Our Staff

Bill Smale – Chief Operating Officer


Advice Team

Dawn Ashton – Advice Team Manager

Black and Minority Ethnic Mental Health Team

Suzanne Duval – BME Mental Health Team Manager

Samira Salter – Mental Health Support Manager

Edna Esprit-Griffiths – BME Mental Health Support Worker
Sarah Sweeney – Volunteering, Engagement, and Peer Support Co-ordinator
Zahrah Bashir-Hicks – BME Mental Health Youth Worker


Ele Hicks – Policy Manager

Joe Stockley  – Researcher

Shelagh Maher – Service User Involvement Officer

Funding and Projects

Zoe King – Funding and Projects Manager

Michael Flynn – Project Advisor

Liz Chambers – Media and Communications Officer  

Bethan Marsh – Policy Communications Officer


Jyoti Preet-Ryatt HR + Legal Manager
Eve Beermann – HR Assistant

Mary Gillard – Finance Manager 
Patras Sharif – Finance Assistant


West Wales

Direct Payments

Laura Armytage  Regional Direct Payments Support Services Manager

Sally Grenfell – Assistant Direct Payments Manager (Ceredigion)
Emma Rees – Senior Independent Living Advisor (Pembrokeshire)
Sean Gilmore – Senior Independent Living Advisor (Carmarthenshire)
Sioned Jones – Independent Living Advisor (Maternity Leave)


Abigail Chandler – Independent Living Advisor
Angela Dilliway – Independent Living Advisor
Cathryn Hunt – Independent Living Advisor (Maternity Leave)
Gemma Griffiths – Independent Living Advisor
Karen Bladen – Independent Living Advisor (Maternity Leave)
Karen James – Independent Living Advisor
Kay Hughes – Independent Living Advisor/PA Trainer 
Hannah Zaplatynski – Independent Living Advisor
Maria Davies – Independent Living Advisor

Christine Morgan – Independent Living Advisor
Christine Brooks – Independent Living Advisor
Michelle Kelley – Independent Living Advisor 
Judy Taylor – Independent Living Advisor
Chris Standen – Independent Living Advisor 
Sarah Tripp – Independent Living Advisor (Maternity Leave)
Terri Nash – Independent Living Advisor

Gareth Bond – Database Developer

Andrew Sanders – Software Developer

Helen Evans – Senior Direct Payments Payroll and Managed Accounts Officer (West Wales)
Jane Williams – Business Support Officer
Mari-Claire Grenfell – Business Support Officer
Teresa Wilkie – Senior Direct Payments Payroll and Managed Accounts Officer (Newport)