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.
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.
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.