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Trustees and Staff

The ultimate responsibility for the management of Your Voice Advocacy rests with a Management Committee of trustees/directors (The Management Committee).

Carl West

Carl West

Treasurer

Carl is YVA’s longest standing Trustee and has provided sound financial advice over many years.  He currently works for the accountancy firm Gordon Down in Swansea.

Barbara Jacobs

Barbara Jacobs

Trustee

Barbara was for many years a Carers Support Officer and then Welfare Rights Adviser.  Since retiring, Barbara has volunteered with Shelter Cymru and Swansea Citizens Advice Bureau and currently volunteering with Face It, a club for people with a learning disability.

Mike Cohen

Mike Cohen

Trustee

Until his retirement Mike lectured in Philosophy, first at Bangor university and then at Swansea.  Mike was a committee member of the Association of University Teachers and co-founder of the Council for Academic Freedom and Academic Standards, co-authoring booklets and contributing articles to journals on these subjects.

Eugenie Jenkins

Eugenie Jenkins

Trustee

Eugenie turned away from a career in administration to retrain in the field of Alternative Medicine, setting up her own business and teaching therapies to others.  Now retired, Eugenie continues to practice as a volunteer with SCVS Involve, working with adults with a learning disability.

Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson

Trustee

Rick is Chief Executive of Community Lives Consortium which supports disabled people to live the lives they choose in the communities of South West Wales, with his support Community Lives Consortium has become one of the largest user-led support organisations in Wales. He is a founder member of the Co-production Network for Wales has a Masters Degree in Action Research and is a qualified social worker with over 30 years experience.  

Richard Williams

Richard Williams

Trustee

Richard lives in Penlan, Swansea and has been very active in the local learning disability community over many years. He also doubles as YVA’s Membership Officer helping to boost our membership to over a hundred in 2019. 

Adelaide Morgan

Adelaide Morgan

Trustee

If you would like to contribute to the work of Your Voice Advocacy by becoming a Trustee then find out more by gong to the Contact page and getting in touch with our Project Coordinator.

Staff

Bill Williams

Bill Williams

Project Coordinator

Sandi Mitchell

Sandi Mitchell

Peer Advocate

Marion Lowther

Marion Lowther

YOLO Peer Development Worker

Alex Hills

Alex Hills

YOLO Peer Development Worker

Louise Peck

Louise Peck

WGPF Development Worker

Neil Williams

Neil Williams

WGPF Development Worker