Ogechi Eze

Ogechi Eze

PUBLIC GOVERNOR

Derby City West

Email: dhcft.governors@nhs.net

Term of office: 21 March 2022 - 31 January 2025

Governor's Personal Statement

Ogechi arrived in Derby in 2014 where she trained to become a GP; and where she now works and lives. She believes in sustaining the NHS and increasing its effectiveness in providing healthcare. She also believes that the NHS can do more to support people with mental health issues. Ogechi has lived experience of mental ill health and understands the issues that people face. She is passionate about the NHS providing better support to people with mental health issues. Ogechi is looking forward to working together with the people of Derby City West, sharing in our stories and ensuring proper representation.

Orla Smith

Orla Smith

Public Governor

Derby City West

Email: dhcft.governors@nhs.net

Term of office: 1 February 2020 - 31 January 2023

Governor's Personal Statement

Orla Smith has lived in Derby city for 15 years. Orla has 20 years’ experience of working in secondary schools in Ireland. During her teaching career she was head of school pastoral care and came to understand the importance of good mental health in young people so as to equip them with life skills. Following her move to Derby Orla has completed a degree in counselling and psychotherapy and currently works in school counselling. Orla feels that her professional and personal life experiences have led her to value the importance of good mental health. In her governor role, Orla is looking forward to representing the people of Derby City West, and ensuring that the voices of service users and their carers are heard.