Kathryn is responsible for the running of the charity. She first worked with Lifecentre in 2001, when the charity was founded, on the telephone helpline. After 20 years working for the probation service and Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service, she returned to Lifecentre in June 2019. Kathryn has over 10 years’ experience in leadership within the Criminal Justice System. She has a leadership management qualification and has received leadership development, including a Trading and Sustainability Programme with the Social School of Economics.
DJ is responsible for the therapeutic service and team of practitioners across the charity. She has 20 years’ experience in the field of psychotherapy. She trained in several therapeutic disciplines and is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Prior to Joining Lifecentre charity in 2014, DJ worked as a clinical assessor and qualified as a group trainer in 2000, delivering training programs to various charities and organisations.
Jacob is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Lifecentre with a particular focus on estates, systems and projects. Jacob is also our data protection officer. Having originally trained to be a teacher Jacob has been volunteering or working within the charity sector for the last 10 years. He is particularly passionate about creating a safe space for our clients.
Andrea is currently the Managing Director of Dignity Group Ltd. She has an extensive background in social work and nursing, within which she specialised in learning disability and mental health. She joined Lifecentre in 2001, bringing her expertise in business management, employment, and social care with her.
Rosalind is a retired corporate tax specialist and chartered tax adviser. This experience gives her a significant expertise in audits and accountancy. Joining Lifecentre in 2004, she also serves the local community as both a parish councillor and school governor.
Alistair is a partner at Dutton Gregory Solicitors. He has practiced private client law as a solicitor for over 30 years. Joining Lifecentre in 2008, Mr MacFarlane brought his expert knowledge of both law and the charitable sector, gained through his experience of trusteeship of two other charitable trusts.
Mark works for West Sussex County Council as part of the leadership team of a specialist youth work team working with young people experiencing mental and/or emotional health issues. He has worked with young people face to face for over 20 years in a mix of faith based, voluntary and statutory services with the last 12 working with the most vulnerable and complex young people in West Sussex. Mark is a passionate member of Revelation Family Church where he helps to lead the evening gatherings and support the church in areas of safeguarding.
Serena is a retired inner city GP and currently works as an educational consultant to the Professional Support Unit and Health Education England. She has lots of experience supporting people from a wide socioeconomic spectrum with issues of sexual and emotional abuse. She is a long term supporter of CARE alongside her husband and has been involved with the Care for Life initiative for many years.