Luciana Berger was unanimously voted in as the new Chair of the Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) at last week’s extraordinary members’ meeting. Luciana takes over the role as Chair from Dr Alain Gregoire on 1 October 2020.

Luciana Berger

Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, Executive Director iHV, commented:

“This is a fabulous appointment for the MMHA and excellent news for all mums and their babies, wherever they live in the UK. Dr Alain Gregoire’s are ‘very big boots to fill’ but we feel very confident that Luciana will do that, bringing her own slant to chairing the MMHA. Very many congratulations Luciana, we very much look forward to working with you to together improve mental health services across the UK for all mums and their families.”

Other MMHA senior role updates on 1 October

Dr Alain Gregoire takes on the new role as Honorary President of the MMHA when he steps down as Chair.

Also, on the 1 October, Emily Slater’s title will change from MMHA Director to CEO. This follows an independent review of MMHA’s management structure and reflects the Board’s expectations of the role as the MMHA has evolved in the last two years.

The Trustee Board of the Institute of Health Visiting is delighted to announce the appointment of Pamela Goldberg OBE FRSA as the new Chair of the charity, following the retirement of Sally Russell.

Pamela Goldberg OBE FRSA, the new Chair of the Institute of Health Visiting

Pamela Goldberg OBE FRSA, the new Chair of the Institute of Health Visiting

Welcoming the new appointment, Dr Cheryll Adams CBE, Executive Director of the Institute of Health Visiting, said:

“I am delighted that Pamela will be joining the Institute as its Chair.  She brings a wealth of experience to the role and joins at a time to help further develop our strategy and partnership working – and continue the great work that Sally Russell began.  I look forward to working with Pamela to ensure that the Institute continues from strength to strength, making a real difference to the lives of children, their families and communities.”