Pentreath Ltd. is overseen by our Board of Trustees who bring a wide range of experience and expertise and are responsible for the governance and sustainability of the organisation.
Johanna Harrison: Patron
Johanna’s professional life was in Public Relations, originally with Unilever’s PR agency, then independently for many clients including the Metropole Group of Hotels. She has been involved in many fund raising activities of various charities, instigating monthly Antique & Collectors fairs for Down Syndrome children and popularizing The Ephemera Society by organizing monthly fairs in Central London. On retirement, she worked at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and volunteered with the ‘Teach a Child to Read’ charity at a local school.
In addition Johanna studied with the Open University, gaining a BA honours degree, was secretary for her residents association and an active member of the events committee for the Bedford Park Society.
“I first became acquainted with pentreath in 2014 through the kindness of Liam Mannall, a trustee of the Charity, who befriended me after a serious motorway accident from which I survived physically unscathed but car-less. When the road was re-opened after two hours he went out of his way to deliver me safely to my destination in Devon before continuing his journey to Cornwall.
I have maintained my interest in the charity and greatly admire and appreciate its dedicated service to help those in the community with mental health problems.
“I am both deeply honoured and delighted to be the Charity’s Patron.”
Jason Coad: Chair
Jason is a farmer and accountant by trade and is the chair of our board. He brings a steady hand and an accessible style to our meetings and governance. He is also Chair of Governors for Bodmin Community College.
Liam Mannall: Vice Chair
I have lived in Cornwall for ten great years and have been a Trustee since 2009. I was pleased to be voted Vice-Chair. I have a keen interest in the mental well being of young people and feel very proud to be part of Pentreath. I am continually impressed and humbled by the dedication of the team at St Enoder.
I have been in public service in one form or another all my working life. I started out in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, enjoying some time at the Naval Air Station at Culdrose. I then joined the Police Service spending most of my time working in and from London but involving frequent travel to all points of the compass and continents. I am currently working within an agency of the Civil Service.
Chris Hazell: Company Secretary
Chris has been involved with Pentreath since its beginnings in 1989 and was Deputy Chief Executive of Pentreath for many years. He brings a wealth of experience and a strategic overview of how the organisation has evolved.
David has been a Trustee of Pentreath since 2004. He qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 1994 and has worked in a number of roles across both Cornwall and Devon over the years. He is currently employed as Head of Commissioning for North East and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group. David has also done some occasional Consultancy work for the World Health Organisation, mainly in Palestine and Albania where he wrote a Mental Health Nurse Training programme for Albanian Nurses.
David has lived in Lostwithiel for about 23 years with his daughters who are aged 23 and 21 and his partner, Kerenza, who works as a Practice Nurse. His eldest daughter is an accountant and his youngest daughter is at University, studying to be a Mental Health Nurse. His interests in vary from running to watching Rugby and cooking – his roasts are legendary. David has also spent many years as a school Governor, but has recently stood down as the school he was a Governor at, has recently joined a Multi Academy Trust.
Chris has been a trustee for Pentreath since 2008, and has always had an interest in mental health issues. Initially she trained and worked a short time as a Primary School teacher, and then retrained as a nurse. This became a career in quality improvement in healthcare, in a variety of organisations, where she worked as a bank nurse as well as a full-time job to gain credibility as a working practitioner committed to making things better for patients and staff in the NHS. She worked for Exeter and District Community Trust, Devon Partnership Trust, Royal Devon and Exeter FT, and finished her career at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust as the senior manager for governance and quality.
Since retiring, she has worked for the NHS Retirement Fellowship creating branches of the charity in the South of England, and as Interim Helpline Manager for six months, and a Project Manager for the Patients Association since 2014. She worked for a year on a project promoting Patient Participation Groups, in Devon and Cornwall and has been running Complaints Peer Reviews with two trusts.
I am a solicitor working for Coodes. I specialise in family work in particular disputes over children and when social services are involved as well as mental health and court of protection. In my spare time I am an officer in Cornwall Army Cadets and I run Camborne detachment . I am married and have a teenage daughter.
Dr Gilda Davies
I qualified as a doctor in 1984, and trained as a GP with hospital jobs and community jobs over a 10 year period whilst I moved around with my husband who was in the military. My community job involved Community Paediatrics where I assessed children with learning difficulties, as well as performing developmental and health checks. One of my hospital jobs was psychiatry. I became a GP proper in 1998, and was a partner in Looe Health Centre for 13 years. I resigned from the partnership to carry on working as a locum in Cornwall and Plymouth.
I now help to run the Plymouth Sessional GP group which is an educational and support group for GP’s who work as locums and sessional doctors. I have interests in mental health and rehabilitation, and have also learnt a lot from my husband who has been involved in many projects to help excluded and vulnerable people get back into skills, education and training. I believe that there are many non pharmaceutical ways of augmenting health and healing which are important to engage alongside medication and medical interventions in mental and physical ill health, in prevention of ill health and promotion of good health. I am proud to be a trustee of Pentreath which puts into practice my beliefs with great success.
Mark has worked in health and social care for 37 years in England and New Zealand. Mark is a UK qualified mental health nurse and New Zealand qualified general and obstetric nurse. Mark’s career has included clinical, executive director and management responsibilities. During recent years Mark has practised as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. Since retiring in 2016 Mark spends his time on his small holding in addition to supporting his local village activities and charity volunteering.
Prior to retiring in March 2018 I was Operations Director of the Pluss Organisation who specialised in supporting people with disabilities and long term health conditions to gain and sustain employment. During my employment with Pluss I worked very closely with Pentreath as a partner and always admired the skill, dedication and success with which they support their clients. I am very pleased to have become a Trustee of Pentreath. I live in Tavistock, Devon with my wife Denise we enjoy keeping fit, gardening and our three grandchildren.
Kelly Griffin: Staff Representative
Kelly is a Mental Health Employment Advisor and Work Choice Coach. She has worked for Pentreath since July 2011 and currently holds the staff rep. seat on the board ensuring staff concerns and interests are represented at board level.