The TVA Board
Cllr Fiona Cross
When Fiona was asked to join TVA’s board it felt like a natural fit, she had been a trustee previously so was familiar with the organisation and, in recent years, had worked with various members of the TVA team in her role as a cabinet member for Torfaen council. Fiona has consistently volunteered for various organisations over many years including; Citizen Advice, Cwmbran Trust, as a school governor for Coed Eva & Blenheim Road schools and her local hall, The White Hut. She also established the local parkrun events in Torfaen, which are volunteer led and free to all to; walk, run, jog or volunteer. She's often seen litter picking solo or in groups and pulling Himalayan Balsam. Empowering, encouraging and facilitating volunteering, while leading by example, is part of her core values. She's an experienced elected member having been elected since 2008 for Torfaen Council and holding various responsibilities which has expanded her experience and education. She is currently the cabinet member for Communities.
Cllr Richard Clark
Richard's been a Torfaen Borough Councillor since May 2004 and is Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Education. Richard is also an Independent Member of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Lorraine is local to Torfaen and been involved actively in the voluntary sector of housing and ageing for many years. She retired as head of health, social care and nursing at the Open University in Wales in 2013. She is the elected Chair on the Gwent Regional Partnership Board Citizen Panel and Founding Chair of Action for Elders UK Trust, an award winning charity based in Wales. Recently she helped set up an innovation social enterprise in Torfaen with local and national partnerships, to address a better future for older adults living in their own homes rather than institutions.
Barry retired from the Civil Service in 1995 and has been a member of various boards since including Eastern Valley Housing Association, Melin Homes and has been a member of the TVA board since 2015.
Cllr John Killick
John has worked both in and with the voluntary sector since 1983 in Youth and Community settings. Presently he is a trustee of TOGS Centre, Citizens Advice and the Pontypool Youth Project showing a broad interest. He is also particularly interested in supporting the many facilities that people in communities run for local people.
Cllr David-Hartwell Williams
David has worked in the third sector, civil service and local government. His last role was supporting the Gwent RPB, linking social care and health. He is also a director of Blaen Bran Community Woodland, and a councillor for Llanyrafon.
Paula has worked in social housing for over 30 years across England and Wales and took up her current role as Chief Executive of Melin Homes in early 2017. Prior to joining Melin she was CEO of a housing, health and care charity based in Bristol.
Dennis retired from paid employment a number of years ago. Prior to retirement he worked for a major multinational company at different offices and manufacturing sites in UK and abroad. He worked as an IT consultant implementing software solutions for Management Accounting and Purchasing.
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Emma is the Lead for Integrated Wellbeing Networks in Torfaen working as part of the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Public Health Team. She has worked in Torfaen since 2005 on several community regeneration programmes including Communities First, the Rural Development Programme and the Community Economic Development Programme. Since 2013 her work has involved facilitating partnerships across organisations and with communities to improve population health and wellbeing.