Our Leadership Team

Jacqui Thompson
Jacqui ThompsonInterim Chief Executive
Jacqui leads our charity. She has over 30 years experience of leadership in the Health & Social Care sector, and is incredibly passionate about achieving inclusion for people who have a learning disability. Jacqui is responsible for leading the strategic development of the organisation and for ensuring all of our services and projects are meeting the needs of the people we support.
Lisa Donnalley
Lisa DonnalleyFinance and Resources Manager
Lisa is responsible for leading on all aspects of financial management and ensuring that our finance and admin team operates efficiently. She also manages facilities, assets and other resources to keep the organisation running smoothly.
Lisa Wild
Lisa WildDevelopment Manager
Lisa is responsible for generating the income to sustain our projects and services through fundraising, corporate partnerships and grant funding. She is also responsible for developing new business to meet the needs of the people we support and in line with our strategic objectives.
Julie Redpath
Julie RedpathProjects Manager
Julie is responsible for delivering the North Tyneside CCG funded Health & Well-being project and for managing our other projects, including our National Lottery funded Tomorrows project.
Sharon May
Sharon MayCommunity Outreach Team Lead
Sharon leads on our Community Outreach service contracts for young people and adults who have been assigned a personal budget, working closely with families and social workers
Holly Grieves
Holly GrievesCommunity Outreach Team Lead
Holly is responsible for leading our team of Community Outreach staff, ensuring continuity and a personalised approach to meeting the needs of our customers.
Amanda Nelson
Amanda NelsonCommunity Outreach Team Lead
Amanda is responsible for developing and organising our Short Breaks / Alternatives to Building Based Respite service. She helps people arrange bespoke holidays with 1:1 support or in a group with friends.
Lindsey Harle
Lindsey HarleCommunity Outreach Team Lead
Lindsey leads our Community Outreach group service, which offers small group based support in the community during the day, evenings and weekends.
Gillian Richardson
Gillian RichardsonEarly Years Play Lead
Gillian leads our Children in Need Early Years Project. She runs our groups and activities, as well as providing support to families and working alongside health professionals.