Meet the Board

Community CVS’s board of trustees is made up of trustees that are nominated by member organisations or individual members of the community. The Board of trustees meet 6 times a year.

Current trustees are:

Harriet Roberts

Nominated by Blackburn BID

Harriet Roberts is a freelance communications and event consultant and works as Blackburn BID Manager and for Heritage Open Days at the National Trust. She has experience with local charities including Thwaites Empire Theatre, Child Action North West, Field Nurse, Re:Source (The Exchange, Blackburn), Blackburn Lighthouse and Trinity Methodist Church, Community Hub.

Paul Mason Chair

Nominated by Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living

I am retired. I was born in Walsall and graduated in 1975 in Theatre Studies from Birmingham University. I have a post graduate qualification from Salford. Starting my career in commercial entertainment I joined Peterborough Council working in community development. I left local govt service as assistant director of leisure for Swansea followed by 13 years as Marketing Manager for Blackburn College. I am a Warden of Blackburn Cathedral and serve on the Boards of Healthy Living and the B. I D. as well as still acting and directing for local theatre groups.

John East

Vice Chair - nominated by YMCA Blackburn

Donna Bailey

Individual community member

20 years’ experience of working within the voluntary sector in various capacities from volunteering, consultancy, management, counselling and training and development. I have been involved with many organisations from running Home-Start schemes within the northwest including consultancy and troubleshooting roles; East Lancs Womens Centres; HARV; BACP and other organisations within the Northwest (I won’t bore you with all the details).

Mother of 3 grown up children, who demand more of my time than when they were younger! I have a substitute grandchild – Jeffery who is a beautiful Springador, whom I now have custody of and keeps me fit. So, now my son is a dog owner by proxy.

Abdul Mulla

Nominated by Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living

“My name is Abdul Mulla, I am the Chief Officer of a small charitable organisation called Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living (BwDHL). The charity was established in March 2008, but has operated as a multi-agency project since September 2002.

I have been involved in community development work in Blackburn with Darwen for over 28 years, the last 14 years have been around community development and health, My previous roles have included; a Senior Community Regeneration Officer, a Senior Community Development Officer and a Youth Worker. In all, all of my 22 years of community orientated work has been in my home town of Blackburn with Darwen.

I have been an active member within the 3rd sector in Blackburn with Darwen for over 8 years, as a Chief Officer of a local charity I have championed the role the 3rd sector plays and the added value it brings towards improving the life chances and the health and well-being of the residents of Blackburn with Darwen.”

Adrian Hoole

Nominated by South West Angling and Sports Association

Adrian is the Director of Southwest Angling & Sports Association. He is an Angling Coach and was educated at Blackburn College & Edge Hill University.

Adrian works for CVS, Southwest Angling & Sports Association, Mill Hill Community Centre & BwD Sports Council.

Rev Cannon Shannon Ledbetter

Nominated by Blackburn Cathedral

Brian Todd

Nominated by Ewood Community Association

Brian started as a local government officer in Belfast, becoming a Middle Manager of Social Care in East Belfast & a Unit Organiser for FSU. Coming to Lancashire, Brian worked as a Social Worker up until his retirement.

Brian works for BwD Older People’s Forum & Ewood Community Association.

Pele Mathauda

Nominated by Mill Hill Football Club

Bob McDonald

Nominated by Inter Madrassah Organisation