Rebecca PearceChief Executive
Rebecca first worked with Headway Cardiff in 1996, where she ran a series of drama workshops. She was taken on as the second ever employee, working as an Assistant Coordinator until 2002. Since then she has worked for a number charities in a variety of roles, as well as within Social Services. Prior to her return to Headway Cardiff she was UK Improvement Programme Manager at the MS Society.
Lisa Lambly Director of Services
Lisa is the longest serving member of the team. She began with Headway Cardiff back in 2003 as Assistant Day Centre Manager, before becoming Day Centre Manager in 2004 until the birth of her first child in 2009. Lisa took on her current role in 2015.
Emily BrennanInformation & Outreach Officer
Emily has been a member of the team since 2006, initially as a Support Worker and then Assistant Independence and Wellbeing Centre Manager in 2008. Emily took on her current role at the beginning of 2018. She has a degree in Sociology.
Rhian JonesInformation & Outreach Officer for Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Prior to joining the staff team as a Support Worker in 2016, Rhian volunteered for a year with the Tuesday group in the Independence and Wellbeing Centre. She has a degree in Furniture and Product Design and enjoys all things creative. Rhian went on to her current role in May 2018.
Helen JenkinsIndependence & Wellbeing Officer
Helen has been a Support Worker in the Independence and Wellbeing Centre since she joined us in 2008 and and has been recently promoted to the position of an Independence & Wellbeing Officer. Helen has a degree in Textiles and her artistic skills are put to good use in her work here.
Claire Protheroe-JonesIndependence & Wellbeing Officer
Claire joined the team as an Independence & Wellbeing Officer in November 2021. After graduating from university with a sociology and psychology degree, Claire began working for the Salvation Army. She has worked in homeless residential settings with both vulnerable adults and young people. Claire also has a mediation qualification which she has used to reunite young people with their families. Spending time with family and friends is important to Claire. For fitness and well being she really enjoys swimming.
Helen KingAdministrator (Finance)
After studying politics in Manchester, Helen moved to Cardiff and worked as an Information Officer for a carers organisation. Most recently she worked in the education sector organising training courses. She enjoys cooking and DIY.
Chloe BakerAdministrator (People)
Chloe returned to the team in May 2017. She has a degree in Journalism and likes walking in her spare time. Chloe was previously a volunteer and Support Worker for Headway Cardiff and has studied Speech and Language Therapy. She moved from frontline work to the business support team in September 2020.
Alice ButlerIndependence and Wellbeing Centre Manager
Alice joined the team as a Support Worker in July 2018. She has a background working in mental health settings and left us briefly to work for Cardiff University. Alice has now returned to her current role at Headway in November 2022.
Damia GriffithsAdmin and Support Assistant
Damia joined the team in June 2022 as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme. Damia has remained on the team as an Admin and Support Assistant. Damia has come from a varied background, from a Gaming Art degree, to running her own retail business until 2020. She is currently completing a MSc in Psychology at Cardiff University, and hopes to pursue a career in Clinical Neuropsychology. In her spare time you will find her socialising with friends and family, listening to music and playing games.
Chloe Simon Independence & Wellbeing Officer
Chloe joined the team as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme in June 2022. Chloe has remained on the team as an Independence & Wellbeing Officer. She is currently undertaking her MSc in Psychology at Cardiff University. Chloe has experience in support work, as well as volunteer experience with charities that promote the social inclusion of children and young people with additional needs and disabilities. Chloe loves to help people, and in her spare time you’ll either find her running around the netball court or with her head buried in a book in the local café.
Kristian LatosinskiIndependence & Wellbeing Officer
Kristian joined the team as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme in June 2022. Kristian has remained on the team as an Independence & Wellbeing Officer. He is currently studying an MSc Psychology degree at Cardiff University and hopes to pursue a career as a clinical psychologist. Kristian has experience with people living with acquired brain injuries and is a keen communicator, having worked in various people- and writing-focused roles. In his spare time, Kristian enjoys playing guitar, practising mindfulness and spending time in nature.
Our Placement Students
Alanah WilliamsVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Alanah joined our placement programme in September 2022. She is currently studying a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree at Cardiff University with the aspiration of pursuing a career as a clinical psychologist. Alanah has previous experience volunteering with individuals with acquired brain injuries and additional needs. Alanah has also worked in hospitality for 4 years, which has provided her with an abundance of skills and experience working with and helping various people. In her spare time, Alanah loves playing the piano, reading, and socialising with her friends and family.
Ilyd ThomasVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Ilyd joined the team as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme in September 2022. Ilyd is currently studying for a Psychology BSc at Cardiff University. She has previously worked at a Boarding School and at an International Summer School with students from all over the world. In her spare time you’ll find Ilyd baking, reading or spending time with friends and family.
Ella JonesVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Ella joined the team as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme in September 2022. Ella is currently in her third year at Cardiff University studying Psychology. She decided to study this while working as a volunteer in challenged communities in South Africa. This led Ella to want to pursue a career in clinical psychology. In her spare time she is a keen netballer and enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Mollie JohnsonVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Mollie joined the team as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme in September 2022. Mollie is currently undertaking a BSc in Psychology at Cardiff University, hoping to pursue a career in Clinical Neuropsychology. She has experience working with a variety of people from various jobs in retail. In her spare time she enjoys socialising with friends
Roa AzzamVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Roa joined the team as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme in September 2022. She has previous experience working with charities that provide children with necessities and had volunteered as part of a welcoming society for students. Roa mostly enjoys traveling with friends when she has enough spare time. She has recently taken an interest in crocheting and kickboxing.