Trustees

Eileen Steed (Trustee)

Eileen has a background of supporting children with learning difficulties as well as emotional and behavioural difficulties within education. She also has counselling experience within her own private practice and within voluntary organisations.
Eileen has experience of working with adults and children supporting a wide range of issues.
She has counselling qualifications including a diploma in person centred therapy and a diploma in cognitive behaviour therapy.
She is a registered member of the BACP. Eileen has personal experience with autism having family members on the autistic spectrum. 

Judy Turner (Chair)

Judy discovered RFA whilst looking for help for a family member, so as an ex-service user, she was delighted to be invited to join the Board of Trustees in September 2011.
Judy has sound knowledge of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) from both a personal perspective and from her work as a learning support worker in both primary and secondary schools, along with working experience of both learning and emotional behaviour difficulties in school children.
She has many and varied interests outside of work but is best known for making delicious cakes which are enjoyed by all at committee meetings.

Maggie Walker (Treasurer)

I am pleased to support the work of RFA as a Trustee. I have experience of support to a young man with learning disabilities and as a foster parent. My work experience has mainly been in voluntary organisations. For the 14 years before I retired in 2013 I was Chief Executive at Manchester Care & Repair, a charity which supports older people to live in their own homes. This gave me experience of charity management, including applying for and managing charity grants and local authority and NHS contracts.

Nick Rosenthal

Nick joined Respect for All’s board as a Trustee in March 2020. Nick has family experience of autism, and is a qualified autism awareness trainer. In his “day job” Nick works in the business communications field, and he brings governance experience as a past Chair of his professional body.

Other people

Ceri Smith (Bookkeeper)

Ceri began providing services to RFA in February 2012, and her role is to assist the officers of the board by preparing the accounts of the charity.

Ceri is employed in risk management for a housing provider and has previous work experience in events management, followed by over 20 years of working in social housing management and education. She was also Chair of a housing charity for 5 years, and was a representative on the Housing Corporation’s Equality and Career Opportunities Forum (COFEM). Ceri studied Business Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, where she gained a post-graduate diploma in Management Studies.

She also has qualifications in teaching, quality auditing, and energy management. In her spare time, Ceri’s activities include Nordic walking and singing in a choir.



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