About us Meet the team Meet the team Leslie Billy, Chief Executive I've been with Viewpoint since 2009, and with over 30 years’ experience of working in the Health & Social care sector working with vulnerable people experiencing Mental health and/or drug and addiction challenges, I'm proud to be Chief Executive of this incredible charity. Jamie-Ellen Byrne, Administrator I joined Viewpoint in December 2019, with my main responsibility to ensure the smooth running of this charity, along with helping run its communications and marketing. I'm really proud to work for Viewpoint as I've always wanted to be part of a charity, and it's hugely fulfilling to broaden my knowledge within mental health. Christiana Ashare, Project Worker After a period with the NHS and in legal advice, I joined Viewpoint in 2005. Since joining this charity, I've been involved in the Delivery of Race Equality initiative nationally, and represented the organisation with the local NHS Trust in the Equality Delivery System and the CPS in Hate Crime Scrutiny. Mahesh Varu, Peer Support Worker After working in Information Technology for several years, I made the switch into holistic wellbeing, and have since qualified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner. I started at Viewpoint in 2020 and it's my hope that this opportunity will allow me to better serve the community. Ann Geary Cox, Peer Support Worker I'm a Peer Support Worker in the Lower Lee Valley and have a lived knowledge of alcoholism, drugs and mental health issues. If I had a message it would be: "with help and guidance anything is possible". Our Trustees Ray Gibbins As Chair of Trustees, I'm instrumental in hearing and organising the various voices that embody Viewpoint. Through starting my own publishing business, I lend a helpful voice to the design and tone of Viewpoint. I'm delighted to be part of this charity, especially as my daughter's role as a clinical psychologist convinced me into volunteering within the mental health and learning difficulties field. Simon Taylor Having worked in accountancy since graduating from Liverpool University, I retired as Finance Director at CPUK in 2018, eventually joining as treasurer at Viewpoint in 2020. In addition to this role, I serve as a trustee and treasurer for both Welwyn Hatfield Community & Voluntary Service and Nyaka UK. I'm also a trustee director of the Cereal Partners UK Pension Fund. Ashley Risk My experience as a residential social landlord for HMO houses of multiple occupancy led me to being involved with health and safety, fire safety supervision, accounts and Performance Management. As well as being a trustee for Viewpoint, I'm a videographer and help write produce, direct and edit films. I'm also involved in community, commercial and art house projects. Meredith Griffiths As an ex-director of nursing and director of a healthcare communications company, I have a broad view of some of the challenges affecting our community. Living and working in Hertfordshire with a family with our own mental health problems and taking up the role of public governor over two terms for Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, it's my hope that these experiences will help me make a difference in Viewpoint.