Meet our senior team who are responsible for the operational management of the charity.
Our management team
As CEO, Jody leads the organisation. She works with the trustees and management team to set the vision and strategy and ensures Andover Mind meets it's objectives. She became CEO in May 2021, having worked for Andover Mind for 10 years. She has always enjoyed working with people and her previous roles include teaching and working in Older Person's Services. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and English Bulldog, Brian, as well as dance fitness and travelling.
Director of ICS Transformation and Development
Barbara has worked in various guises for Andover Mind for 20 years; starting as a service user then a volunteer and finally a paid staff member. As Director of ICS Transformation and Development, Barbara works with local partners to ensure the people who use our services are receiving joined up care. She also manages the delivery of our primary care services. Her interests are sport, spinning, and her little dog Poppy. She is also a big fan of Strictly Come Dancing.
Director of County Wide Operations
Laura has previously worked in a variety of organisations within the voluntary, private and public sectors. She joined Andover Mind 6 years ago, starting as a Dementia Advisor and progressing to Area Manager and now Director of County Wide Operations. In this role she is responsible for the delivery of the Carer Support and Dementia Advice Service and is also the safeguarding lead for Andover Mind. Her interests are running, church and travelling.
Director of Business Development and Resources
Lisa joined Andover Mind in 2012 and came to us with a broad range of skills from previous roles in HR and marketing. She was initially our volunteer co-ordinator but then took over as Business Manager and from there moved into business development. In her current role Lisa is responsible for managing fundraising, volunteering and marketing. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys walking and exercise and likes to find new places she can go on holiday.
Director of Well-being Services
Helen began her career in social care, working in the domiciliary care sector. She made the move into mental health care in 2020 when she joined Andover Mind as the Test Valley Well-being Manager. In her current role, Helen is responsible for managing our well-being services in Test Valley, Basingstoke and Hart & Rushmoor. When she's not at work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to music festivals and exercising at ridiculous times in the morning!
Nicky has over 35 years experience, working in a variety of finance roles in different sectors including primary care. She joined Andover Mind 7 years ago and plays a vital role in the organisation, helping to set budgets and cost new services and generally ensuring that our finances are well-managed. In her role Nicky works closely with the CEO and trustees. When she is not at work she enjoys spending time in her garden, walking her black Labrador, knitting and reading.