Pentreath is overseen by a Board of Trustees who bring a wide range of experience and expertise, and are responsible for the governance and sustainability of the organisation.
Johanna’s professional life was in Public Relations, originally with Unilever’s PR agency, then independently for many clients including the Metropole Group of Hotels. She has been involved in many fund raising activities of various charities, instigating monthly Antique & Collectors fairs for Down Syndrome children and popularizing The Ephemera Society by organizing monthly fairs in Central London. On retirement, she worked at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and volunteered with the ‘Teach a Child to Read’ charity at a local school.
In addition, Johanna studied with the Open University, gaining a BA honours degree, was secretary for her residents association and an active member of the events committee for the Bedford Park Society.
“I first became acquainted with Pentreath in 2014 through the kindness of Liam Mannall, a trustee of the Charity, who befriended me after a serious motorway accident from which I survived physically unscathed but car-less. When the road was re-opened after two hours he went out of his way to deliver me safely to my destination in Devon before continuing his journey to Cornwall. I have maintained my interest in the charity and greatly admire and appreciate its dedicated service to help those in the community with mental health problems. I am both deeply honoured and delighted to be the Charity’s Patron.”
Sadly, Johanna passed away peacefully at home in October 2021. She was our first patron and in so many ways it feels she is irreplaceable. Her kindness and enthusiasm, and her generous support to Pentreath, will forever be remembered by those at Pentreath who had the good fortune to meet her.
Chair of Trustees
Mark has worked in health and social care for 37 years in England and New Zealand.
Mark is a UK qualified mental health nurse and New Zealand qualified general and obstetric nurse. Mark’s career has included clinical, executive director and management responsibilities. During recent years Mark has practised as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist.
Since retiring in 2016 Mark spends his time on his small holding in addition to supporting his local village activities and charity volunteering.
Deputy Chair of Trustees
Julian is a solicitor working for Coodes specialising in family work, in particular disputes over children, when social services are involved, as well as mental health and court of protection.
In his spare time, Julian is an Officer in Cornwall Army Cadets and runs Camborne detachment.
Barry is Company Secretary in addition to his role as Pentreath Finance Manager.
Chris has been involved with Pentreath since its beginnings in 1989, and was Deputy Chief Executive of Pentreath for many years.
He brings a wealth of experience and a strategic overview of how the organisation has evolved.
David has been a Trustee of Pentreath since 2004.
He qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 1994 and has worked in a variety of roles across both Cornwall and Devon over his career. He is currently employed as a Programme Director in Plymouth, supporting the development of the Local Care Partnership. David has also done some occasional Consultancy work for the World Health Organisation, mainly in Palestine and Albania where he wrote a Mental Health Nurse Training programme for Albanian Nurses.
David has lived locally all his adult life and has two grown up children and two younger stepchildren, with his wife, Emily. His eldest daughter is an accountant, and his youngest daughter is a Mental Health Nurse; both live and work locally.
His interests vary from running and sailing to watching rugby and cooking.
Liam has lived in Cornwall since 2007 and has been a Pentreath Trustee since 2009. Liam has a keen interest in the mental well being of young people and feels very proud to be part of Pentreath. He is continually impressed and humbled by the dedication of all of the Pentreath team.
Liam has been in public service in one form or another all his working life. He started working life as a sixteen year old in Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm, enjoying some time at the Naval Air Station at Culdrose.
Liam has travelled all of his working life but, having retired in November 2021, intends to stay put in Cornwall and enjoy what this tremendous county has to offer, and spend more time supporting the local communities.
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If you feel that you need to talk to someone urgently then please call the 24/7 Cornwall mental health helpline on 0800 0385 300. You can call for free, any time of day or night, if you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health. The team behind the 24/7 telephone service will listen to you and determine how best to help. Alternatively, please call the Samaritans on 116 123.