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Other Directors

Dr Philip Baker, Head of Forensic Services
Dr Baker undertook medical training at Oxford University and University College London, qualifying in 2001. He completed psychiatric training in North and East London, gaining Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2005 and has worked as a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist since 2009 at the John Howard Centre, predominantly within female secure and community forensic services.

He is a keen educator and also examines for the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He has an interest in Healthcare Governance, having led on Clinical Audit within the forensic service for many years.  Dr Baker was an early adopter of QI, leading and sponsoring projects across the directorate.He has represented ELFT on regional committees and within reference groups at NHS England.  He undertakes Peer Reviews as part of the Royal College’s Quality Network, contributing to service improvements in the wider NHS.

Dr Baker sat on the Local Negotiating Committee representing doctors’ interests at Trust for several years, most notably increasing consultant presence at weekends whilst ensuring safeguards for doctors’ work-life balance. He was appointed Associate Clinical Director for the John Howard Centre in 2016 and became Interim Head of Service in 2017. 

Michelle Bradley, Director for Bedfordshire and Luton Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
Michelle is a registered nurse and has extensive mental health commissioning experience as well as having clinical experience of working in Learning Disability services for Bedfordshire. Michelle lives in and has detailed knowledge of Bedfordshire. She joined the Trust in 2016 from her role as Associate Director, Mental Health and Integrated Care Commissioning, for the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Mary Brazier, Director for Social Work
Mary took up the post as Director for Social Work in April 2022.

Mary qualified as a Social Worker in 1998 with an MA/DiPSW from Leicester University following obtaining a first degree in Social Policy.  I have always worked within Mental Health Social Work, initially in Essex working in and managing adult and older adult mental health teams, including CMHT, Assertive Outreach and Criminal Justice Mental Health for what was then North Essex Mental Health Trust. 

Mary qualified as an ASW in 2001 and continued to practice as an AMHP until this year. She is the co-chair of the BASW England Mental Health Thematic Group.

May moved to Oxford Health NHS FT in 2009, initially as an operational manager for adult and older adult mental health services across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, moving into Social Work Professional Leadership in 2012, becoming the Trust’s first Associate Director of Social Care in 2018.

Mary has a particular interest in military history and is a volunteer for the Commonwealth war Graves Commission. 

Dean Henderson, Borough Director for City and Hackney
Dean Henderson joined the Trust from the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, where he was General Manager, Service Development.  He had previously been the Locality Manager for the Trust in Bath & North East Somerset. Dean has spent most of his career working in mental health. He qualified as a Social Worker in 1984, in New Zealand, and worked there for 10 years before coming to the UK with his family in 1994. On arriving in the UK and settling in Bristol, he trained  as an Approved Social Worker. He went on to hold various local authority management roles and continued practicing as an Approved Social Worker, until transferring to the NHS, when NHS and Local Authority Mental Health services in Bath & North East Somerset integrated in 2001.

David Stevens, Director of Estates, Facilities and Capital Development (He/Him/His)
David Stevens is a Chartered Engineer and joined the trust in 2021 from University College London.  David has strategic and operational leadership for the estates directorate across all boroughs covered by the Trust, and is the lead director for the Trust’s capital development programme.

David is a Fellow of the  Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, and a Certified Fellow of Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management. David is Vice Chair of the CIBSE Facilities Management Group and has over 30 years’ experience in working within the built environment.

David sits on a number of industry committees and awards judging panels. David has an MBA, MEng and BEng (HONS) in Building Services Engineering . David is also a European Engineer (Eur Ing).

David’s pronouns are He / Him / His.

Cathy Lilley, Director of Corporate Governance
Cathy joined the Trust in 2018 as the  Associate Director of Corporate Governance and was appointed as the Director of Corporate Governance in March 2020.  She has strategic leadership for all aspects of corporate governance, is the Trust Secretary and works closely with the Board of Directors and Council of Governors.

 Prior to joining ELFT, Cathy’s recent career has been spent in the public and not-for profit sectors having been Trust Secretary at Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and South Essex University NHS Foundation Trust, and Director of Operations, which included being Company Secretary, at the Institute of Customer Service.

Cathy started her working life in the City as a personal assistant and is a strong advocate for developing and raising the profile of colleagues who work in an administrative role.

Dr Ravi Rana, Director of Therapies
Ravi is a consultant clinical psychologist and joined the Trust in 2002 as Head of Psychotherapy in Tower Hamlets. She took up the role of Director of Psychological Therapies in 2014 and became Director of Therapies in 2018 to facilitate integration with the expanding Allied Health Professions (AHPs) in the Trust and widen the contribution of the therapies to meet the emerging demands of the population health agenda.

Ravi has also worked extensively in Higher Education, both as an academic teacher and clinician, and continues to be involved in training and education.

Bailey Mitchell, Borough Director for Newham 
Bailey joined the Trust in 2016 as Deputy Borough Director in the Newham Adult Mental Health Directorate. Prior to that, in 2008, he was employed by the London Borough of Hackney in various adult mental health social work and management roles all whilst on secondment to ELFT, starting as the first social worker in the City & Hackney Crisis Service.

He has experience in leading teams through change - from the evaluation and reconfiguration of out of hours AMHP services, the management of the City & Hackney Crisis Service and the reshaping of community mental health services in Newham. His most recent focus has been on the transformation of adult community mental health services across the three boroughs of inner north east London as a Programme Director. Through partnership with social care, the voluntary sector and most critically co-production with those with lived experience, the experience of mental health care for thousands of adult service users and hundreds of staff within the ICS will be greatly enhanced. His work has spanned both clinical and non-clinical areas, including quality and performance and leadership of a complex clinical system evaluation.

Bailey remains a warranted AMHP, qualified Social Worker and practice educator. He has completed post-graduate qualifications in mental health as well as the Nye Bevan Programme delivered through the NHS Leadership Academy. 

Prior to his arrival in East London, Bailey lived in southern California where he attained a bachelors degree in clinical psychology and masters degree in social work. He has worked in various inpatient and community settings in the United States in both mental health and HIV prevention. He is a keen advocate for LGBT inclusion.=

Day Njovana, Interim Borough Director for Tower Hamlets
Day qualified as a Mental Health Nurse in 2003. He has spent his working life in Adult mental health services. Day has been working as Head of Nursing and Associate Clinical Director for Safety and Security in forensic services for ELFT since April 2016.

Over the years, Day has worked in inpatient secure mental health services, varying from low, medium and high security. Recently he was seconded to work as covering Borough Lead nurse in Hackney mental health inpatient services.

He has an interest in quality improvement and has led on quality improvement over the past few years in forensic services.  His particular interest lies in reducing restrictive practices within healthcare settings and has been commissioned by ELFT to review these in other organizations. He has a strong commitment to winning  ‘hearts and minds’ seeing that as a way to improve patient’s safety.

Day is a qualified organizational consultant having been awarded a Masters in organisational consultation – Psychoanalytic Perspectives, in  2010. 

Sarah Wilson, Director of Specialist Services 
Sarah joined the Trust in August 2008. Her recent experience was in the South West, in performance management at Avon and Wiltshire Partnership Trust. Prior to this she led Bristol's Drug Strategy team for 3 years. Sarah started her NHS career in east London, in a range of HR roles, before moving into operational management with Specialist Addiction Services.