Dunmow woman becomes new trustee for St Clare Hospice

PUBLISHED: 10:17 23 January 2019

Deborah Fielding

Deborah Fielding


An NHS chief executive from Great Dunmow has become one of two new trustees of St Clare Hospice.

Deborah Fielding has worked in healthcare for over 40 years.

She began her career as a nurse at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and worked as a midwife and health visitor, before moving into health service management.

Deborah was chief executive of the West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group until January 2018 when she took up the post of leader of the Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

Mark Astarita OBE joined the St Clare Board as Trustee in December, with more than two decades of experience in fundraising, as director of fundraising at the British Red Cross for over 14 years. Mark was awarded the (OBE) in 2015 in recognition of his services to fundraising, and during his 25-year career he has been responsible for raising almost £1.5 billion pounds. Mark is the former chair of the institute of fundraising and has previously held the role of Trustee at the Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) and St Joseph’s Hospice based in Hackney.

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