Zak
Chair Person
Zak Khan joined MK Mind as a Trustee in 2019. Zak brings wide-ranging knowledge to the Board, through running his own company, to his involvement in a variety of strategic roles, including as a Governor of a local secondary school. Zak is thrilled to be able to utilise his skills, as well as understanding of mental health personally and professionally, to support Mid Kent Mind deliver and strengthen its vital services throughout the area.
Jennifer
Vice-Chair Person
I qualified as a nurse in 1996 and from there had a varied career, most recently in school health. During my 12 years as a school staff nurse I dealt more and more with mental health issues and worked with schools and college's around setting careplans. This helped to enable students to continue their education with appropriate support in place. It is this work that I hope to transfer to Mind.
Hazel
Treasurer
Hazel has been the Management Accountant at a local firm for more than 30 years. With experience in preparing budgets, producing financial statements and reports, she brings an important skillset to the team. The opportunity to join MK Mind’s board of trustees presented itself to Hazel in 2016, and as a keen supporter of the charity, she jumped at the chance. The cause is close to Hazel’s heart and she’s delighted to be able to help the charity and the incredible work it does within the community.
Donal
Trustee
As Chief Executive of the UK umbrella body for benevolent and grant making charities, Donal works with a range of organisations delivering mental health and wellbeing support services to their beneficiaries. He has had direct experience of working with mental health challenges, and as a School Trustee, he is particularly keen on the issue of supporting positive wellbeing & mental health within school environments.
Lewis
Trustee
Lewis brings a wealth of technological experience to the team - leading innovative projects as a part of his day job. His insight proves invaluable in areas where Mid Kent Mind where not otherwise have specialisms, allowing us to expand our broader capabilities as an organisation whilst reassuring us with the confidence and capability to make effective decisions when it comes to innovating our organisation.
James
Trustee
I started working for Maidstone mind in 2008 as a support worker whilst training to become a mental health nurse. I am now a team manager for the community mental health team in west Kent. I am passionate about inclusion and holistic care with an interest in developing dementia services for our older adults who tend to get overlooked. I love using my experience within the NHS to help forge collaboration with mind and other mental health support networks.
Paul
Trustee
Paul comes from an Educational Background - meaning he can bring a vast array of insight and knowledge to the services which we offer to young people on a weekly basis. Paul has seen the difficulties which young people face first-hand, and knows where there are areas where Mid Kent Mind can better support young people in our local area.