The Board of Trustees

Felicity Mallam, Chair

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Nichola Garratt

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Dr Judith van de Kamp

Felicity Mallam

Felicity has over twenty-five years global management and leadership experience in international development, social impact and philanthropy strategy, working across international organisations such as DfID, Comic Relief, UNICEF UK, Save the Children and CAFOD. She is Executive Director of Wates Family Charities over seeing grantmaking of almost £2million a year.

Felicity joined the Board of Equilore after witnessing the transformative results of Equilore on her child. “The experience of working with Loes and her horses was one I could not have anticipated. I am priviledged to join the Board of Equilore and Loes in ensuring this experience and benefits are made available to those most in need of support.”

Nichola Garratt

Nichola completed a degree in English at London University, and then came a 27 year long career in Market and Social Research Operational Management. She gave this up to run a small hospitality business from a small holding in the Peak District, where she lives with her husband, 4 horses, 12 rare breed sheep, chickens and a cat and dog.

Nichola’s interest in equine therapy started a decade ago, when she saw how much comfort and quietness horses gave to her niece, who is ASD. They arranged for her to see a couple of equine therapists, and horses continue to help her develop and learn how to manage her emotions. ‘The combination of horses and a skilled therapist is very powerful, and I am passionate about making this available to benefit more people.’

Nichola met Loes when they both kept their horses at a small, quiet place in the beautiful Chiltern Hills, and she has seen Loes develop Equilore combining her passion for horses with her training in Psychology. Nichola wants to support Loes and Equilore to continue to help people through horses.

Dr Judith van de Kamp

Judith van de Kamp (PhD) is a medical anthropologist. She has worked with various NGOs such as Greenpeace, Solid House Foundation, and Alzheimer Netherlands. She conducted research on health professionals’ North-South interactions and power dynamics in Ghana and Cameroon. She is currently working as Assistant Professor Global Health at the University Medical Center Utrecht in The Netherlands. She is interested in social determinants of health and working on reducing health inequalities and inequities, both between and within countries.

Having known Loes for 20 years, Judith started supporting Equilore in the fields of communication and text writing upon Equilore’s foundation in 2017. “It was amazing to be part of Equilore, and see Loes’ energy, passion for horses, expertise and devotion to helping people all come together”. 

Judith joined the board to further help develop the organization achieving its mission of helping people regain confidence, and supporting their mental health.

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