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Lis Rodgers

Chair of Trustees

Lis Rodgers joined the Board of Trustees in late 2013 following her retirement from General Practice, and became Chair of the Board shortly afterwards. Lis has 30 years of experience in Health and Social Care and has welcomed the opportunity to support Age UK Doncaster in its drive to promote ‘positive ageing’ as well as raising the profile of the needs of older people. In her spare time Lis enjoys singing with a choir, playing golf and taking holidays, as well as spending time with her young granddaughter.

Mike Ovington

Trustee and Treasurer
Michael joined the board in April 2019 following retirement from his position as Senior Project Manager for the Department for Education. He was involved in Social Work and Adoption projects working with the Local Authority workforce throughout England. Michael has worked in finance and cost management in the mining and rail industries, including leading large bids and contracts. This experience allowed him to take the lead on the finance sub meetings which are held prior to the trustee board meetings. As well as this, Michael represents the board ‘Casework’ which is a resource sharing partnership with other Age UK organisations. Since retirement he has travelled and played golf around the world and enjoys walking his daughter's beagle and cocker spaniel.

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Chris Ellingworth

Chris joined the Board of Trustees in January 2015 following her retirement from Doncaster and Bassetlaw NHS Trust. Having spent most of her working life in rehabilitation and care of the elderly. She is delighted to have this opportunity to be involved with the organisation and support Age UK Doncaster in promoting the Age-friendly Doncaster agenda. She has always felt passionate about promoting positive ageing and is very pleased to be involved in Age UK Doncaster’s ambitions on this journey. In her spare time, Chris enjoys gardening and is a member of the Royal Horticultural Society and enjoys visiting their gardens up and down the country. She is also actively involved in the world of showing and judging dogs, especially the three sizes of the Schnauzer family.

Gail Stafford

Gail joined the Board in 2012 following retirement after a career of 36 years spanning across Education and Health Services. Her final years in the Health Service focussed on commissioning Cancer and End of Life Care, and following retirement, she took on a part-time role as an End of Life tutor working with people from the Care Sector. Gail is an avid crafter in her spare time and continually adds new crafts and approaches to her repertoire. She is also besotted with her little Maltese dog and can be seen walking with him morning and afternoon every day.

Michael Green

Michael joined Age UK Doncaster as a volunteer in February 2018, after retiring and at the urging of his granddaughter. He works with the Circles team, meets people weekly, and helps a group of men aged 60 to 87 to get together for a meal every other Friday. In October 2018, he joined the Board of Trustees. Born and raised in Doncaster, Michael's career began at Bridon wire, where he worked in various positions as a Metallurgist and Mill Foreman. He later became the Ventilation/Methane drainage officer at Rossington colliery and trained to become a Science Teacher and Head of Year/House Director when the mines began to close. Michael finds supporting the community through Age UK Doncaster fulfilling and rewarding.

Clare Batty

Clare joined the Board of Trustees in August of this year. She is delighted to have this opportunity to return to the organisation having previously worked to support its policy development and Home from Hospital service. Clare has over 20 years’ experience in local government, most recently in Doncaster’s Public Health Team, where she held a key role in promoting Age-friendly Doncaster. She feels passionate about promoting positive ageing and is looking forward to supporting Age UK Doncaster. Clare spends her free time taking care of her allotment and cycling.