience in helping businesses and organisations of all sizes, Sue has led projects in marketing strategy, social media marketing, online marketing campaigns, email marketing, content strategy and PR.
Along with regular guest blogging and speaking engagements, Sue also lectures in the areas of Digital Marketing Essentials, Strategic Marketing, Digital Marketing Planning and Digital Strategy, teaching and supporting marketing professionals who are studying for CAM and CIM qualifications. Sue holds an MBA and wrote a dissertation on Social Media Marketing that has since been published.
We currently have vacancies for Trustees in the following areas: Solicitor, Senior Nurse and Fundraising.