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Board Members

 

Tim Jones (Chair)

As project Champion for Coventry City Council I am responsible for regeneration programmes worth £0.5Billion in two areas of Coventry – Canley and Wood End. Canley is valued at £140M regeneration scheme on primarily green space that involves provision of new housing with other physical (health, environment, transport, leisure, education etc) and socio/economic elements.

I have also been successful in developing effective partnerships with a range of trusts (Coventry Sports Trust, Coventry Sports Foundation, Birmingham Symphony Hall Trust, Whitefriars Housing Association, NDC Housing Trust) and a wide range of other organisations (building contractors, property developers, Handsworth SRB6 Shadow Board, advertising agencies, funding providers etc) to deliver projects and have substantial experience of working in partnership with lottery funding bodies (Heritage, Sport, Arts etc), the Football Foundation/FIFA to deliver specific projects.

 
 

Joanne Shine (Vice Chair)

I guess my background is one of communication, after a 14 year gap to raise my family; for six years as a professional fundraiser, a change of direction led me to train and qualify as a Therapeutic Counsellor.  I am very busy working with clients and facilitating groups. I really enjoy my work, but it does limit my available time for other activities. 

However for me it is important to be part of Warwickshire CAVA, because having been a board member of Volunteer Centre Rugby, I feel very strongly that the work of the voluntary sector within my own town needs to represented, but also being part of a County wide organisation is vital to our survival in a changing environment.

I hope that my past experience of management, fundraising and communication will contribute to the success of the organisation.

 
 
 

Stephen Nightingale MA  Dip.HSM
Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire in 1945
Left Grammar School at age 16 years – entered Hospital Administrators Training Scheme.  Married – 2 children, 2 grandchildren, 1 stepson

Worked full time as Chief Officer/Company Secretary, Council for Voluntary Service – Warwick District from January 1999 until May 2008. Project Manager for establishing WCAVA during 2006 to May 2008.

This was a second career, following early ‘retirement’ in August 1998 after 37 years as an NHS Manager, in Sheffield, Doncaster, North Humberside, Harrogate and Ripon, and South Humberside.
 
Gained a post graduate Diploma 1995 and then an M.A. “Leading Innovation & Change” in 1997, from the University College of Ripon & York St John.

  • Currently Vice Chair of WCAVA - Warwick LMC.
  • Board member of Older People In Action – Warwick District
  • Board Member of Coventry Solihull and Warwickshire (CSWP) Partnership – also involved with HR and Facilities sub committee
  • CSWP Representative on Employment and Skills Board for Coventry and Warwickshire.

St Peter’s Church, Wellesbourne

  • Church Warden since 2007
  • Member of PCC and Ministry Leadership Team
  • Participant and trainer for “Growing Leaders”

Hobbies
Ancestry, Walking, Gardening, Reading
Music – sings with Wellesbourne Choral Society
Driving

 

Katy Harper
I first came to work in North Warwickshire in 1994 on the RECHAR funded Atherstone Regeneration Programme employed by North Warwickshire Borough Council as the link with the Atherstone shopkeepers who taught me so much about community development.   It was as a result of this work that I was asked to be a Vice –President for the Atherstone division of St John Ambulance.   This was a purely supportive role at first but, as is the way of all voluntary work, you gradually get dragged into the net so that I became a First Aider and eventually Treasurer for the division. 

I stayed working in various communities across North Warwickshire until 2003, by this time working for the North Warwickshire PCT.  Then I became Senior Officer of a CVS type infrastructure organisation based in Chelmsley Wood but covering the whole of North Solihull.  North Solihull might only be 12 miles down the road but it is a world away from North Warwickshire.  Eventually I opted for a calmer life to work part-time more locally as Development Officer for Beeline Community Transport where my Lottery funded post is one of volunteer recruitment, service promotion and funding. 

I now live in North Warwickshire and know and understand the geography and communities of North Warwickshire really well; I never stop being amazed by the size of this rural area, by its many boundaries and the variety and dedication of the voluntary and community groups therein.

