Tara Case | Chief Executive
Tara brings extensive healthcare and business experience to her role with Ways to Wellness. She previously worked in NHS Clinical Commissioning in North East England. Prior to that, Tara worked as an Occupational Therapist in clinical roles with patients for more than ten years in England (Gateshead) and Canada. Her early career experience was as a professional geologist and project manager, exploring for gold in remote corners of the world. Tara holds an MBA (with distinction) from Durham University, an MSc in Occupational Therapy (McMaster University) and a BSc in Geology (University of British Columbia). She is registered with the Health and Social Care Professions Council UK.
Tara is delighted to be part of Ways to Wellness’ pioneering approach to supporting people living with long-term conditions. Outside of work, Tara enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and makes time for running and yoga whenever she can.
Amie Callan | Finance and Contracts Manager
Amie has extensive finance and audit experience, understands the key drivers behind successful business performance and has a sound financial background. Prior to her role with Ways to Wellness she held numerous roles within a multinational US-based organisation, including as Assistant Financial Controller across a European Division, managing business projects and performing in depth financial audits. Amie has been a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants since 2011.
Outside of work, Amie enjoys spending time with family, including her two poodles, and regular trips to the theatre. She also enjoys keeping fit and outdoor leisure activities. Amie is committed to and passionate about being a part of Ways to Wellness.
Laura Caithness | Business Administration Assistant
Prior to joining Ways to Wellness, Laura gained experience across the voluntary sector, working with both children and women. In her previous role, she worked within the Student Support Team at a local university, providing admin support to both staff and students. She provided specialist support to students, acting as first point of contact for information, advice and guidance. Laura has also worked within the public sector providing financial information and advice to Higher Education students. Laura received a BA (Hons) in History in 2013.
Outside of work, Laura is an active volunteer with Rape Crisis Tyneside and Northumberland and enjoys spending time with her partner and family.
Research shows that involvement in the Ways to Wellness service increases patients' feeling of control and self-confidence, reduces their social isolation and has a positive impact on their health-related behaviours, including weight loss, healthier eating and increased physical activity. Patients reported improved management of their long-term conditions, improved mental health, greater resilience and more effective problem-solving strategies.Read more
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