For the purposes of Regional Partnership Boards the Welsh Government has divided Wales into seven regions based on the footprint of Wales' Health Boards. Powys is unique because the local council footprint is the same as Powys Teaching Health Board, so Powys is considered a region in itself.
This has benefits and challenges. The benefits are that the level of negotiation and consensus is much simpler; the challenge is that the number of people to draw on is less and often the same people sit on a number of partnership fora.
Although the Regional Partnership Board sets the direction for joint work on health and care in Powys and takes the big decisions about that work, it also has subsidiary partnerships which involve a much wider group of people and organisations in the work done to deliver the Board’s objectives and priorities.
Members of the Regional Partnership Board (2021-22):
Alice Smith - Area Neighbourhood Manager, Pobl Group
Ali Bulman - Corporate Director Children & Adults, Powys County Council
Carl Cooper - Chief Executive of Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) (Vice-Chair)
Carl Strack - Citizen Representative
Carol Shillabeer - Chief Executive of Powys Teaching Health Board (Chair)
Cllr Rachel Powell - Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Powys County Council
Cllr Rosemarie Harris - Leader of Powys County Council
Cllr Myfanwy Alexander - Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Powys County Council (Vice Chair)
Dylan Owen - Head of Commissioning, Powys County Council
Jamie Marchant - Executive Director of Primary, Community and Mental Health, Powys Teaching Health Board
Julie Gillbanks - Action for Children representative
Lynette Lovell - Interim Director of Education, Powys County Council
Melanie Davies - Powys Teaching Health Board Representative
Merionia Davies - Carer Representative
Melanie Minty - Care Forum Wales Representative
Nina Davies - Head of Housing and Community Development, Powys County Council
Sian Dorward - Citizen Representative
Stuart Bourne - Director of Public Health Wales