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Jewish Care announces two new Trustees to join Board

by Lisa Carr
Amy Woolf

Jewish Care is committed to maintaining both a high performing Board of Trustees and expert committees and is therefore delighted to announce the appointment of two new Trustees who were unanimously ratified by the Board of Trustees last week. Dr Jonathan Shapiro and Amy Woolf will be joining Jewish Care’s Board of Trustees in March.

Dr Jonathan Shapiro was recruited via the board level hiring platform Nurole and joins Jewish Care as both a Trustee and as the new Chair of Jewish Care’s Clinical Governance Group former Chair, Rachel Anticoni steps down from the position.

Jonathan, who practiced medicine for many years, has been involved in senior leadership working alongside organisations throughout the care industry, both in the UK and overseas. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and understanding of healthcare organisations to his new role at Jewish Care. His experience includes non-executive leadership; consultancy in fields including organisational development and change management, policy development and service evaluations; University academia; and clinical medicine as a GP for many years.

Dr Jonathan Shapiro

Jonathan was previously the founding Chair of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust. In addition to being the Chair of the training charity Education for Health for over ten years, Jonathan is currently a Trustee and volunteer for the Samaritans in Birmingham, and a Trustee at both St Mary’s Hospice and John Taylor Hospice as they merge to form one of the largest hospice organisations in the UK.

Amy Woolf joins Jewish Care as a Trustee in addition to continuing to serve as a committee member on Jewish Care’s Residential Care Committee.

Amy is the founder and Director of The Woolf Partnership, a firm focused on Technology, Transformation & Change. Prior to launching The Woolf Partnership, Amy spent many years working within the professional services world at KPMG. During her tenure she provided a bespoke direct search service to the partner group, worked alongside the UK Board to launch a firmwide social collaboration network, created sustainable inclusion practices and most recently was responsible for the design and content of the highly successful C-Suite Leadership Programme.  

A proud advocate for inclusion, Amy has been a member of women’s networks throughout her working life and was instrumental in the development of the City Mental Health Alliance.

Having volunteered with Jewish Care since 2011, Amy has participated in Employee Volunteering schemes and took part in the pilot Lay Leadership Development programme. She has spent time with the Holocaust Survivors’ Centre Consultative Committee and now sits on the Residential Care Committee. In 2015 she launched and now Chairs the Jewish Care Families Programme.

Daniel Carmel-Brown, Jewish Care Chief Executive said, “We are delighted to congratulate and welcome both Jonathan and Amy into their roles. We know that Jewish Care will benefit from their vast experience, knowledge and expertise. We also thank Rachel Anticoni for all of her incredible dedication and commitment over the last six years as she steps down as Chair of Jewish Care’s Clinical Governance Group.”

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