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The Team

Mirelle Frost – Chief Executive

Mirelle joined SATEDA in August 2021 bringing over 30 years of experience from a wide variety of public, private and charity sector organisations with a Masters in Business Administration. She enjoys making a difference to people and place.

Carey Philpott – Head of Communities & Business Development

Carey joined SATEDA in 2015 having worked in social housing for 15 years and now focuses on leading the Communities Team and finding opportunities for SATEDA to continue their work and raise awareness of domestic abuse in our communities. Carey is also completing a Senior Leaders Master’s Degree which completes in Spring 2022.

Lucy Wakefield – Service Manager

Lucy joined SATEDA in 2019 having worked in social housing for 12 years. She has always been passionate about supporting women and managed a women’s refuge within that time. Lucy currently oversees the Outreach, Support 2 Court and Youth programmes and is in the process of gaining her Service Manager Accreditation.

Donna Hearn – Senior Support Worker

Donna has worked for SATEDA since 2015 and is our senior support worker. Donna feels very passionate about supporting victims of domestic abuse. Donna is a specialist in supporting clients with complex needs and has great empathy for the struggles many victims face.

Ruth – Support Worker

Ruth is one of SATEDA’s Support Workers, she has worked with those affected by domestic abuse for over a decade and has good insight into how deeply domestic abuse can affect many aspects of a family’s life.

Kirsty – Support Worker

Kirsty is a Support Worker with SATEDA, bringing her experience of working in a Forest School Assistant with vulnerable children and their parents in an outdoor learning environment. Kirsty first joined SATEDA as a volunteer and is passionate about holistic approaches to working with survivors of domestic abuse and is proud to support our families in their journey.

Pat – Young Person’s Support Worker

Pat joined SATEDA in 2021. She has supported children and young people at home, and in residential and education settings over many years. Pat loves being outdoors, dog walking with Husband and 2 children, and going to live music events. Her family have a dog, 2 cats, a gecko and 2 snakes (Pat does not handle these!)

Teresa – Support 2 Court Worker

Teresa, joined SATEDA in 2017 as a volunteer bringing her fantastic admin stills to a few of our projects. In March 2019 she joined our Support2Court Team and now works across Kent supporting women with civil court cases.

Becci – Support 2 Court Worker

Becci joined our Support2Court team in April 2020 after volunteering with SATEDA for just over a year. She’s really excited to getting more involved and help women successfully through the court process.

Gina Francis – Communities Team Manager

Gina started with us in September 2016 as SATEDA’s Group Programme Coordinator and became our Communities Team Manager in 2021. Gina is responsible for the line management and project management of SATEDAs Communities Team, which encompasses our volunteer offer, group programme provision and counselling. Our communities’ projects are an important element in our offer of support for our clients; by working in partnership with SATEDA’s other teams we are able to offer the best solution for our somebody’s journey towards a life free of abuse. Gina loves to be outdoors, she likes camping although can’t handle it for more than 2 nights! She also likes good food, especially if she doesn’t have to cook it herself!

Mary – Volunteer Coordinator

Mary started working with SATEDA in May 2018 as a Volunteer Coordinator. Mary likes to spend time at home with her husband, her five children and their partners. In her spare time, not that she has much with the six grandchildren, she likes to be creative and loves a game of bingo.

Tracy – Volunteer Coordinator & Groups Facilitator

Tracy started volunteering with SATEDA in 2016, before becoming a paid employee in 2017 as a Groups Facilitator and in 2021 she became our second Volunteer Coordinator alongside Mary. Tracy has three children and loves reading and listening to music.

Gavin – Team Administrator

Gavin has been the Team Administrator for SATEDA since 2015. Before this he volunteered as Admin support through the Employability Programme. With a background in Administration and I.T., Gavin provides general administrative support to the whole team, from managing employability aspects, to research tasks for senior management, to being the first contact for queries and referrals into SATEDA, to maintaining our internal databases for clients/volunteers. He’s also involved in the day-to-day of our counselling service, ensuring clients obtain the right level of support needed at this point in their journey.

Lauren – Support Team Administrator

Lauren is our Support Team Administrator. She has been with us since April 2016. Lauren takes all incoming calls and supports our Support team with admin. Lauren facilitates our Sittingbourne One Stop Shop and supports the operation of our other One Stop Shops and Drop In’s. Lauren has a passion in helping those making their first steps and journey to breaking free.

Juliette Lyons – Campaigns and Marketing Assistant

Informed by her personal experience, her passion for social justice and her work as a journalist, Juliette works on the delivery of campaigns, raising awareness of the gendered nature of domestic abuse. Through language and visuals she creates and communicates SATEDA’s feminist message to the outside world, online and offline, keeping our supporters and followers informed and engaged (especially on social media! If you don’t follow us already we’re @satedacharity)

The Trustees

Janet Garnons-Williams

Una McCabe

C.A York

Kulbir Pasricha

Keith Moss

Susan Fitzsimons

Joy Hopkins