Chief Executive - Joy Beishon 

Joy is the Chief Executive of Healthwatch Greenwich and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Healthwatch Greenwich’s work. Joy supports and advises the Board and manages the Healthwatch Team to ensure that Healthwatch Greenwich truly reflects the voice of the community, providing evidence based information to service providers and commissioners ensuring services can be improved.

Joy has extensive experience of research, policy, public affairs and advocacy. Having previously held senior positions within the voluntary and public sector her work has included co-designed community health projects, innovative approaches to supporting women’s health needs, using the natural environment to improve psychological health, social prescribing and peer support groups for bereaved parents.

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Our Staff

Sue Mohanty - Insight & Analytics Officer

Sue has degrees in Sociology and Science Policy Studies, and her research interests are in patient experience, access, and delivery of services. She is interested in how government regulations and policy affect social groups and the impact of institutions on local communities. Sue has experience in research in low resource settings in India and has volunteered with Healthwatch previously to understand access and delivery of health and social care in the UK. 

Maria Akande - Project Manager

Maria Akande is an experienced Project Management Lead with over 12 years’ experience that cuts across private and public sector. She has worked on many diverse projects for both local based companies and international conglomerates, such as Qatar Petroleum, Aljazeera TV, ADP, Cabinet Office, MoJ and Department of Health. She is passionate about change initiatives and firmly believes in transformational programmes that help deliver process efficiency. Her interests include travelling, singing, and charity work. As project manager, Maria supports Healthwatch Greenwich to ensure overall timely delivery of key project deliverables and milestones.

Kiki - Community Engagement Manager

Kiki worked as a social worker in Greece and Ireland as well as in the volunteer management field for national charity organisations. She has extensive experience in community development and engagement, and she is passionate about social mobility and cohesion. Promoting equity in all aspects of public engagement is one of her main professional aims. As an Engagement Manager her main objective is to develop effective relationships with groups and organisations to promote Healthwatch Greenwich.

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Penny - Communications and Signposting Officer

Penny has experience in the third sector in Spain working directly with immigrant communities. She also has extensive experience working with digitally excluded older people in the UK, promoting independence and positive ageing through technology.  As a Communications and Signposting Officer, she oversees the Healthwatch Greenwich website, social media pages and signposting services. She is also responsible for the Monthly Feedback Report, ensuring that your voice is heard by key decision makers.

07903 685 533

Folake Segun - Director, South East London Healthwatch

Folake is the Director, South East London Healthwatch. Folake liaises with the six local Healthwatch organisations in South East London and presents Healthwatch, patient, and public views to the new South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (SEL CCG). Folake has extensive experience in public involvement, engagement and representation. She has been involved in local Healthwatch since 2013. Her most recent role was as Chief Executive of Healthwatch Lewisham.

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Volunteers who have worked with us during 2021

Hawa Ali

Precious Shumba

Mike Thomas

Mehdi Mabaz

Elizabeth Muncey

Amal Annasseri

Tracey Young

Teri Turner

Julie White

Pamela Winders

Alsphina Muruvi

Alyssa Miranda

Chanelle Dzwowa

Afusat Salawudeen

Chima Ede

Caroline Kennedy

Ian Welsby