A diverse and experienced board
The Trustees are committed to providing a quality service to all the RISE clients across the UK and aim to visit the projects on a regular basis. The current Trustees are Mo Smith, Ray Smith, Dr Sara Morgenstern and Dr Nicola Firmston and a biography of each one is below.
Chair of Trustees: Mo Smith, MBE, FRSA Mo has been involved in community work for over 30 years and her experience included working for ACET (AIDS Care, Education and Training), The Shaftesbury Society and Regenerate.com. She was co-founder of Regenerate.com, co-founder of SHINE Again (Support and Healing using the INtegretative Arts) and founder of Rise n Shine Community Transport CIC. Mo was recently awarded an MBE for her work in the community of Putney and Roehampton, she is a member of Hillsong Church, has had two knitting/children's story books published and two songs published in the past. She loves going to the theatre, loves London, enjoys music and loves spending time with her family and clients.
Ray Smith: Ray has also been involved in community work for many years and is a self-employed motor technician by trade which is a great asset to Regenerate-RISE's fleet of minibuses. Ray volunteers regularly for RISE SW15 by driving the minibuses. He has been involved in pastoral care and is a member of Hillsong Church. His hobby is attending rally cross events.
Dr Sara Morgenstern: Sara is married with a one year old daughter and is a practising GP in Wandsworth. Sara volunteered for Regenerate-RISE for several years before becoming a Trustee and her health background is invaluable to the work that RISE is doing. She is a member of her local Anglican Church where she helps runt he toddler group and a house group. She loves cycling, walking and catching up with friends. Sara will be participating in a sponsored walk along with Ray, to raise funds for the Re-ablement Centre. The walk will include visiting 7 hospitals within the area who will benefit from sending patients to the new Re-ablement Centre.
Nicola Firmston MBBS BA Oxon is a doctor working in general practice. She grew up in Putney, trained at Oxford and then Kings College London and now lives down the road in Wandsworth with her husband Jonathan. She enjoys tennis, netball and all things outdoors. She is taking part in the sponsored walk to raise funds for the Reablement Centre on Saturday, 25 October 2014.
Rosalie Audoin has experience with charity governance and joined the Board of Trustees on Monday, 7 November 2016. She has been a volunteer with Regenerate-RISE for several years and leads the volunteers from Hillsong Church to help support RISE.