Meet Our Team

Jo Crease

Jo Crease

Central Team: Chief Executive Officer
Jo is responsible for leading Together Co, making sure that as many people as possible can benefit from or be involved with our work. Jo loves making new connections which help bring people together.

Sofie Franzen

Sofie Franzen

Central Team: Deputy Chief Officer
Sofie supports the Together Co team to deliver the best services possible. Sofie is passionate about giving the community a say in all aspects of Together Co’s work.

Karen Hunter

Karen Hunter

Central Team: Head of Fundraising and Partnerships
Karen leads on corporate and community fundraising, building partnerships to connect like-minded organisations and individuals. With a background in campaigning, fundraising and marketing Karen is passionate about championing people and the charities supporting them.

Lisa Ball

Lisa Ball

Central Team: Communications Coordinator
Lisa leads on Together Co communications, making sure our story is heard by as many people as possible. She’s a digital geek with an interest in people, community and the planet.

Matt Bridgeman-Rivett

Matt Bridgeman-Rivett

Central Team: Office Manager
Matt supports Together Co operations and governance by ensuring that staff and trustees have access to the facilities and resources they need for their work. Matt is interested in supporting the charity’s digital transformation.

Sean de Podesta

Sean de Podesta

Head of Befriending
Sean has been leading our befriending services for over twenty years. It is a continuing satisfaction for him to have work that focuses people’s neighbourly good will and kindness where it is needed

Assuntina Cardillo-Zallo

Assuntina Cardillo-Zallo

Befriending: Operational Lead
Assuntina manages our Befriending Coordinators and the day-to-day running of Together Co Befriending. Assuntina is constantly inspired by how a small act of volunteering can make a huge difference to someone’s life.

Emily Daniel

Emily Daniel

Befriending: Volunteer Coordinator
Emily is responsible for coordinating Together Co Befriending in the North and West central areas of Brighton and Hove. Emily also has a special interest in mental health.

Naomi Lacey

Naomi Lacey

Befriending: Volunteer Coordinator
Naomi is a Befriending Coordinator responsible for North and South Portslade and Hove. Naomi enjoys hearing about the difference volunteers make to people’s lives.

Natasha Rodrigues

Natasha Rodrigues

Befriending: Volunteer Coordinator
Natasha is responsible for coordinating Together Co Befriending in East Brighton. Natasha is passionate about the positive impact friendships can have on the lives of her volunteers and the people they befriend.

Sally Clarke

Sally Clarke

Befriending: Volunteer Coordinator
Sally is a Befriending Coordinator responsible for North-east Brighton and Hove. Sally enjoys supporting volunteers to befriend people and loves hearing about the friendships that form.

Sharon Maloney

Sharon Maloney

Befriending: Volunteer Coordinator
Sharon is a Befriending Coordinator responsible for North and Central Brighton and Hove. She is passionate about bringing people together and helping to build stronger, united communities.

Susan Alderson

Susan Alderson

Befriending: Administrator
Susan’s responsibility is organising the Together Co Befriending office and supporting the Befriending Coordinators. Susan is passionate about ending loneliness in Brighton and Hove.

Clair Rowe

Clair Rowe

Head of Social Prescribing
Clair oversees Together Co Social Prescribing, ensuring it develops effectively to connect people with the right services and groups. Clair is passionate about social models of care and their role in moving towards social justice.

Alex Brining

Alex Brining

Social Prescribing: Operational Lead
Alex is the Team Leader for Together Co Social Prescribing, responsible for the day-to-day running of the service. Alex is very proud of the impact his team makes in supporting people to reach their goals.

Bethan Morgan

Bethan Morgan

Social Prescribing: Coordinator
Beth helps link people with local services and supports a team of volunteers as a Social Prescribing Coordinator. Beth believes that community plays a key role in people’s feelings of belonging, purpose and happiness.

Jenny Meeres

Jenny Meeres

Social Prescribing: Coordinator
Jenny supports people to access local services and supports a team of volunteers as a Social Prescribing Coordinator. Jenny is passionate about empowering others to improve their wellbeing.

Mel Pickett

Mel Pickett

Social Prescribing: Coordinator
Mel is a Social Prescribing Coordinator linking people into groups and services and supporting a team of volunteers. Mel is passionate about the added value our brilliant volunteer team brings to our work.

Mick Townsend

Mick Townsend

Social Prescribing: Coordinator
Mick is a Social Prescribing Coordinator, facilitating positive change by linking people with local groups and services. Mick gets satisfaction from being involved in helping people make positive changes.

Rachel Collins

Rachel Collins

Social Prescribing: Coordinator
Rachel is a Social Prescribing Coordinator helping people access groups and services and supporting a team of volunteers. Rachel is passionate about the role that social prescribing can play in improving health and wellbeing.

Seb Feast

Seb Feast

Central Team: Comms Assistant
Social Prescribing: Data & Admin Officer

Seb helps with Together Co communications and Social Prescribing. Seb loves supporting the team and believes in the role that digital communications can play in connecting people.

Hayley Turnbull

Hayley Turnbull

Central Team: Fundraising and Partnerships Assistant
Hayley assists on corporate and community fundraising, helping build on partnerships and connections. Hayley is inspired by the incredible work Together Co has done with the help of so many and is passionate about delivering their message.

© 2019 Together Collective a Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales: Company No. 03895574, whose registered office is Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD. Together Collective is a registered charity: Charity No. 1083390