Chief Executive Officer - Maxine Taffetani
Maxine has worked in the charitable sector in Milton Keynes for 13 years as a senior manager for young people’s sexual health services. In her previous role in regional operations, Maxine worked across a wide area in the UK, leading services across Milton Keynes, Bedfordshire, Luton, Greater Manchester, and Bristol, to ensure that young people's sexual health services were designed by the people using them.
When running these services, it was easy to see how the experiences, needs and wishes of young people to access support could get lost, especially when set against developments such as integrating services with adult sexual health services to reduce service delivery costs.
As an experienced champion of people’s voices, Maxine is keen to ensure that Healthwatch Milton Keynes champions the needs of our community. Outside of work, Maxine is a mother to two young sons in a British-Italian household, where she spends a lot of time cooking and doing home crafts with her boys.
Tracy Keech - Deputy CEO
Tracy moved to the UK from New Zealand in 2016. She has a background in social services and volunteer coordination.
Clare March - Communications Officer
Clare is a communications professional with almost 20 years’ experience helping organisations to cut through the noise and tell their story. From digital content to strategy to events, Clare has managed communications on a range of issues, including eye care, healthcare regulation, mental health, and equality, diversity and inclusion.
Munashe Munyukwi - Outreach and Engagement Officer
Munashe has a good understanding of the community sector, and the NHS, having been a Social Prescriber Link Worker for the NHS. She has a degree in Nutrition, and a Master’s in Global Health and Social Justice (King’s College London). She has a background in project management, community outreach and engagement within civil society.
Helen Browse - Enter and View Co-ordinator
Originally from Wales, Helen has been based in Milton Keynes for many years. She has an extensive background in administration management gained in the automotive industry, and is a skilled, empathetic wellbeing champion and mental health first-aider. Helen has an active interest in supporting wellbeing through arts to support those recovering from brain injury.