Dr Sally Rees, Chair – has a national role in Wales’s third sector, particularly in health and social care, and is a long-standing supporter of FTWW. Sally has a wealth of experience to bring to the organisation, her main role being the National Third Sector Health and Social Care Co-ordinator at WCVA (Wales Council for Voluntary Action) working within the context of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act, 2014 and ‘A Healthier Wales’.
Tami Rolls, Treasurer – has worked for over 25 years as a senior finance professional, both in the UK and USA. Most of Tami’s career has been within the public health sector, inlcuding her role as Interim Finance Director of Public Health Wales (PHW). Tami has been a member of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre on Investment for Health and Well-being, and has recently completed a Masters in Public Health. Now at the University of South Wales, Tami manages health education contracts and police apprenticeships.
“I am passionate about women’s equality and empowerment, not least because I have two adult daughters.”
Rachel Rowlands, Secretary – is a qualified teacher and Occupational Therapist. Rachel lives in the Welsh valleys and works as a university lecturer at the University of South Wales. As an Occupational Therapist, the aim of FTWW to empower women to fight for fair and equal healthcare, has much meaning for Rachel.
“I am proud to be a part of FTWW, driving forward the need for change at a local and national level.”
Julie Ann Richards, Trustee – Based in south east Wales, Julie has a twenty-year background in strategic communications in the public and private sector. She’s a passionate advocate for equality for women and girls, an ‘Ask Me Ambassador’ and ‘Expert by Experience’ for Welsh Women’s Aid, and holds memberships with several women’s rights groups in Wales and the UK.
“I hope to bring my strategic communications expertise and understanding of the Well-being of Future Generations Act and Violence Against Women Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Act to my work with FTWW.“
Sarah Evans, Trustee – has been a support worker in health and social care for 22 years, and has lived in North East Wales all her life. Sarah volunteered at FTWW’s Women’s Health Equality Event for Wales, and was inspired by the way FTWW empowers women to stand up for their right to health care.
“I want to share my experiences and help to bring about change in the delivery of healthcare services for all women in Wales. I feel privileged to serve as a trustee for FTWW and look forward to meeting as many of you as I can during my tenure.”
Sondra Butterworth, Trustee – is the founder of RareQol Ltd , a small social enterprise aimed at improving the lives of people living with rare genetic conditions . Sondra’s passion springs from her experience of the effects of rare conditions within her own family, and many years working for charitable organisations. Born in Cardiff, Sondra began her career as a general nurse, before completing a Master’s degree in psychology. Now living in North Wales, Sondra is workign towards a Doctoral degree at the University of Chester. Sondra recently participated in the All-Wales BAME Public Life Mentoring Scheme, and is a board member of the charity Genetic Alliance UK.
Willow Holloway, Trustee – Previously a key worker for adults with autism and learning difficulties, Willow has vast experience in supporting disabled children and adults. Willow has delivered consultation events, workshops and training for North Wales Police, and has an extensive knowledge of autism from both a professional and personal perspective. Willow’s roles include Founder of The Autistic Women’s Empowerment Project , Vice Chair –Disability Wales, and Welsh Representative and Chair of Autistic UK.
Jon Stevens, Trustee – has worked in a range of roles within the public and third sector over the course of his career. In recent years he has worked extensively in the Advocacy sector, supporting individuals with diverse needs and issues, in a range of health and social care settings. Having stepped into management, Jon has been responsible for the development and delivery of a number of Advocacy projects across North Wales, and maintains an active caseload providing direct advocacy support. Jon is currently the CEO of North Wales Advice and Advocacy Association.