Board of Directors


Our Directors are all volunteers that give their time and resources for free.


Saeeda Mayat                      Chair               20 years experience of the sector and 5 years in a CEO position for specialist IDVA service.

Alex Munsie                         Treasurer       25 years working in the private financial sector as a compliance manager

Jess Chorley                         Secretary        Currently works with Children and Young  People in the Looked after system

Siobhan O Reilly                 HR Lead         Siobhan has worked all her adult life for the  department of work and pensions as a HR Lawyer

Jade Hargreeves                                           Jade is an ex service user. She has since gone on to complete a degree in health and social care and now works with vulnerable children and young people.

Dionne Marsden                                           Dionne is a qualified and experiences social worker, currently employed by Lancashire County Council Adults social care.

Noreen Akhtar                                              Noreen works in the disability and mental health sector and has  historically worked in Domestic Abuse services

Liz Heaton                                                      Liz is a School Counsellor and Safeguarding Designated Senior Leader at Ribblesdale High School.

Karen Tidswell                                               Karen has 30 years of working in administration and finance.

Christine Nutall                                             Christine has been involved in HARV right from the beginning; she stepped down as chair in June 2017 but continues to be an active  member of the board.


If you think you have what it takes to run a charity and want to join a great team of Women then please send your CV to