Winston Pinder has over 50 years’ experience of community development in London working mainly in the labour movements and the voluntary sector. He held post as a Deputy Youth Officer in the Inner London Education Authority and after the demise of the Greater London Council he was appointed Principal Youth Officer for the London Borough of Hackney. At present he works as a volunteer part time manager with an Elderly Caribbean organisation in West London.
Harry Cumberbatch started with the Newham Youth Service in 1975 as a part time Youth and community worker, went on to become Warden of Eastlea Youth centre and later Area Youth Officer of the Forest Gate patch. In addition to sitting on many voluntary organisations over the years he has also worked as a community grassroots mental health User Development worker in the borough of Tower Hamlets. At present he is an associate mental health manager appointed by the East London and City Mental Health Foundation Trust.
Ron Reid came through the ranks in the Post Office rising from an engineer to a post of Managerial and professional Grade with local and International responsibilities for a department. In 1989 he was selected to the Lord Chancellors’ Department as a Lay Magistrate in the London North East Area a role he carried out until his recent retirement. Since 2005 Mr Reid has been a School Governor in Newham and currently is a committee member on the Exclusion and Finance Committees. He is a founder member and first Chairman of the Association for Prostate Awareness [APA], and held the office continuous up to 2012.
Joyce Grandison MBE an active community worker over the years in Newham and founder member of East London Black Women Organisation. Recently retired as manager from Women’s Health and Family Services in the borough of Tower Hamlets.
Pearla Boyce has worked in Youth and community work in the 1970s until transferring to Social work in the 1980s. Over the years she has been involved in trade union activities and in the development of many voluntary organisations in the Borough. Pearla present post is a senior social worker in an Inner London Borough.
Donna Henriques Is a qualified Youth and Community Worker and teacher. She has worked with the Newham Youth Service as an outreach worker in the 1980s and served as a school governor in the primary and secondary sector for the past 25 years. Currently Donna is a Deputy Head teacher of a primary school and remain committed to using education in its widest sense and history to tell untold stories and reconnect people of African descent with their heritage.
Mark Vaughan is the newly elected Chair of the Foundation and presently employed in schools under Newham Council services. He has worked as a life guard and trainer of new life guard recruits with the additional experience of customer service both in Newham and Hackney leisure centres. In the past Mark has mentored young people and in 2008 worked on a history intergenerational project which also included the production of a video. For several years he have worked in music production and is competent in filming and video editing. He has worked as a volunteer for Newham voluntary Bureau and continues to actively participate in community activities.