Our Trustees

Lindsay Roach - Chair

Lindsay is first and foremost a mother of twins of whom she is very proud.

Lindsay was born and lived in Oxford for 37 years before she moved with her family to Worcester due to her husband’s work. She is now widowed and lives in Pershore with her beloved animals, who keep her on her toes.

She is a qualified teacher and trained SENCO with a degree in special needs and disability. Lindsay presently works for Evesham Volunteer Centre as a Community Builder, which she loves. In this role her job is to support the local community. Lindsay sits on the steering committee for Evesham Dementia Action Alliance (EDAA) whose aim is to make Evesham a more dementia friendly town.

Lindsay is also a Dementia Champion which means she can present workshops on how to support people in the community who may be living with dementia.

Lindsay enjoys arts and crafts and a good read, mostly thrillers and detective stories. She  loves a good debate on many topics. She adores the New Forest and spent many happy days there as a child and adult.

 

Paul Baker - Vice Chair

Paul was born in Surrey, moved to Worcestershire shortly before taking early retirement and has now returned to Surrey. The last 23 years of his working career was based in a pensions actuarial consultancy, he qualified as a Fellow of his professional institute, he has been responsible for some high profile clients, providing advice to their pension trustee bodies.

Paul has also had direct involvement in assessing potential beneficiaries and the subsequent allocating of monies provided through a historic trust.

 

Paige Martin - Secretary

Paige joined EDMHSS as a volunteer in 2019 helping to run the Women’s Support Group. Although she had a short time away from the role, she has now returned to us as a Trustee and brings with her a new dimension and skill set to the current Trustee board. She is very passionate about the Charity, the staff and especially the attendees.

Her Employment background has been in the sciences, but has worked in hospitality , Public Sector, trained as a Mental Health First Aider and volunteered in order to help others. This alongside her current position as Technical Sales Specialist.

In her spare time Paige likes all aspects of craft (especially woodwork), keeping active and most importantly spending time with her family and friends.

Rev'd Claire Billington

Claire grew up in Pershore, is married with a grown up son and is a new grandparent. She worked for a local legal firm, the Home Office and HMRC. Claire joined EDMHSS as a volunteer in 2023. when she also became a Trustee.

She is a priest in Church of England and enjoys cake and trips to Cornwall. When she is not working Claire enjoys reading, listening to heavy rock and crafts such as Zentangle, embroidery, knitting and crochet.

Teresa Cerra

Originally from Dundee in Scotland Teresa worked as a nurse for 12 years in a hospital caring for children and adults with special needs.

Married in 1992 she relocated to Evesham. After raising 2 sons, Teresa decided to offer her services by volunteering for various charities plus supporting her children’s schools and football team. 

Teresa became a School Play Leader which led her to become a Teaching Assistant in 3 different local primary schools.

Her next career move, Community Champion for Morrisons, enabled her to support many local worthy groups and charities. She is now actively engaged in promoting  and supporting EDMHSS.

In her spare time Teresa enjoys cooking for family and friends, hosts a Wednesday coffee morning supporting people through loneliness in Evesham. If time permits Teresa likes taking long walks and socialising with friends.

Ron Whitehouse

Ron was born and lived in Birmingham until he moved to Evesham with his wife in 2001. They have 2 sons and 3 grandchildren the youngest being 13 years old.

Ron left school at 16 and worked at various employments until joining the Birmingham Fire and Ambulance Service (later known as the West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service) where he stayed for 22 years as an Operational Junior Officer.

In the past,  his family have enjoyed the company of 26 foster children each one being an experience. 

Ron and his wife Kath love to travel and are never happier when they are outside finding new locations. He amuses himself and annoys others by playing his ukulele whilst singing, building rocking horses or refurbishing an 1860’s fire pump.