I was born in Wales but lived in Harrogate for over 40 years and a Public Governor since 2011. I have also been a Harrogate Borough Councillor for 14 years. In that time I was Mayor of Harrogate from 2009 to 2010 and Cabinet Member for Culture for ten years. I want to have a voice in health issues and to serve the local community. I fulfil this challenging role by being proactive and spending time talking to patients and getting their feedback.