Our Staff

Nitish Lakhman, CMgr MCMI - Manager

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Nitish joined Healthwatch Barnet in January 2021 having recently lead the delivery of the person-centred Enablement Programme at Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Mental Health Trust. Nitish is a Chartered Manager who has worked for both local and national charities. In his various project and programme management roles he has created a tangible impact that has improved people’s health and wellbeing. He is passionate about providing people with the tools they need to live a healthy life and ensure local people have high-quality health and social care services.


Yasmin Rahman - Peer Research Officer

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Yasmin is a Chemistry graduate who joined Healthwatch Barnet as Peer Research Officer in January 2021. She recently completed her Master’s in Public Health and has previous research experience exploring mental health and wellbeing, with a focus on researching health inequities faced by the BAME community. Yasmin believes in the value of co-production and is passionate about using her lived experience of health issues to improve health services in Barnet.  


Andrea Reece - Communications and Engagement Officer

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Andrea joined Inclusion Barnet in February 2020 and Healthwatch Barnet in November that year. Her background is children's publishing and literacy charities and she is passionate about reading as a force that develops empathy and enriches lives.



Our Chair

Jennifer Pearl

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Jennifer is the Chair of the Healthwatch Barnet Advisory Board. She works as an Expert by Experience for the Care Quality Commission. She supports inspections of hospitals, care homes and domiciliary care agencies giving people who use services and their relatives a voice in the inspection process. Jennifer also is on Think Local Act Personal national co-production Advisory Group and is the Co-Chair of Inclusion Barnet.