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.

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.

Lisa Ball

Lisa Ball

Central Team: Head of Communications
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.

Nammie Matthews

Nammie Matthews

Central Team: Communications Assistant
Nammie helps with Together Co communications, creating digital and print content and promoting our events. Nammie is passionate about sharing people’s stories, and believes connection is the ultimate force of good.

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.

Christine Squince

Christine Squince

Head of Befriending
Christine has responsibility to lead strategic planning and service development and to oversee the operational delivery of the city-wide Befriending Service. Christine is committed to creating opportunities to connect people and motivated by seeing the value in bringing people together in their local communities.

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: Operational Lead
Emily manages our Befriending Coordinators and the day-to-day running of Together Co Befriending. Emily also has a special interest in mental health.

Anne Amner

Anne Amner

Befriending: Volunteer Coordinator
Anne is responsible for coordinating Together Co Befriending in East Brighton. Anne loves the diversity of the city and is passionate about changing lives for the better where she lives.

Naomi Lacey

Naomi Lacey

Befriending: Volunteer Coordinator
Naomi is a Befriending Coordinator responsible for West and Central areas of Hove. Naomi enjoys hearing about the difference volunteers make to people’s lives.

Lucy West

Lucy West

Befriending: Volunteer Coordinator
Lucy supports the matching of volunteers for befriending, especially around practical support and essential errands. Lucy loves being part of a community organisation with so many kind and responsive volunteers.

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.

Sam Bond

Sam Bond

Befriending: Volunteer Coordinator
Sam is a Befriending Coordinator.

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.

Pam Mitchell

Pam Mitchell

Befriending: Data and Admin Officer
Pam supports the Befriending team, communicating regularly with volunteers and scheme members, and has worked in senior management roles in the charity sector since 1992.

Rachel Friggins

Rachel Friggins

Head of Social Prescribing
Rachel oversees Together Co Social Prescribing, ensuring it develops effectively to connect people with the right services and groups.

George Roe

George Roe

Social Prescribing: Operational Lead
George is the operational lead for the PCN team. George is inspired by the difference the PCN link workers make to people’s lives and the range of support they provide.

Claire Baker

Claire Baker

Social Prescribing: PCN Link Worker
Claire is a link worker based in GP practices. Claire enjoys working collaboratively with people to improve their health and wellbeing.

Jasia Lisicki

Jasia Lisicki

Social Prescribing: PCN Link Worker
Jasia is a link worker based in GP practices. Jasia enjoys supporting people to achieve their goals.

Mary Finlay

Mary Finlay

Social Prescribing: PCN Link Worker
Mary is a link worker based in GP practices. Mary enjoys working alongside people and seeing the positive change people can make to their lives.

Jenny Meeres

Jenny Meeres

Social Prescribing: PCN Link Worker
Jenny is a link worker based at local GP practices. Jenny is passionate about empowering others to improve their wellbeing.

Kirsty Treadwell

Kirsty Treadwell

Social Prescribing: PCN Link Worker
Kirsty is a link worker based at local GP practices. Kirsty enjoys working with people to make connections and find activities that are meaningful to them.

Katrina Robert

Katrina Robert

Social Prescribing: PCN Link Worker
Katrina is a link worker based in GP practices. Katrina enjoys working in a holistic way, to support clients with emotional, social and practical needs.

Mick Townsend

Mick Townsend

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

Mel Pickett

Mel Pickett

Social Prescribing: Link Worker
Mel is a link worker, 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.

Rachel Collins

Rachel Collins

Social Prescribing: Link Worker
Rachel is a link worker, 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.

Vanina Pessini

Vanina Pessini

Social Prescribing: Link Worker
Vanina is a Link Worker who enjoys giving guidance and support while empowering people to find solutions to problems that might seem overwhelming when faced alone.

Sarah Akhtar

Sarah Akhtar

Social Prescribing: PCN Link Worker
Sarah works in two GP practices’ within the Hove PCN area, and is also part of the Citywide referral pathway. Sarah is particularly interested in mental health and hoarding.

Seb Feast

Seb Feast

Social Prescribing: Data and Admin Officer
Seb is responsible for the administration and reporting of Together Co Social Prescribing. Seb loves supporting the team and believes in their colleagues’ essential work.

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