JSENSE

Who we are

In addition to our board members, we have access to an  advisory team of Special Educational Needs experts, including a qualified teacher specialising in SEND and learning challenges, a consultant speech and language therapist with extensive experience in the community, an educational psychologist and a social worker.

Who we are

Without their expertise we would not be able to deliver our work at the level we are proud to be able to do so.

Sam Salomon

Sam Salomon

Chairman

Joined the JSENSE Board of Trustees in 2017 and became Chair in 2020. Sam is a management consultant, specialising in Pharmaceutical and life sciences/implementing robust people strategies/lean management and a Trustee at Delamere and Langdon. He is also Chair of the Fed's philanthropy and leadership course and is a registered Foster Carer. Sam is passionate about his service to the community and making a difference to the community. Sam's vision is for JSENSE to be the 'Go to' partner for schools and parents, whilst continuing to support the breadth of the Jewish community in a sensitive way, ensuring our services are equipped to cater for a range of needs.

Sam Cohen

Sam Cohen

Treasurer

Joined the JSENSE Board of Trustees in 2012 and helped register the charity in March 2013. Sam is currently Deputy Chairman at Delamere Trust. He was an elected member at Bury Council for over 20 years, and was the Company Secretary and Hon. Treasurer of the Bury Metro Racial Equality Council before it closed, volunteering for them for 17 years. Coming from a retail background, he also has volunteered for Bury Citizens Advice and as Chairman at Bury Law Centre as well as serving for 35 years on the Governing bodies of two Unsworth primary schools. One of which has a special unit for SEN pupils. Sam previously represented Bury on the Greater Manchester Police Authority & District Crime Prevention Panel.

Jonny Wineberg

Jonny Wineberg

Trustee

Joined the JSENSE Board of Trustees in July 2013. He is a former Deputy Principal Youth Officer for Manchester City Council, Lecturer in Youth Work & Management and Chair of the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester & Region. Jonny is currently also a trustee of Jewish Action for Mental Health and professionally works as a Consultant for non-profit organisations and is Director of Operations for the We Stand Together charity, celebrating diversity, challenging hatred and building a safer and stronger UK.

Janis Stout

Janis Stout

Trustee

Joined the JSENSE Board of Trustees at the beginning in 2012. Former Principal Social Worker at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Senior Advisor to the Departments of Education and Health on workforce, partnership working & integration of Children's policy. Since joining JSENSE, I can see the difference our work has made in training and consultancy with schools. I am excited about the developments in working directly with parents, carers and families. The views of parents, carers and families make an essential contribution to the future of JSENSE and help us to make a difference, building on our success in the education sphere.

Leah Burman

Leah Burman

Trustee

Joined the JSENSE Board of Trustees in 2013. Retired Published Consulting Educational Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Associate Fellow BPS, HCPC Registered & OFSTED inspector. Leah's vision is that JSENSE continues to facilitate and support Jewish schools and the community, in a culturally sensitive way, in the growing development of SEND strategies, capacity, capability and resources.

Caroline Wertheimer

Caroline Wertheimer

Project Support

Joined JSENSE in 2019 as project support having worked with charities for a number of years, including at The FED in their events and marketing team. Her background is in contracts management. Caroline brings a structured approach to her role as Project Support, offering invaluable skills in driving our project deadlines.

Jo Richler

Jo Richler

Educational Consultant

Joined JSENSE as a trustee and is now senior educational advisor. She has worked for twenty five years right across the education sector from primary to higher education as a SEND tutor, senior manager and SEND consultant. She has established a formidable reputation as a leader and innovator with a particular expertise in learning disabilities and inclusion. She is a trustee of the Delamere Trust and a strategy and policy adviser for a number of SEND charities in that sector. She is highly qualified in the area, possessing a PGCE, MSc, and is an Accredited Member of the Society of Education Consultants, a Fellow of the Learning and Performance Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.