Lesley Sherman - Chair of Trustees
Lesley joined Mosaic as a volunteer in 2011 after helping out at the residential weekend and seeing the difference this charity made to the lives of the families involved was pleased to be asked to become a trustee this year. Lesely is a Property Manager with a small family letting agent in Wimborne after changing career following 20 years in banking and has skills and experience in finance and business administration. Lesely is married, lives in Colehill and has two grown-up sons.
With a background in financial services and with two young children of my own, I feel very privileged to be in a position where I can draw upon 17 years of investment management and business experience to support such a compassionate charity and the children it listens to, cares for and helps during such difficult times.
Dr Karen Rees
I have a professional and personal interest in promoting the health and well-being of children and families. I am a health visitor/academic and I currently lead the Health Visiting Professional programmes at Bournemouth University. I am pleased to be able to support the important work that Mosaic is doing within the local community as a newly appointed Trustee.
PATRON - Professor Sir Al Aynsley-Green
Sir Al Aynsley-Green trained as a children’s physician, was James Spence Professor of Child Health in the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, then Nuffield Professor of Child Health and Director of Clinical Research at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children; he was then first National Clinical Director for Children in Government 2000-5, and the first independent statutory Children’s Commissioner for England from 2005-10.
He is now Professor Emeritus of Child Health at University College London, and Founder of Aynsley-Green Consulting, engaging with governments and organisations worldwide on children, childhood and children’s services.
He was knighted by HM the Queen for his services to children and young people in 2006 and in June 2013 received the James Spence Medal of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, this being the highest accolade for a British Children’s Physician.
He was bereaved of his father when he was 10 years old, this life-changing tragedy giving him his motivation to train as a doctor, and his commitment to promote the importance of grief in childhood. His personal insights allow him to relate directly to bereaved children today. He is Patron of the national Childhood Bereavement Network, and works with colleagues in Canada, Australia, Norway, and across the EU to share best practice and improve awareness of the importance of childhood grief.