Our Board

Our Board works to ensure that we are fulfilling our legal and statutory obligations. You can find out more about our Board below.

Our Chair 

Lorraine Silver

Lorraine is an active member within the local Redbridge community. She has a long commitment to volunteering and is currently involved in many health and social care organisations as committee member on the BHRUT, Chair of ONEL People’s Platform, and many other health and social care organisations.  As a volunteer advocate with a local User Led Organisation; Lorraine has experience of working with disabled people in support of benefits advice, housing and employment issues.  For the last ten years she has been the Chair of the Cranbrook Residents Association.

Our Board

Athena Daniels

Athena has worked for the NHS and health and social care for many years, and has been involved with various pan London and local groups and serviced or chaired numerous multi-agency committees and Boards. She was also a School Governor for a local special school and was a founding member of a local autism group. Her career has spanned psychiatric research, health education and promotion, health improvement, and  strategic multi-agency work including commissioning of health services.

Mo Dedat

Mo is a member of the Board of Trustees for Age UK Hounslow and Treasurer of Gardens of Peace, an Ilford based Charity. In both organisations, he has overall budgetary control and financial governance. His broad business experience covers IT, HR marketing and Project Management gained over the last 25 years. Mo is a Chartered Accountant.

Gloria Onwubiko

Gloria is an experienced NHS senior leader with 20 years of experience in diverse care settings, including mental health, community and acute care, integrated care systems, regional and national leadership roles. Gloria is a Redbridge resident, with interests in service transformation and integration, focused on improving population health and well-being outcomes and tackling inequalities for the residents of Redbridge.

David Lyon

David’s career has included working as a telecom, then computing engineer and running a small consultancy business.

He has been involved with the Patient Participation Group in Forest Edge Practice in Redbridge for more than 10 years. With the introduction of Clinical Commissioning Groups, he wanted to understand how the changes within health services would affect patients. He believes strongly in listening to the voices of patients, and ensuring their voice is heard. Recently, with the introduction of the new Integrated Care Systems, he wants to ensure the patient’s voice is still heard, loud and strong.

Gita Malhotra

Gita has over 30 years of rich experience of working in healthcare at all levels across a range of disciplines including health policy and strategy, workforce redesign and organisational development, research and evaluation and leadership. She also has a clinical background in nursing.

She has a deep commitment to health equity and personalisation and a professional focus in systems and how early intervention and prevention support better life and health chances.

Gita has previously lived in Redbridge, has a strong understanding of health and care provision across Redbridge both professionally in her work and personally over the last few years and as a carer and advocate for her parent.

Past Board papers

We make the papers for our public Board meetings available online. We also publish a summary of what was discussed. Check out our past meetings to read more.

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Our Decision Making Policy

Every Local Healthwatch must have a published Decision-Making Policy. This policy helps Healthwatch Redbridge make its decisions, prioritise, and choose what will go in their workplan as well as approving and accepting any other relevant work during the year. This guidance is for the Lead Officer, Chair, Board Members, Staff and all HWR volunteers.


HWR Decision Making Policy