Director - Mike Wilson

Mike has been the director of Public Voice since April 2015, having set up the organisation the previous year as the vehicle to deliver Healthwatch in Haringey. Mike has worked in a number of senior management roles including, Director of Regeneration for the NHS in London, Director of Housing and Social Services for a London Borough and Chief Executive of a Housing Action Trust. Most of his work experience has been in diverse, urban communities in London with five years as housing manager in Glasgow.

 

Our staff

Val Chaggar - Business and Performance Manager

Val is the Business Manager at Public Voice and is responsible for the office management and finance, and as part of the Healthwatch contract handles signposting. Previous work includes roles in equalities as a Health Project Co-ordinator and in higher education as Deputy Head of International Admissions.


Eamon England - Communications Manager

Eamon is responsible for all our communications and marketing activities, from our website, media relationships and social networks, through to publicity materials, communications strategy and the management of our brand. He is a highly experienced communications and marketing professional with a wide range of experience in both the public and private sectors. He has spent time working in local government, education and teaching, the voluntary and community sector, and as a consultant within the creative industries.


Raks Patel - Research and Engagement Manager

Raks is responsible for our community engagement and outreach activities, ensuring the voices of Haringey residents, service users, and carers, are heard by the agencies responsible for planning and delivering public services in the borough. Engagement includes everything from meeting community groups and attending community events, to running focus groups and conducting surveys. Raks has a strong track record of engaging successfully with diverse hard to reach and seldom heard communities. She has previously worked as a manager in the NHS, the Civil Service, and the charity sector.


Mary Blake - Volunteer Coordinator

Mary supports our team of volunteers. Previous roles were with Groundwork London’s volunteer Energy Champions programme, Energise London and Family Action. Earlier work was in waste prevention with Enfield Council and environmental campaigning for Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. Mary also works part-time for the Muswell Hill Sustainability Group and volunteers for a health charity helpline.