 
 
Catherine Ann Hayes
I am a mother of 3 grown up children and have been married for 30 years. I have been running Nuneaton Club for Young People for 10 years, 6 of which as Managing Director/Chair of Trustees/Club Leader.

I then got involved with Nuneaton & Bedworth Sports Forum and was voted on the executive committee as Vice-Chair then later as Treasurer. In 2005 I became Trustee of Nuneaton & Bedworth Leisure Trust and in 2008 was invited to join the board of trustee of Warwickshire Clubs for Young People.

All these positions are still current but the one that I spend most of my
time as a volunteer with is Nuneaton Club for Young People.

 
 
Lindsey Lavender
I was brought up with volunteering in my DNA, hence working for charities being my sector of choice early on in life.
This I have been doing for the past 20+ years, working in small to large charities across the UK and in Warwickshire.
Causes have ranged from disability to environmental regeneration, youth development to mental health, refugees and the elderly.
I am Chief Executive at Safeline, a leading specialist charity that supports survivors and their families of sexual abuse and rape.
 
Skills include leading organisations through transition and change, people and financial management, training and business development.
 
Personal hobbies and interests include gardening, walking, listening to music and reading; renovating my listed thatched cottage; looking after my chickens; holidaying in France and supporting my family including my beautiful grand-daughter.
 
 
Judith Morley
Born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, I attended Grammar School, followed by Commercial College in Birmingham. From there I went to work in the Prosecuting Solicitor’s office, and after a short time with the then British Motor Corporation, I went to West Cameroon, in West Africa to administer their overseas technical assistance programme from 1962 to 1966. This involved identifying technical needs such as training, provision of road building equipment, animal husbandry etc, and applying to overseas governments for provision of the aid, including the UK, USA, Germany and the USSR.

On my return to England I secured a post with the Birmingham Housing Trust (now Focus Housing) as their Housing Manager, and later Deputy General Manager.

After a break to have my two children, I worked for Management Consultants, and then moved on to Aston University, where I worked in the Business School, the Schools Liaison Office, and finally as the Head of Administration in the School of Languages & Social Sciences, where I stayed until retirement.

My leisure time has always been dominated by my involvement with Girl Guiding, and my work with my church, where I presently serve by looking after the safeguarding of children and young people, and vulnerable adults within the church community.

After joining Girlguiding as a Brownie, reintroducing Guiding to Cameroon, and enjoying several leadership roles, including County Commissioner for Warwickshire, and Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Midlands Region, I am still actively involved by Chairing the County Campsite team, and being Chairman of my local Trefoil Guild. It was through Guiding that I was invited to join the Board of WCVYS (Warwickshire Children & Voluntary Youth Services), and for the last six years have been the Chairman of that organisation. Being involved with WCVYS has furthered my interest and ability to work with children and young people, and has given me the opportunity to work for a better deal for the children of young people of Warwickshire. I believe that I can bring to WCAVA the experience and point of view of children and young people, and can experience the broader picture. I hope that WCAVA will be able to take advantage of my skills, and I am looking forward to a long and happy association working with the management and office teams. 

 
 
Jatinder Birdi
 
 
 
 
 
 
Junaid Hussain

I was born in Warwickshire in 1977 and have lived in the Rugby area all of my life, except for when I studied for my under graduate degree in Southampton. My employment background has been focussed on improving race relations and addressing race inequalities and began with working with young people in schools and supporting individuals who did not have English as a first language. My work with young people also included establishing and supporting a youth group which comprised of individuals from a Black and Minority Ethnic background.

After finishing University, I worked with the Rugby Racial Equality Council, which subsequently merged into a countywide race equality organisation in 2005, namely the Warwickshire Race Equality Partnership. I am extremely fortunate to be working within the voluntary sector across all parts of Warwickshire and will do all that I can to ensure all sections of society have fair and equal opportunities in all aspects of life. Working within the race equality field over the years, I have had the pleasure of working with WCAVA at an operational level, so the opportunity of becoming a Board member was a logical progression to the positive foundation that has already been established.

 

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