PLIAS’ team is made up of paid and volunteer staff. We were founded by volunteers, who have gone on to become Director’s of the charity today.
Meet our staff team…
Norma Hoyte | Director
Norma is a is a founding member of PLIAS Resettlement. Norma has played a significant and prominent role in the strategic development and growth of the organisation.
Tom Chandler | Director
Tom played a significant role in the operational development and growth of the organisation. He worked jointly with Norma in the area of policy and funding and has jointly written policies and procedures to ensure that the organisation meet its legal and statutory obligation.
Meet our trustees
Mr David Truswell (Chair)
David has worked in adult community based mental health services for over thirty years in the UK in a career spanning the voluntary sector, local authority services and the NHS.
Mrs Noreen Muir (Treasurer)
Noreen has extensive experience in working across various departments in the NHS and has supported those affected by poverty, mental health and those with cross cutting complex needs, particularly individuals from the Criminal Justice System.
Mr Michael Lazarus (Trustee)
Michael has extensive experience in working in both the voluntary and statutory sector. He has an in-depth understanding and knowledge of both legal and financial affairs including insolvency law. He regularly attends court and makes legal representation.
Mrs Carol Harrison Read
Carol has extensive experience of overseeing work in Mental Health Trusts and with mental health service users who were involved in the Criminal Justice System and led on many leading initiatives to address the barriers and disadvantages faced by users from BAME communities.
Mr Tajean Hutton
Tajean is the Strategic Director of the Trevor Hutton Community Football Federation (CFF) which was set up to bring grassroots football to a new peak to give men and women and young people of all ages an honest opportunity in society using football as a tool to steer them away from crime and criminal activity and as a springboard to support the development of an inclusive community for all.