St Michael’s board of trustees has extensive experience in children’s social services, law, human resources, communications and the voluntary sector. Trustees share a profound commitment to St Michael’s Fellowship and unstinting dedication to our work with families.

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Meet our trustees

Sally Prentice – Chair 

  • Sally’s leadership roles include being the CEO of two large local charities, Carers Network and a Relate centre in south London. She has also worked for HM Treasury, The King’s Fund and Age UK London. Sally was a councillor in Lambeth for over 20 years.
  • As a Cabinet Member from 2006 to 2014, Sally held the portfolios for education and children’s services, environment, regeneration, and culture. Sally retired from politics in 2018.
  • She recently graduated with an MSc (Distinction) in Grantmaking, Philanthropy and Social Investment from the Centre for Charity Effectiveness, Bayes Business School at City, University of London.

Oretha Wofford – Vice Chair

  • Oretha is a qualified social worker with more than 25 years of experience in Children’s Service, having practiced in the UK and USA.
  • She is the Principal Social Worker for a local authority, responsible for improving the quality of social work practice.


Juline Sinclair

  • A senior social worker, Juline has worked for local authorities in leading roles for child protection, probation, leaving care, children’s rights and safeguarding adult services.

Val Wass OBE

  • Val is Emeritus Professor of Medical Education at Keele University. She worked in paediatric and adult nephrology, as a GP and in academic Primary Care.
  • She represents the Royal College of General Practitioners at the world organisation for GPs (WONCA) and chairs the General Medical Council Advisory Board on Assessment.
  • Val was awarded an OBE for services to Medical Education in 2015.

Jasmine Assi

  • Jasmine has 18 years of experience in Financial Services, with her experience focusing on implementing organisational change.
  • She acts as a Governor for a Trust in West London, understanding safeguarding, acting as a ‘critical friend’ and driving fundraising activities.

Yasmin Garcia Stirling 

  • Yasmin is undertaking a PHD in Project Management and Construction sponsored by Vercity Group Asset Management.
  • She was drawn to the work of St Michael’s as she was a young teenage, single mother.
  • Yasmin is keen to bring together her research and analytical skills with her lived experience.

Jonathan Bannister 

  • Jonathan is our digital trustee. He is the founder of Make Happy, a creative facilitation and innovation consultancy.
  • Make Happy uses a range of creative problem-solving and facilitation techniques, including Lego Serious Play, Design Thinking and team building.

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