Meet the team

  • Alice Tligui

    Chief Officer
    Healthwatch Bolton & Healthwatch Wigan and Leigh
    Alice has worked in the voluntary sector for more than 20 years her background is in international humanitarian aid, where she worked on projects in Africa and Asia, coordinated emergency call-ups of health personnel and ran a membership organisation supporting health professionals working in international health. Since 2001 she has have worked in the UK voluntary sector as a trainer ...
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    Karen Parker

    Locality Manager
    Healthwatch Wigan and Leigh
    Karen has a background in community development, engagement, representation and service user/carer involvement which spans the past 17 years within the voluntary sector.  She has a strong value base around accountability, transparency, fairness of opportunity and most of all respect.  
  • Hassan Osman

    Senior Research Officer
    Hassan’s background is in international development and voluntarism. Much of his work has explored the contributions of international voluntarism for low income countries (LICs). In addition to his PhD, he has worked with international development Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Africa both as a researcher and as a development officer. In the UK, Hassan has taught young adults with additional learning ...
  • Caroline Tosal-Suprun

    Caroline has a background in community development with a proven record in raising seldom heard voices across marginalised voices. For the past eight years Caroline has worked predominantly with women and girls to support groups and individuals to develop asset based health and wellbeing initiatives. Caroline has a passion for participatory and deliberative processes to engage communities in local decision ...
  • Karen Wilson

    Senior Community Engagement Officer
    Karen is one of the Senior Community Engagement Officers and has wide experience of working in public engagement for the past 24years. She has worked with Community Health Councils, PPI forums and LINks. She has a keen interest in hearing the concerns of patients and service users and helping improve services for people.
  • Christine Makinson

    Senior Advice and Guidance Officer
    I work at both Healthwatch and the mental health charity Mhist. I have three children and a beautiful rescue staffie who enjoys long walks and food! I love to cook and enjoy evenings with friends that usually involves food too.  I am an ardent reader so enjoy mooching round charity shops to find even more books. I want to learn ...