StFrancis Trustees - Meet the Trustees

Meet the Trustees

Our Board of Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the Charity’s vision, ethos and strategy as well as for the overall performance of the Charity. They ensure that St Francis complies with all legal requirements and has the highest possible standards of governance. Their range of skills are regularly called upon to assist with supporting the team at events and fundraising opportunities.

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Tracey Collins

(Chair of the Board of Trustees)

Tracey has been heavily involved in supporting St Francis for a few years now, ever since she had the pleasure of rehoming a beautiful Rottweiller girl called Sarah who is still fondly remembered by the team. Tracey and her family have 2 other dogs, Tiny (from St Francis) and Otis.

Tracey currently works for the Methodist Church and has a Civil Service background in Personnel management, a skill she brings to the St Francis team. Tracey is married to David, a Vet and they have twin daughters Amelia and Jasmine who are both currently in their first year at Exeter University studying Medicine. You can regularly see the whole family helping out at our annual Open Day Fundraising event.

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Jennie Gough

Jennie has been a long-standing supporter of St Francis and was involved when it first started in 1955. In those days the Centre took in all animals so not just dogs but pretty much everything including cats and even goats. Jennie has certainly seen the charity through a lot of changes. Jennie has been a Trustee for a number of years and is regularly seen at our fundraising events, supporting the team to help the day run smoothly. Jennie is an all round animal lover and not only loves dogs but also has passions for rescuing elderly ponies and wildlife too.

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Lisa Sensier

Lisa grew up in Devon, moving to London with her now husband, James, in the mid-90's. After adopting their gorgeous dog, Cooper, in 2012, they started holidaying in Crantock, and were inspired to move there permanently in August 2018.

Lisa currently works as a Development Manager for the UK's National Parks and joined St Francis Dog Home as a Trustee at the beginning of 2019. Lisa is keen to get involved with the Charity’s future fundraising strategy.

Lisa brings to the Board over 18 years of corporate partnership/sponsorship experience having worked for a variety of arts & heritage organisations including Historic Royal Palaces and English National Ballet.

When not enjoying long walks (and slow runs!) with Cooper and James, you will normally find Lisa behind the pages of a historical novel or at a pub quiz!

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Graham Rushton

Born and bred in Newquay, Graham is now retired and living in St Columb Minor with his wife, Anne, and their 6 year old black Labrador, Lily, who was adopted from St Francis in January 2016.

Having spent almost 40 years in Sales and Management in the Hospitality, Leisure and Non-Food Catering sectors, Graham recently became a Trustee of the Charity, having previously assisted as a Volunteer for nearly 4 years.

Graham’s main Trustee role will principally be to work with the Team to ensure compliance with legislation and best practice relating to all Health & Safety matters, utilising the knowledge gained throughout his working life.

Graham and Anne spend much of their time walking with Lily, who has certainly added a new dimension to retirement!

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