Andy has extensive experience of the local health and care system having worked as a GP at Sarum House Surgery and Hereford Medical Group. He was also a clinical assistant in both Rheumatology and Cardiology at Hereford County Hospital. Now retired, Andy has held a number of board roles throughout his career including Chair of Herefordshire CCG and Co-Chair of Herefordshire Medical Group. Appointed as Healthwatch Herefordshire Chair in March 2023, Andy strongly believes that the role of Healthwatch is increasingly important in the new landscape of Integrated Care Systems and as a long-standing serving clinician, fully understands the importance of patient voice.
Alicia is General Manager with Herefordshire Mind and brings mental health expertise to the board. She has a passion to ensure that mental health services are effective and accessible for all so that no one has to face a mental health problem alone. Alicia has a mix of past experience in a number of sectors from healthcare worker recruitment to housing and young people. She has experience using the health service personally and supporting her parents through Parkinson's and dementia services.
Katie is the Chief Executive of The Cart Shed charity, which she helped to found in 2011. The organisation provides therapeutic support to young people aged 14-25 and adults of any age experiencing poor mental health and well-being. Katie has been working in the charitable sector since 2001, focusing on nature-based, community-focused solutions to poor mental health. As a mother with a daughter who has been adversely impacted by the pandemic, Katie has a wealth of experience in trying to negotiate the system to find timely and appropriate support. Katie joined the Healthwatch Board in 2020.
Roberta (Bobby) Morris
Bobby is a Registered Nurse who has worked in various clinical settings, specialising in cancer care. She has always been passionate about the NHS, working at Executive Director level in Wales. Bobby has extensive experience working strategically at the corporate interface of the NHS, Local Authority and Voluntary Organisations to maximise resources and improve services in some of the most deprived areas in the UK. In 2017, she was awarded the MBE for services to NHS Wales.
Alex has devoted much of her career to the support of children, young people and families in Herefordshire from Early Years to Youth Activities. A former commissioner, she is passionate about the power of the community sector - especially the role communities and the voluntary sector play in the emotional well-being and good mental health of children and young people. She is driven by the importance of the voice of young people in determining and developing the services they can access.
Having grown up in Herefordshire, Conor is devoted to supporting the community whether that be by enabling our NHS services or by being a councillor for his local parish. Conor’s career and role in the NHS so far, being a Strategic Information Advisor across 3 NHS Trusts and 80 GP Practices across Herefordshire and Worcestershire, has given him an in-depth understanding of the population, its needs, and its challenges.
Will is the Chief Executive of hvoss (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service) and has extensive knowledge of the community and voluntary sectors within Herefordshire. Initially joining Herefordshire Voluntary Action (HVA) in 2002 as a Community Development Co-ordinator, he later went on to become its Chief Executive. He is the Director and Trustee of Herefordshire Community Foundation – contributing to strategy development within grant and fund development to support good causes, primarily in Herefordshire. Will has also served as Director and Trustee to NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action.)