The Mulberry Centre - for anyone affected by cancer Heart

Meet the team

 

 

The Mulberry Centre has a small team of paid staff who are involved in all aspects of the delivery of our services. Our counselling and therapies and group activities are delivered by a wonderful team of volunteers who are led by part−time Consultants. We also have strong governance with a Trustee body of 10 who bring a wide range of expertise and skills (health, accountancy, legal, fundraising, business, community).

 

Staff

 

Raj Athwal

Executive Director
Full-time

Raj is responsible for overall management of The Mulberry Centre and leadership of the team of staff and volunteers. Key responsibilities are: strategic direction of the charity; developing and implementing service enhancements; fundraising and promotional strategy; staff recruitment; development and building relationships with stakeholders.

 

Shefali Agrawal

Mulberry Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Services Manager (MMCISSM)
Full-time

Shefali is responsible for the delivery of our comprehensive support and information programme and ensuring consistent high-quality delivery to anyone affected by cancer. Shefali oversees the delivery and development of all our client support services by managing a team of five . She ensures that our projects meet the needs of the people we serve, are delivered safely and effectively, and meet all relevant legislative and safeguarding requirements.
Shefali also works closely with the Executive Director to raise the Mulberry Centre’s profile through community engagement and awareness about the signs and symptoms of different types of cancer and ways in which people can adopt preventive measures.

 

Angie Forero

Finance and Operations Manager
Part-time

Angie is responsible for the financial and operational management of the Centre, overseeing among others the Reception, estates & facilities and IT systems. Her financial role involves ensuring the financial records are up to date and providing key reports to The Board of Trustees and the Fundraising Team.

 

Denise Hill

Finance and Admin Assistant
Part-time

Denise provides Finance and Administration support to the Centre. Her role involves ensuring that good quality accurate information is held on our database, processing donations, thank you letters and bank reconciliations.

 

Julie Peters

Fundraising and Communications Manager

Full-time

Julie will develop and deliver an integrated and effective fundraising and communications strategy to grow income and to raise our profile in the community. She will be responsible for making grant applications, working with companies and individuals to maximise fundraised income as well as ensuring effective communication to raise awareness.

 

Jo Taranowski

Fundraising and Communications Lead
Part-time

Jo works closely with the Julie, the Fundraising and Communications Manager to provide effective communications to increase income and raise our profile. Jo is responsible for growing, organising and the recruitment of fundraisers to participate in Challenge Events.

 

Tom Stockton

Community Engagement Lead
Part-time

Tom’s role includes raising The Mulberry Centre’s profile through community engagement at the same time as educating people (through presentations, desks and information roadshows), on how to identify signs and symptoms and reduce the risks of cancer.
Working closely with the Information and Support Services Manager, Tom is involved in maximizing opportunities to engage with hard to reach groups and develop new networks to increase awareness of The Mulberry Centre amongst the wider community.

 

Martina Thompson

Mulberry Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Assistant
Full-time

The Cancer Information Support Assistant’s supports Shefali, the Cancer Information and Support Manager to provide a comprehensive holistic cancer information and support service within The Mulberry Centre to meet the needs of cancer patients, carers and those bereaved as a result of cancer.

 

Raffaella Zaccarini Tate

Cancer Information and Support Assistant
Part-time

The Cancer Information Support Assistant’s supports Shefali, the Cancer Information and Support Manager to provide a comprehensive holistic cancer information and support service within The Mulberry Centre to meet the needs of cancer patients, carers and those bereaved as a result of cancer.

 

Angie Forero (Interim)

Volunteer Lead
Part-time

The Volunteer Lead is responsible for all aspects of volunteering at The Mulberry Centre, including the co-ordination, recruitment, induction, support and training of volunteers, adhering to the Centre’s volunteering policies. Angie matches the skills and availability of volunteers to the roles available and supports and monitors the impact of volunteering on the Centre’s activities.

 

Santosh Chohan and Jas Toor

Services Administrators
Part-time

Santosh and Jas are the first point of contact for our clients at the Mulberry Centre. They are responsible for providing essential administrative support, dealing with face to face queries, telephone calls and booking appointments. They also provide day to day support to all our volunteers and staff members.

 

Consultants

 

Julie Quinn

Complementary Therapies Lead
Part-time contractor

Julie has responsibility for running the complementary therapy services in accordance with the Centre’s guidelines. She provides guidance and professional support for all our volunteer therapists in order to ensure that the Centre’s high reputation for these services is maintained.

 

Shefali Agrawal (interim)

Counselling Lead

This appointment will lead the counselling services in accordance with the Centre’s guidelines. They will provide guidance and professional support for all our volunteer counsellors in order to ensure that the Centre’s high reputation for these services is maintained.