Board of Trustees

Meet our Board of Trustees

The list is sorted alphabetically (A to Z) by first name.

Alison Dagg
Alison Dagg – Trustee

Hi, my name is Alison Dagg and I am a Trustee of Skills for People. I have worked with, and supported people with a learning disability since I started work in 1986. I have carried out lots of different roles including support worker, Job Coach and I have managed services that have supported people into employment, and independent living. I am also a qualified Independent Mental Health Advocate as well as running my own training business. When I am not working, I enjoy making cakes for special birthdays and going to the gym. I live in North Tyneside with my husband Steve and our two cats. We also have an adult daughter who lives nearby.

Gully Atwal-Churchley
Gully Atwal-Churchley – Trustee

My name is Gully Atwal-Churchley and I’ve been on the board of skills for people since 2015. I work in Children’s Services for my day job. I live in Newcastle Upon Tyne with my husband and my two children.

Jo Whaley – Trustee

I am a trustee of Skills for People. I work in public involvement in the NHS (at the local integrated care board). I used to work for NHS England Public Participation Manager, helping to involve people with a learning disability and autistic people in changing policies and systems to make a difference to health inequalities. I have previously worked in the voluntary sector- as a trustee at Riverside Community Health Project and a Network Manager at VONNE (Voluntary Organisations Network North East).

Sarah Woosey
Sarah Woosey – Trustee

I am a trustee of Skills for People having previously being on the board of North East Special Needs Network. I am a solicitor and Partner for Simpson Millar solicitors specialising in education and community care law. I also conduct cases in the Court of Protection where there are disputes over a person’s capacity and/or what is in their best interests.

Sheila Carr
Sheila Carr – Trustee

Hello. I am a Trustee for Skills for People. I trained as a Learning Disability nurse in the 1980s and have worked as nurse, nurse tutor, senior lecturer and operational manager across North Yorkshire and the North East. I am now semi retired and undertaking project work in the NHS.
I was lucky to work closely with Skills for People between 2004 – 2020 and feel proud of what our services achieved and learned with their support. I look forward to continuing that learning journey as a Trustee.

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