Meet the board

Richard Andrews


Lynn Wilmott-Shepherd

Non-Executive Director

Lynn has worked in Education, the private sector and for the last 15 years within the NHS. She wanted to become a non-executive for an organisation that truly believes in working in partnership with people. Lynn hopes to be able to bring her expertise to the Thera East Midlands board and meeting the people supported and colleagues. Outside of a work environment Lynn loves keeping fit, walking her rather large and lovable German Shepherd dog (Sam) and travelling as much as possible with her husband.

Paula Tunbridge

Non-Executive Director

Paula has been a non-executive board member for 4 years. She has worked in various private and public sector organisations, including the NHS, in various roles which have always involved people management. Paula currently works at the University of York. When not at work, Paula enjoys relaxing with family and friends, gardening, playing golf and ballroom dancing.

Simon Conway

Non-Executive Director

Simon Conway studied Classical Archaeology at Cambridge University before starting his career with the National Audit Office. He has worked in local government and in the NHS, where he has worked in both acute and community health trusts, latterly as Finance Director. Simon has also been a voluntary director for a number of housing organisations before working for Thera Trust.

Adam Wells

Managing Director

Adam is passionate about the people we support living full and happy lives, which they control. He has championed person-centred planning practices and his commitment to personalisation saw him win the Great East Midlands Care Awards ‘Putting People First’ category. Starting out as a support worker at the age of 17, Adam is focused on supporting both people with a learning disability and staff to achieve their full potential.

Helena Frewin

Service Quality Director

Helena works closely with people supported, staff and the Thera East Midlands board to ensure we achieve our vision and help people make their own choices. Helena uses her own experience of having a learning disability to make sure Thera provide quality care and support.