Meet the team

On this page you’ll find details of our Board members and operational staff. You can also download our Articles of Association and our Board’s Register of Interest.

We also have an Advisory Forum, comprised of volunteers that are joined by operational staff and Board representatives, that decides on the day-to-day research we do.

Amanda Stratford

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive, Amanda leads Healthwatch Cornwall in delivering its mission to ensure the public's voice is heard and acted on. She is responsible for operational planning, representing the organisation at strategic level, governance, finances and... more

Jody Wilson

Engagement and Volunteering Manager

Jody is responsible for managing and supporting volunteers to enable them to effectively represent Healthwatch Cornwall. She also manages volunteer recruitment and the outreach team.
While striving to maintain a healthy work-life balance, Jody... more

Jo Smith

Outreach and Engagement Officer (Maternity Leave)

Jo is part of the outreach team, ensuring Healthwatch Cornwall listens to people’s experiences. She manages regular drop-in sessions at a range of hospitals across the county and regularly presents at various community... more

Debra Cooney

Outreach and Engagement Officer.

Debra works in the outreach and engagement team to ensure that you can have your say about local health and care services. When not at work, Debra enjoys walking along the South West Coast Path... more

Lesley Pearson

Outreach and Engagement Officer

Lesley works with the outreach team to build on our work with people in the community.
When not at work, Lesley enjoys travelling, baking and exploring Cornwall with her family.

Natalie Swann

Research and Evidence Manager

Natalie takes care of Healthwatch Cornwall’s data collection and research projects. The role also includes the creation of reports from our findings for commissioners, providers and the public and the attendance of relevant strategic... more

Naomi Barnes

Communications and Marketing Intern

Naomi assists with our communications and marketing, with a particular focus on social media. She has a strong background in marketing.

When not at work, you may find Naomi kayaking the south coast of... more

Sophie Smith

Data Officer

Sophie works as Data Officer to document and report all the feedback we receive.
She has a background in conservation and recently finished a Masters degree at the University of Exeter, Penryn campus. When she isn’t... more

Michelle Hooker

Outreach and Engagement Officer

Michelle works in the outreach and engagement team to ensure that you can have your say about local health and care services.
Before joining Healthwatch Cornwall she
worked in different admin roles, including at... more

Nuala Kiely

Partnership Boards Officer

Nuala oversees and administers four Partnership Boards for older people, carers, those with autism and those with learning disabilities.
Nuala has worked for the past five years in a London-based voluntary organisation,with a special interest... more

Jon McLeavy

Chair
Jon has worked in the community and voluntary sector for more than 35 years. He started working in the charity sector in Oxford before moving on to run a... more

Amanda Stratford

Director
As well as being the Chief Executive, Amanda also has a seat on the board as a director.

Jayne Howard

Director
Jayne has been the director of Arts for Health Cornwall since 2004. Before this she worked in the
public sector, initially in education where she was head of drama... more

John Evers

Director
John is a retired consultant physician who worked for nearly 30 years in Cornish hospitals, dealing largely with elderly patients. After retirement he joined LINk in Cornwall to help... more

Dr Margaret Abban

Director
Margaret has spent all of her professional life in the NHS. Her career as a Consultant Physician in Cornwall was in hospital practice in Care of the Elderly, Acute... more

Roger Sinden

Director
Roger trained as a social worker, after which he moved on to a succession of management roles with Essex County Council. He took early retirement from the role of... more