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NAPA appoints new Executive Director

Hilary Woodhead, Executive Director, NAPA

NAPA has a new Executive Director, Hilary Woodhead. Hilary will take up her post on the 1st September with overall responsibility for all NAPA’s work. Sylvie Silver and Jennifer Dudley will continue to support NAPA as Ambassadors and Freelance Trainers/Consultants.

Hilary has held operational, service improvement, workforce development and consultancy roles for health, housing and social care providers, along with the NHS and the private and voluntary sectors. Hilary has a passion for meaningful engagement and creative activities with many years of experience in supporting dementia care.

Hilary said, ‘I am delighted to be joining NAPA and excited to lead the next phase of the charity’s development, working with members, trustees, and of course, the fantastic staff team’.

NAPA Chairman, Steve Reynolds said ‘We are truly delighted that Hilary will be taking over as Executive Director. When Sylvie Silver announced her retirement earlier this year, and with Jennifer Dudley also stepping down from her substantive role, the Trustees and I felt the ‘dynamic duo’ would be a hard act to follow, but with Hilary’s appointment, we believe the future is assured and exciting for NAPA in the hands of such a dynamic, experienced and talented leader. Happy days’.

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