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Our Trustees

Our Board of Trustees provide strategic guidance and direction; monitoring our deliverable outcomes and providing support to our CEO.

Julie Pal

Chair

With Julie’s steerage in her current role as Chief Executive (CEO) of CommUNITY Barnet, the organisation has grown into an award-winning national charity providing infrastructure to local communities through our members, the wider voluntary sector and social enterprises.

Julie has an established track record of commitment towards equality and diversity through her role as the Equalities Lead for Barnet Council by implementing the Public Sector Equality Duty.

Julie’s experience of charity governance, leadership qualities to work collaboratively and positively with others and ambition supports Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind in becoming one of the country’s leading inclusive mental health support charities.


Kris Stromdale

Treasurer | Chair of the Resources Subcommittee

Kris is a Strategy Consultant at Strategy&, with nine years of experience in professional services. He is a qualified chartered accountant and has a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University.

In his spare time, Kris enjoys live music, playing guitar and spending time with family and friends. Kris joined Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind as a Trustee in 2019 and brings his financial experience to his role as our Treasurer.


Dr Kate Sherratt

Trustee | Chair of Clinical & Risk Subcommittee

Kate is a Clinical Psychologist and qualified as a practitioner of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Kate has extensive experience working with adults with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, addictions and survivors of childhood trauma. Kate was previously Course Director of a number of programmes for the training of CBT therapists at the University of Reading. Kate is highly skilled in CBT, teaching other mental health professionals on these programmes and providing regular specialist supervision to enhance their therapeutic work and outcomes.

Kate currently works as a provider of training on the Clinical Psychology doctoral programme at University College London.


Caroline Dobbs

Trustee | Resources Subcommittee

Caroline joined as a trustee in 2018 (with a 10 month break in 2020) and is a member of the Resources Subcommittee. She lived locally and joined as a trustee as it was a great opportunity to connect with such a wonderful charity which was local to her.

Caroline is a Charted Project Professional (ChPP) which various types of change management experiences including construction project, IT upgrades, restructuring, outsourcing and process simplification. Having worked across a mix of industries during her career, for the last 10 years this has been within financial services. Currently she is working for Coutts as Head of Business Management. She prides herself in delivering a great service by working with others and taking ownership, while continuously exploring opportunities in the pursuit of excellence.

Caroline loves being outside! Therefore, her interests include cycling, hiking, and sailing, just to name a few.


Tamara Quinn

Trustee | Resources Subcommittee

Tamara is a senior Leader in local government with over 15 years of experience. A chartered accountant with a background in Schools, Housing, Childrens Services, Commissioning, and Capital. More recently leading change and transformation programmes focussed on service improvement, digital, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

She became a trustee in Mind Ealing and Hounslow in 2018, treasurer in 2019, and was part of the working group which oversaw the merger of E&H with H&F where she transferred over to the new board.


Zak Hulstrom

Trustee | Clinical & Risk Subcommittee

Zak is a professional fundraiser for arts, heritage and mental health charities.

Over the past 10 years, he has helped charities build stronger and more sustainable fundraising strategies with a focus on trusts, foundations and major donors.

Zak was a Befriender for two years with Mind, and he is currently training to be an integrative psychotherapist at The Minster Centre.


Henal Parmer

Trustee | Clinical & Risk Subcommittee

Henal is a highly experienced Performance Analyst, supporting local authorities to pursue innovative solutions to data management within Children’s services. More recently she has worked as a Project manager in local government, to drive a programme of work, partnering with other local authorities to improve the outcomes for vulnerable children and young people.

Henal has volunteered with charities in Kenya to help minimise the impact of child poverty ensuring children and families do not go hungry.

Henal joined Ealing and Hounslow Mind in 2018 as a trustee, there after becoming part of the new board following the merger of Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow


Gary Redhead

Trustee | Clinical & Risk Subcommittee

Gary joined as a Trustee in July 2020 and is a member of the Clinical & Risk Subcommittee. Gary is an Assistant Director in Children’s Services with over 25 years experience.

Gary has led teams on schools funding, strategic planning, commissioning projects and services and more recently special educational needs leading on service improvements.

In his spare time Gary is a keen road cyclist.


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