Nicolette Peel – Chair
Nicolette is a wife and mum to three children (Joe, Ella & Frankie) and a former primary school teacher. She is now a 3rd year student midwife and chair of the Midwifery Society at Salford University, with a passion for all things midwifery.
Twice diagnosed with invasive ductal breast cancer, in July 2007 and then November 2011, when her youngest was 8 months old. Nicolette received a range of treatments including several surgeries, chemotherapy (F.E.C. and Taxotere + cyclophosphamide), radiotherapy, Herceptin and Tamoxifen. She was subsequently diagnosed with suspected thyroid cancer in 2013 and underwent a hemi-thyroidectomy. Since that time she has been fortunate to have no further evidence of disease.
As Chair of the charity, Nicolette has overall responsibility for governance, in association with the board of trustees, CEO and other staff members. She very much enjoys moderating our online forum for women and also speaking at midwifery events to share the work of Mummy’s Star.
In March 2016 Nicolette won the coveted RCM Presidents Volunteer Award for her work with Mummy’s Star
Revd Dr. David Mundy – Treasurer
David Mundy has over 20 years’ experience working as a consultant to government departments, not-for-profit organisations and community-based organisations in the UK and overseas.
Through consultancy assignments David has provided support for organisational development, strategic planning and programme cycle management (including evaluations) to the leaders and managers of these organisations. In addition, David has lectured in international development at the University of Manchester and has first-hand experience of leading and managing not-for-profit organisations.
David is an ordained minister in the Church of England and currently works for the Diocese of Derby. He is married to Lesley, a registered Childminder. They have two grown-up children, Andrew and Sarah.
Clare McCall - Secretary
Clare was diagnosed with breast cancer at 31 weeks of pregnancy.
Following a mastectomy at 34 weeks, she went on to give birth to her son Jay Jay (James John).
Three years later she suffered the loss of a baby as a result of a molar pregnancy and was subsequently diagnosed with secondary cancer.
Clare was a lawyer for over 13 years and a partner at a Manchester based law firm prior to motherhood. She is now a stay at home mum who is living with secondary cancer and enjoying and appreciating life with her son and husband.
Salima Jones – Vice Chair
Salima has worked in public services for 20 years ranging from the Welsh Assembly Health Department to managing an inner city, community based Healthy Living Network. She loves to help services & organisations work better together, making it easier for the customer to access high-quality, people-friendly services.
Salima has personal experience of parental bereavement as her dad committed suicide when she was 15 years old. Salima has also been through a difficult journey to become a mother, including suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, a serious condition during all of her pregnancies.
Salima is married to Iain and they are now blessed with their two boys Elliot and Casper.
Steve has over 26 years’ experience in the public sector starting his career in Local Government Finance before moving after a variety of roles to work on the Manchester2002 Commonwealth Games. Steve now works closely with communities and external partner agencies on a variety of public and private funded projects and strategic initiatives for and within communities with a special focus on the social, economic, and urban regeneration in Manchester.
Steve is a dad of Laura, Nathaniel and Joshua and has been married for 27 years. Steve’s wife Lynn was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007. Steve has been an appointed governor of an autism specific non-maintained special school which is part of the, “Together Trust” for the last 11years.
Steve is also a keen photographer, artist, cyclist, swimmer and fell walker/climber and will sometimes run…all of which he now does for Mummy’s Star.