Trustees at CoolTan Arts
CoolTan Arts’ trustees come from a variety of backgrounds and have wide-ranging experience in mental health, arts, business and finance.
Sasha Dee – Chair
Retired civil servant (departmental experience); Secretary of Horizon Gallery and member of Shape, awarding panel member for a variety of art, theatre, music competitions. Knowledge and experience of employment and HR matters, and a CoolTan participant. Trustee since 2008.
Advice worker with knowledge of voluntary sector, personal experience of mental health issues. Assisted in setting up the charity in 1997. Has a variety of knowledge in policies, procedures and employment law. Trustee since 2006.
Knowledge and interest in the arts, Southwark Council’s arts setup and personnel, former headteacher and Mayor of Southwark. Trustee since 2007.
Professional journalist with over 10 years experience writing for newspapers. Personal experience of mental health issues and as an advocate for improved treatment of people experiencing mental distress. Trustee since 2014.
Vicar of St John with St Andrew, Waterloo, a large inner London parish stretching from the South Bank nearly to the Elephant and Castle, and including a large diverse residential population, a considerable student presence, hostel residents and street homeless. Trustee since 2008.
Local Southwark resident and longstanding volunteer within our Film Group. Has a background in further education and training (15 years). Additionally, he was a key member of Southwark Mind, aiding in the reinvigorating and restarting of the service within Southwark, giving him experience in a user led organisation. Trustee since 2014.
Has worked for a large number of corporations in various business areas covering, Insurance, Legal, IT and Human Resources.
Has an interest in advocacy work, having represented himself and others at various tribunal hearings covering Employment, Housing and Benefits. Trustee since 2014.