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Trustees

The HLMT currently has twelve Trustees. They are:

  • Mikey Cottle – Mikey is a community focused Project Manager, who has worked for several national charities involved with wellbeing, community and sustainability. He is passionate about supporting and creating grassroots projects which benefit people and the planet. His interests involve music, the outdoors and being active.
  • Charmaine Daley – Charm is a Zumba Instructor working across Nottingham. She uses her fitness network to raise awareness and fundraise for various local small charities and has a strong focus on empowering communities through physical activity. She is also the This Girl Can Nottingham Community Motivator and an ambassador for UK Coaching.
  • Esther Draycott – Esther is a midwife working in Nottingham who was trained by Helen as a student and has travelled twice to Liberia to deliver emergency maternity skills training to midwives. Esther is passionate about improving maternal and neonatal outcomes in Liberia by increasing the number of qualified midwives.
  • Harvey Goodman (Treasurer) – After spending 50 years in Financial Services Harvey finally spread his wings and took a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and then qualified as a Blue Badge Tour guide. He has a wide range of experience and interests including music, literature and theatre.
  • Celia Knight – Celia has had 40 years’ experience of working with voluntary, community and statutory organisations in a range of different settings. She most recently worked for Nottingham City Council and does voluntary work with a range of groups..
  • Nicholas Loewenstein – Nick has worked for several UK charities, providing workshop management, bicycle mechanics, recycling and mechanical training for groups of people including college students, vulnerable adults, teenagers and refugees. Also an experienced sound-engineer, he is Helen Loewenstein’s brother, and is passionate about perpetuating the spirit of her work with Liberian midwives.
  • Peter Loewenstein (Chairperson) – Father of Helen and Nick Loewenstein, Pete grew up in Southern Africa and worked for the Zambian Food and Nutrition Commission.  In the UK he worked as national programme manager for the National Youth Agency; and for several years gave legal advice to asylum seekers in Nottingham.
  • Pippa MacKeith – Pippa worked as a midwife in a variety of settings for 18 years then as a health visitor until she retired. She is passionate about the need for women to have good midwifery care and for midwives to be respected and supported in their good practice.
  • Carol McCormick – Carol is a nurse and consultant midwife (retired) with practical work experience in the Middle East and various countries in rural Africa, including Ethiopia and Uganda.
  • George Mayor – George was Head of International Training at Voluntary Service Overseas. He has worked in Cameroon India and Indonesia and has delivered volunteer management training courses throughout sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. He currently teaches English to Spanish-speaking Londoners and is patron of MPMT, a Lewisham charity for homeless black teenagers.
  • Zanele Ndhlovu – Zanele works as a Finance and Operations coordinator for an organisation that supports refugees and asylum seekers. Born and raised in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, she came to the UK in 2002 as an asylum-seeking youth. She is passionate about empowering women and young people.
  • Stella Nickolay – Stella is Helen’s mum. Formerly a primary school teacher in inner-city Nottingham and management committee member of several voluntary organisations, she has inherited Helen’s passion and determination to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and improve the experience of women giving birth in Liberia through increasing the numbers of qualified midwives.