Richard Hurst

Richard is Chair of RB Mind. Richard has had an eclectic career as a director of companies in a variety of fields. He has also served as a Trustee of several charities, including ten years with RADA, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He enjoys working as a volunteer with several local arts organisations. He has a personal interest in mental health issues, particularly in opening them up for discussion and greater understanding.

Russell Goodenough 

Russell is Vice Chair of RB Mind. He works as Vice President, Consulting Services at CGI, with responsibility for CGI’s business in the UK Justice sector. Previously, Russell was a Client Managing Director for Fujitsu, a global IT provider with a strong ethos of corporate social responsibility. Russell has a specific personal interest in reducing stigma associated with mental health conditions in the workplace. He has a background in engineering and project management and a MEng from Loughborough University.

Philip Congdon

Philip is Treasurer of RB Mind. He is a Chartered Accountant and has been finance director of a number of companies, mostly in the high-tech sector. He has recently moved to the charity sector and spent two years as Treasurer of StreetInvest, a local Richmond charity, before joining RB Mind. He is passionate about improving mental health and is currently also studying for a BSc in psychology and counselling at the Open University.

Kim Tasso

Kim runs a consultancy business serving professional practices across the UK and acts as a Non-Executive Director for property businesses. She is qualified in management, marketing,  psychology and counselling. She is also a journalist, author of six books and co-editor of a thriving local community Facebook page. She has lived in Twickenham for over 30 years and raised her two children there as a single mum. Kim is passionate about improving access to mental health support – particularly for young people.

Jerry Martin

Jerry is a highly experienced leadership development specialist, psychologist and clinician with expertise in change management, leadership and consulting solutions across world-class organisations and passionate about developing potential.  His specialities include: delivering large scale leadership development/learning programmes and talent management solutions for commercial success.

Monika Waller

Monika is a consultant working in the IT industry. She’s degree educated and received her MA in HR Management from London Metropolitan University. She’s been working in various HR roles in the corporate environment for over 18 years and gained experience supporting large HR and business transformation programmes. Monika is currently studying for her MSc in Applied Positive Psychology as she’s very interested in psychological wellbeing and mental hygiene.

Susan Cain

Susan is a Chartered Accountant (ACCA), and Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability.  After a long career working in the City in senior finance and subsequently sustainability roles, she has now switched paths to become Operations Manager at Tree Shepherd – a social enterprise, and volunteer at several local charities.  Susan was previously Treasurer of the Orleans Park School Association, she has four children and lives in St Margarets.

Colette Noé

Colette is a Senior Insights and Strategy professional with extensive experience working in marketing in large multinationals both in, and outside, the UK. Colette lives in the Richmond Borough with her two children. She is passionate about reducing the stigma associated with mental health, particularly with the next generation of young people.

Joanna Nakielny

Joanna trained as a doctor in Sheffield, specialised in psychiatry and became a Member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1992. Following a number of years working as a psychiatrist in the NHS, Joanna left full-time clinical practice to work in the pharmaceutical industry, where she was initially involved in research on medicines for psychiatric illnesses. During her career in Pharma she held senior leadership roles in the UK, EU and globally, lastly as Senior Vice President for Global Clinical Safety at GlaxoSmithKline, from which she retired in 2018. Joanna has a Master’s degree in Organisational Behaviour and is a trained business coach. She would like there to be more integrated help for, and acceptance of, people suffering mental ill health.

Eva Papadopoulou

Eva is an experienced Transformation Consultant and Implementation Manager – currently a Business Lead UK at Minddistrict, supporting large organisations across the UK to realise their digital healthcare vision. Prior to this, she worked as a Transformation Change Manger in a large Mental Health and Learning Disabilities organisation. Eva has been a Clinical Lead in IAPT services and Community Programmes Manager at Wandsworth and Westminster Mind, running successfully over 16 innovative community projects. Eva holds a BA in Psychology, an MSc in Art Psychotherapy, an MA in counselling and psychotherapy and various Business diplomas. She also speaks Greek (native), English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Lisa Leonard

Lisa is a Chartered Physicist (CPhys), having held several roles across academia, industry, and government organisations. She is currently an independent consultant. Prior to this, Lisa worked at the National Physical Laboratory and in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy specialising in regional strategy. She is passionate about open discussion and acceptance of mental health especially in connection with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sector.

Nasrin Farahani

Nasrin is a senior leader in a large academy with schools across the UK. She began her career as an interpreter and then as the Head of Commission for Racial Equality in Hammersmith. She found her vocation in teaching English as a second language to support students to integrate fully into society and lead fulfilling lives. She went on to have over two decades experience of leading and managing large, complex and multi-faceted voluntary organisations, supporting mental health service users, schools, further and higher education colleges in urban and rural settings. As a head of school, she witnessed the diverse range of mental health issues that young people were grappling with. As her awareness of mental health issues grew, so did her passion and enthusiasm to support. She is training to become a qualified counsellor to directly support individuals but also joined as a Trustee with RB Mind to make a difference at a strategic level.

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