Meet The Trustees
Neshomo is a Jewish, culturally sensitive, confidential mental health charity for adults. We strive to be accessible, welcoming and accepting of all. Our goal is to improve emotional wellbeing and reduce stigma within the Manchester Jewish Community.
Dr David Marshall
David is a consultant psychiatrist, retired from the NHS after working for 25 years in North Manchester General hospital. He now sees patients privately at a medical centre called Perrin Clinic in Prestwich. David deals with people with a range of conditions, including anxiety and depression; and mental illness (psychosis and OCD) .
David has been very involved since 2015 in helping to set up Neshomo and its development to the present.
David trained in Liverpool and Manchester and has MB, ChB, DPM, MRCPsych qualifications.
Elaine has been a trustee for Neshomo since it was first founded.
Elaine is a retired community pharmacist and is currently working as PA/Admin for a medicolegal company. She also previously worked as a marriage counsellor For JMC Manchester for over 20 years.
As well as helping Neshomo, Elaine volunteers for a charity packing clothes for Israel families and teaches children who need extra help after school.
Clive has spent most of his career working for the NHS in senior hospital and managerial positions as well as a Director in Community Pharmacy.
Clive has occupied a variety of voluntary positions including School Governor and Executive Member for a number of Jewish Charities including the Jewish Association for Fostering and Adoption and the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester.
Clive retired from the NHS in 2015 and is currently a Trustee for Neshomo, the Prestwich Hebrew Congregation and the Number One Boys Club.
Clive has BSc, MSc and MRPharmS qualifications
Clive was born & grew up in Cork, Ireland. Because of the dwindling Jewish Community, he moved to Manchester to continue with his education, eventually qualifying as a Chartered Certified Accountant. He joined the NHS initially as an Internal Auditor & after a series of reorganisations within the NHS spent the majority of his career as a Management Accountant within the Community & Acute sectors. Upon taking early retirement, Clive worked as a Project Accountant on a number of assignments with several NHS Trusts in the North West.
As a former Treasurer & President of the Prestwich Hebrew Congregation, Clive initiated & led on a number of Estate projects. During his time in office he was responsible for a number of personnel changes within the Shul & also for working in partnership with organisations providing Jewish Education e.g. Seed & Aish HaTorah.
Pat has spent her career as a consultant community pharmacist and as a prescribing support pharmacist. She is a serving Manchester Magistrate.
Pat volunteered as fund raiser and Governor for a local Jewish school for many years. She works for Emunah and has edited the Kiryat Gat Calendar for the last five years.
Her qualifications are B.Sc. MRPharmS , Dip. Comm. Pharmacy
Linda assists Neshomo with admin and HR advice, as she was a HR manager for more than 10 years with a Care Home in London and is a member of the CIPD. She also assisted staff in her children's primary school to get the benefits they were entitled to.
She saw how anyone can suffer from poor mental health, at any age, and regardless of their financial situation. She is especially aware of the emotional pressures on women who live with the stresses and strains of living with fertility problems, and finds her qualification as a Mental Health First Aider a useful support.
Michael joined Neshomo as a trustee in April 2021, having retired from IBM in February. The majority of his career has been spent in technical IT roles, specialising in enterprise grade software used by most of the UK retail banks. He also spent four years as a Technical Sales Manager at IBM.
He continues to do some freelance IT training and also teaches English as a second language. Formerly a Foundation Governor at Broughton Jewish Primary School, he is a member and trustee of Shomrei Hadass synagogue, Prestwich.