Our Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees

Karen Simmons, Chair

Karen’s background is in brand strategy and communication. She has also volunteered for many years in schools and community groups, helping support children and young people struggling with literacy and other issues. She has raised 3 teenagers.

Judy Shuttleworth, Trustee

Judy is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in the Paediatric Department at Whittington Hospital. In her role as Chair of the Executive Committee of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and later as Chair of Training Council Judy has had responsibility for considering the strategic direction of a professional organisation and the development of policies and new initiatives. Judy is a whole hearted supporter of the aims and purposes of Open Door, and joined the board of Trustees in 2016.

Jacqui Tefoglou, Treasurer

Claire Lindfield, Trustee

Claire is a fundraising consultant and project manager. She started her varied career in the charity sector at Shelter and has since worked for charities including Mencap, Breast Cancer Campaign and The Silver Line, where she has headed up corporate, events and regional fundraising teams. She now works with a range of charities, supporting them to grow and diversify their income.  Young people’s mental health is a cause close to her heart and she joined the board of trustees in 2019.

Scarlett MccGwire, Trustee

Scarlett MccGwire is a former newspaper and television journalist, who now advises and trains clients on dealing with the media and other communication issues. She has worked with senior politicians in Britain and abroad and many charities. She joined the board of trustees of Open Door in 2019.

Janine Sternberg, Trustee

Janine is Clinical Course Director of the Independent (IPCAPA) training for child & adolescent psychotherapists at the bpf. Previously she worked as a Consultant Child Psychotherapist at the Portman Clinic, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, having worked for many years before that at the Tavistock Mulberry Bush Day Unit, a small unit for children with complex difficulties. She trained originally as a child psychotherapist at the Tavistock Clinic and subsequently as an adult psychotherapist at the BAP. She is very involved in training issues and active in the professional body for child psychotherapists, the ACP.