Meet the volunteers

Meet your Healthwatch Surrey volunteers! To get involved yourself, please visit our volunteer page.

Angus Paton

I am Angus. I have been retired for some time and keep myself busy as an adviser at the Woking Citizens Advice. I live in Woking.

My wife and I have seven grandchildren all of school age who... more

Peter Hughes

A submariner before university, and a teacher in tropical Africa for 9 years afterwards, my eventual career was in civil engineering, chiefly tunnels and ground treatment.

Since 2004 I have been involved in Healthwatch and its predecessors (the... more

Steven La Pensee

Steven has built his successful career in the enablement business since the early 70’s. He delivers substantial profit and business performance improvement.

Over the last 10 years of his career Steven pioneered the introduction of “client side” business... more

Stacey Soeva

As a new volunteer in Healthwatch Surrey I am hoping to develop my work skills to later find opportunities. A friendly and organised person, I consider myself to have a can do attitude! An excellent knowledge of computers from HNC... more

Hannah Webb

I'm a new volunteer to Healthwatch Surrey and work in the Services team at Macmillan Cancer Support. I've also worked for the British Lung Foundation and with disabled children and so have had experience of working with and listening to... more

Jagadish Chakraborty

I have a grandchild that keeps me very busy!

After being a lecturer teaching clinical bio chemistry at the University of Surrey I worked abroad for quite some time.

I am very interested in helping shape... more

Jane Owens

 I have lived in Ashtead for 40 years; have two grown-up children and two grandsons.  I worked an s a Nurse, now retired the last twenty five years I have been a volunteer working for the independent statutory body in... more

Jill Bowman

I’m happily married with 2 sons in their mid to late 20’s.

I’ve been a nurse for over 40 years, and in nurse education for the last 30.

Both boys were into ice hockey and so I’ve... more

Gareth Jones

I have no background in Health or Social Care (I retired as a University Registrar) but, since 2005 I have been involved with public agencies eg LINk before Healthwatch looking at care for the public. This has included visits to... more

Maria Millwood

After a long career working in local government and health as an accountant and commissioner of care and health services I retired in late 2016. This has meant that I can spend more time with my husband and grown up... more

Liz Sawyer

After retiring from a long career in the Information Technology services sector means that I have time to apply my skills through volunteering in the health and social care sector, an area which I am passionate about.

Our... more

John Tibbles

I have lived in Camberley since 1993 and retired from the international telecommunications industry 4 years ago but continue to work as a consultant in that field . My work their entailed some of the worlds longest ... more

Milly Bizimana

I am a naturally friendly and outgoing person. I have over 15 years experience in health and social care. I enjoy volunteering with Healthwatch Surrey because I am passionate about quality assurance. I hope that my contribution will make a... more

Mary Probert

A resident of Surrey Heath for 30 years, and Scottish by birth, I have lived and worked in England, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia while accompanying my husband with his work.

A nurse by background I retired in 2014... more

Barbara Smith

In 1997 I joined the Community Health Council and have continued for the past 20 years as a member of all its successor organisations. At one point this enabled me to be a stakeholder governor at Frimley Park Hospital Foundation... more

Lisa O'Sullivan

I'm Lisa and I've been supporting Healthwatch Surrey as a Strategic Ambassador since last year. I've been supporting discussions in local CCG meetings as well as providing counsel on comms strategy and positioning at recent sub-board meetings.

In... more

Jackie Parry

I’ve lived in and around Surrey for most of my life after leaving university, enjoying a career as a Project Manager which was mostly based in London until I retired earlier this year.

I am married to... more

Jackie Tapping

I’ve been a surrey resident for 4 years, and have 3 adult children, no grandchildren as yet, but have 2 cute Jack Russell rescues who keep me on my toes.

I’m a registered general nurse, still working part time.... more