Tara Case | Chief Executive
Tara is delighted to be part of Ways to Wellness’ pioneering approach to supporting people living with long-term conditions. Tara joined Ways to Wellness in early 2015, leading the organisation though its start-up phase and establishing its social prescribing service. She brings extensive healthcare and business experience to her role. She previously worked in NHS Commissioning in the North East of England and prior to that, as an Occupational Therapist for more than a decade 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, a member of ACEVO, a Fellow of the Clore Social Experienced Leader Programme (2018-19) and a Fellow of Practice at the Government Outcomes Lab, University of Oxford (2018-20).
Outside of work, Tara enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, reading, running and doing yoga.
Simon Bromhead | Social Prescribing Development Lead
Simon is Social Prescribing Development Lead at Ways to Wellness, and joined the team in 2019. He has over 20 years’ experience in the voluntary and community sector. Prior to joining Ways to Wellness he worked in fundraising and project development at Living Streets and Groundwork West London, where he was involved in the development of a wide range of partnerships and projects. This included the Walk To project, a partnership of thirteen local/combined authorities and not-for-profit organisations across England who work together to increase walking for everyday trips. He started his career in museums and visitor attractions, including Techniquest Science Discovery Centre and the British Museum.
Simon has a degree (LLB) in Law and Sociology and is a certified member of the Institute of Fundraising. In his spare time he enjoys playing the ukulele, walking and cycling, and spending time with his family.
Katie Hopper | Business Administration Assistant
Katie is the Business and Finance Administrator at Ways to Wellness. Having previously worked in multiple sectors, ranging from Financial Platforms to Trade Unions, Katie has acquired a diverse range of skills but is always open to learning something new - which is what attracted her to this opportunity. She is committed and excited about being part of this pioneering venture.
In her spare time Katie enjoys seeing family, reading and watching films. She also likes to spend time outdoors with her partner and running with her puppy.
Ways to Wellness' Chair Chris Drinkwater and Senior Link Worker Louise Cooke recently took part in a BMJ podcast on Social Prescribing.Read more
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