Introducing Dr Ann Ewens – Chief Executive Officer

The Gingerbread Centre has appointed Dr Ann Ewens as Chief Executive Officer, who joins us on the 1st July.

As the former Dean of the School of Health and Social Care at Staffordshire University, Ann brings a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Ele Morrissey, chair of the board of trustees said:

“On behalf of the trustees, I’d like to welcome Ann to The Gingerbread Centre as our Chief Executive Officer. Under her leadership, I am confident that the charity and our staff will thrive and that we will be able to build on the support we already provide to homeless families and those at risk of homelessness.”

Dr Ewens said:

“I am delighted and privileged to be joining such a highly regarded local charity as The Gingerbread Centre.  My goal as CEO is to continue the good work and standing the charity holds in the Stoke community, by building it further to ensure it continues to make an increasingly positive and bigger impact on the community and the families it serves.”

After the start of her career as a registered nurse, Ann has spent the past 28 years in Higher Education in a health and social care context, and for the past 18 years has held senior leadership and management roles. Ann has a strong public sector background spanning health, social care and education and is skilled as a strategic and operational leader and can lead high performing team to achieve.

In 2017 she joined Staffordshire University as their Dean of Health and Social Care where she has grown the School and ensured that local people have a greater opportunity to enter higher education and gain graduate level jobs. Her passion and strategy for the School has been focussed on supporting safer and healthier communities and tackling health and social inequalities.

Joining The Gingerbread Centre is the realisation of an ambition held by Ann to work more directly within the local community supporting and strengthening our economic and social prospects.