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.

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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