Selina is the Head of Healthwatch Newham and the Head of Healthwatch at Community Barnet. Selina previously was Head of Healthwatch Barnet and established its first programmes, which won national Healthwatch England awards. Selina has worked for the charity sector and as a volunteer in a number of roles, including community development, organisational guidance and training, social policy and with young people and diverse communities. Selina's role is to ensure that local people's views and experiences are heard and acted upon, developing the strategy and activities for Healthwatch. Selina attends some of the senior level meetings in health and social care, as well as developing projects and activities.
Leonardo began working for Healthwatch in 2017, as our Manager of Healthwatch Newham. Leonardo has been working in the public and voluntary sector for 15 years working for children and young people charities and community organisations. He is now the manager at Healthwatch Newham, responsible for the smooth running of this small Healthwatch team, managing the grants programme, liaising with a range of strategic partners and stakeholders and reaching out into the community to ensure residents' and patients' voices are heard.
As an NHS Complaints Advocate for Newham, Rahenas' role involves supporting clients in raising concerns or making a formal complaint about their NHS treatment and/or care. Rahena is able to provide information and guidance about the NHS complaints Process, help with letter writing and attend local resolution meetings. Prior to working for Healthwatch, Rahena use to volunteer as an event organiser for charity fundraisers and weekly classes for adults and teens. In her spare time, she runs a matchmaking service with her friends and enjoys watching American legal dramas.
Fran is the Senior Operations Officer. She is responsible for supporting Healthwatch Newham in the development and operational delivery of its workplans, objectives and aims. Fran manages the contractual relationship with delivery partners and the financial management of Healthwatch contracts. Fran is also responsible for the community grants scheme.
Leah began working for Healthwatch in 2017, as our Research and Policy Officer for Barnet, Brent and Newham. Leah’s role involves conducting research into health and social care issues identified by local residents across the three Boroughs and helping to shape the views of decision makers to make improvements in the area. Her favourite part of the job is empowering people to influence the services they use and to think critically about their health and social care. Leah has a background in population health research and has worked internationally delivering sexual health education to local communities before starting to work at Healthwatch. In her spare time, Leah enjoys competing in running events and reading anything she can get her hands on. Contact Leah on 020 8364 8400 ext. 307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org