Meet our staff team
Catherine’s role involves:
- Developing the organisation as a robust and trusted voice, representing Lambeth residents
- Making the case for change to improve health and social care outcomes for local people
Catherine has lived in Lambeth for 26 years and has extensive links to communities and services across the borough. She studied fine art before completing an MBA with the Open University. She has extensive practical experience of working in health and health inequalities including work to prevent HIV infection, disability and long term condition programmes.
Business and Finance Officer
Olivia hopes to serve the community in Lambeth by ensuring we have consistent and reliable finance and administrative systems in place. Her background is both in the Corporate sector and Local Authority, having spent over a decade working for Camden Council, first in the Language Services within the Equalities and Diversity Team; Passenger and Accessible Transport; Engagement Team and finally in the Communities Directorate. Olivia has a degree in Communications and Music and is also a keen cyclist.
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Natalia leads our engagement work and ensures that people in Lambeth have a voice in service and policy development in health and social care. She also facilitates the participation of children and young people.
Prior to joining us, Natalia managed services for families of children with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) in Enfield, Southwark and Croydon. She was involved in developing strategies on children and young people’s participation and service users’ involvement in Merton, Havering and Southwark. Natalia is a social worker by profession and has MAs in Health and Social Care Management and Social Work. Natalia is studying towards her PhD in Health and Social Care.
Engagement Lead for Older People
Kate’s role involves:
- Gathering feedback about health and care services for older people.
- Coordinating the Right for Everyone project, which involves visits to community health services to see how well they work for people with learning disabilities.
Before joining Healthwatch Lambeth, Kate worked for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, advising charities on strategy and impact, and running a programme to help groups prepare for climate change. She has also worked in development education (supporting teachers to include global issues in their lessons) and the heritage sector. Kate lives in Camberwell and is secretary of the tenant management organisation which runs services on her estate.
Engagement Lead for Mental Health
Mike's role involves
- Engaging with and listening to, the experiences of people with mental health needs and their families and wider communities and ensuring these are taken into account.
- Coordinating the programme of Enter and View visits to local specialist mental health services to see how these meet people’s needs.
Mike has lived in Lambeth for over 30 years. He has wide experience in both social research and working in the social care and health sector, much of it spent working with central London authorities in a number of commissioning and strategic roles. He is passionate about ‘active engagement’, ensuring patients, service users, carers and communities are at the centre of planning, development, delivery and evaluation of services.
Communications and Outreach Officer
In her role, Daniela looks forward to getting to know and engaging with a wide range of people in the Lambeth community. She was previously at Healthwatch Waltham Forest, and has spent the last two years working at Child Rights organizations in Thailand and Nepal. Now in Lambeth, Daniela writes the monthly newsletter, engages with people on social media and does outreach at a range of events, services and local groups. Her aim is to talk to more people about Healthwatch and ensure everyone in Lambeth knows what's going on in terms of health and social care, and how to have a say if they want to. If you have an event, run a local community organisation or similar, do get in touch.
Ellie manages our volunteer program, recruiting and supporting the volunteers who are vital to our work. She aims to build a welcoming and inclusive community of volunteers, and is passionate about the impact that volunteers can have in across Lambeth.
Before joining Healthwatch Lambeth, Ellie worked on the Australian Volunteers Program where she worked to developed a model of international, online volunteering. She is interested in the ways charities can better use digital technology, and is currently studying a MA in Digital Culture and Society. If you’re interested in volunteering, or in hearing about volunteering opportunities, please do get in touch.