Our Trustees

  • Professor George Tadros, Chairman Deputy Medical Director, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust Professor of Psychiatry and Dementia, Aston Medical School, Aston University
  • Dr Zoe Wyrko, Consultant Geriatrician – University Hospitals Birmingham
  • Ms Bernie Keenan, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University
    Ms Bernie Keenan, Senior Lecturer, Birmingham City University
    Upon completion of my nurse training I gained clinical experience at The National Hospital for Nervous Diseases & the Kings College Hospitals group in London. During this period, I completed a first degree at The London School of Economics & Political Science.
    I moved to Birmingham in 1985 to undertake a Sisters post at West Heath Hospital and subsequently Clinical Nurse Specialist posts at The Manor Hospital and Selly Oak Hospital. During this period, I completed an MSc at Birmingham University. From 1987-2006 I held a Lecturer/Practitioner post at University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust & Birmingham City University and I am currently a full time Senior Lecturer at the University and Programme leader for the Postgraduate Case Management of Long Term Conditions course. I am a research peer reviewer for the Department of Health National Institute for Health Research: Research for patient benefit programme and represent Nursing and Public & Patient Involvement on the Birmingham & Black Country Comprehensive Local Research Network Executive. My own research and publications are focussed on the care of older people in the Acute General Hospital setting.
  • Mrs Greta Alleyne, Senior Nurse Independent Sector, Member of RCN National Steering Committee Group for Older People & Dementia Care
  • Mrs Margaret Harries, Lead Nurse Older Adults, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation
    I am originally from the North East. After 43 years in the NHS I have recently retired and returned. I have been a member of the West Midlands Institute of Ageing Health for most of my career. As well as the educational events, I have benefitted from the insights and vision of many of its members. I am now a Trustee.

    I have been the Lead Nurse for Older Adults and Dignity at University Hospitals Birmingham and I led the Dignity and Older People’s Champions Programme. I currently work with Healthcare for Older People and the Dementia and Delirium team, supporting a Positive Approach to Care. I completed my Masters in Gerontology at Keele many years ago , so was delighted more recently to be part of the Older Persons Fellowship at Kings College London; which aimed to drive clinical excellence, innovation and quality improvement in care of older people.
  • Dr Peter Mayer, Retired Consultant Geriatrician, Lead Governor Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
    I retired as a Consultant Physician in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine and Community Trust Director of Research and Development in 2007. I remain involved in the IAH as Honorary President and Treasurer and am a trustee of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital charity board. I was a General Medical Council panellist for 10 years.

    I have been involved in the voluntary sector throughout my career. I set up a local Crossroads charity in 1984 and have been a national trustee of the Carers Trust. I set up and was Chair of Age UK Birmingham and am now an honorary President. I am also chair the West Midlands executive and am on the Central Council of the Socialist Health Association.
    I was Chair (2011-2013) of The Birmingham Lunar Society, and now its heritage lead.

    I was elected as a public governor of the Birmingham Community Health care FT for South Birmingham in 2013 and as lead governor 2013 onwards. I am a strong networker with good strategic vision and bring a passion for developing and promoting high quality services for everyone. I have a good understanding of health and social care services in Birmingham and the wider NHS.
  • Mike Marshall MIHM, Dip.HSM (B'ham)
    Mike is no newcomer to the West Midlands having worked in Age Care, Herefordshire, in both general and mental health nurse management as far back as 1978 and was a recipient of the Birmingham Hospital Saturday Travel Scholarship in 1981. Latterly Mike was Assistant Director of Nursing Services at Southampton University Hospitals, a General Manager in Bromsgrove and Redditch, moving into local and national Government as a Commissioner of social care and health services. Describing himself as a "boundroid" across health and social care, Mike is looking forward to his association as a Trustee with the Institute of Ageing and Health.
  • Jeanette Lane, Administrator, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust
    I have been with the IAH since 2001. I was administrator for the IAH for 17 years and I enjoyed working for the charity so much that I am now Honorary Secretary. This means I am continuing my administrative support, albeit on a voluntary basis. I also remain working for the NHS as team administrator for the Medicines Management department at Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust.
  • Tom Storrow, retired Chair, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Associate Course Director with the Leadership Trust, Herefordshire
    I am originally from St Helens in Lancashire, although I have lived around the Midlands for over forty years.

    My background is in NHS management and I have been a senior hospital manager, a Trust Chief Executive and finally Chairman of an NHS Foundation Trust. In the midst of all that, I had 15 years working for a consultancy company, ending up as Managing Partner and then Senior Partner.

    I’m now semi-retired, but still work part-time as a Course Director with The Leadership Trust. I have been a member of the IAH Executive for about a year now and am also a Trustee and former Chair of a Birmingham housing charity. I hope that I can bring some of that governance, leadership and strategic experience to the table to assist IAH going forward.
  • Professor Joanne Rybacka-Brooke, Director of Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research and Director of International Dementia and Culture Collaborative.

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