Senior Management Team
Samantha Parkin - Clinical Manager/Deputy CEO
After completing my registered nurse training and degree in Health Care Studies, I started working with complementary therapies within palliative care. I qualified as an aromatherapist, a reflexologist and reiki practitioner, as well as completing a variety of other courses, including communication and counselling skills. My interest stemmed from a desire to enhance my patient’s quality of life. Using the techniques to help clients learn how to relax and to develop strategies to help them cope and find a “new normality” following a cancer diagnosis. I took over as Clinical Manager at Beechwood in 2000, which has involved a change of focus from working with clients to supporting and developing team members. Also looking to the future and deciding Beechwood’s priorities and developing strategies to meet these, maintaining the great services we have, as well as expanding into new areas. Since taking the lead, I have been involved in developing a number of the services we now provide, including; Family Therapy, Bereavement Support and the Macmillan Information and Support Service. I have also initiated some smaller projects such as the partnership with Headstrong and more recently a collaboration with Arc to deliver art taster sessions to clients at the Centre.
Paul Fairclough - Buildings & Estate Manager
I have been the Buildings & Estate Manager at Beechwood since April 2002. My main responsibilities are maintaining the Centre,Charity shops and garden and also working with contractors.
Colette Kelly - Deputy Clinical Manager
I have worked in both the NHS and private sector as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Gastroenterology and have developed and managed specialist nursing services for patients suffering with chronic illness in various hospitals around the country. A large aspect of my role was to develop support groups and educational packages for both patients and nurses. More recently I have been working as a Lecturer in Health and Social care and as a palliative care nurse. My role at Beechwood is to support and work with the clinical team and to develop a comprehensive professional education portfolio.
Jenny Snape - PA to CEO
I have been PA to the CEO at Beechwood since October 2012 and work closely with the Chief Executive and the Trustees. As PA to the CEO my responsibilities are many and varied including working in partnership with the Fundraising Manager on the marketing of Beechwood particularly website co-ordination and our quarterly Newsletter. I also co-ordinate HR for all the Beechwood staff as well as working with the rest of the Senior Management Team.