Eric Feltin – Chair of the Board
Eric Feltin is Operations Director of Safari Mobile, a mobile entertainment company operating in over 20 countries. He is Vice Chairman of AIME, the trade association for interactive media and entertainment. Previously he owned a printing and publishing business, and before that a consultancy that helped the NHS and Sure Start projects with capital projects. Eric joined the Board of The Blenheim Project in 1997, became Chair in 1999, and has remained Chair through the merger with CDP and then CASA.
Eric Appleby – Vice Chair of the Board
Eric Appleby is currently the Director of the Disability Law Service, having previously spent 16 years as the CEO of Alcohol Concern. He has a background in the voluntary sector and as a consultant has worked with a range of organisations in alcohol, homelessness and mental health. He served three terms as Chair of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (acevo). He is also a trustee of a local Citizens Advice and volunteer Director of Encompass, a conflict resolution charity. Prior to its merger with Blenheim, he was Chair of Trustees of the Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol (HAGA).
Tom Breen – Treasurer
Tom Breen joined the Board of Blenheim in September 2008. He is an experienced Finance Director with substantial experience of working in the NHS, spending fourteen years as a Director of Finance in South London. After leaving the NHS in 2007 Tom worked as a Finance Director for the Congregation of the Sisters of Nazareth, based in Hammersmith, until 2017 where he provided financial advice to the Congregation.
Adam Shutkever joined the Board of Blenheim in September 2008. A qualified Barrister, he has a wide range of commercial finance experience, including the provision of services to the public sector whilst Chief Financial Officer of Accord Plc. Adam previously worked for S.G. Warburg and Deutsche Bank and was most recently the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Riverview Law, leaving upon its sale to EY in 2018.
Alex joined the board in 2014. He has worked delivering service user involvement and peer support projects across Camden since 2009. Before that Alex spent 20 years building international IT networks for financial institutions, as well as writing plays and articles about the drug treatment system. Alex was also an intravenous drug user for 15 years, having extensive experience of receiving treatment in rehabs, in the community and in prison.
Dr John Foster
Dr John Foster is Reader in Alcohol Policy and Mental Health Studies at the University of Greenwich. He has a specialist research expertise in home drinking and the use of information technology to promote health and well-being. He is a qualified mental health nurse and has worked in third sector alcohol and drug services before commencing his academic career in 1996. He joined the Blenheim board in April 2018 having been a trustee at HAGA since September 2013. When at HAGA he was part of the clinical governance group.
Jim is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years experience in the NHS in London as a Psychologist, and in a management role in NHS trusts and as a Commissioner of local services. He has always worked closely across Government, Local Authority and third sector agencies in a number of care settings including mental health, substance abuse, learning disabilities and clinical psychology post graduate training. His work as a Psychologist has focused on cognitive and systemic approaches, working with clients, staff groups and parent groups in statutory and third sector organisations.
Gill Taylor is a Strategic Lead for Homelessness & Vulnerable Adults in the public sector. She has 15 years’ experience in the field of homelessness, rough sleeping and housing-related support across voluntary and public sectors. She has particular expertise in service improvement, business development, commissioning and change management. Gill joined the Blenheim board in April 2018, having previously been a new member of the HAGA, joining in 2017.