Engagement Assurance Committee

The Engagement Assurance Committee (EAC) provides advice and assurance on our approach to working with people and communities.  It is chaired by the Clinical and Care Professional Lead for patient and public engagement. Membership also includes Healthwatch, the Chief Medical Officer, the Chief of Staff and two public members from each borough and two local people from across south east London.

The committee is chaired by Anu Singh, Non-Executive Director.

For further background information including membership please download the terms of reference and the role outline.


Membership of the Engagement Assurance Committee includes:

South East London

Tosca Fairchild – Chief of Staff, ICB

Toby Garrood – Joint Medical Director

Folake Segun – Director south east London Healthwatch. Folake works with the six local Healthwatch in South East London and represents Healthwatch on the Engagement Assurance Committee as well as the Governing Body, Equality Committee and Primary Care Commissioning Committee.  Folake presents Healthwatch, patient and public views to the CCG to support their commissioning, review and monitoring of services.  Folake has extensive experience in leadership, management, public involvement, engagement and community development.

Tal Rosenzweig – Director of Voluntary Sector Collaboration and Partnerships

Rosemary WattsAssistant Director of Engagement (non-voting)

Wasia Shahain – Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Manager (non-voting)

Geraldine Richards – Bromley resident and until recently, actively involved in patient and public involvement though her committee work with Lewisham and Bromley Healthwatch. Geraldine worked for many years in Education, in the secondary sector, as well as further education, as both a teacher and manager. She’s also worked as an informal carer where she engaged intensively with Adult Social Care and the Health Services.

Chris BoccoviPeer Engagement Facilitator for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. Chris works in an Anxiety, Depression, Affective disorders, Personality disorders & Trauma (ADAPT) Multidisciplinary Team specialising in Trauma and Personality Disorders providing therapeutic interventions to adults with complex presentations. Chris was trained through Health Education England (HEE) and has a special interest in C-PTSD and Dissociative Disorder research. He works through a relational person centred approach. Chris also sits on the Oxleas NHS Foundation Trusts Shadow Executive which provides feedback on proposals and developments within Oxleas. Chris has links with both voluntary sector services and the 3rd Sector. Chris represents and advocates for both service users and staff, leading on patient/public involvement, co-production and service development. He is also an ardent advocate for neurodiversity, minority ethnic and LGBTQ+ communities. 


Muriel Simmons

Throughout her career in the NHS and charity sector Muriel has been actively involved in patient and public engagement. A Bexley borough resident for over 30 years she is currently Co-Chair of her local Patient Participation Group leading on patient engagement and is involved in helping homeless and vulnerable people.



Orla Penruddocke

Bromley resident; Mother of three children; School Governor, Secretary of PPG; Catechist. Previous roles include Clinical Trials Researcher (Cancer), Chartered Health Psychologist working in Sickle Cell Disease and Communications Manager for Mental Health Research Network.

Shalini Jagdeo 

As a resident of Bromley of over 25 years, Shalini is now bringing up her two young children in the local area.  Shalini’s background is in Pharmacology, Sales and Marketing, having worked in healthcare since 2006.  She is passionate about the NHS, and is keen to see a more joined up approach across the different facets of the NHS, including primary care, secondary care, mental health care and social care.  Shalini is looking forward to seeing how the ICS will be instrumental to developing these more integrated ways of working.


Marc Goblot

Branch chair of National Autistic Society in Greenwich and a service user / carer governor for Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust representing service user and carer members who use adult services in Greenwich.


Livia La Camera

Lambeth resident and a Registered Dietitian who has worked in the acute setting and in public health. Livia currently works for Greenwich Cooperative Development Agency in community health development. Livia works in partnership on community initiatives and programmes to find innovative and effective ways to empower communities to live healthier lives. Her current role is aligned with her ideals and values around supporting diversity and social inclusion.

Stephanie Correia

Lambeth resident for 20 years and actively involved in patient and public involvement. Stephanie works in the charity sector in Lambeth and Southwark, working with people with serious mental health problems.


Neville Fernandes

Lewisham resident and born in Nairobi. Neville grew up in his native Goa before moving to London. Neville has learnt and experienced first-hand medical, cultural and lifestyle issues in the tropical regions of the world and in the west. Neville holds two postgraduates and has mostly worked in the Local Government IT Sector since 1998, (including at London Borough of Lewisham). Neville previously volunteered in the Public Representative Group for Lewisham CCG and the Third Thursday Time that provides Mental Support to the Community in and around Catford.  Neville is also active as a Special Minister at Holy Cross Church, Catford and a member of Bromley Council Christian Forum and speaks five languages.

Shirley Hamilton

A Lewisham resident with an in-depth knowledge of the demographics and potential needs of the community. Shirley is also a leader in one of the local Churches, having been involved with this community for over 30 years.  Shirley has worked as a Curriculum Development Manager for an Adult Education College and have a degree in Modern Foreign Languages with International Studies, Post Graduate qualifications in Education and in Management. Shirley qualified as a teacher in the Post 16 Sector and has worked in Lewisham’s Housing Department and in the Unemployment Benefit Service. Shirley has significant experience in training, having trained for range of statutory and voluntary organisations including National Agencies such as the former Basic Skills Agency.


Abiola Kolawole Olusola Adeniyi 

Kola Abiola is currently Director of an organisation, Crime Harms Reduction Team, and a Public Governor on the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.  He is a Criminologist/Sociologist; Security and Crime analyst and a Researcher with 25 years’ experience in the voluntary sector as a Cognitive Behavioural therapist. His recent research studies are on young Black African and Caribbean people; their prevention from ending up in acute Mental Health services and in the web of Criminal Justice System.

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