Ruth Merrick - Director ‘I joined Horizons as a Director in April 2017. I live in Hastings and have strong family ties in the area. I work as an NHS systems manager for East Sussex Healthcare in Hastings and Eastbourne, based within the Human Resources department, where I manage HR/payroll and rostering systems amongst others. I have a degree in Computer Science and a postgraduate certificate in Healthcare Leadership. I was a magistrate on the Sussex Eastern bench from 2009 to 2017. I have volunteered in the past with Xtrax young people's centre and was a founder member of an Amnesty International group in Hastings.'