Eileen Steed (Trustee)

It is Respect for All’s practice to include one of our counsellors* on the Trustee Board. Eileen has worked with Respect for All for many years and has a passion for helping people who may otherwise be disadvantaged and is privileged to be involved with Respect for All as she has her own personal connection with Autism. Her experience is particularly in working with children and adults who have Autistic spectrum conditions and their families.

She holds three qualifications in Person-centred Counselling at Certificate level and has gained a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. She also holds a Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) She also has training in working with couples and relationships.

Eileen uses her experience of working with children in her responsibility for safeguarding within the organisation.

*As a counsellor, Eileen does not take part in decisions which relate to the pay and conditions of counsellors in line with our Conflict of Interest policy.

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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