Bernie was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2014. She is Deputy Chair of the Clinical Governance Committee. Bernie qualified as a medical doctor in 1983 and has been a GP partner at Everest House Surgery in Hemel Hempstead since 1988. She is now senior partner of this practice which cares for 14000 local residents. She has extensive experience working on local health boards - Dacorum PCG, CCG and was Dacorum mental health lead until recently. During that time she was responsible for delivering Cognitive Behaviour Therapy access on the NHS across Dacorum. This was subsequently rolled out nationally. She also worked with West Herts PCT and Social Care to improve care for carers. She has been chairman of Dacorum GP Locality Forum and a local school governor for 10 years. Bernie and her family live near Berkhamsted.