Board of Trustees
Sarah is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the National Health Service, Deputy Clinical Director on the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London (UEL) and the Psychosocial Advisor of the British Red Cross. Sarah was previously Vice Chairman of the British Red Cross, and has volunteered for the Red Cross for over thirty years. She also runs the MSc for International Humanitarian Psychosocial Consultation by distance learning at UEL; a course she created and delivers in collaboration with experts from around the world.
Sarah originally qualified as a nurse and has maintained an interest in health, well-being and resilience throughout her career. At Interhealth, she Chairs the Organisational Governance Committee.
"I am proud to be a part of Interhealth, supporting their significant work promoting the health of those making a difference nationally and internationally. To really make a difference we must work collaboratively and proactively. Interhealth does this in an integrated, professional and holistic manner."
Wendy Robins is the Director of Communications and Resources and Bishop’s Press Officer for the Diocese of Southwark. She first encountered Interhealth when working for USPG and heard a great deal about its brilliant work. Then she came across it again recently whilst preparing to go and visit some of Southwark Dioceses Link Dioceses in Zimbabwe. She is an Assistant priest at Southwark Cathedral and an Honorary Canon there. She is married with two teenagers and is currently working on her Masters in English Literature.
‘I was so impressed with the service that I received at Interhealth that I was delighted to be approached to join the Board of Trustees. I have just about completed my first year and feel as if I might possibly be getting the hang of things. I look forward to learning more of this exciting work and hope that my skills will prove useful.’
Veronica Moss (MBBS.MRCP. FRC. IAPAC) is one of the original founders of the Missionary and Volunteers Health Service at Mildmay, and in 1989 was one of the original founders of InterHealth. She brings with her a lifetime of experience and dedication to Community Health and Development.
Veronica has been Chairman of the Board at InterHealth Worldwide since 2009. She also pioneers work in the field of HIV and Palliative medicine here in the UK and in Uganda, where she was the Medical Director for Mildmay International for four years, completing work in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Rwanda. Dr. Veronica Moss is a Christian physician with more than 35 years’ experience in clinical medicine, with nearly twenty of those specialised in HIV/AIDS treatment and care. She has been involved in initiating and implementing a number of innovative health care programmes in the UK, India and several African countries, and in teaching and training health workers at all levels in community health and development and in HIV/AIDS treatment.
‘I am, of course, very committed to the work of InterHealth Worldwide, and pleased to be involved through the Board at this very exciting time in its work and development. I believe that InterHealth’s leading professional role and holistic contribution to Travel Medicine, and the health and wellbeing of people actively involved in the frontline of making this world a fairer and healthier place, is not only essential and important, but also honouring to God.’
Jonathan Hett has been involved with international relief and development organisations throughout his working life. This has either been as a UK-based member of staff for various NGOs, or working for them on the field particularly in East Africa, where he spent five years at different times in Kenya and Uganda. Jonathan is deeply committed to small-scale organisations, particularly those taking a community based approach to the development challenges that frequently face rural communities in African countries.
‘I believe passionately in developing strong and supportive links, where programme leaders and staff working in the health sector, may be encouraged and envisioned through connecting with each other, wherever they may be in the world.’
Julian has been treasurer at InterHealth for four years and provides essential strategic support to the team in the areas of finance and business development. Julian is head of the financial committee which provides a detailed review of the financial health of the organisation, working closely with other trustees and the CEO on key decisions arising throughout the year. As a member of the board, Julian and the team work regularly to review ensure InterHealth achieve its objectives whilst maintaining an excellency in finance and medicine.
‘I really enjoy working with this group of trustees who bring together all manner of skills to provide a healthy boardroom environment which puts Interhealth, it's staff and it's clients at the heart of every decision.’
After graduating from Warwick University with an Economics degree, Steve joined the NHS management training scheme and then spent 20 years working in the NHS in a number of management roles in both hospital and community settings. He was chief executive of a Primary Care Trust in Kent and since 2005, has been Chief Executive of Parkinson’s UK. Most recently, Steve has been involved in helping to lead a strategic review to develop a new vision in Tonbridge Baptist Church.
On his work with the Board at InterHealth, Steve says: ‘The vital work that InterHealth does impresses and inspires me, and I am honoured to be able to offer my support both through by experience with the NHS and through my experience in a charity setting’.
Graduating from Law at Staffordshire University, in 1994 with a degree in International Relations and Policies behind him, Frank Aghovia, has had an extensive legal career. Most recently, he has been Legal Counsel at DHL for almost 10 years. During this time, Frank has also supported InterHealth by providing his skills to the board of trustees, and ensuring that Interhealth, at all times, stays true to it’s vision, mission and goals.
Frank says: ‘My time at Interhealth has been a great success. I am exceptionally proud to be helping such a wonderful cause’.
Dr John Day is a consultant in infectious diseases and general medicine at Southend University Hospital and an honorary senior lecturer at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Previously he spent 5 years in Southern Africa working to improve HIV and TB services in public and occupational settings, supported by clinical research. His early years were spent in India and Nepal where his parents worked for a bible translation mission. He has also gained insight into the needs of short and long-term mission, development and aid workers during his training at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases and a brief stint working for InterHealth.
John has been an InterHealth trustee since 2010 and chairs the clinical governance committee, which supports and scrutinises the safety and quality of the InterHealth service.
‘I am looking forward to seeing the InterHealth research programme expanding, providing further opportunities to share our evidence and experience of excellent care and medical support with the international travel health community.’