Meet the staff at Home-Start Wandsworth
Michelle Cook, Director
Michelle has spent the last two decades working in the charity sector, designing, managing and delivering services that offer frontline support and information. Having started out as a counsellor and frontline adviser, Michelle is people oriented and passionate about using her skills and energy to empower anyone seeking support. Michelle has worked in charity development in the addiction, social care, youth and bereavement sectors and more recently in family support.
Michelle was raised locally and came to Home-Start Wandsworth wishing to direct her skills towards supporting the community she grew up in.
Contact Michelle: 07909 726474, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly joined Home-Start Wandsworth when it was still run from Sue Winter’s (our founder) kitchen table in 2010. She has a wealth of experience supporting families across Wandsworth, and also leads delivery of our volunteer training course. She previously worked in special education needs in schools. Kelly has lived and worked in Wandsworth borough her entire life.
Contact Kelly: 07500 805912, email@example.com
Carey Davies, Family Groups Coordinator
Carey has been working with Home-Start Wandsworth since 2013 as our administrator. She is now our coordinator of Family Hubs, developing new programmes for our families providing classes ranging from yoga, baby massage, and budgeting to name a few. She also runs regular cookery sessions and family outings over the holidays. Carey’s background is in fashion; she ran a fashion designer’s busy office for 8 years and before that had her own fashion shop in Fulham for 8 years.
Contact Carey: 07825 917619, firstname.lastname@example.org
Clare Wilson, Assistant Family Groups Coordinator
Clare was a Home-Start Wandsworth Volunteer before joining the staff team as a Family Hubs Coordinator, where she works with Carey to develop and deliver a broad range of activities and programmes for our families. Her professional background is in project management and employee engagement where she worked with a wide range of organisations from supermarkets to the NHS. She has lived in Wandsworth for over 25 years and since having children has been a passionate and active volunteer involved in many school and community projects. In her spare time, Clare loves the great outdoors and making the most of all that London has to offer.
Contact Clare: 07436 923718, email@example.com
Sarah Maher, Bump to Baby Coordinator
Sarah’s background is in general nursing, midwifery and health visiting. She was a Home-Start home-visiting volunteer for over 4 years and is qualified to teach mental health first aid to new volunteers. Sarah became a trustee in 2016, bringing her health visiting and mental health expertise to the board. She has now taken on the role of coordinating the Bump to Baby programme.
Contact Sarah: 07825 917344, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Davies, Coordinator
Sarah was a primary school teacher locally and before that was worked in communications for a medical research charity. Sarah is a community campaigner and is a parent to two teenagers. In her spare time she enjoys making things and days out in London and the countryside.
Contact Sarah: 07762 743158, email@example.com
Martineé Reid, Coordinator
Martineé joins the Home-Start Wandsworth team as a Coordinator, having worked in the Education/Special Educational Needs sector for over 5 years. Martineé has a background in PR and communications, working on both client and agency side. She previously had the pleasure of working from a top-secret underground bunker and onboard a well-known Royal Navy Ship. Martineé prides herself on being well versed in the Wandsworth borough bus routes.
Contact Martineé: 07704482632, firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Pike, Communications and Fundraising Manager
Melissa has over fifteen years experience working in communication agencies and is passionate about supporting and empowering parents in the local community. She is a local mum and an active committee member on her son’s school’s PTA, organising events and raising money for the school. In her spare-time she runs baby massage courses and has spent the last three years studying parent education with NCT college.
Contact Melissa: email@example.com
Arianna Sommariva, Volunteers’ Development Officer
Arianna has over five years’ experience as a Senior Safeguarding, Learning and Development Officer in the charity sector and she holds a degree in Criminology and Psychological Studies. In her previous role she recruited, trained, advised, and supported over 320 volunteers enabling them to volunteer in their local settings effectively and with confidence. Arianna was born and grew up in Italy, but she has lived in several other countries including Austria, the USA and UK. She is a people’s person and is happy when she can help others.
Contact Arianna: Arianna@homestartwandsdworth.org.uk
Josh Jackson-Fenwick, Business Support Administrator