Our team

The senior team at the Mary Stevens Hospice

Meet the Senior Management Team

Allow us to introduce our executive team, who are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Hospice.

Team member: Stevan Jackson CEO

Stevan Jackson FRGS, FInstLM, FCMI, MCGI, Chartered MCIPD – Chief Executive Officer, Mary Stevens Hospice Group

Initially a Coal Miner, Stevan joined the Royal Navy as a rating, was commissioned and rose to the rank of Captain.  He has also conceived, planned and led a number of mountaineering expeditions that climbed some of the hardest routes on the world’s highest mountains. He puts success down to interpersonal and diplomatic skills, being an effective communicator, a persuasive influencer, capable of motivating people, able to create strong teamwork and instill a real sense of purpose.

Team member: Claire Towns (1)

Claire Towns – Matron and Registered Manager, Mary Stevens Hospice

Claire qualified as a nurse in 1995 and joined the Hospice as a Senior Staff Nurse in 2004. Her roles since then have included – Practice Development Nurse, Ward Manager and Head of Nursing. Claire studied for a BSc Hons in Palliative Care which she gained in 2011 and broadened her studies further to become an Independent Non-Medical prescriber in 2013. Claire was appointed Hospice Matron in October 2014 and is also the Registered Manager.

Team member: Lucy Martin

Lucy Martin – Medical Director, Mary Stevens Hospice

Lucy Martin was born and brought up in Kingswinford and graduated from the University of Manchester’s Medical School in 1996.  She joined Mary Stevens Hospice as a hospice doctor in 2001 and was appointed Medical Director in 2006. Lucy completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine at the University of Cardiff in 2009. Away from her work at the hospice, Lucy is a GP Partner and Trainer at Eve Hill Medical Practice in Dudley and a Macmillan GP Facilitator and Cancer/End of Life Clinical Lead for Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group.

Team member: Charlotte Schofield

Charlotte Schofield – Head of Fundraising & Lottery, Mary Stevens Hospice & Mary Stevens Lottery Company

Charlotte joined the team in April following a joint role with Wolverhampton PCT and Wolverhampton Wanderers FC in April 2013 in which she won a number of National Awards. Initially she joined as manager of the Hospice Lottery but in 2014 took on responsibility for fundraising events organized by the Hospice. In 2015 she was appointed Head of Fundraising and Lottery.

Team Member: Simon Henwood

Simon Henwood, Head of Group Finance, Mary Stevens Hospice & MSH Trading Company

Simon Henwood joined Mary Stevens Hospice team as Business Manager in 2003 after nearly 17 years in the accounting industry. He moved on to gain specific experience in the Charity sector including Financial Controller roles for Sandwell Training Association and Providence Group Services. Simon lives in Stourbridge, and also works as a visiting lecturer at Sandwell and Halesowen Colleges where he specializes in Financial Accounts and Personal Taxation.

Our Board of Trustees


Chair of the Board of Trustees: Dr E Jane Flint Bridgewater BSc MD FRCP

Vice-chair of the Board of Trustees: Peter Marsh

Brian Blakemore | David Martin | Spencer Hodgson | John Turner BSc (Hons) FCA | Steve Waltho | Cllr Karen Shakespeare | Cllr Angus Lees | Nigel Dace | Julie Baines | Candy Cooley |