Sam Proffitt, honorary treasurer

Sam joined the NHS as a graduate trainee in 1993 and qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant spending 16 years working within Acute, Community and Mental Health and Learning Disability NHS Trusts. In 2008 Sam became the Finance Director of Alternative Futures Group where she worked for 5 years developing her experience and knowledge of the charitable sector.

Sam has a passion for making a difference to the beneficiary’s of organisations by combining the skills to ensure financial viability with the sustainable delivery of good quality support and care. Sam is now the Chief Finance Officer at 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which provide a range of mental health, learning disabilities and physical health care across St Helens, Knowsley, Halton, Warrington and Wigan.

Sam lives in Liverpool with her 21 year old daughter Sophie who is undertaking an English degree at John Moores University. Originally from Stafford, Sam made Liverpool her home in 1993 when she left university and loves the City. Having been introduced to PSS whilst working in the sector

Sam was impressed by the quality of work and the dedication and passion of the people working for the organisation and says there is definitely something very special about PSS which drew her to become a Trustee: “When you have a well led organisation full of staff who are skilled, passionate and driven to provide quality services then you want to be part of it to make a positive difference to the people we support”