Who We Are Meet the team Julie Hirst - Vice Chair Julie is currently vice-chair of RAD Board having joined as a trustee in July 2008 having previously been a trustee of Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport and High Peak Citizens Advice Bureau. Julie has retired from her ‘day’ job is public health, working for the NHS for 24 years before transferring to Derbyshire County Council in 2013. Julie’s work focused on addressing the social factors that impact on people’s health, such as poverty, poor housing and access to services for rural residents. In this role Julie has worked with local GPs and Citizens Advice to place regular Citizens Advice sessions in 99 GP surgeries in Derbyshire. She is also involved in the Feeding Derbyshire programme which aims to direct surplus food to families struggling to make ends meet. Julie’s continues to work as a Tutor with the Open University, teaching Public Health to undergraduate students. In her spare time she keeps on running (more slowly these days) and is working with other volunteers to establish a Parkrun in Bakewell.