Diane Roberts (Chair)
Diane started as a volunteer with DASU in 2005 supporting the organisation with the out of hours service. She then became a Trustee. Diane works for Flintshire County Council as a support worker with mental health services. She is a Registered Counsellor and a member of the BACP.
Katherine has been a trustee with DASU since August 2015. Prior to this she volunteered as a trustee for Nottinghamshire Women's Aid. Katherine used to work in China where she studied Mandarin Chinese and financial business management. Originally from Southampton Katherine now lives near Ruthin and is learning Welsh. As well as working locally as a teacher, Katherine has a particular interest in feminism and gender equality.
Cllr Chris Bithell
Formerly a secondary school teacher and Deputy Head with 30 years experience, Chris has been
a Councillor for 46 years at Urban District, Town, Borough and County Council levels. On Flintshire County Council, he has served as Chair of the Libraries and Information Committee, Executive Member for Education, Leisure and Children’s Services and is currently Cabinet Member for Education and Youth.
He has served three terms as Mayor of Mold and is also Member of the Court of Bangor University, Member of the Welsh Books Council, Vice Chair of Mold Partnership Board and a Trustee of the Daniel Owen Community Association, Mold.
Natasha Jones (Treasurer)
Natasha joined Domestic Abuse Safety Unit as a Trustee in September 2008 when the organisation was previously known as Deeside Women's Aid. She has been the Treasurer for 8 years. Natasha is a qualified accountant and brings with her over 12 years finance experience working in local authority and private businesses. She holds a Certificate and Diploma from the Institute of Leadership and Management and is a Fellow Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.
Natasha went on to work on a four year project as a Regional Project Officer for Beat, an eating disorders charity, helping to develop awareness of eating disorders amongst medical and educational professionals across North Wales and creating peer support groups. She is currently taking a career break to raise her young family and is actively involved in several local groups and organisations.
Mandy 'day job' provides advice and support for parents and families. Before this she worked in education and is passionate about supporting people to improve their life choices for themselves and their children. She says she feels honoured to have the opportunity to work alongside like minded people and make a contribution to the organisation.