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Meet Our Trustees


Hi, I'm Sally Nutbeem and am currently Chair of Trustees for Mindful, having been invited to join as a trustee in 2015. I am passionately interested in dementia and have previously worked in this field for both Age UK and the Alzheimer's Society. I also volunteer for Dementia Friendly Shaftesbury. My leisure interests include nature, wildlife, playing table tennis, sport generally and walking our dog through the beautiful Dorset countryside.



Hi, I'm Barbara and I am currently Mindful's Membership Secretary. I have volunteered with Mindful for about 10 years, and help to run the Gillingham and Stalbridge Cafes on a regular basis.  I am also involved in a variety of other local voluntary activities. I worked as a POPP Wayfinder for 9 years, giving me an insight into supporting clients in the community.



Hi, I'm Mike and I help to run the Men Marching On group. Having taught science and IT for many years, I am now working as the Roman Catholic Chaplain at HMP Guys Marsh.  I am a permanent deacon in the Catholic Church, married to Barbara, with three sons and one grand-daughter.  I enjoy singing, playing the guitar, and spending time with my family.



Hi, my name is Val. I have been a Mindful trustee for about 8 years and help to run the monthly memory cafe at The Hub in Stalbridge



Hi, I'm Peter. I first became involved with Mindful through singing and playing the piano at our cafes. In 2019 I was invited to become a trustee. I am also a trustee of the House of Illustration, the UK’s first museum celebrating the art of illustration; and Mercury Musical Developments, which promotes writers of musical theatre. I also volunteer with the Princes Trust.



Hi, I'm Tara. I first visited Mindful cafes in 2017, accompanying a friend with early-onset dementia. I was invited to join as a trustee in January 2019 and now run the online side of Mindful. I regularly attend Mindful Cafes with my little dog, Scooby. I am a qualified Mental Health First Aider (MHFA England) and have completed Level 2 in my journey to becoming a counsellor. In my spare time, you can find me out and about with my four dogs, or exploring the country in our campervan.



Hi my name is Michelle

I started as a volunteer at the  Gillingham Mindful Cafe in February 2020, and recently I have been invited to become a trustee with Mindful. 

I worked in the care sector for many years and I look forward to working alongside the Mindful team. 

I enjoy walking, nature, singing, lawn bowls and spending time with family and friends.



Leanna is a Chartered Legal Executive for local firm, Rutters who have a lifelong link with Mindful. Leanna is the Treasurer for Mindful, taking care of the financial side of things. Leanna specialises in Wills, Estate Administration, Powers of Attorney, Trusts and Inheritance Tax. In her spare time, she enjoys long walks with her Labrador, Oakley, and spending time with friends and family. Leanna is currently on maternity leave after welcoming a baby girl. Her position has temporarily been filled by her colleague Claire.



Woof! I'm Scooby and I am an honoury trustee for Mindful. I have been attending cafes and making people smile for around 3 years now. I love biscuits, attention and watching wildlife on TV. 

If you're interested in joining us as a volunteer or potential trustee, please contact us for more information. Click here to visit our contact page.