Meet the Trustees

Jayne Pearce

Co-Chair

Jayne’s career of almost 40 years has been spent in a variety of roles in the health and voluntary sector arenas, including at CEO level for over 20 years. Currently she is utilising her HR expertise in charity interim placements. Jayne brings a range of skills to the Board but is primarily an expert in charity governance and HR. She served as a trustee and co-chair of Mind in Barnet for 18 months’ in the lead up to the merger with Mind in Enfield and looks forward to contributing to the newly formed Mind in Enfield and Barnet as Co-Chair. In her spare time Jayne is a keen cinema goer and enjoys reading for leisure.

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Naomi Phillips

Co-Chair

Naomi joined the Board at Mind in Enfield and Barnet (MiEB) as Co-Chair in April 2024, to work alongside Jayne Pearce, who’s been co-chair for a few years, and the other  trustees, to support CEO Alex Tambourides to lead this important & growing organisation. Naomi first joined the Mind family ten years ago in a senior role at the national organisation and, while she has since moved on to other jobs, she is delighted to be back in the Federation in this governance position. As a Barnet resident, she is particularly keen to volunteer for MiEB which supports local and diverse communities.

Naomi began her career working in support for homeless families at Manchester City Council, and has dedicated herself since to effecting positive social change through senior roles in major UK charities, as well as time spent in central Government, Parliament, regulation and now as a Corporate Director at Money and Pensions Service, which provides advice and support for millions of people across the UK. Naomi is a governor for a community primary school in Barnet, and has previously been a trustee and vice chair of the Board for a national equalities and education charity.

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Lisa Marsh

Treasurer

Lisa’s career of over 20 years in the NHS has been in a variety of roles across a wide range of organisations. She joined the NHS as a member of the national graduate training scheme and qualified as an accountant as part of the scheme. On graduating she secured a role in the NHS and has continued to work for the NHS in a wide variety of roles across different types of organisations. She has senior experience as a commissioner, in financial planning and spent over eight years working in trusts that provide mental health and community services. She was trustee and then treasurer for the Maya Centre in Islington.

Lisa is currently Director of Financial Performance for Barnet Hospital, part of the Royal Free Group. In her spare time Lisa is a fan of rugby league and a keen ballroom dancer.

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Christianah Onifade-Carroll

Trustee

I was elected onto the Board of Trustees of Mind in Enfield – 11 September 2019. I have been a client/service user and a member of Mind in Enfield’s Hearing Voices Support group since 2011. I grew up in Nigeria and have worked in various businesses and enterprises, including teaching at both junior and secondary schools whilst living in Gambia.

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Lorraine Kelly

Trustee

Lorraine has a career of over 40 years as a nurse in both in the NHS and the independent sector. Lorraine has had a variety of roles from staff nurse at Barnet General Hospital, District Nurse in Finchley and now Director of Clinical Services at the independent Circle hospital The Clementine Churchill in Harrow. She was awarded her PhD in cancer nursing in 2010 and last year graduated with a Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland for her contribution to nursing. Lorraine was also an ‘expert witness’ for the Mr Ian Paterson case. It is following that experience Lorraine’s passion for governance and leadership developed.
Lorraine of Irish heritage is married with two grown up children and lives in Enfield.

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Melissa Tam

Trustee

Melissa is a qualified actuary with over 10 years of experience in financial services and consulting. She earned an Honours degree in Commerce from the University of Melbourne and has advised listed companies and government organisations on strategy, risk management, compliance and financial stability.

Melissa is a trained Mental Health First Aider and is passionate about using her lived experience of mental illness to empower others, reduce stigma and promote greater understanding of mental health in the community.

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Tiku van Houtem

Trustee

Tiku’s career spans over thirty years working in the media and recruitment sectors. She is currently working in the not-for-profit sector for Charity People where she leads the Executive Search department.

Tiku has lived in Barnet for most of her life and has resided in Enfield for the last three years. Tiku is passionate about health equality and is committed to improving awareness of mental health issues and improving access to health services, housing, training and employment for those affected by mental health issues.

This is Tiku’s first Trusteeship and she is delighted to be supporting the brilliant staff team at Mind in Enfield and Barnet to continue to deliver the much-needed services to our communities.
Tiku was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She is of Indian descent and has been living in London since 1983. She is married to Hans and they have two cats, Rani and Shiva.

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