We’re pleased to announce three new additions to our board of trustees. Each new trustee brings a wealth of experience, wisdom and expertise which will help us build on the strong foundations we’ve laid over 130 years.
Peter Baffoe grew up, and lives in Southwark. He is the Executive Director of South London Mission — a settlement founded in 1889 and located just 10 minutes north of Pembroke House. Peter has a background in the NHS and community development work and is a non-executive director of Peabody Housing Association and The Maudsley Charity.
Professor Stephani Hatch is the Vice Dean for Culture, Diversity & Inclusion and a Professor of Sociology and Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. Professor Hatch is an expert in urban mental health, health inequalities and disparities in how people access mental health support. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Stephani worked with the NHS Check Study to understand the mental health and employment experiences of Black and minority ethnic NHS staff.
Kathryn Tomlinson is Director of Programmes at International Alert where she is accountable for delivering peacebuilding programmes across the world. Kathryn has a background in social research in conflict and education. She is Chair of the Board and works with local environmental education charity Walworth Garden.
As we grow and change as a charity, it’s so important that we have trustees who can hold us to account and help us develop our organisation. Peter, Stephani and Kathryn are accomplished, passionate and wise in equal measure and we’re looking forwards to welcoming them to our board of trustees and intoo our community.