MiW Board of Trustees
Many thanks to our Board of Trustees for their time and knowledge
Damian Wood Chair
Damian Wood became a trustee of Move Into Wellbeing® in September 2018, and the Chair in 2020, bringing with him over 30 years of operational, HSE, and business experience in marine seismic exploration ( oil, gas & carbon storage). 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. He is currently a Circular Economy consultant ( in the UK and Europe).
George Foster Patron
BIO to come soon...
Judy Donner became a Trustee in 2023 after holding the role of Treasurer since 2020. She brings with her 30 years of experience as a Bookkeeper and ran her own company until her retirement in mid 2022. She loves living in London and enjoys all it has to offer. Her pastimes include Pilates, Book Club and doing crosswords and Sudokus.
Carol Gray became a trustee in 2022 and also volunteers regularly at the Saturday class.
Carol recently stopped full time work following a 37-year career in primary school teaching, working with 3–11-year-olds. For the last 15 years she was a headteacher in LBHF. The role of a head in a small primary school is multi-dimensional; from training and public speaking, communicating with many different types of people, to unblocking drains when the site manager is away! Her school was renowned in the borough for its commitment to the arts, and inclusion. She passionately believes in holistic education.
Carol now tutors part time, volunteers at another organisation, rides a horse very badly, and dances whenever she can.
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.
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.