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Meet the Helpforce team

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Mark Lever

Chief Executive

It was seeing the power of volunteering first hand that motivated me to move from the world of finance to the charity sector nearly 25 years ago – a move I have never regretted. I am now incredibly proud to be working with such a talented team who are all committed to maximising the impact of volunteering on the health and well being of local communities.


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Maeve Hully

Director of Volunteering

As a trained nurse I understand the genuine value volunteers can bring to patients families and healthcare. As someone who has volunteered in an NHS hospital I know how truly rewarding the experience of volunteering can be. We have already had great commitment from health boards in the three countries and I am looking forward to developing them.


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Paddy Hanrahan

Director of Strategy & Innovation

My personal driver is social change and Helpforce is a fantastic opportunity to help communities as well as support our brilliant NHS. Based on my own volunteering experience, the magic of helping other people is a win-win for all involved and should play a role in all of our lives.


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Jullie Tran Graham

Head of Insight and Impact

I'm truly excited about how we can, together, create health in our communities through the power of 'people helping people'. I'm passionate about understanding how we can best harness (and measure!) the kindness and talents of people who give their time in the service of others


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Sally Williams

Helpforce Connect Network Manager

Every day I am humbled by the efforts of people who use their skills, time and compassion to help others. Volunteer managers across the NHS are creating opportunities for their volunteers to make a real difference to patients and staff and it is a privilege to work alongside inspirational healthcare professionals towards our shared vision of volunteer support for every patient.


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Roz Tinlin

Regional Lead

I am passionate about volunteering and see the benefits in the NHS and communities. Every day I am inspired by volunteers and everyone involved with care, this is a great opportunity for everyone to get behind the NHS and ‘do your bit’.


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Desiree Benson

Regional Lead

As a lifelong volunteer, I am passionate about empowering people through meaningful social action. Having managed nearly 1000 volunteers as a volunteer manager, I greatly enjoy creative approaches to citizenship, finding a role for all within our public services. I am excited to be a part of Helpforce in enabling public participation for health and communities.


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Maxine Moss-Black

Project Manager

Through my experience of working with social impact organisations to design and develop and improve services, I’ve seen the growing value and benefit that volunteering services bring to the organisation, the volunteers and the community that they serve. It is this compelling reason that I am so excited and passionate to be a part of how Helpforce can work within the Health and Social Care sector to positively impact society.


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Beth Vaughan

Head of Communications

It is a privilege working for Helpforce. To be part of the change that volunteers can make to our health and care is an exciting mission and one that I believe will have a far-reaching and positive impact on all our lives.


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Vy Tuong Tran

Knowledge and Content Manager

I’m fascinated by the power of volunteering and truly believe that volunteering plays an important role in our society. What appeals to me about Helpforce is the organisation’s ambition to embed volunteering within our healthcare system and a philosophy which embraces the values of kindness and compassion.


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Yvette Durden

Research Assistant

I developed my passion for research through my education and work experience in Psychology research projects. I feel inspired by the care and commitment of the volunteers regularly giving their time and skills to help in health and community settings. I am always excited to see the impact of new volunteer roles and how these can make a difference to patients, staff and volunteers. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity to work at Helpforce and learn from my knowledgeable and motivational colleagues.


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Christabel Jay

Office Manager

Having gained most of my confidence and experience from a start-up background, it’s a real privilege to be working for Helpforce. Ensuring the office is running smoothly and assisting the delightful team in their shared goal for a collaborative platform with the NHS and ever-growing volunteers.