Our Trustees

Quentin Marris – Chair 

Quentin originally trained as a mental health nurse and worked for 10 years in the NHS. He subsequently spent 25 years in the voluntary sector and another 6 years as a freelance manager. During this time he worked for various organisations, developing and managing health and social care services in many different locations across England. He has worked in the fields of mental health and learning disability but the largest part of his career was spent in the substance misuse arena. Quentin was a registered Mental Health Nurse and holds a Diploma in Management Studies. Now semi-retired, he wants to use his years of experience to help Project 6 continue to thrive in a competitive environment, chairing a Board that provides effective governance and guidance to the organisation.

Tony Ball – Treasurer  

Tony has over 30-years’ experience as a chartered accountant in general practice, dealing with all aspects of audit, accountancy and taxation ranging from multi-nationals to corner shops. He has a long-standing interest in the charitable sector as auditor, accountant, treasurer, trustee and (often unofficial) consultant.

Pam Essler

A local resident who, after retiring from a career in education in 1996, Pam took the decision to concentrate on local community involvement, focusing on public engagement, professional development, governance and quality. With a strong interest in health inequalities within her local community, Pam is currently Deputy Chair and Lay member for Patient and Public Engagement, Airedale Wharfedale and Craven Clinical Commissioning Group. Pam has developed a comprehensive portfolio of activity focused on local social and economic regeneration and is on the Board of several local VCS organisations including holding the Vice Chair role of the merged Bradford and Airedale CAB.

Sara Lewis

Sara has 15 years’ of experience improving organisational performance through enhancing people, improving processes, and modernising IT. Most of her work these days has shifted to the private sector, and missed feeling like she was making a tangible difference to real people with real problems. Becoming a Board member was a wonderful way to share her skills in the local area.

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Airedale Voluntary Drug and Alcohol Agency trading as Project 6 is a registered charity number 1173006 and a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales number 3430925