MOVE into WELLBEING® - BOARD of TRUSTEES
A member of Move Into Wellbeing® since it started, George Foster was a teacher and lecturer until he was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2001. He took early retirement and began to do voluntary work for Parkinson's UK, where he reviews applications for Medical Research Grants from the perspective of someone who has the disease. George has a lifelong interest in music, especially Jazz and finds that participation in dance (and singing in a choir) brings relief to his Parkinson's symptoms.
George has been a wheelchair user for over 5 years and represents the disabled people of Hounslow on TfL’s mobility forum and several NHS and Council committees. He is a keen concert- and theatre-goer and can often be seen on the platforms at Turnham Green on his way to and from the West End.
Rachel Hunt became a Trustee of Move Into Wellbeing in January 2020 and brings with her over 20 years of Marketing experience in the financial technology industry, with a particular interest in payments and digital financial inclusion. Dance has been a passion since childhood, which was rekindled as an adult when she started classes for their mental and physical wellbeing benefits. A keen sailor, if not in London she is most likely on a boat.
Susie Kusnierz became a trustee of Move Into Wellbeing® in January 2020, bringing with her over 35 years’ experience of teaching and managing in adult and further education and a passion for the benefits that lifelong learning brings to adults. Now retired, Susie is fulfilling her childhood dream of learning ballet alongside caring for her elderly mother and enjoying time with the family.
Vanessa Martin is a historian who became involved with Move into Wellbeing® because her grandfather, who was a surgeon, developed Parkinson’s at a younger age than usual. Her contribution is mainly administrative, though she also enjoys helping out on social occasions. She has done a variety of charity work including for the Samaritans, helping to look after mentally handicapped children, and visiting those caught at home. She has been a Trustee since March 2017.
Damian Wood became a trustee of Move Into Wellbeing® in September 2018 and the Chair of the Charity in 2020, bringing with him over 30 years of operational, HSE and business experience in marine seismic exploration (oil and gas). He has also spent time working for Northern Constabulary (in their Inverness HQ) in information and communications technology and has also run his own tourist business on Sanday Island in Orkney.
Amanda Zachariah became a Trustee of Move Into Wellbeing in July 2019. With over 30 years business experience, primarily in retail and fashion, her background is Human Resources and Learning and Development. In addition to her involvement with MiW, Amanda is a volunteer at a couple of other charities and finds volunteering enormously enjoyable and rewarding. A fan of dance, the theatre, art exhibitions and concerts, she is a regular at many of the capital’s venues.