Our Staff



Bill Smale – Chief Operating Officer



Advice Team

Dawn Ashton – Advice and Advocacy 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


Policy team

Ele Hicks – Policy Manager

Joe Stockley  – Researcher

Shelagh Maher – Citizen Involvement Officer



Funding and Projects

Zoe King – Funding and Projects Manager

Bethan Hâf Marsh – Policy Communications Officer


HR team

Jyoti Preet-Ryatt – HR + Legal Manager

Mary Gillard – Finance Manager 
Patras Sharif – Finance Assistant

Liz Dutton – Receptionist 

Emma Collins – Receptionist/HR Assistant 


West Wales



Gareth Bond Senior Software Developer

Andrew Sanders – Software Development & Sales Manager 


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
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
Judy Taylor – Independent Living Advisor
Chris Standen – Independent Living Advisor 
Sarah Tripp – Independent Living Advisor (Maternity Leave)
Terri Nash – Independent Living Advisor


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)