Tom McCabe

Chair of Board

Tom joined the board as Chair in October 2021 and brings a combination of strategic, financial and people leadership experience, together with a lifelong interest in and commitment to mental health issues. In his 30+ year career as a management consultant, he was a senior leader in professional services firms. Tom’s interest in mental health dates to time spent before university as a nursing auxiliary in a hospital for people with learning disabilities. Since then, he has both volunteered for and raised funds for mental health causes and has also received and benefited from psychotherapy himself.

Neil Harvey


Neil joined the Board as the Treasurer in July 2021. Neil is a qualified accountant (ACMA, CGMA) and has worked internationally (oil and gas industry) where I sat on various Boards and Committees. He retired early and shortly afterwards became a finance volunteer at Doctors of the World where he gained an insight into the charity world and the financial requirements of these organisations. He is driven by a desire to ensure that healthcare is available to those that need it and he wants those with mental health problems and the individuals that are supporting them to recognise that someone, even a financial professional, cares and is there for them.

Juanita Fan


The changes to how we live, work and even simply interact has impacted so many people's mental health, including my own. Lived experience of mental health issues coupled with supporting friends has changed me deeply. I have been a resident of Southwark for more than 15 years and giving back to my local community has always been important to me. Prior to joining Lambeth and Southwark Mind, I was a trustee for 6 years for Link Age Southwark. I currently work as a governance professional and am a graduate member of the Chartered Governance Institute.

Tom Franklin


I’ve lived in the local area for the past three decades. I’m proud to be a trustee of Lambeth and Southwark Mind and the vital role it plays in promoting good mental health in our communities - both through the work it does for individual and groups, and its advocacy of better policies on mental health particularly for diverse communities such as ours. I bring to the Board my experience as a Chief Executive of a number of small charities, as well as having been a trustee before. I’m a qualified counsellor, and I volunteer locally to provide low-cost counselling for people on restricted incomes. Having benefited from counselling myself, I know first-hand the help it can bring.

Rachel Jamilla Alleyne Kerr


Rachel Alleyneis a qualified mental health social worker. She has worked as a community social worker for 8 years and has been working with people with mental health issues for over 15 years. She has worked with people who suffer from substance misuse and the homeless. She is passionate about mental health and encourages people not to stigmatise service users who are suffering from mental issues and encourages people from ethnic backgrounds to engage with services. “Working as a trustee I hope I can make valuable changes and make a difference for Mind service users within the Lambeth and Southwark community”

Tracey Deal


It is amazing to have the opportunity to be part of our local Mind, recognising the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing. I am the Director of Resources for an international children’s charity, having lived and worked in several countries across sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia for close to 20 years before returning to Lambeth. I work across HR, finance, governance, internal audit and IT, leading on the provision of support services across the organisation. I am interested in building stronger organisations to support the communities in which we work and listen to the communities' voices in how we can deliver what they want.

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Hillna Fontane


Hillna trains professionals and institutions in Cultural Humility. She specialises in raising awareness of people’s cultural biases and prejudices and shines a light on how this affects us all, especially in the workplace. She also runs Resilience Building and Responding to (Micro)aggression workshops to equip and empower black and other marginalised communities to better manage and respond to the mental health impact of bullying and harassment in the workplace. A mission of hers is to amplify the voices of the seldom heard and gives back to the communities she serves. She is a member of the Mental Health Alliance and SLaM Independent Advisory Group. Hillna advocates for culturally sensitive services to help improve black people’s experience of mental health services and raises awareness of the need for healing.

Larissa Howells


I have lived and worked in and around Lambeth and Southwark for over 20 years’ and have always prioritised involving myself in improving things for local people. Prior to joining the board at Lambeth and Southwark, I was a trustee for 6 years for a growing youth arts charity which also works in the area.
Through my work, I have a strong background in supporting children, young people and adults who have experienced trauma and poor mental health. I am interested in how we can come together as communities to support each other, recognising the huge wealth of experience and knowledge we have collectively and acknowledging that we are all connected and have impact. Having survived the pandemic my appreciation and respect for good mental health has emerged stronger than ever and, as a previous user of talking therapies for myself and my family over the years, I feel passionately that everyone should be able to access the support they need.

Max Mckenzie-Cook


My name is Max Mckenzie-Cook. I currently serve as the director of Adventist Community Services. I also serve on other charitable boards offering strategic advice and direction. I am a passionate leader that focuses my resources and efforts on providing a platform for those who want to engage in social action and their local community. I have an LLB in Law and MBA in General Management, which enhance my support for charitable organisations.'

Sarah-Jane Otoo


I am a UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist, Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist. I have over 15 years of experience working in Mental Health Services across in private, public and third sector organisations. I currently work at the University of Birmingham within Student Services providing therapeutic support. Lambeth and Southwark Mind is a fantastic organisation that offers valuable support to the community, and I am honoured to be a part of the Board.

Jane Harris


I have recently joined the board (July 2022) having previously worked as a Clinical Psychologist within the NHS in South London for over 35 years. During the latter part of my career, I worked mainly with people diagnosed with Psychosis or Personality Disorder and was always greatly impressed and grateful for the invaluable support and advocacy provided by Mind to local service users and their families. I now am fortunate to have this opportunity to extend and expand my longstanding interest in promoting better awareness, understanding, and support for those suffering mental health difficulties. I am particularly happy to be doing so as part of my local Mind team, serving the boroughs within which I have lived since moving to London in the early 80s.