Steven Astaire is a Stockbroker by profession and horse racing fanatic who is heavily
involved in Point-to-Point racing. Steven has been a psoriasis sufferer since
his early teens, and
became a Trustee some years ago to try to help fellow sufferers by ensuring
that the work of our Association continues as strongly as possible. He
is married with three children, and six grandchildren.
Tom Ball has spent his career in the wealth management
sector. He is currently Head of Business Development for Prospect Wealth
Management in London. He previously worked as a client adviser at Merrill Lynch
Wealth Management and UBS Wealth Management. Tom holds a Geography degree from
the University of London and various financial qualifications. He developed
psoriasis in his mid-twenties and has explored a multitude of treatments, both
mainstream and alternative.
Steve Churton registered as a pharmacist in 1980, and has enjoyed a career devoted to the profession of pharmacy. Working exclusively during this period for Boots, he has held many senior level appointments spanning general management, human resources, marketing, commercial management and business development. Latterly, he was appointed as a director and Superintendent Pharmacist/Head of Professional Practise, and was ultimately responsible for the professional activities and standards of 5,000 pharmacists working across 2,500 pharmacies. Steve became President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 2008, and was made a Fellow in November 2009.
is now Vice-Chairman of NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group,
and a trustee of several charitable organisations, including the Psoriasis
Association, which he has supported since 2012.
Chris Dyer has been a member of the Psoriasis Association for many years, and has three children and six grandchildren. She is a retired social worker who now enjoys offering occasional holiday respite at her home, as a Shared Lives carer. Chris is also involved in her local Elim Pentecostal church.
She says, ‘Throughout the years my psoriasis has ebbed and flowed and I have learned, with the help of supportive family, friends and the Psoriasis Association, my way of living with it, and still am! I am a great supporter of the Association and very happy to continue my present role as a trustee. As an older person now, I have been introduced to modern biological
medicine. It's a whole new world and, for the
first time in my life that I can remember, I think I am experiencing how I imagine most
other people without psoriasis may feel. It's a temporary controlling of my
symptoms but I am grateful for this new lease of skin life and am always
hopeful for more future treatments or a cure for psoriasis.'
Gill Hynes has over 30 years Marketing experience. She started her career in
the corporate environment at British Airways, before moving agency side and
specialising in loyalty and membership programmes at Carlson Marketing Group,
where she headed up its digital agency. She also has extensive expertise in
mobilising start up ventures including AirMiles, Webloyalty, and more recently
Artemis. In addition to consumer marketing she
also specialises in corporate positioning, branding and reputational
management, and public speaking.
Although originally from Scotland, and having extensively
travelled and lived abroad, she is now firmly settled in South West London, near
the Thames, which is home. In
the last couple of years she has got the property development bug and has
renovated two houses and a flat, is an avid fan of Grand Designs, and very much
looking for the next project.
Having had psoriasis since the age of 15, been a member of the
Association for at least 25 years, and become a new Association Trustee
(appointed summer 2016), she is really keen to help improve the general
public’s understanding of what psoriasis is and is not; promoting, in effect,
the concept of psoriasis myth-busting.
Michael Israel has had psoriasis since he was a teenager. At our 2010 Conference and AGM, he presented the Psoriasis Association with a cheque for £4,200, after having us named as one of the West London Synagogue’s charities of the year. Michael works for a specialist wine wholesaler, and in 2011 has put his business and finance skills to use by joining the Psoriasis Association’s Finance Committee.
Susan Morgan has over twenty years of experience in the charity sector,
building up a deep knowledge and understanding of fundraising in the UK. This has
included fundraising roles at British Red Cross, Action for Children and Sue
Ryder. For the last ten years as a consultant, Sue has
worked with a wide range of charities providing advice, market insight and
practical tools to help develop income. As a new Trustee she hopes to bring
this expertise and knowledge to help increase the fundraising at the Psoriasis
Sue has had psoriasis since being a teenager and
knows from personal experience that the information and support provided by the
Association can be a great practical source of advice and comfort. After twenty
years in London she is now based in York and has three daughters who motivate
and inspire her work as a Trustee in providing support for future generations.
Dr Julia Schofield MBE is
a Consultant Dermatologist at United Lincolnshire Hospitals, and a Principal
Lecturer in the School of Postgraduate Medicine at the University of
Hertfordshire, where she has been involved (since 2006) in developing an MSc in
Clinical Dermatology Skills and Treatment. This is an educational programme for
nurses, doctors and pharmacists. She has been a Trustee since 2008 and very much enjoys working with the Association. Julia says, ‘It is only through working with
patient groups that we can understand patient needs and develop patient-centred
models of care’.