LAT Welcomes Three New Trustees

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Lincolnshire Action Trust (LAT) has strengthened its Board of Management with the appointment of three new trustees.

Nicoya Palastanga, David Libiszewski and Daniel Callaghan all bring a wealth of experience and have each been appointed to take the lead on different services that the charity provides.

Lincolnshire Action Trust offers a variety of support services to help people in the criminal justice system and their families, including everything from health and well-being services to accommodation and employment advice.

Jo Mead, Chair of LAT, said: “We’ve brought the new trustees on board to enhance our governance which will allow us to continue to build on the work we carry out to support individuals in the criminal justice system.”

Nicoya previously worked as a Partnership Manager at West Lindsey District Council, working largely on welfare reform issues.  She will be using this experience in her new role to assist the charity with its training, development and advice services.

Daniel, a primary school head teacher, is familiar with the issues around safeguarding children and young people which is a fundamental part of LAT’s Young Oasis project – a service which supports children and young people from all backgrounds who are affected by the substance use of a family member.

Daniel said: “It is a privilege to be joining the board of trustees at the Lincolnshire Action Trust at such an exciting time in its evolution. Having spent a large part of my career thus far supporting vulnerable children and families, I’m looking forward to utilising my experience to work with the charity's dynamic team to deliver an essential service, based on unconditional positive regard, to the people of Lincolnshire and beyond.”

David is a retired NHS Chief Pharmacist and has been a trustee for St Barnabas Hospice since 2013.  He is also part of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Lincoln and will be involved in prisoner resettlement as part of his role at LAT.

While the charity will be welcoming new faces to its board, it will also be saying goodbye to two of its longest-serving members. After 19 years at LAT, Linda Withers and Roy Harper will be stepping down from the board as trustees and directors on 9th December.

Alison Goddard, Chief Executive of LAT, said: “All three of our new trustees will add a fresh perspective and understanding to the board with their varied backgrounds and broad range of skills and experience.

“This year has been challenging, as it has for many charities, but each new trustee is helping us to prepare for the year ahead, and we’re pleased to be ending 2020 on a slightly more positive note.

“We’d like to thank Linda and Roy for all their incredibly hard work and commitment over the last 19 years and we wish them all the best for the future.”

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