MEET OUR TRUSTEES

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Julie Roberts

Chair of Trustees

Julie has been a supporter and regular volunteer for HARC since 2007 and joined the Committee as a Trustee in 2016. She was elected as Chair of the trustees in 2021.

Julie’s background is in secondary school teaching and more recently public health with children and young people.

She has two adult children, who still keep her busy, and two grandsons. Since retiring in 2015 she enjoys walking in the Peak District, cycling and tennis, volunteering for other projects, and rustling up a tasty vegetarian meal.

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Mark Smith

Treasurer to Trustees

Mark was appointed as Treasurer to the Trustees during April 2022.

He is a qualified Accountant, with a career in NHS Finance for over 30 years.  He is currently still a Finance Director within the NHS.

Mark has two grown up daughters, and one grandson, and is keen to use his experience and 

expertise to help HARC and its clients.

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Joan Jones

Trustee-data management

Joan has been involved with HARC since 2011, initially as a volunteer with her two grown-up children and as a Trustee since 2014.

 

Joan is an IT specialist and has been a freelance systems / data analyst and consultant for over 25 years, working mostly in Yorkshire and the Midlands, but further afield too.

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Pete Herbert

Trustee

Pete has been on the Board of Trustees for a number of years (previously as Secretary and Chair), and has been involved with HARC since 2007.

Pete’s career spans 30 years in the healthcare sector, most recently in senior management roles. Pete also volunteers for The Sunday Centre and is well known to other similar charities in Sheffield.

A family man, Pete has four daughters, two grandchildren, and is an owner of two lively Alpacas.

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Jo Lister

Secretary to Trustees

Jo has been HARC Secretary since 2015, on the Board of Trustees since 2011, but involved with HARC as a volunteer since 2009.

Jo currently works in Higher Education where she leads a research and innovation capacity building project as well as being a senior academic.

She has worked as a volunteer with groups and charities supporting pre-school children and elderly people.

Jo is kept busy with her two teenage daughters, and when she gets a chance, loves to potter in her allotment.

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Liz Grasso

Project Manager

Liz has been in this role since 2012. Her main role is to ensure the smooth day to day running of HARC behind the scenes, including managing the planning of the Project.

As well as working for HARC, Liz is also involved in working for other charities, one of which, Stopgap, provides temporary accommodation for rough sleepers, or those at risk of rough sleeping.

Prior to this, Liz worked  as a paralegal in a legal aid law practice.

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Jennie Bianco

Trustee-media and marketing

Jennie is a new trustee, joining the board of trustees in September 2021. 

She has 15+ years experience in marketing and communications and will be supporting the charity's donations and fundraising efforts. 

Jennie lives in Sheffield with her husband, son and dog. 

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Jayne Kerr

Trustee-health and safety and communication

A supporter of HARC for many years Jayne has been a HARC Trustee since 2014.

 

Jayne was previously Training and Development Manager with the Sheffield Safeguarding Children Board, having worked for 30+ years with vulnerable young people in both the statutory and voluntary sector.

Jayne is all too aware that the challenging and complex issues that many young people face will follow them into adulthood where homelessness and isolation becomes, for many, an almost inevitable reality.