Meet the Team
Rebecca first worked with Headway Cardiff in 1996, where she ran a series of drama workshops. She was taken on as the second ever employee, working as an Assistant Coordinator until 2002. Since then she has worked for a number charities in a variety of roles, as well as within Social Services. Prior to her return to Headway Cardiff she was UK Improvement Programme Manager at the MS Society.
Lisa is the longest serving member of the team. She began with Headway Cardiff back in 2003 as Assistant Day Centre Manager, before becoming Day Centre Manager in 2004 until the birth of her first child in 2009. Lisa took on her current role in 2015.
Prior to joining the staff team in 2013 as a Support Worker, Calum was a volunteer on a Wednesday and Thursday. He took on his current role at the beginning of 2018. Calum enjoys skiing,snowboarding and travel.
Emily has been a member of the team since 2006, initially as a Support Worker and then Assistant Independence and Wellbeing Centre Manager in 2008. Emily took on her current role at the beginning of 2018. She has a degree in Sociology.
Anne Stewart has been in post as our first dedicated Welfare Benefits Officer since November 2013. She has a background working with Mental Health and Domestic Abuse organisations, amongst others and is a qualified Counsellor. Anne has recently become a keen runner and also enjoys yoga in her spare time.
Lucy joined the team in May 2017. Prior to this Lucy studied drama at the University of Kent and undertook a Masters in Sport Sociology and Ethics at Cardiff Metropolitan University. When not at Headway Cardiff & South East Wales, Lucy will most likely be found on her bike as she is an avid cyclist!
Helen has been a Day Centre Support Worker since she joined us in 2008. Helen has a degree in Textiles and her artistic skills are put to good use in her work here.
Prior to joining the staff team in 2016, Rhian volunteered for a year with the Tuesday group. She has a degree in Furniture Design and is currently training as Counsellor. She enjoys all things creative; from photography and drawing to cooking.
Chloe returned to the team in May 2017. She has a degree in Journalism and likes walking in her spare time. Chloe was previously a volunteer and Support Worker for Headway Cardiff and has studied Speech and Language Therapy.
Kathryn joined the team in January 2018 having previously worked for the Engagement and Volunteering Team at Macmillan Cancer Support. She has a degree in Theatre Design and Production from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and has also worked as a team manager on board cruise ships.
After studying politics in Manchester, Helen moved to Cardiff and worked as an Information Officer for a carers organisation. Most recently she worked in the education sector organising training courses. She enjoys cooking and DIY.
Mark joined the team in May 2018. Prior to this he worked for local government and in the insurance industry. Mark is experienced in training, general management and health and safety. When not at Headway Cardiff and South East Wales, Mark spends his time with his family trying to tame their dogs.
Olivia joined us in June 2018 and is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist from Cardiff Metropolitan University.
This role is kindly funded by Hugh James Solicitors and Aneurin Bevan Health Board.