Staff Members

Rebecca Pearce
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
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.
Kathryn Jones
Kathryn JonesFundraising & Communications Manager
Kathryn joined the team in January 2018 having previously worked for the Engagement and Volunteering Team at Macmillan Cancer Support. She has a degree in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and has also worked as a team manager on board cruise ships.
Emily Brennan
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 Jones
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 Jenkins
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-Jones
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 King
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 Baker
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.
Joseph Newton
Joseph NewtonTemporary Support Worker
Joseph joined the team as as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme in June 2021. Joseph has recently completed his MSc in Psychology at Cardiff University and will begin his PhD in October. Joseph has a background in support work, as well as volunteer experience in bereavement counselling and with the probation service. In Joseph’s spare time, you’ll either find him playing sports, down the pub with friends or enjoying days out with his family.
Rebecca Henderson
Rebecca HendersonVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Rebecca joined us on our student placement scheme in June 2022. She has previously worked as a 3D designer for 20 years but as part of a career change, graduated in Psychology from Birkbeck University in 2021. She is currently studying MSc Psychology and hopes to become a Health Psychologist. She has previously volunteered supporting people with physical disabilities. Rebecca enjoys wild swimming and the outdoors.
Chloe Simon
Chloe Simon Volunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Chloe joined the team as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme in June 2022. 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.
Damia Griffiths
Damia GriffithsVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Damia joined the team in June 2022 as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme. 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.
Kristian Latosinski
Kristian LatosinskiVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Kristian joined the team as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme in June 2022. 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.
Matthew Grant
Matthew Grant Volunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Matthew joined our placement programme in June 2022. He is currently studying the MSc Psychology course at Cardiff University. Alongside this Matthew is completing the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, with aspirations of going into agency work and possibly clinical psychology in the future. Matthew has experience of working as part of an outreach programme during my Undergraduate degree and have had extensive experience of working with a variety of people from my jobs in the retail sector. In his spare time he enjoys spending time in the outdoors, from cycling to hiking and playing golf.
Kloe Parker
Kloe Parker Temporary Support Worker
Kloe joined the team as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme in June 2021. Kloe is a qualified counsellor, and also works as a Specialist Mentor in University of South Wales for autistic students and students with diagnosed mental health conditions. Kloe loves spending time with friends and family, reading, and has just started cold water swimming.