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April Baker

April Baker : Chair of Trustees

April has worked in the voluntary and community sector for more than ten years in a variety of leadership roles, including managing outreach services for young people, ex-offender schemes and large homelessness hostels in London. She was also a CQC Registered Manager of mental health services in Brighton. More recently, as a senior manager, she has overseen the acquisition and development of sites for new housing projects in West Sussex. She is currently studying for a Master’s in Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology whilst directing projects around psychologically and trauma informed practices and employee engagement for a South of England-based Housing Association.

She is passionate about innovative approaches to societal issues and ensuring people’s lived experience influences and designs changes that are needed.

Our people

Senior Leadership

Simon Gale
Simon Gale
Chief Executive
Ruth Cox
Ruth Cox
Regional Operations Manager
Martin Coll
Martin Coll
Operations Manager
Christa Maciver
Christa Maciver
Head of Research, Policy and Communications
Andy Morris
Andy Morris
Business Support Manager
Steve Coles
Steve Coles
Leadership Consultant
Fran Anderson
Fran Anderson
Head of Income & Development

Brighton Team

Martin Coll
Martin Coll
Operations Manager
Sara Emerson
Sara Emerson
Health Engagement Team Leader
Kate Standing
Kate Standing
Frontline Network Coordinator
Saskia Buchanan
Saskia Buchanan
Creative Studio Coordinator
Holly Collicott
Holly Collicott
Engagement Worker
Nathan Milenkovic
Nathan Milenkovic
Health Engagement Worker
Louis Kirby
Louis Kirby
Health Engagement Worker
Si Campbell
Si Campbell
Social Connection Project Coordinator
Naomi Bramley
Naomi Bramley
COVID Response Coordinator
Tom Stewart
Tom Stewart
Health Engagement Worker
Juliet Grenville
Juliet Grenville
Health Engagement Worker
Izzy Carpenter
Izzy Carpenter
Out of Area Health Engagement Worker
Nicki Menin
Nicki Menin
Participation Lead
Caroline Morris
Caroline Morris
Mental Health Engagement Worker
Rachael James
Rachael James
Homeless Team Weekend Hospital Worker

Manchester Team

Ruth Cox
Ruth Cox
Regional Operations Manager
Sarah Todd
Sarah Todd
Specialist Support Team Leader
Colette Bayes
Colette Bayes
Specialist Support Worker
Natasha Samuels
Natasha Samuels
Specialist Support Worker - Targeted Referrals
David Paylor
David Paylor
Network Development Worker
Muhammed Sulaiman
Muhammed Sulaiman
Specialist Support Worker

Finance, Fundraising & Resources

Lucy Trott
Lucy Trott
Business Support and Development Coordinator
Andy Morris
Andy Morris
Business Support Manager
Esther Sweeney
Esther Sweeney
Supporter Engagement
Stephen Healer
Stephen Healer
Finance Manager

Research, Policy & Communications

Christa Maciver
Christa Maciver
Head of Research, Policy and Communications
Signe Gosmann
Signe Gosmann
Network Development Worker
Alex Proctor
Alex Proctor
Research and Policy Coordinator
David Paylor
David Paylor
Network Development Worker
Emma Mulholland
Emma Mulholland
Communications Coordinator

Trustees

Gretta Starks
Gretta Starks
Company Secretary
Alex Fleming
Alex Fleming
Trustee
Amy Sheehan Daly
Amy Sheehan Daly
Trustee
Ollie Wilson
Ollie Wilson
Trustee
Oliver Heath
Oliver Heath
Trustee
Andrew Man
Andrew Man
Trustee
Zoe Maurice
Zoe Maurice
Trustee
Katie Wildig
Katie Wildig
Trustee