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.
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 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 JonesInterim Information & 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.
Alice ButlerSenior Independence & Wellbeing Officer
Alice joined the team as a Support Worker in July 2018 and has been recently promoted to the position of a Senior Independence & Wellbeing Officer. She has a background working in mental health settings, most recently in a CAMHS hospital with young people. Alice has a Psychology degree from Cardiff University. In her spare time she loves playing sport.
Liberty CheesemanIndependence & Wellbeing Officer
Liberty joined the team as an Independence & Wellbeing Officer in June 2021. After moving to Cardiff from Kent, she has completed her MSc in Psychology at Cardiff University. In her spare time Liberty has volunteered for a charity which involved teaching and supporting young children concerning mental health. As well as volunteering at a care farm to help individuals with varying disabilities. Liberty’s main hobbies include cooking, reading and travelling.
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.
Sylwia PiotrowskaAdministrator (People)
Sylwia joined the team in February 2020. Most recently she worked in the holiday sector, helping with managing campsites and customers bookings and most importantly walking alpacas. Before moving to Cardiff in May 2020, Sylwia was living in Bristol and working primarily in the charity sector, helping disadvantaged young people gain life skills through snow sport environments. She loves hiking, photography and learning 3d modelling in her free time.
Kloe ParkerVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
Kloe joined the team in June 2021 as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme. Kloe is a qualified counsellor and has been working as a specialist mentor helping university students with their mental health and Autism. She is currently completing a Psychology Masters at Cardiff University. She enjoys reading, seeing friends and family, and her dogs!
Jasmine OkaiVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
After graduating from Cardiff University with a BA English Literature, Jasmine undertook a MSc in Psychology and subsequently joined the team in June 2021 as a Volunteer Support Worker on our student placement scheme. She has volunteered at Scope, MHA Tŷ Gwyn and Pivovar Chříč. She is also a freelance creative producer with a background in theatre and enjoys tapas, hiking and art galleries.
Joseph NewtonVolunteer Support Worker (Student Placement)
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.