CoG Pennine Lancashire

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    Pennine Lancashire Governors

    'Together a Healthier Future'

    Hamad Saleem

    First Term
    01/02/2019 - 31/12/2022

    Hamad is born into a medical family, with his late father being a GP in the area. He himself is a pharmacologist and studied locally doing his MSc hons in Medical sciences. He has worked in Pharmaceuticals and has worked in the caring sector too. He is passionate about health and is a director of a mental health Company too. He has vast experience in Mental Health. He is a huge fan of holistic therapies too. He wants to revisit old relationships within Lancashire to make a stronger approach in improving the trusts working partnerships with local resources.

    Christopher Johnson

    First term

    09/12/2016 - 08/12/2019

    Chris was born in Folkestone, Kent and educated in Canterbury at St Edmunds School. He became a professional footballer but unfortunately his career was ended at the age of 19 due to serious injury. Chris then worked for Barclays Bank for 16 years before leaving to take over the running of his wife's part time cleaning business which he built to a staffing level of 550 employees before selling. Chris is also a qualified apprentice assessor and qualified in his own right as a member of the Institute of Directors.  Chris also carries out voluntary work for the Prostate Cancer charity.

    Steph Holmes

    First Term
    01/02/2019 - 31/12/2022

    Steph was born and educated in Blackburn, but has lived the last half-century in Darwen. Before she retired, Steph had a varied career as an electronics designer, inventor, ICT manager, and teacher/lecturer. She is now heavily involved in the third sector, starting and running the award winning Chrysalis Transsexual Support Groups, which offer support and advocacy within the many strands of the NHS, the Police and justice system, the education system, and employment services amongst many others, and incorporates a third party hate crime reporting service. Steph is passionate about supporting the young, working closely with Children’s Services, and sees education as the primary driver towards greater understanding of trans, giving workshops and presentations countrywide to surgeries, hospitals, schools, councils, etc.


    Steph’s voluntary roles are many and various and include: at Lancashire Constabulary she is Chair of the East IAG and a member of several teams; she sits on the scrutiny panel at the Crown Prosecution Service; is an Associate Lecturer at UCLan; and is a trans policy consultant for education and business. Steph hopes to bring a different perspective to Mental Health services having been involved as a service user and advocate.