Could you help support MASH by becoming a trustee?

We are seeking to expand and strengthen our trustee board to help us to continue to support people and families affected by asthma in Medway.


We are looking to expand the board with a range of skills and experience, including (but not limited to):
  • People with asthma
  • People who care for or work with people with asthma
  • Accountancy experience
  • Legal experience
  • Media experience
  • Human resourse experience
During the coronavirus situation, our trustees are meeting twice monthly for 60–90 minutes per meeting.
If you could give a few hours each month to support your local asthma charity, then please get in touch to discuss.
You can email, call 01634 855844, or send a message here.

Our Trustees

Medway Asthma Self-Help's trustee board consists of people with asthma or who have asthma in the family and those who work/have worked in the respiratory field or have an interest in asthma. On this page, you will:

  • Meet our current trustees
  • Find out what it is like to be a MASH trustee
  • Learn how you could become a trustee with MASH

The MASH Trustee Board, 2022-2023

Our trustee board:

  • Paula Hamilton, Chair of Trustees
  • Clive Johnson, Treasurer
  • Judith Pender
  • Wei Wei
  • Samantha Whybrow
  • Alan Stockey
Clive with his pledge for Clean Air Day in June, 2019.

Clive Johnson, Treasurer and Trustee


Clive has a background in education, having taught English and English Literature at schools in Kent and Medway, at MidKent College and at the University of Kent. Clive is keen to support MASH because of the important work the charity does helping the people of Medway. Clive is a Medway Council member, representing Gillingham South ward.

Alan Stockey , MASH Trustee

Alan spent his career in data security and technology risk, working for international financial organisations in the City. Now retired, he is a campaigner for cleaner air in Medway and as a MASH trustee keen to ensure those more vulnerable to air pollution are given the help and information they need. 

Judith with her pledge for Clean Air Day in June, 2019.

Judith Pender, MASH Trustee


Judith Pender is a geographer who previously worked as a senior scientist in the Environmental Sciences Department at the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich. She has a particular interest in weather and climate but has worked on many projects in Africa and Asia including migrant pest forecasting, water management and environmental change after human intervention.

As a person with asthma, Judith has been involved with MASH since its inception as a trustee in various positions such as secretary, chairperson and now treasurer. 

Samantha Whybrow, MASH Trustee


Samantha has been a paediatric nurse since 2016 and have recently become the clinical lead for asthma across Medway and Swale. Samanatha say 'Being a children’s nurse is the best job in the world and I am very lucky to say that I love what I do. I am a great believer in what MASH has to offer and the amazing work they do for the children and families in Medway. I am excited to be part of MASH to continue to support the people of Medway'

Wei Wei, MASH Trustee


Wei has a background in Human Nutrition and previously worked for Kent Community Health NHSFoundation Trust. She has a particular interest in clinical nutrition and providing high quality nutrition support to patients in care home settings, community hospitals settings and in their own homes. She is currently employed by Medway Council. She helps smokers to stop smoking and does NHS Health Checks for the clients. She has a passion for delivering high standards of care to clients who are willing to make changes to improve their quality of life. She is pleased to have become a MASH trustee because the lifestyle changes can help asthmatics to manage symptoms better and she is able to empower them to make changes

What's it like to be a MASH trustee?

Hi, Maggie here. I am a Trustees here at MASH and I just wanted to share my experience with you all and that being a trustee is really rewarding! Being a trustee is a great way to help you develop your own professional experience, I have now learnt more about being in a governance role and sitting on a board.

    Years of experience is not a requirement, I have never done this before, I would say you just need a passion for the charity and the desire to share your skills. My professional background includes managing staff, policies & procedures in relation to Health & Safety, Safeguarding, Equality & Diversity, and contract management. All these skills have been of use since I started as a trustee with MASH.

    There are so many reasons that you should join charity boards. It is an excellent opportunity to give something back to society or do something meaningful outside work, or perhaps you are retiring / have retired and would like a new interest, I can assure you it is also an opportunity to develop new skills and learning opportunities. I have learnt a huge amount from my trustee role already, ranging from understanding a different organisational model and pressure, to learning from the other expertise and perspectives around the table, as well as the importance of being able to focus on strategy instead of interfering with day-to-day operations. I have also been given the opportunity to get to know and work with people from all walks of life, which has made it even more enjoyable.

    Charities can gain so much from having people with skills and experience that their board may lack such as finance, Human Resources, marketing or legal knowledge, and many individuals can gain board-level experience earlier than they might do in their job. My employer has benefited too, as being a trustee has brought new skills and experiences back to my organisation, including exposure to how a board operates, strategic thinking, an awareness of risk management and governance experience.

    If you are reading this and thinking 'I’m not sure…', get in touch, I’m more than happy to chat to you about what the role entails.

Maggie Cane, MASH Trustee

Registered Charity No 1196597

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