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Appointed governors

Mary Turner

Constituency: Appointed
Representing area/organisation: Dudley Council for Voluntary Service and DGH Volunteers
Email address: dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

I have lived, worked, volunteered and raised four children in the Dudley Borough so I consider myself to have some knowledge and understanding of the needs and views of the people and their communities.

My working life started in the nursing profession but the majority of my professional career has been in social work and community development. I worked for many years for a leading children’s charity, managing services for children and their families.

Although I am now officially retired, I still work in the borough in a voluntary capacity mainly with Home-Start Dudley (an organisation supporting families with young children), Dudley’s adoption panel as well as being a school governor and working within the CVS.

Although this keeps me very busy I still find time for leisure activities and spending time with family, particularly my seven wonderful grandchildren.


Maria Kisiel

Constituency: Appointed
Representing area/organisation: University of Wolverhampton Medical School
Email address: dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

Awaiting information


Cllr Steve Waltho

Constituency: Appointed
Representing area/organisation: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Email address: dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

The main reason as to why I joined the political system some 28 years ago was my support and love of the NHS. Since then I’ve campaigned tirelessly for extra investment, improvement and public openness. When the opportunity arose with the advent of Foundation Trusts for ordinary people to become involved in the Council of Governors structure I immediately put my name forward and was duly elected. I spent several years as a Public Elected Governor. My present term of office is as a nominated Governor from the Local Authority but my passion for the NHS remains undiminished.


Dr Mohit Mandiratta

Constituency: Appointed
Representing area/organisation: Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group
Email address: dgft.foundationmembers@nhs.net
Contact details: (01384) 321124

Background/experience

I am delighted to be appointed to the Council of Governors at Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

I am born and raised in Birmingham, and graduated from University of Birmingham in 2008. During my clinical placements I spent time at the Trust for undergraduate teaching. Following completing my Foundation Years in other local Secondary Care Trusts, I chose General Practice as a career and completed my GP Training in 2013. As part of this I worked in a variety of specialties based at Russells Hall Hospital, and left with fond memories and having learned so much that helps me as GP on a daily basis.

I have worked in a variety of practices across the Borough and have been at Feldon Practice in Halesowen from 2013 onwards where I am a GP Partner. As of 2017 I was elected on to the Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group Board and also work as a locality Prescribing Lead.

I am very excited to bring my insight as a GP and the voice of primary care colleagues and our patients in the community to the Council of Governors and hope to make a positive difference for all.