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Our President and Patron hold important honorary roles in NAAN. They help to raise awareness of our work and provide us with invaluble advice.
|Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE||President||
Member of the House of Lords
Chair of Social Work England
Forrmer Chair of the Mental Health Act Commission
|Professor Gisli Gudjonsson CBE||Patron||
Emeritus Professor of Forensic Psychology
Institute of Psychiatry of King's College London
As a registered charity, NAAN is governed by a board of voluntary trustees. The board is made up of:
- people elected by our membership from within our membership; and
- people co-opted by the board to broaden its skills and experience.
Retired Social Worker & NAAN Co-founder
|Adam Smith||Trustee||Co-opted||Autism Advocate & Professional Appropriate Adult|
Former Police Sergeant and Deputy General Secretary and Custody Lead for the Police Federation of England & Wales
|Charlie Rose||Trustee||Elected||Volunteer Appropriate Adult, Southwark Council|
|Donna Buffong||Trustee||Elected||Social Worker (Bail and Remand Co-ordinator), Wandsworth YOT|
|Lynn Frusher||Trustee||Elected||Regional Manager, The Appropriate Adult Service
Founder and Director at African Village School Fund
|Matthew Haynes||Trustee||Elected||Team Manager, Coventry YOS|
|Michelle Dixon||Trustee||Elected||Head of Criminal Justice Service, Child Action North West|
|Stephen Gray||Trustee||Elected||Chief Executive, Young Lives Foundation (Kent & Medway)|
Volunteer Coordinator (Social Worker), Wiltshire YOS
NAAN has two employees, responsible for developing and delivering the work of the charity.