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.
Donna has worked for SATEDA as a support worker since 2015 and is now our acting head of services. In 2021, she also qualified as an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA). Donna feels very passionate about supporting victims of domestic abuse. She is a specialist in supporting clients with complex needs and has great empathy for the struggles many victims face.
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 survivors; by working in partnership with SATEDA’s other teams we are able to offer the best solution in their journey towards a life free of abuse.
Our support team is the first point of contact for victims and survivors of abuse, wanting to access support. Our team will listen, access their needs and develop a support and safety plan with them. The support worker will then be able to refer to other services provided by SATEDA, to outside agencies or sign post to meet their support needs.
Our Youth Support Team offers 1:1 and family support, also delivering programmes to groups of children and young people. We offer the opportunity to develop self-knowledge and recognise strengths, working on managing emotions and building healthy relationships. There is also focus on making positive changes
in important areas of their lives. Our young people matter.
Our S2C team help women we support obtain protective civil orders through the family courts. They help with the paperwork, statement writing, and also support in court as a McKenzie Friend. Obtaining these orders gives the women we support peace of mind and a feeling of safety again, for themselves and their children.
At SATEDA we rely on the incredible dedication of volunteers who support us with their time and care, from facilitating group programmes, to counselling, to distributing leaflets, to writing letters to women in prison. Valerie and Tracy make sure our volunteers are properly trained, supported and looked after.
Our programmes team deliver 12-14 week courses of The Freedom Programme, Own My Life, and Power to Change, to recover, regain ownership and rebuild after abuse. You can find out more about these programmes here.
Gavin and Lauren provide general administrative support to the team and to the clients we work with, while David works with the charity’s finance and accounts. Juliette works on the delivery of campaigns raising awareness of the gendered nature of domestic abuse and is responsible for the way we communicate SATEDA’s mission to the outside world online and offline.
Janet is a former lawyer who worked in criminal justice, latterly as a District Crown Prosecutor in West Kent, specialising in cases of child abuse, serious sexual offences and homicides. Janet also trained as a mediator, dealing with in-house dispute resolution. Retiring in 2013, Janet joined the SATEDA board in 2014. She’s been active in promoting issues primarily affecting women and girls through membership of Soroptimist International, bringing a wider perspective to her work for SATEDA.
Susan (she/her) has 8 years of experience in the marketing and communications field, and a passion for gender equality and women’s rights. She focused on gender-based violence in Latin America during her master’s course and gained a deep understanding of the impact of culture and societal norms on violence against women. Susan started her career in marketing and communications in the charity sector, working for Oxfam Ireland on the fundraising team. She spent the next 7 years focusing on events, digital marketing, and communications for companies across the legal, advertising, and sustainability sectors in both the US and UK. Susan previously spent a year volunteering at an outreach centre for survivors of domestic violence, facilitating a support group to empower women who had experienced violence and abuse. She currently works as a Communications Manager for a recycling company in London and joined the SATEDA board as the Marketing and Communications Trustee in June of 2020.
C.A. (she/they) is an academic researcher focusing on gender inequality, female empowerment, and the representation of women in art. Her professional background includes experience working within higher education to ensure quality standards, improving access and participation, and enhancing safeguarding practice across all levels of study in educational settings.
Giulia is 36 years old, married and a mum to Leonardo, her 18 month old son. She is Italian and has lived in the UK for the past 10 years. For the past 6 years, Giulia has been working at M&G plc, where she heads up the global insights and strategy team. Giulia has always worked on customer as it’s where her passion lies; she loves looking at the business with an outside in perspective and as part of her role she’s responsible for the global insights team, client strategy and innovation. Keeping an outside in perspective also means looking outside of the corporate sector and in the past few years Giulia has worked on developing partnerships with charities and bringing wider societal perspectives as part of the company’s decision making.
She has always had a passion for the role that charities play in society and is particularly close to the mission of women empowerment, from creating the right circumstances for them to thrive to supporting their development in day to day life. Giulia is also particularly close to SATEDA’s mission, from a personal past experience of a controlling relationship and supporting women around her going through their journey of self-discovery towards freedom. She feels privileged to be part of the SATEDA Board and able to use her skills for this fantastic organisation.
Daisanne moved to England ten years ago after a long and successful career in public sector in Canada. Since arriving here she has been a senior leader in blue light services both in Wiltshire and in Surrey and Sussex where she is currently Head of Shared Services for both police forces.
She is married and has two adult children living in Canada with their partners and is also a big part in the life of her stepson who lives with his family in Florida.
She is dedicated to the cause of women who have faced domestic abuse and feels that her own experiences are invaluable to SATEDA which she joined in the autumn of 2021.