Mental Health Information
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Our senior management team has day-to-day responsibility to manage Wandsworth and Westminster Mind. Our senior management team has five members:
Janice has been CEO of Westminster Mind since June 2010. In August 2013 she also took on the responsibility of leading Wandsworth Mind, performing both roles as the organisations worked through plans to merge. From 31 March 2015 Janice has lead the merged, single charity Wandsworth & Westminster Mind.
Janice began her career as a qualified social worker in a hospital setting. She has worked as a practitioner in criminal justice, and has held a number of managerial and senior management roles in the public and charity sectors. Janice has been working in CEO or Director roles since 2002.
Elizabeth joined Wandsworth & Westminster Mind in November 2015. She has led and managed service provision in both the voluntary sector and local authorities for 30 years.
Elizabeth began her health and social care career in local authorities, managing home helps delivering care to people in their homes. She progressed to developing services to meet the needs of specific client groups then moved on to national charity management roles at Help the Aged, Cancerbackup, Macmillan Cancer Support, Counsel and Care and Independent Age. Her senior management experience has included strategic partnership working with other voluntary organisations, local authorities and the NHS and taking part in two organisational mergers.
As Deputy CEO, Elizabeth has lead operational responsibility in Wandsworth & Westminster Mind, with line management responsibility for all service managers.
Sue has been with Westminster Mind since 2005. She began as Housing Services Manager and was promoted to Development Manager in 2011, with responsibility for service development, funding, marketing and the implementation of quality assurance.
Sue has been working in health and social care settings for over 30 years and has extensive experience of managing in homelessness, mental health, supported housing, floating support, nursing and residential care. She has been London operational lead for a national mental health provider with responsibility for range of community mental health services across London, including residential and housing services, carers support, advocacy, counselling, employment, training and day service provision and a national welfare to work programme in partnership with DWP.
Jayne Pearce joined Wandsworth & Westminster Mind in July 2015. She has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years’ at CEO and Director level in health related charities. Prior to this she worked in the NHS for 10 years initially as a medical secretary, before taking on more senior administrative roles and then moving into the voluntary sector. She returned to University as a mature student to study HR management and is a Chartered member of the CIPD.
As Head of HR and Governance she takes lead responsibility for all HR matters and provides the Trustees with advice and guidance regarding legal and regulatory governance matters.
Branislav Lazarov joined Wandsworth & Westminster Mind in June 2015. Previously Branislav worked in the not-for-profit sector where he developed a keen interest in charitable activities. His ACCA qualifications have enabled him to perform various roles in the finance sector of both private and not-for-profit organisations.
He leads the finance and administration team and contributes towards Wandsworth & Westminster Mind’s strategic development, advising on financial matters relating to all areas of the organisation.