At present the Trust is managed by four Trustees.
Three of the Trustees are graduates of the McTimoney College of Chiropractic and actively pursuing their Chiropractic careers. This gives them a unique insight into the training and also the benefits of the McTimoney Method of Chiropractic.
The Trustees are supported by Christina Jobe, the Trust's Executive Coordinator; Kerry Southerton, Events Coordinator; Heather Gale, bookkeeper and Pam Dixon, Policy and Governance Advisor.
Barbara Husband DC, FMCA, FCC
Barbara graduated in 1981 from the Oxfordshire College of Chiropractic, now the McTimoney College of Chiropratic. Barbara is one of only a few Chiropractors to have been trained by John McTimoney, the developer of the McTimoney method of Chiropractic.
Barbara is an experienced teacher and retired as head of clinical studies after a twenty-five year teaching career at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic.
A former executive officer of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association, she has served the Association in many roles since 1979.
Barbara is the owner manager of a large multi-disciplinary health centre in Birmingham. With a keen interest in dance and physical theatre, she regularly works with dancers, musicians and major recording artists. In her spare time Barbara is an active fundraiser for the the Brain Tumour Charity and Teenage Cancer Trust and has worked as a mentor for the charity Youth at Risk.
Barbara is an Honorary Member of the McTimoney Chiropractic Association, honoured as one of the first Fellows of the Royal College of Chiropractors and holds the rarely awarded, Award for Educational Services to the Chiropractic Profession. Barbara is a member of the Association of Chairs and serves on several health related committees in the NHS and private health sector.
Barbara shares the vision of John McTimoney – accessibility of McTimoney Chiropractic for everyone.
Kevin met John McTimoney in 1978 and was later inspired to become a chiropractor. Kevin has worked for over twenty years for the preservation and promotion of the McTimoney approach to chiropractic care and understands the important role that the Trust has to play in the future of chiropractic.
For over eleven years Kevin served as a professional member of the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). During this time Kevin served on various committees, and was the GCC’s longest serving practising member of the Professional Conduct Committee with the most number of appearances on the panel. Kevin works as a chiropractic expert witness and has studied law to support this interest. Kevin holds a degree in Business studies.
Kevin has had a broad range of experience in business; in multinational fast moving manufacturing companies and small family concerns. Kevin has managed the award winning BAC Centre in Birmingham for over 20 years whilst keeping other interests active. Kevin has worked as a business consultant at various times for various organisations, including work for the McTimoney Chiropractic Association and the McTimoney Trust prior to joining the Board as a Trustee.
In his spare time, Kevin provides a pitchside First Aid and injury rehabilitation service to a local rugby club. He is an active fundraiser for the Brain Tumour Charity and the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Imelda Twine DC, FMCA
Trustee & Honorary Treasurer
Imelda graduated as a McTimoney Chiropractor in 1986 and works in Oxfordshire. Before that, she was a science technician in various industries.
Imelda has worked for the McTimoney College of Chiropractic as a practical tutor and a student clinic tutor. In addition, she has served on the McTimoney Chiropractic Association committee both as treasurer and co-chair. Imelda also served on the GCC investigative panel.
Imelda became a Trustee for the McTimoney Trust in 2008 and, having retired from the Trust in 2013, at present is serving as Honorary Treasurer. She has recently been co-opted to the main Board of the Trust.
Imelda has an HNC in Biochemistry and a Diploma in Chiropractic.
Self employed predominantly in engineering related businesses both in the U.K. & abroad. Duncan started his career with Hawker Siddeley Aviation before moving into the Motor trade and then, seizing an opportunity, developed a narrow boat building & hire fleet business. His vision resulted in the building of an inland marina, with which he retains an active interest today.
His career plan altered when family illness necessitated his assistance in his father’s business and international travel ensued, with periods of residency in the Middle and Far East. A steep learning curve was embraced, however with his resilient nature, fortitude and work ethic, Duncan managed a multi national business through two decades of change and growth. He acted as a senior consultant to the Malaysian Ministry of Health in the 90s writing and implementing project plans and procedures during the privatisation of hospital support services. This involved encompassing new processes in developing countries, interfacing with multidisciplinary and multi-ethnic communities.
Duncan believes regular chiropractic care has contributed to his good health, having been treated in the early days by the McTimoney family. A staunch advocate of chiropractic, he introduced his wife, then a health visitor, to McTimoney and she embraced chiropractic developing a thriving paediatric and family practice in Stratford upon Avon, and they both believe that intervention at an early age should begin with checks at birth and McTimoney should be a household brand name.
Duncan’s interests include the Inland Waterways, woodworking, golf and travel. He is also a keen rugby supporter.
Director of Operations
Yvonne Bentley Birch has recently joined the Trust from a local University where she was responsible for driving improvement in contracting practice and governance, including the successful implementation of GDPR.
Yvonne started her working life as a Student Psychiatric Nurse in the late 1970s, and went on to have a varied and unique career history which over the last 20 years has been mainly strategic roles within the Voluntary and Public sectors including the NHS. However she has never lost her interest in mental health and its real life impact on individuals. Her approach has always been based on a balanced blend of compassion and common sense.
Her later experience in NHS commissioning has given her a practical understanding of NHS priorities, as well as the challenges faced by healthcare delivery partners within the NHS, private and Voluntary Sectors.
Yvonne has many interests outside of work that include literature, theatre, history, architecture, music, and a passion for the work and philosophy of the British Arts and Crafts movement if the late 19th and early 20th century.
Christina has provided a range of administrative support to the McTimoney Trust and its Trustees since April 2014. Christina has a wide range of experience working predominantly in the Voluntary Sector and currently works part time as a Grantmaker for BBC Children in Need. Other roles include outreach and engagement within a health and social care setting for a Local Authority funded statutory body which regulates health and social care services and as Production Coordinator for BBC Radio.
Christina and her family have experienced the benefits of McTimoney Chiropractic, including her son, who received a course of treatment when he was five weeks old.
Alongside supporting the Trust, Christina freelances as a Birth and Beyond Practitioner for the National Childbirth Trust.
Christina resides in Birmingham, where she has lived with her husband and three young children since graduating with a Masters degree in 2004.
Kerry is the newest member of our team, coming on board in June 2017 with event organisation expertise and to provide additional administrative support to the Trust. Kerry has a Law degree, with 20 years' experience working in probate, wills and in the field of clinical negligence for a Consultant Oncologist.
In 2015, Kerry started her own business as a Freelance PA, providing support to small business to help with system creation, event organisation and administration, Kerry currently works for various businesses predominately in the North West of England.
Originally from Bristol, Kerry now lives in Cheshire with her husband, a University Professor, and three teenage children. Kerry was introduced to McTimoney Chiropractic as a teenager by her now mother-in-law, who, after practising as a McTimoney Chiropractor for over 30 years, has recently taken retirement. Kerry and her whole family understand and appreciate the benefits of regular McTimoney Chiropractic Care.
Heather lives in North West London, she has experience in a variety of industries: Clothing, both Wholesale and Retail, Retail Holding Company, Marketing, Art Shop/Gallery, Charity, Payroll and Bookkeeping Service, Photographers Agency and the Car Industry.
She became a freelance bookkeeper in 2012, and has been working for the McTimoney Trust since November 2013. Her other roles are Bookkeeper for both a Photographer and Stylist Agency and a Property Management Company, also the Halls Administrator for John Keble Church.
Heather first experienced McTimoney Chiropractic when she broke her wrist in 2003. On advice of a friend she visited a local practitioner and feels without treatment she would not have gained full movement and use of her wrist.