David McNeil

David worked at national policy level for the Department of Health, working directly with Health Ministers as a private secretary and with the NHS CEO and Permanent Secretary as a principal private secretary. 

He has worked at a strategic level in two Health Authorities and at local level in NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) and most recently at a national Charity (Action on Addiction) where he works as Head of Integrated Governance and chair of the Health and Safety Board.  He has previously worked as a non-executive director at a CCG (responsible for patient safety & engagement and Chair of various committees), a Trustee at a Hospice and a public Governor at a Foundation Trust. 

In addition to his work in governance he is an accredited executive and life coach and mentor, obtaining qualifications in coaching, a master practitioner in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) and psychosensory therapy.

Brendan Bergin

Brendan trained and qualified as an architect but spent most of his working life working in local government managing housing services. Before moving to Norfolk in the 80s he was Assistant Director of Housing with London Borough of Camden, responsible for one of the largest house building and modernisation programmes in the country. He had a number of roles at Great Yarmouth Council, the final position being Director of Social Policy, covering all housing and building services, as well as council tax collection and benefits. Throughout his working career, he was heavily involved in dealing with social deprivation and inequalities. At work he had a clear understanding of the invaluable and essential work of Julian Support in helping support tenancies at risk, and on retirement, readily accepted an invitation to become a governing board member.

Chris King

Chris King is a solicitor and partner at Quality Solicitors Clapham & Collinge, specialising, among other things, in charity law. Trustee of Julian Support since 1995. Chris is married to Hilary, and has two children and four grandchildren. Outside work he's interested in railways, birdwatching, and doing one's bit to improve things, especially through the medium of the Rotary movement worldwide.

Dr. Kate Nash

All of Kate’s working life has been spent as a Doctor working in the NHS, mostly in Norfolk. She started in General Practice and then moved to psychiatry and finally to Contraception and Sexual Health. In all these areas she has been keenly aware of the interdependence of physical heath, mental health and social situation and the importance of practitioners being able to listen, acknowledge and respond to the issues that are most relevant to the individual. Julian Support has an excellent reputation in supporting and responding to personal needs and she, therefore, welcomes the opportunity to join the organisation.

Rachel Omori

Rachel joined Julian Support as a support worker in 1994. She undertook various roles within the organisation, including the development of supported housing services in Norfolk. In 2018, Rachel was Head of Operations for Norfolk and Suffolk at the time when some Norfolk services were transferred to a different provider and Rachel was required to leave the organisation under the requirements of TUPE.

Rachel now works at Norwich City Council as Independent Living Manager and is responsible for a range of services, including disabled adaptations (home improvement), sheltered housing, specialist support, early help, domestic abuse, self-neglect and hoarding, and integrated projects as part of the Norwich Health and Wellbeing Partnership and Integrated Care System.

Family, close friends, positive mental health and wellbeing, and creating a supportive organisational culture are the things that motivate and keep her passion alive.

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