Lorna James – Trustee Profile

Name: Lorna James

Employer: Retired

Education: State Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, LLB (Hons), Msc Midwifery 

Affiliations & Memberships:

Black Health Forum
Executive Committee Member
2012 to present
Kirklees Magistrates Court
Justice of the Peace
1985 to present

Chairperson Come and Meet Each Other (CAMEO)
C/O Unit 4A
30 – 34 Aire St

Volunteer St Paul’s Manningham Wellbeing Cafe
Church Street, Manninghan, BD8 7PH
2012 to present

As Team Leader won NHS Modernisation Award for setting up an alongside Midwife Led Unit (New Service) 2005 

Skills: Analytical ability to take an independent view, human resources and employment, equality, diversity and good relations, health and safety, policy implementation, mental and physical health


Why are you serving on Womenzone’s board?
With 45 years experience as a health professional, I have transferable skills I could bring to the board in an advisory capacity and practically.  I am willing to undertake training to enhance my role where required within the Board.  I am a team player and would like to contribute to the organisation, in doing so to help make a difference to women and families in our community.

Me expertise is in health therefore I would be able to serve as a liaison on behalf of Womenzone on groups/organisations that promote health and wellbeing in general but in particular those that promote  women’s health including breastfeeding.



Lorna James worked in the NHS for 45 years as a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife and more recently as a Labour Ward Manager before retiring.

Her involvement in the Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees Communities has been varied and extensive. She is a Committee Member on the Black Health Forum In Bradford, Board Member on Calm and Centred Board Leeds, Member of the Patient Participation Group at North Road Suite GP Surgery. Mental Health Act Manager Leeds and York Hospitals Foundation Trust and volunteers at St Pauls Manningham Wellbeing Cafe Bradford. She is also the founder and Chairperson of Come and Meet Each Other (CAMEO) a Voluntary Community Group in Leeds.

Lorna has been a Justice of the Peace for 33yrs on the Dewsbury, Kirklees and West Yorkshire Benches.

She blends her love of caring with her love of learning. While working full time she studied Law at Leeds Metropolitan University and obtained a LLB (hons) degree. She then went on to study at Huddersfield University where she obtained Msc in Midwifery.

Lorna is passionate about caring for the communities she engages with. She constantly strives for everyone to have a good experience professionally or socially by implemented models of care for the women in her care Lorna implemented midwife led care and won a NHS Modernisation Award 2005. In 2006 she was nominated by a patient and won the Practical Parenting Magazine Midwide of the Year Award 2006.Lorna has undertaken several community projects primarily for the elderly most recently Preserving Our Caribbean Culture October 2018.

When not busy, Lorna enjoys entertaining family and friends, watching sports, listening to music, dancing, and participating in fitness classes at the local gym and being happy.