Andrea McCubbin, Chief Executive
Andrea joined Buckinghamshire Mind as Chief Executive in September 2015. Following a career working in the university sector and a consultancy practice, Andrea started work in the voluntary sector helping to set up the award-winning social enterprise Blue Sky. Having experienced mental health challenges in a caring role, Andrea is driven to develop further community services that reach out and touch the lives of more people across the county.
Favourite things:- Anything to do with music, spending time with my husband and 3 children and walking the dog on a sunny day.
Stephen Robinson, Director of Services (Deputy CEO)
Stephen joined Buckinghamshire Mind as Director of Services (Deputy CEO) in May 2022. Stephen has worked for over 25 years in the health and social care field in both the voluntary and private sector, supporting mental health service developments from community based services to psychiatric hospitals. Stephen has a psychology background and trained as a psychodynamic counsellor, which has been a foundation to his drive to support services that reach out to people recovering from mental health challenges.
Favourite things: Archery, playing with my new puppy, reading interesting books, spending time with friends and family and sitting in the sunshine.
Tony Dickenson, Finance Manager
Tony joined Buckinghamshire Mind as Finance Manager in July 2016. Having previously worked in a commercial environment, he changed to the charity sector in 2004 and so he has a number of years’ experience in the sector, having previously held Financial Controller roles. Tony has extensive experience in both managing growth from a financial viewpoint, as well as ensuring financial viability and consolidation during leaner years.
On the leisure side, Tony enjoys all forms of live entertainment; particularly related to sport, music and theatre. He also enjoys reading in any other quieter moments.
Julia Hall, Acting Head of Services
Julia has worked in the voluntary sector for 25 years and joined Buckinghamshire Mind in February 2021. Julia started her career with Mencap before moving in to the mental health sector, working with an organisation offering a range of community based services and inpatient mental health advocacy. More recently, Julia has worked in the area of residential support for people with learning disabilities. Julia is very pleased to be with a local Mind that offers such a range of support to the local community.
Favorite things: pottering in the garden, long dog walks and making products for home and health using natural ingredients and essential oils.
Salome Williams, Head of Quality and Evaluation
Salome joined Buckinghamshire Mind in November 2021 following a career in administration management in the education, arts and charity sectors. Her background is in compliance and systems development with a strong interest in both organisational and people development.
Salome has varied interests outside of Bucks Mind. She is on the Governing Board of a local primary school and is a qualified yoga teacher and coach with a passion for promoting positive mental health and wellbeing for everyone. She is also a strong advocate of creativity and nature as sources of positive wellbeing. When not at work, Salome can be found making jewellery or in the garden.