Trustees

Imelda Bennett

Imelda Bennett

Hi I’ve lived in Sheffield since 1985; I came here to do a one year post graduate diploma in Housing Administration at Sheffield Hallamshire University, and I’ve loved living here, especially as it’s so close to such amazing countryside where I go walking as much as possible.

I’ve worked within the voluntary and statutory sector, where I became involved within the trade union movement and made a career out of it. I took early retirement from this a couple of years ago and since that time I’ve enjoyed being a Board member of SYEDA, a Walk Leader and Trainer for Step Out Sheffield and learning new skills. I’ve also enjoyed travelling, and seeing friends.

Morwenna Foden

Morwenna Foden

I have lived in Sheffield since 2002 and worked in a number of different roles in this time. Most recently I’ve worked as Operational Manager at Sheffield Mind and as a commissioner in the NHS and I am currently Programme Lead for Quality Improvement at South Yorkshire Housing Association. I have always been passionate about the voluntary sector in Sheffield and have wanted to contribute to the success of small, grassroots organisations such as SYEDA.

 

I have had a number of close friends who have suffered from eating disorders and have therefore been in a caring role more than once. I think the work SYEDA does around early intervention and support for sufferers and carers is essential and I have seen the lives of numerous people turned around through our services. I have been on the Board since 2013, first as the Secretary and currently as the Chair. It's a challenging role but I love it!