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01202 978561- Head Office
0161 821 1556 - North-West Regional Office
01392 964863 - South-West Regional Office

Dr Mary Piper OBE, MB, MSc, FRCP, MFPHM

The Chair of Restore SN who, prior to her retirement in 2014, was a senior member of Health & Justice, Public Health England. In this role Dr Piper was instrumental in developing public health policy and implementing plans to improve the health and wellbeing of older people in prison and other places of detention. Between 2000 and 2013 she was Senior Public Health Physician, Offender Health Unit, Department of Health, responsible for formulating policy development for health services for people in contact with the criminal justice system. She was the lead government official ensuring that responsibility for the social care of people in prisons was clearly set out for the first time in the Care Act 2014

Dr James McKinnon (President) PhDss

James spent his early years as a ‘church court representative’ (before the advent of the Scottish Probation Service) and then joined the Vatican Diplomatic Core in Rome where he also worked as a Chaplin to several prisons. He later became the CEO of the Rathbone Society and then joined NACRO as a Director where he established a national network. This was followed as a Director of the Disabilities Living Foundation for offenders with disabilities, a Director of the Butler Trust and then Chairman of the Hardman Trust.

It was during his well-earned retirement that he was persuaded to make available his considerable talents and expertise initially as Chairman of Trustees of Restore Support Network and now as its first life president. James considers the mentoring and care needs of this sometimes forgotten and vulnerable sector of society to be worthy of interrupting his retirement.

Bernadette MacDonald-Raggett

A Motivational Speaker and Former Community
Magistrate specialising in Family Law. A volunteer for Prison Dialogue giving practical advice to offenders on all aspects of the law with a view to helping them to prepare for life outside prison. Bernadette is committed to supporting ex-offenders upon their release so that they can escape from the cycle of re-offending and become valued members of their communities

Nicola Eldon

Has had extensive experience in fundraising with cancer charities in the past and now wishes to use this expertise assist with REstore SN.

Diane Beck

A Registered Nurse with specialist interest in age, aging and nursing care in the community.


South-West Regional Office
Exeter CoLab
King William Street
Exeter. EX4 6PD