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Crossroads Care have a supportive and dedicated Board of Trustees who are unpaid and serve on behalf of their local scheme, which in our case is Sandwell. Here is a brief outline of our Trustees and their histories:- 

Chairman - Ivan Wyle
Our Chairman qualified as a Chartered Accountant in a professional office and soon moved into industry where he gained experience in the Group Accounts Department of an equipment manufacturing group, and gained international exposure as a line manager in an African subsidiary. He finished his career as the Group Chief Accountant of a local packaging company whose products were sold internationally. He has additional experience as a partner involved in businesses in property renovation, rentals and financial services.

Since retirement, he has become an active committee member and Chairman of the Sandwell University of the Third Age (SU3A) – a learning and social activities group for older people, He is also a member of the West Bromwich Panel of the Community Development Foundation which helps with charitable match funding in deprived areas.

Trustee - Garth Murphy
Garth spent 31 Years in the Gas Industry. After taking early retirement, became a consultant in the Gas industry, assisting in the development of a Training Package focusing on Change Management. From this he developed his consultancy into a small, successful company. He has developed his Career in becoming a Trainer for the unemployed, and was a volunteer in the Citizens Advice Bereau.

He became interested in Care several years ago and is a volunteer with Sandwell MBC and sits on the Transport Steering Group for Bridges. He is currently involved in Sandwell and West Birmingham
CCG as Lay Project Manager for End of Life Strategy. 

Trustee - Dorothy Nemedi
Dot became a carer herself and due to this experience she has  encouraged to try and help others.  She is now involved with patient and public involvement within Sandwell and is now a volunteer for Edward Street and Hallam Street Hospitals.  She very much enjoys being a member of Make a Difference Group, for ex service users.  Dot has been a widow for over 16 years and continues to sign up for other worthy causes to help others, now in excess of 20 organisations, including St. John Ambulance Services. Dot felt that as she had been an employed carer by Crossroads some years ago, she also felt it important to get involved.

Trustee - Carol Murrain
My professional career is in education as a Student Advisor supporting primary and secondary students in particular with the transition process.  In the past I  served for eight years on the Lozells School governing body as vice chair. I have also supported PTA groups and community panels. In May 2012 my family was faced with the situation that our mother only had weeks /months to live. These are the times when you need the support and help of professionals, well for us that help came from Crossroads Care.The care package was arranged for my mother in such a short time, we were very impressed with how everything came together, from discussion with the doctor, to the physio coming to assess the house, arranging equipment, meeting to assess our mother’s needs. Speed was vital, my mother died five weeks later, with great dignity, my family and I will be forever grateful to Crossroads Care for their care and professionalism. I am very pleased that Crossroads Care challenged me to get more involved. Seeing first hand how they operate, and being a part of the managing process is both humbling and gratifying. I am delighted to be a trustee and to share my expertise and experiences.

Minutes Secretary - Ann Wyle
Prior to taking on the role of Minutes Secretary to the Board of Trustees several years ago, Ann was Personal Assistant to a Senior Manager with Jobcentreplus, part of the Department of Work and Pensions, where she had worked for 24 years. Upon retirement, Ann decided that her skills could still be used effectively by working with Crossroads, offering support to the Chief Executive Officer by attending Trustee Board Meetings and ensuring accurate Minutes were recorded.