Our Chair, Joanna Saunders

I have spent over 20 years working in public health roles in Universities, the NHS and Local Government in both Rotherham and Sheffield. I am currently employed part time at Leeds Beckett University developing a Whole Systems Approach to tackling Obesity.

I began my career in the NHS in 1978 and have I worked in a variety of roles including planning, development and commissioning. I have been involved in a number of voluntary/community organisations in addition to my paid employment. In addition to this I also have personal experience of health and social care services through caring for my family.

Our Board

Sue Barratt

Rotherham resident, worked within the third sector for over 25 years. Passionate about making a difference and ensuring that someone listens to the "hidden voices" living with the impact of inequalities not being identified and addressed.

Naveen Judah

One of the founding Board Members of Healthwatch Rotherham, Naveen is passionate about the NHS and believes that the health and wellbeing of residents should be at the very heart of decision making.

Paul May

Experienced manager, responsible for strategic direction and service delivery. Paul is apt at dealing with challenging situations whilst remaining focused to ensure they are dealt with in a positive and timely manner.

Joe Mavrakis

Joe is our newest and youngest Board Member who joined us in September 2018. Joe believes that quality health and social care systems are imperative for the citizens of Rotherham.

Catherine Porter

Catherine joined the Board in 2014 and as a resident of Rotherham feels strongly that local people and communities should have the opportunity to both influence and challenge how local services are commissioned.

Chris Smith

Has lots of experience in evaluating surveys and feedback and believes they are a key component for future planning. Having used health and social care in Rotherham Chris has personal experiences which he can share.

Phil Turner

Joined the Board in 2016, Phil is former journalist for the Rotherham Advertiser and is well known in local circles. Phil is passionate about making sure the local voice is heard and residents have a say in how services are performing.


Past Board papers

We make the papers for our public Board meetings available online. We also publish a summary of what was discussed. Check out our past meetings to read more.

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