Meet The Team

Healthwatch Calderdale is an Independent charity. We employ a small staff team and are helped by volunteers. Our Board of Trustees oversees and steers our work, members of our board are not paid for their role.

Helen Hunter - Director

Telephone: 01422 399433

I have been involved with Healthwatch in Kirklees since 2013, and Healthwatch in Calderdale since 2016. When I started in Kirklees, we were a brand new organisation, still finding our feet and understanding the quirks and irks in Kirklees.
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Jo Budgen - Engagement and Information Officer

Telephone: 01422 399433

I have worked at Healthwatch Calderdale since 2016, and currently work as an Engagement and Information Officer, providing information about local health services in response to peoples queries, helping people to put across their feedback and experiences about the services... more

Karen Huntley - Team Manager

Telephone: 01422 399433

I have worked for Healthwatch Calderdale since 2016. I assist in providing the Independent Health Complaints Advocacy Service, as well as in carrying out engagement projects.
I have worked previously with people... more

Julie Robertshaw - Independent Health Complaints Advocate

I have worked at Healthwatch Calderdale since 2018 as an Independent Health Complaints Advocate. My job is to support, inform, and represent people in Calderdale, who are considering or wishing to make a complaint about National Health Service... more

Joanne Douglas - Engagement & Information Officer

Telephone: 01422 399433

I have worked for Healthwatch Calderdale since May 2018 and work as an Engagement and Information Officer.
I help provide information about local health services in response to queries from the general public; support people to have their say on... more

Paul Bridges - Chair

I am the manager of Huddersfield Mission, a local charity serving people, changing lives.

Our services are available to all, but we have a particular interest in the need... more

Nick Whittingham

Tony Wilkinson

Salford bred and having worked as a pharmacist in varied parts of the country, I retired to Halifax. An interest in the NHS was prompted by my and my family’s... more

Angela Everson

I am the CEO of WomenCentre, an organisation that works across Calderdale Kirklees and Bradford. I have worked as a registered nurse, social worker and probation officer as well as... more

Lynne Keady

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Representative - Healthwatch Calderdale and Healthwatch Kirklees

I worked in the Civil Service for 34 years until 2007. Since then, I have worked as a... more