Linda Meehan - Vice Chair
I’ve been lucky enough to do a job I love for over 20 years - providing recruitment, marketing and business solutions to companies all over the UK. With customer satisfaction and providing the highest quality standards being my number one priority, my company achieved an ISO 9001:2015 accreditation. I have a commitment to delivering on our ethical policies and that’s why I was delighted to be invited to be a Trustee with APH and to make a positive contribution to the wonderful team here.
Geoff Carpenter - Trustee
I joined the Play Hub as Treasurer and am excited at the prospect of being able to contribute to my local community through the Play Hub, which is a truly fantastic facility for children. I have worked in Financial Services since qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and my non-profit sector experience includes governorship at a special educational needs school (Cherry Garden) in Bermondsey. I'm not just a numbers person though, and my other interests include fixing and building non-electrical things, nutrition (I am a qualified nutritionist) and my family, including two children attending school/nursery locally.
Liz Maxwell - Trustee
My boys went to the playground over 30 years ago and ever since I have been involved there one way or another. My favourite time with the children is during the holidays or half term when I go in and cook with the children - soups, cakes or fruit salad are often on the menu.
I have also given talks about disability to the children, as I am blind having lost my sight in 1984. The Hub is a great place for children to play freely, explore, and have fun. For 60 years this playground has helped to nurture many children from near and far and we, the Board of Trustees and staff, are driven by a commitment and energy to keeping the gates open and welcome all to continue the adventure.
Ani Meehan - Trustee
I was delighted to join the Play Hub as a Trustee and be able to use my professional skills and experience to benefit such a wonderful organisation. My professional background is varied and I have many years of experience within Finance, Operations, IT and Marketing. My favourite thing to do is examine and improve processes to make things more efficient and simpler - as sad as that may be!
Play is so critical for a child's development, especially outdoor play, and APH is also a place where children can learn outside of the school environment in an informal setting. Making a positive impact on the lives of the young people who walk through our gate is why we exist, and I feel lucky to be a part of it!
Ann-Marie Cascarino - Trustee
I first started volunteering at the Play Hub in the Fall of 2018 after my family and I moved from Brooklyn, NY to St John's Wood. As an advisor, I worked closely with the chair and the board liaising with the American School Community Service team, the staff of the playground and other local businesses in the St John's Wood area. I officially joined the board in 2020 and have taken on the role of staff liaison to the Board. I bring my experience in relationship management and marketing (from my years at both Microsoft and The Wall Street Journal) to bear in my capacity as a trustee to the board. My non-profit experience includes my time serving on the board of The Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY where I was the Chair of the Development Committee and sat on a number of task forces. I am thrilled to be a part of APH's dynamic environment where children can explore, create, and push their own limits all while having fun. I look forward to helping the Play Hub expand our services to all families who want to join.