Meet the board

Sarah Clark

Managing Director

Sarah started her career in her early 20s, following personal experience of supporting family and friends who were diagnosed with Autism. Sarah wanted to pursue social care as a career and applied for a support worker role working specifically with young adults. Sarah’s experience spans across day opportunities, community support, residential care and supported living. Sarah is passionate about person centred support and strongly believes that a learning disability should not be a barrier to someone achieving their dreams.

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.

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.

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.

Fiona Daniel

Non-Executive Director

Richard McGrail

Non-Executive Director

James Jenkinson

Non-Executive Director

John Ydlibi

Non-Executive Director