The SPINE 2015/16 Elected Committee
Owner of Greenwood Productions. I am a life long supporter of Spine at Pinder’s and have been involved with the Stepping Stones Appeal and have filmed and documented Paralympians around the world.
— Chair, Elected Trustee
I have been involved with Spinal Injuries Centre as Head Remedial Gymnast from 1975 upon qualifying to Superintendent Physiotherapist until my retirement in 2006. My career and passion for Wheelchair Athletics, has enabled me to experience numerous achievements by Paralympian’s.
Trevor Herdman BSc (Econ)
— Vice Chair, Elected Trustee
Principle Disability Advisor for Local Government, being involved at grass roots level with the setting up numerous disability services. Former Paralympian. Husband, Grandfather and Author.
Kevan Baker OBE BSc
— Chief Executive & Stepping Stones Director – Permanent Trustee
Member of the mid-Yorkshire Hospital Trust Stakeholder Forum and the NHS England Spinal Cord Injury Clinical Reference Group. Former Paralympian World-Record Holder and Chairman of British Wheelchair Sports, Founder member of Spine.
— Elected Trustee
Volunteer member of SIA. Currently studying for a BSC in Geography from the University of Birmingham. Very passionate about assisting spinal cord patients, I enjoyed getting out and about hoping to plan and achieve adventures to foreign countries.
David Garbiak BA FCCA
— Treasurer, Permanent Trustee
I am a qualified accountant and worked in industry for a variety of companies, large and small, in engineering, moulding and construction..
— SPINE Secretary – Permanent Member
Nicola is married with two children and for many years was the Spinal Injuries Centre Secretary. She was involved in the setting up of SPINE. She has now moved on in Pinderfields but is still extremely keen to work with SPINE.
— Elected Trustee
— Stepping Stones Director – Elected Trustee
I work for the NHS and volunteer at the Spinal Injuries Unit, Mother and Grandmother, passionate about assisting other spinal cord patients. Active member with K.I.T.S. Group,
— arts@pinders – Elected Trustee
Self taught mouth artist and member of Wordwide Association of M.F.P.A. very dedicated to assisting others, gained a large portfolio of bespoke specialised equipment over the years and willing to share with others.
— Elected Trustee
Independent Mother. Interested in wheelchair sports and passionate about experiencing the great outdoors with my mountain trike. Since living with a disability I have experienced many positive and life changing things and through these I want to assist others.
— flowers@pinders – Elected Trustee
— Nursing Representative
My name is John Hodson, I have been a registered nurse since 2001 and worked on the Spinal Injuries Centre since 2002, I have a diploma and degree in Nursing Studies from the university of Huddersfield. I am currently one of the ward Band 6’s. I have an interest in research and education and I am also the link nurse for diabetes and blood transfusion.
Outside of work I have four small children but I do like to escape cycling when I can.
Richard Caley BSc, MSc, CSsi, MIPEM
— Clinical Scientist – Elected Trustee
Professional Clinical Scientist, with specialist knowledge in Rehabilitation Technology and Physiological Measurement. Amateur Musician and Composer.
Mr Wajid A. Raza MBBS, BSc, FRCS (Glasgow)
— Spinal Injuries Consultant, Medical Adviser, Permanent Member
I joined Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust in 2008 as Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries. I have had a long association with the Yorkshire Regional Spinal Injuries Centre since 1998.