Connected Together CIC
Chief Executive Officer
Kate has both Institute of Management and Chartered Institute of Marketing qualifications. She has had a diverse working background, most recently in banking commercial services. Prior to this Kate was the Business Manager for the Peer Clearing House at the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) and Chief Officer of Huntingdon Community Health Council, monitoring the NHS on behalf of the public.
Email Kate or Phone: 07961 804382
Julie is the Personal Assistant to Kate Holt and supports the Connected Together CIC team. She has had a longstanding interest within the health and social care sector and has held various administrative positions which include working at Northampton General Hospital, a local GP surgery, Northamptonshire Primary Care Trust, and Northamptonshire County Council for the Safeguarding and Care Planning Team. Prior to joining CTCIC, Julie worked for a number of years within the mental health sector as a Mental Health Act Administrator at a local mental health rehabilitation hospital and also at St Andrew’s Healthcare Northampton as Clinical Secretary.
MSc – Research, Reporting and Intelligence Assistant
As Research, Reporting and Intelligence Assistant for Healthwatch, Natasha assists the team to collect, analyse and report on the views and experiences of patients, services users, carers and the public. Natasha holds a degree in Psychology and an MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Prior to joining Connected Together CIC, Natasha worked for Connexions – a youth service that provided information, advice and support to young people, aiming to reduce youth unemployment. Natasha has also worked as a Research Assistant at The Centre for Children and Youth (The University of Northampton) following graduation from her Master’s Degree, where there was the opportunity to support the team with a number of projects and contribute to publications. Projects she was involved in examined volunteering experiences, youth clubs and An Equality Impact Assessment.
Healthwatch North and West Northamptonshire Manager
Katie Bayliss has responsibility of managing the North and West Northamptonshire contract. She leads on all projects, consultations and engagement work.
Katie has a Level 3 National Diploma in Sport and Exercise Sciences and is studying for a degree in Design and Innovation which focuses on developing strategic pathways and creative thinking to address multiple problems. Prior to joining Healthwatch North and West Northamptonshire, Katie worked as a community sports coach and also undertook development and engagement work in physical education for young people across the county. She volunteers with Northamptonshire Titans Basketball Club.
Email Katie or Phone: 07939 823305
Michelle has worked in warehousing from the bottom up to a leadership position with one of the biggest online retailers in the world. She has enjoyed helping people and watching them achieve their goals and being able to support them along the way. Michelle has recently had a daughter and her priorities have now changed and she wants to learn a new aspect of business. Michelle has completed a diploma in Excel and a Human Resources course.
Digital Communications and Marketing Apprentice
As Digital Marketing and Communications Apprentice, Ashtun has the responsibility to update website content, produce newsletters and social media posts that offer beneficial advice and information to the public of Northamptonshire and health and social care service providers. Ashtun takes great pride in his community as prior to his employment he voluntarily coordinated fundraisers and sponsored events to supply homeless shelters with vital necessities.
Healthwatch Rutland Manager
Tracy’s working background has been very varied, ranging from project and team management roles in large computing and telecommunications corporations to setting up and running small internet-based businesses. As office manager in a small Healthwatch, she pretty much gets involved in every activity from communication and marketing through events planning, signposting, general office support and helping people to access local health and social care services. Do you have feedback on your experience of local health and social care services? Would you like to become a member of Healthwatch Rutland and receive regular information updates to your inbox? She’d love to hear from you!
or Phone: 07553 14470
Healthwatch Community Engagement Officer
As Community Engagement Officer at Healthwatch Rutland Amy works with volunteers and assists with outreach activities and signposting.
Amy has many years’ experience of working in the community and loves working with people. In previous roles she coordinated a local foodbank, ran events for older people to help combat loneliness and ran other support and wellbeing groups. Amy has also provided many years of one-to-one pastoral support and has lots of experience working with volunteers.
‘My role at Healthwatch Rutland is all about developing and supporting better ways to seek out people’s experiences and views so that health and social care can be shaped and improved in the future. I look forward to engaging with you!’