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 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.
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!
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 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 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.
Hannah is a support worker and became passionate in supporting vulnerable people and working in partnership with victims of domestic abuse while at university and through volunteering with vulnerable people during lockdown. She is proud to give women and families the guidance and support they need and deserve.
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, 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 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.
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.
Valerie is our Volunteer Coordinator based at Fort Luton and works to continuously strengthen our Medway volunteer connections and networks as we learn to adapt to new ways of working following pandemic. She has over 32 years of experience working and supporting customers and colleagues within Financial services sector.
Valerie lives in the Medway towns with her husband and cat ‘Crab’. When not at work she enjoys gardening & during lock down started a fruit and veg patch which she’s rather proud of! She also likes doing a bit of DIY around home & loves finding a bargains in a charity shop. Her mantra is ‘where there’s a will, there’s a way’ and this has helped her keep an open mind on how things can be achieved.
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 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.
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)
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.
Joy is Deputy Chair and currently the longest serving Trustee on the Board, having had the pleasure and privilege of seeing SATEDA and its staff grow into the amazing organisation it is today. Her background is in Human Recourses, mostly in the Public Sector and originally got involved with SATEDA through a previous Trustee who said “Joy, could you help us with writing a few policies” and looked what happened. Previously, Joy had a career in the Hotel and Catering Industry and her most interesting “job” was skippered chartering her boat with her husband Chris in Menorca. Together they have a rescued Siamese cat called Mia in Faversham where they have been lived for 12 years, and they love it.
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.