The Operational Team

Mary Wood, Chief Executive Officer


Mary holds a BA degree in Politics and a MA in Urban Planning and Regeneration and is a registered member of the UK Council of Psychotherapists.  Mary founded Foundations in 2004 and has been CEO since then. She has over ten years experience in working in multi-disciplinery teams providing treatment for patients with disordered eating and supervising counsellors and mentors. Mary has extensive experience in training health care professionals and treating adolescents with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Mary is also a board member of Desta Health and Social Care Consortium.


Stephen Foster, Finance & Operations Manager

Stephen_F_with_smile_resize_copy_1.jpgStephen is a graduate of City University of New York with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Management.  His twenty years of experience in the private sector allows Stephen to manage all aspects of day-to-day financial accounting and control as well as all aspects of budgeting and operational planning for the Charity. Stephen oversees Foundations' IT systems and is actively involved in our website development.