Betsy Scott (2nd Term from 2021)

Awaiting Profile

Caroline Ogunsola [Lead Governor] (Second 3 year term from 2020)

Caroline is a registered nurse with a wealth of experience in community nursing and various roles in management positions across NHS organisations among which was the project management of the pilot test of the Buurtzorg model in UK which took place in Tower hamlets borough.  

As a Governor, Caroline welcomes the opportunity to contribute, shape and influence local services, give community care staff and front-line staff a voice; while demonstrating her passion for nursing and providing high quality care for patients at home. She has a good network of contacts in NHS England/Improvement thus ensures that accurate and appropriate information is shared in timely manner, and the outstanding work of ELFT is shared with others as benchmarking. 

As the Lead Governor, Caroline has the confidence of her fellow Governors and the great understanding of the Trust board, and able to act as conduit between the Governors, the Trust Board and NHS ImprovementCaroline was granted the title of a Queen’s Nurse in 2017, a title that recognises extraordinary nurses’ contribution to nursing development, workforce development and quality improvement.

Graham Manyere(3 Year Term from 2021)

Graham is a Modern Matron working in City & Hackney and currently working with the BAME Staff Network Lead for London. Graham has been working at ELFT for the last 10 years and has observed how the Trust strives to develop and support staff. He is passionate about working with vulnerable people and nurturing colleagues to achieve the best they can. Graham is committed and determined to make a difference: striving for honesty, equality, improvement, access and to be a link between Governors and Trust stakeholders. Graham acknowledges the complexities of the modern NHS are very challenging and he looks forward to serving.

Joseph Croft (Second 3 year term from 2019)

Having worked for the Trust in various roles over the last decade, Joseph recognises ELFT services as being amongst the best in the country. As a Governor, he champions giving staff members and service users a louder voice in the Trust, believing their contribution is vital in steering, shaping, developing and delivering services, enhancing the great work already being undertaken. As a frontline worker, Joseph acknowledges the daily challenges staff members encounter as part of their role, and the potential impact this can have on the workforce. Now, more than ever, he intends to keep the topic of staff wellbeing firmly on the standing agenda. 


Mark Dunne (3 year term from 2020)

Mark is a mental health nurse by profession who has worked for the Trust for nearly twenty years. 14 years of that time were spent working in multidisciplinary teams on acute inpatient wards. He has a deep understanding of the issues/pressures faced by both staff and service users and the interplay between the two. In Mark’s current role he works with commissioners and service users to develop mental health outcomes. Mark is also the Unite union ELFT Branch secretary and has represented staff interests to the Executive Board for over 10 years and played a key role in the development of Human Resources policy, and numerous initiatives to improve staff wellbeing and support

Patrick Adamolekun (3 year term from 2020)

Patrick has worked in the NHS nearly 25 years. In his current role, Patrick has had the opportunity to raise and implement suggestions to reduce cost and to allow direct investment in frontline services whilst ensuring safe access to the service and positive patient experience. Patrick has held various roles in NHS organisations, gaining valuable experiences and building excellent networks that support and shape his thinking with great resilience in his role as a Trust Governor.

Sheila O'Connell (2nd Term from 2021 - 2022)

Awaiting Profile

Tony Isles (3 year term from 2020)

Tony is the Recovery College Manager for Bedfordshire and Luton and has been with the Trust for 18 months, He has worked alongside EFLT since ELFT became part of Bedfordshire. Tony has been part of the fabric of Luton for many years working and volunteering in a variety of roles from front line staff to managing services, including Education, Community Development, Addiction, Black History Month, Carnival and Youth work.

Victoria Aidoo-Annan (2 year term from 2021)

Victoria’s aim is to support Staff, service Users and their Carers within the Community.  She has experience in Charing Meetings and Leading Groups as well as facilitating meetings.  She is a strong advocate for Services to run smoothly.  Victoria has a passion for people she works with.  She also holds an Institute of Leadership and Management Level 3 qualification. 

IVictoria has enjoyed her Role as a Staff Governor and hopes to be able to impact her knowledge and skills to this role.