meet the board
Our Board works closely with a wide range of medical consultants, health professionals and researchers to shape and inform our work aimed at improving health literacy of the Caribbean & African community. All our health education and screening sessions are delivered by practising medical consultants, doctors, nurses and other health professionals who work across Greater Manchester on a voluntary basis. Many of these professionals have a lived experience or are of Caribbean & African ethnicity.
Faye is Chair of the Caribbean and African Health Network. The national Black led network is a thriving one that seeks to address health inequities and one that operates to influence policy and practice for the Black community across a number of prevalent health and wellbeing challenges. She is a clinician by background and also a programme director within Manchester Metropolitan University where she leads on a Masters Programme in public health. Faye holds a doctorate in decolonisation and health inequities in Black Caribbean & African people. She is the Maternal Medicine Network Service user reference group lead North West of England and undertook this role to ensure that all voices were heard in maternity services. Faye is a Non-Executive Director on two NHS boards in the North West. She has three children and uses her own maternal experiences to help other mothers and families get better care than what she received during her pregnancies. Faye is a Deputy Lieutenant in the county of Greater Manchester
Charles Kwaku-Odoi is Chief Officer of the Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN). He is also a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Greater Manchester. He sits on local and national governance boards including Manchester Foundation Trust Council of Governors, Faith Network for Manchester, Macc (Manchester Community Central), Greater Manchester Voluntary Community & Social Enterprise (VCSE) Leadership Group, Government SAGE ethnicity Subgroup. Charles was named in the Health Service Journal as the 50 most influential Black Asian and Minority Ethnic people in health in the UK (October 2022) https://www.hsj.co.uk/the-50-most-influential-black-asian-and-minority-ethnic-people-in-health-full-list/7033425.article Charles is a great advocate for equity and fairness across a range of important health and well-being issues for people of the Caribbean and African Diaspora. He is involved in work that influences the research, policy, and practice at local, regional, and national levels. His special interest includes Organ & Blood Donation, Civic and democratic participation, Female Genital Mutilation, HIV, Domestic Violence, Modern Slavery, Hate Crime, and Forced Marriage. Charles has 4 children and enjoys music, politics, and walking!