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Our Team and Trustees

Like all registered charities, Find A Voice is governed by a Board of Trustees, who are supported by our President and Vice Presidents. Our Trustees meet regularly as a body and form sub-committees where necessary to work on specific projects.

Our staff team work hard to deliver our service, and are supported by a range of volunteers.


THE FAV TEAM

Our small but friendly team works hard to ensure that we can assist and as many people as possible.

 

General
Manager
  

DEBBIE BURDEN

Debbie leads the team at our Ashford head office, providing support to the staff and managing the administration.
    

 Training coordinator 

  SARAH YOUNG

Sarah leads on the ICT Choices and ASDAN programmes at our Ashford base. She ensures that our students enjoy their time with us and are challenged to improve their learning without necessarily realising it.

    

 Special Education Trainer Assistant

  EMILY WEARE
    

Bid Writer

 


KIM DEBLING
 
Kim is responsible for applying to various organisations for grants and funding, which is essential to the continued running of the charity. 
 
 
VOLUNTEERS

The permanent staff are assisted by a range of volunteers, without whom things would be a lot more difficult to manage. Our thanks go to all those who help us out.


THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

We have a diverse collective of trustee's with a wide range of business and educational backgrounds that help make Find A Voice a success

Chairman


 JOSHUA COLEMAN
Josh has worked in the education, justice and social justice sectors for nearly 30 years. With a keen interest in social mobility and inclusion he joined the charity in 2014. He is a CEO of a multi academy trust in Kent and is married with two children.
    

Treasurer

 

DAVID EVERETT

I have gained a wealth of commercial experience working within the FMCG market for over 40 years holding a variety of senior positions in blue chip companies, the last 10 as a board Director. He also has several years’ experience as a pensions trustee and as chairman. David is also a qualified personal development coach.

    

Secretary

 

 

EMILE GREENWOOD

I work for BT in the Technical Service Organisation specialising in the area of Billing developing the systems for customers and BT employees to manage all things Billing. Prior to working at BT I worked for Ford Motor company as a European operational manager. I have a Degree in Engineering and a Masters Degree in Automotive Engineering and management. I am married with two young Children.
    

Trustee

 

 

LORNA HUGHES

 
I am a Lecturer in Special Educational Needs and Inclusion at Canterbury Christ Church University. Previously I taught in a mainstream secondary school as an English Teacher and a SENCO. I am interested in multi-agency working and the impact of collaborative practices to support learners. My Masters Degree is in Enabling Learning, Inclusion and Institutional Development and I have conducted action research into speech and language development and the effectiveness of support / outcomes for learners. I have worked with Speech and Language Therapists in devising collaborative practices in schools and am currently involved in the development of short courses in this area.
    

 Trustee

  

JOANNE CHESSUM

Jo has worked in Special Education for 16 years. With a keen interest in improving outcomes and life chances for SEND, she is currently the SENCo at a provision for young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties as well as the Educational Consultant for a Speech and Language company. She joined the charity earlier this year.

 
 
    

 Trustee

 

 

GRAEME DUTCH

Graeme is the Customer Service Manager of Santander Tenterden.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
SUPPORTING THE TRUSTEES
 
 

ALASTAIR DUTCH OBE - Honorary President

Alastair has lived and breathed Find A Voice since he became involved with the charity in 1996. He was the Chairman for many years, standing down in 2011.

 

MICHAEL CLAUGHTON -  Honorary Vice President

Also a former Chairman of Find A Voice, Michael became a Vice President in 2008. During his office as Mayor of Ashford in 2003-4 he raised £14,000 for Find A Voice as part of his Mayor's Charity Appeal.