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Our Trustees

Our Trustees are:-

Denise Anderton

Denise Anderton has recently finished working as the Social Business and Public Relations Director at City Health Care Partnership CIC. Denise joined the organisation in June 2009, a year before the spin out from the NHS. Denise’s portfolio at CHCP CIC included corporate marketing and communications, social business, customer services and engagement and oversees work such as the annual patient engagement work, the social audit and accounts, alongside the national patient CQUIN agenda. In addition, Denise managed the Community Partnership Forum, a key part of the governance structure of the organisation. As a Community Interest Company, CHCP CIC’s social purpose and value is audited through the Social Accounts, Denise oversaw the audit and also managed the Community Funding Panel, a central part of CHCP CIC Social business function. A key aspect of Denise’s portfolio was the management and production of key strategic documents including the Annual Report and Social Accounts. Denise commenced her career working for a locally based Housing Association providing special needs accommodation. After seven years she was appointed as Development and Initiative Manager for a Housing Action Trust before moving to Hull’s Strategic Partnership, Cityventure, as a Programme Manager. Before taking up her position at CHCP, Denise was Chief Executive of Hull and East Yorkshire Community Foundation. Denise graduate with a Social Science Degree in Social Psychology and Law then went onto obtain two higher degrees the latter being an MSc in Policy.

Peter Choules

A qualified and experienced social worker, which has included working within both local authority and third sector services, the bulk of my recent experience has been in the NHS as a commissioner of mental health and learning disability services. This has included a lot of partnership working with colleagues from the Council and the voluntary and community sector and involves both planning and project management. Peter brings to the board an understanding of the way local statutory organisations work, especially the Council and the NHS, skills in strategic planning and financial management and an awareness of the opportunities and threats facing ERVAS. He also offers knowledge of commissioning and procurement processes. His main contribution however is as an interested and concerned local citizen who wants to support the local VCS be as effective as possible and to help it manage the difficulties facing the sector in recent years.


Pauline Kermode

Prior to retirement, Pauline worked in the Voluntary and Community sector for 25 years both in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. I worked for infrastructure organisations, firstly Hull Council for Voluntary Service (CVS), where she was employed to work on a project supporting people with special needs who wanted to volunteer. She was then recruited to manage the Hull CVS Volunteer Centre. In 2003, Pauline moved on to East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) where she developed and managed a Volunteer Centre in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The work was varied and included helping people to find suitable voluntary opportunities to meet their specific needs. She also worked with voluntary and community groups to ensure they worked within a good practice framework when involving volunteers. During Pauline’s work at Hull CVS and ERVAS, she was successful in achieving Volunteering England’s Volunteer Centre Accreditation. During her employment she also represented the Yorkshire area, on a number of Volunteering England’s strategic development groups. Pauline has been a member of the Trustee Board of number of organisations during her working life, and since retirement.  Pauline continues to enjoy volunteering with a number of voluntary and community groups.

Carole White

Born in Beverley and lived in East Riding the vast majority of my life. Since leaving University, many moons ago, I have worked in the Voluntary sector (Midlands first) as project worker then supervisor for a charity proving support and out of hours activities for children and young people in ‘deprived’ areas. Then to Hull, at Youth Action, enabling young people to get involved with activities and opportunities that may otherwise not have been within their reach.

Following on I was appointed as Facilitator for volunteering in Hull Health Authority and have now worked as Voluntary Services Manager for Humber NHS Foundation Trust for a long time!

A qualified social worker, former Trustee of Hull Carers Centre and Hull & East Riding Advocacy and an active volunteer in various roles since school days (it must be in my blood!); I am passionate about volunteering for all.

Appreciate the challenges faced by the Third sector and want to be of assistance if at all possible to ERVAS.