Dave Charlton spent his career managing change in international manufacturing companies, including the computer, pharmaceutical and Fast Moving Goods industries, both within the UK and across the globe.
He has experience in computer programming, business analysis & processes, project management and IT management. He has managed significant numbers of multi-million-pound budgets. Having retired he became an ELHAP Trustee and Treasurer in 2005, and Chairman in 2015.
Sumeet worked at ELHAP as a playworker (on both the Orchard Project and playground). Whilst working at ELHAP, he gained a good understanding of the services ELHAP provides as well as their impact.
After working at ELHAP he became a physiotherapist, mainly working within an integrated learning disabilities service (ILDS). While here he developed a group based around promoting good health within the learning disabilities community. Working in this area helped Sumeet develop a greater understanding of how health and social care systems run. He currently works as a public health practitioner, with a focus on reducing levels of youth obesity. This role involves the development of projects to promote good health.
Elaine has worked with young people in both Further and Higher education for many years. This has ranged from young people studying basic skills courses to degree level courses. She has mentored young people with mental health issues and also those with Autism. Since retiring she has volunteered with charities which support young people.
Neil McCarthy has 30 years’ experience working with adults and young people with diverse needs, through a range of roles with not-for-profit housing, care and community providers across London and surrounding areas. He is passionate about making people feel valued and supporting them to live their life as they want to. He has nearly 20 years of experience at senior level, developing teams and leading on outcome-focused care, support and community services through transformational change and service improvement.
Sharif worked at ELHAP for 7 years in a number of different roles. He joined first as a volunteer before becoming a playworker and eventually became a team leader on the playground. In his final year in the staff team he also managed ELHAP's volunteering project and was a team leader on the transition project.
Following his departure in 2020 he ran a volunteering project at a children's mentoring charity before pivoting to his current role as a corporate partnerships fundraiser at a national education charity where he also oversees the corporate volunteering strategy. Sharif returned to the charity at the end of 2022 bringing ELHAP service delivery, volunteer project management and fundraising experience to his trustee role.