Our Chair, Mick Hodlin
I have worked in the steel/wire industry for the last 43 years which included 3 years in Israel, finishing as the Works Director. Since then I have focused my time on voluntary work in Chorley, Wigan and Leigh. I have volunteered at Leigh Citizens Advice as a supervisor, volunteered within the training department at Lancashire Police Headquarters.
For the last 12 years I have volunteered at Wigan and Leigh Pensioners Link and I am now Chair of the organisation. I have volunteered at Healthwatch Wigan and Leigh for the last 5 years and I am proud of the organisation. My aim is to help people within the borough and believe my role within Healthwatch Wigan and Leigh can fulfill this along with all the Staff Team and Volunteers!
Lynne Hamnett (Vice Chair)
I’ve worked for Embrace Wigan and Leigh for the past 18 years. I’m very passionate about Advocacy and supporting individuals and their families to understand their rights. I sit on a number of strategic groups in Wigan and Leigh, helping to reshape services and building on the DEAL principles. I am delighted to be a Director of Healthwatch Wigan, where I can share my knowledge and experience with this amazing organisation that is making a huge difference to the citizens of Wigan and Leigh.
Chief Executive and Founder of Abram Ward Community Cooperative who lead on the Made in Wigan project, a project that aims to reduce inequalities and improve the economy, health and wellbeing via the growth of Community Businesses and Social Enterprise
I have been working in the community sector for 21 years, and currently support various Social Enterprises, Community Businesses and Charities within the Borough, both as a Board member or Mentor, and I am a Founding Trustee of the Wigan Borough Community Partnership. Being a Director of Healthwatch is a great privilege that allows me to speak to local people to identify health and wellbeing issues, and find ways to address these via the role that Social Enterprises play in Wigan Borough.
Bill Greenwood, OBE
I have lived and worked in the borough since 1974, recently completing 10 years as an elected volunteer Governor of WWL. I have a commitment and desire to continue to serve the community and ensure the provision and maintenance of a high-quality service for all who use the NHS and Social Care facilities provided by the borough. The best is not negotiable, it is a right.
Qualified teacher accredited by Huddersfield University, achieving my trainers qualification at Salford University. I have over 25 years experience in business management. HR, and customer service and is married with three grown professionals and one adorable grandson. I enjoy spending time with my family, painting, baking and attending church where my husband is a Pastor. My passion is helping people; I feel the greatest sense of achievement when I can help someone achieve their full potential.