See the people who help make Teesside Hospice the special place it is

  • Elaine Criddle - Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of Quality and Performance Committee

    Elaine Criddle - Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of Quality and Performance Committee

    Elaine completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at Durham University in 2001. Elaine has been a Trustee of Teesside Hospice for...

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  • Gary Whitehead - Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees

    Gary Whitehead - Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees

    Gary Whitehead is a business leader whose career has spanned commercial and industrial sectors. For the last 25 years Gary has gained extensive exp...

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  • Tim Payne - Chair of Trading Company

    Tim Payne - Chair of Trading Company

    Tim spent 10 years working in head office positions in London for retailers including Debenhams and Disney Store. He moved to the North East in 200...

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  • Erica Turner - Company Secretary

    Erica Turner - Company Secretary

    Erica completed her law degree at Teesside University in 2003 and subsequently attended the College of Law in York where she was awarded a distinct...

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  • Mike Firman - Chair of the Finance and Facilities Committee

    Mike Firman - Chair of the Finance and Facilities Committee

    Mike was pleased to join Teesside Hospice as a Trustee in March 2020 and Chairs the Finance and Facilities Committee. He qualified as a Chartered A...

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  • Bob Jewell - Trustee

    Bob Jewell - Trustee

    Bob has 40 years financial experience in both Local Government and the Health Service. He was the Deputy Director of Finance for South Tees Hospita...

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  • Carole Langrick - Trustee

    Carole Langrick - Trustee

    Carole has over 40 years experience of working in the health care sector having had a career that began as a nurse and then a health visitor and su...

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  • John Sheridan - Trustee

    John Sheridan - Trustee

    John Sheridan began work in the NHS as an A and E receptionist in 1995, progressing into a career in nursing with the last 10 years developing clin...

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  • David Smith - Chief Executive

    David Smith - Chief Executive

    Following an early career in finance David entered the voluntary sector in 1995 working in housing and advice before specialising in mental healthc...

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  • Debbie Edwards - Director of Nursing and Quality

    Debbie Edwards - Director of Nursing and Quality

    Debbie has worked in the NHS for over 38 years as a nurse, midwife and health visitor. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals,...

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  • Angie Wardle - Finance Director

    Angie Wardle - Finance Director

    Angie joined local accountancy firm Baines Jewitt aged 18 and was lucky enough to find a career which was perfect for her. Angie gained so much pra...

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  • Debbie Coulson - Head of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

    Debbie Coulson - Head of Fundraising, Marketing & Communications

    Debbie, an experienced Fundraising Manager, joined Teesside Hospice in 2005. Debbie has had a successful marketing career working for major blue ch...

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