Dr Mary Piper OBE, MB, MSc, FRCP, MFPHM
The Chair of Restore Support Network 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.
"Being a Trustee for the Restore Support Network charity has been an interesting and rewarding development in my personal life; it grew directly out of my professional work as a full-time registered nurse and my specialist areas of ageing and older people. More recently, I have been working as an advanced care practitioner from within a local prison with a focus on supporting those with long term conditions.
As a Trustee, my role is to guide and challenge the approach taken across the network. Thanks to the peer mentors within Restore Support Network, I take their advice and guidance back to the prison to help those facing release.
I look forward to pushing on with our care goals, building the network and having a sustainable future demonstrating our role in reducing the risk of reoffending and improving the health outcomes for those with convictions."
Alan is a member of the Wessex Crown Prosecution Service Hate Crime Panel and Male Co-Chair of 'Just a Ball Game' - The UK's grassroots anti-homophobia organisation for football and sport. He is also a leading advocate on race and LGBT issues.
Dr James McKinnon (President) PhD
Has had extensive experience in fundraising with cancer charities in the past and now wishes to use this expertise assist with Restore Support Network.