Kisharon has welcomed five new members to their board of Trustees.  Corrin Kaye, Victoria Hart and Claire Lemer join Kisharon’s main board of Trustees, with Deborah Stone and Alan Moss joining the Kisharon School board of Trustees. Kisharon bids a fond farewell and thanks to existing board member, Joe Coogan, who is stepping down after almost six years of service.

Chief Executive Richard Franklin comments, “We are delighted that new trustees of such high calibre reached out to Kisharon and want to be part of the future for this incredible organisation. The new trustees have achieved excellence in their respective fields and combine this with a passion for learning disabilities and a desire to enrich the lives of others – we greatly appreciate all those joining the board and are confident their specific skill sets will strengthen an already impressive range of expertise on the current boards.”

New appointments have met with the Kisharon Chairman, Philip Goldberg, and an independently facilitated nomination Panel –   and were delighted to be appointed ahead of Kisharon’s all important Charity Extra fundraiser (2nd/3rd May).

Kisharon Main Board Trustees:

Victoria Hart, a forensic Social Worker at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and former lead CQC inspector, Victoria is currently undertaking a professional doctorate in social work and with her extensive knowledge in social care says, “I’ve been aware of the fantastic work Kisharon has been doing for many years and during this time when community become so valuable and important, I felt I could offer something back with my experience in the sector.  I am looking forward to getting to know people who benefit from the services, their families and the staff working so hard to provide these services. I’m very excited and humbled by this opportunity”.


Corrin Kaye, an experienced global HR and Reward Director in financial & professional services, with an MSC in Occupational Psychology says, “I feel privileged to have been asked to join Kisharon as Board Trustee. Kisharon is an amazing inspirational charity and having visited the incredible sites that Kisharon offer including the new school and supported living, I was both humbled and struck by the dedication and positivity of all involved. Offering support for children and adults with disabilities (along with their families), to ensure they are given the same life opportunities as their mainstream peers, was what particularly drew me to Kisharon. I have an overwhelming sense of driving positive change and look forward to now sharing my knowledge and contributing to Kisharon’s further growth and success.”


Claire Lemer, a Consultant Paediatrician and Clinical Director for Medicine at the Evelina London, says, “I’m delighted to be joining and supporting Kisharon. I am fascinated by the holistic support that Kisharon offers to families. I look forward to assisting and bringing my skill set to the table in developing transition support and making sure that the voice of young people is heard in decision making.” With an MBA (Oxon) and Masters in Public Health (Harvard) Claire Co-authored MBA for Medics, is a member of the Chief Rabbinates Trust, Chairs the US Equalities Subcommittee, is a United Synagogue Trustee and is Chair of Governors for Harris Academy Peckham Park.


Kisharon School Trustees:

Alan Moss, an experienced Financial Services Director said, “I wanted to help make a difference and to be involved with an organisation that made a difference, not just today, tomorrow but also for the future. Kisharon, makes a difference to children’s lives, today, tomorrow and with their support for years to come. It offers the opportunity for each and every child to have the opportunity to maximise their potential and I wanted to be part of being able to help them achieve everything that they are capable of achieving.  As a Trustee I want to be part of the Kisharon story and to ensure that Kisharon can continue with the amazing work that it has done over the years to ensure that it will be there for the next generation and the generations of children to come.”

Deborah Stone, Management expert who has experience working in both education and industry says, “I know how challenging it can be for those with SEND to live a fulfilling and meaningful life and I am passionate about helping young people in the community with a disability to become as independent as they can, achieve well in and out of school and make a successful transition into adulthood. Coming as a parent, an educator, and School Governor – I understand the challenges and opportunities that the school faces, as it moves forward into a post pandemic and changing world. As a Trustee I bring a wealth of experience in the field of SEND Education and look forward to helping Kisharon achieve its aims and values, support its development and future strategy and to use my knowledge and experience in contributing to the growing success of this very important organisation”.