Dr John Beal - Chair - John is a retired dentist, former Consultant in Dental Public Health for Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority and Leeds Primary Care Trust. He holds the post of Honorary Senior Lecturer in Dental Public Health with the University of Leeds. He has a particular interest in improving the health of the most vulnerable people in the community, reducing inequalities in health and ensuring that health and social care services meet the needs of the local population
Richard Taylor – Richard retired in December 2011, prior to this he held senior management and Director Positions within the engineering and electrical industries, and in 2000 established his own consultancy business and undertook assignments within the retail, manufacturing and the NHS sectors. The assignment in 2004 with the South Yorkshire Health Authority led to a permanent post within their Commercial Procurement Group. He believes he can contribute to the Healthwatch team by utilising his experience and a strong desire to support its aims and objectives.
Sally Morgan – Sally has had a varied work-life before retiring. Employed as a Speech therapist in Special education, working with vulnerable children. She worked as a bereavement counsellor and as peer support for local people with disabilities. She has had a lifelong disability and is an intensive user of both social services and the NHS. She was a local equalities representative for the Adult Social Care Scrutiny Board. She runs a bereavement organisation and is also involved with local disability groups both as member and as Chair.
Joanna Barszczak - Joanna has a background in the health industry. Currently she is interested in the causes and effects of dementia, especially in the vulnerable elderly. Her full time involvement in elderly care homes gives her a unique position to understand the system of care, bringing an informed perspective to our Board.
Stuart Morrison – Stuart is the acting CEO and is also Team Leader and also Company Secretary. His role as Company Secretary includes some responsibility for finances, budget and keeping abreast of company law. He has been with Healthwatch Leeds since 2013, previously working for Leeds LINk and national charity Shaw Trust.
Hassan Ahmed - Hassan completed his doctorate in genetic engineering in 2016. Since completing his PhD he made the switch from academia to consultancy. He now works to help organisations identify their future needs, create solutions and helps them to implement change.
Emma Corbet - Emma trained as an Occupational Therapist and has clinical expertise across both mental health and physical disabilities within the NHS, Social care and private sector. She focussed on clinical governance, risk and quality when moving into management and has held several senior positions in both commissioning and provision. Emma is passionate about the individual’s right to be heard, to be respected, to obtain high quality care.
Oliver Corrado - Oliver retired from Leeds Teaching Hospitals in March 2017 having been a consultant Geriatrician there for 30 years and worked in the NHS for over forty. He has held leadership roles in medical education at local, regional and national level. He has a great interest in improving health and social care provision for older people particularly for those with dementia and was Leeds Teaching Hospitals ´Dementia Champion’ and a Clinical Advisor for the Yorkshire and Humber Dementia Clinical Network.