Professor David Sallah: chair
David previously held very senior leadership positions in the NHS, UK Government, higher education and the private sector. He is Emeritus Professor of Mental Health at University of Wolverhampton and led government commissioned review of what works in dementia education and training, jointly chaired the Department of Health funded multi-agency steering boards that developed the Dementia, and Mental Health Core Skills Education and Teaching Frameworks for health and social care in England, and led the Department of Health’s programme for Delivering Health Equality in Mental Healthcare in England.
David was the Vice Chair and Senior Independent Director of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust for four years before his appointment as Chair.
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Salma Ali: non-executive director
Salma Ali has enjoyed a long and rewarding career in the NHS, working primarily in clinical leadership and commissioning.
Salma began her career as a registered general nurse, followed by tenures in midwifery and health visiting before moving to working with primary care teams at senior level across the West Midlands.
Once a director of Nursing for Heart of Birmingham Primary Care Trust. Other notable roles include her tenure as executive director of nursing and quality for the four Black Country Primary Care Trusts in Dudley, Sandwell, Wolverhampton and Accountable Officer for Walsall CCG.
Salma also has a host of professional qualifications including a Masters in Healthcare Policy and Management.
As well as her role at BCHC, Salma is also a Trustee for Black Country Women’s Aid.
Jenny Belza: non-executive director
A registered nurse with over 40 years’ experience working in the NHS, Jenny undertook her general nurse training in South Wales and then specialised in neurosurgery and has worked in acute hospitals in Cardiff, Cambridge and Leicester.
She has held a number of senior positions as a NHS manager within hospitals, health authorities and PCTs. She worked for 11 years in Birmingham in senior commissioning roles. Her most recent full time position was as a CCG Chief Nurse in Birmingham.
In 2019 Jenny was appointed as a governor at University College Birmingham.
Jenny has extensive knowledge and expertise in assuring patient safety and the quality of patient care, safeguarding children and adults and improving local health services.
Jon Crockett - non-executive director
Following a degree in economics Jon had a successful career in Public Service, including 25 years spent in the NHS, retiring after 15 years as CEO of the NHS in Wolverhampton.
A qualified accountant he was president of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy for the Midlands and a regional council member for over fifteen years.
Jon continues to work actively in board and governance roles across a wide spectrum of organisations including housing, education and transport safety.
Jon holds an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree and is a Visiting Professor in Health Management and Leadership at the University of Wolverhampton where he helped establish the Centre for Applied Research and Education in Dementia.
Jacynth Ivey: non-executive director
Jacynth has experience of working within the private and public sectors working in the areas of leadership, equality and diversity, organisational development and team performance.
Her practical approach to understanding organisational issues and the ability to engage with people from diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organisation combine to enable her to inspire, communicate and involve those with whom she works.
She has over 25 years of NHS experience, former nurse, midwife and health visitor with significant leadership experience gained as an executive director within a Primary Care Trust and more recently a Non Executive Director in an NHS Ambulance Foundation Trust.
Jan Teo - non-executive director
Jan is a history graduate from the University of Cambridge, and a former chief operating officer, chief executive and managing director with over 30 years leadership experience in a wide variety of roles primarily in financial and motoring services companies such Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Legal and General and RAC.
She now acts to provide discreet coaching, mentoring and board advisory. With a lifelong interest in history and the arts, she has served as a trustee director for Birmingham Museums Trust, Elmhurst Ballet School and Birmingham Royal Ballet, where she was later asked to become chief executive. She is currently a member of the board of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.
Jan joins the Trust recognising the current and long term challenges in the wider NHS and the vital part BCHC plays. She is driven particularly by a focus on the delivery of equity in health outcomes for all Trust patients and by valuing all Trust colleagues to best use their experience and resources to do so.
Deepika Yadav: non-executive director
Deepika works as a General Practitioner in Coventry. Over the last 10 years, she has worked in various roles within Coventry and Rugby CCG and then Coventry and Warwickshire CCG, including being a member of the Governing body of the CCG. Her focus has been on improving patient safety and quality, and improving efficiency within clinical patient pathways.
She also works as a clinical director for Integrated Care for University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire; and for Strategic Partnerships for Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust. She is also a member on the Coventry and Warwickshire Integrated Care Partnership.
She became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006 after completing her medical training. She completed her GP training in 2011 and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She is a keen educator and continues to be a GP trainer, a trainer for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health and has a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education. She also has a Masters in Business Administration from Warwick Business School in 2013.