Centre Director (CEO) – Debbie Hughes has over 29 years’ experience in the public and charity sectors working in Community Development, Sports Development, Community Recreation Outreach and Youth Work. Debbie joined HAY 11 years ago and is responsible for the strategic development of HAY projects and programmes at the Hanworth Centre.
Senior Youth Work Manager – Mark Wainwright has over 20 years’ experience in Connexions and Youth Work, both within a school and community setting. He has worked with and supported young people offering Advice & Guidance, Harm Reduction including Sexual Health, Alcohol & Drugs. He has co-ordinated the Positive Activities in Hounslow, he has been a Centre Manager and is also responsible for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme at the Hanworth Centre.
Youth Bonds Project (YBP) Development Manager – Bijal Karavadra started her career working with young people over 12 years ago. She has worked with Young people in the criminal justice system, supporting them during reparation projects (community service) as well as helping them learn basic numeracy and literacy skills to stop them re-offending. Bijal has been managing the YBP for over nine years and has been the development Manager for the both YBP’s for over five years. Bijal has experience of parenting and advocacy. She works alongside various agencies such as school, police, CAMHS, social care, NSPCC to name a few. Bijal has worked closely with the local community to build a strong relationship to provide an important service. She has good knowledge of local and national changes which can impact local communities.
Youth Bonds Project Manager – Bhavini Kotecha has been a Panel Member for the Youth Offending Service for five years, a sessional worker for the YBP for three years and the YBP Manager for nearly two years.
The Weekend Club Manager – John Hepple has over 28 years’ experience as a youth and community worker in recreational and issue based provisions. John has co-ordinated and developed HAY’s Allotment and introduced the Bee Keeping provision for HAY. John is experienced in generic youth activity, issue based work, residential and day activities. He has a particular interest in young people’s education, especially science based activity. John likes to pass on practical life skills to help in independent living and personal development.
Caterpillar Pre-School Manager – Tracie Watson has over 15 years’ experience in working in Early Years provision, Play and Community Development within the public and private sector. Her passion is to provide good quality education for pre-schoolers’ in a safe and stimulating environment. Since joining us, she has introduced various different educational programmes, such as Forest School, PALS, and Lets Talk.
Operational Manager – Manminder Kaur has worked in Hounslow for over 25 years working in a variety of customer service roles within the local authority including Corporate Property, Traffic & Parking, Housing and Pollution departments. She joined HAY’s team at the Hanworth Centre in 2015 and her duties include the co-ordination of HAY’s Volunteers, Health & Safety, and managing the accounts for the Centre.
Centre Staff also include; Tina Reynolds who is a highly valued member of our team and has been working for us for over 25 years to make sure our centre is kept immaculately clean and tidy.
Eric Ogundipe – is the Centre caretaker ensuring the centre is Health & Safety Compliant and takes care of the general up keeping of it.
We are also extremely very lucky to have a number of Part-time and Sessional staff who dedicate their time and energy to the children who attend our Youth Clubs. They are Susie John, Priya Kerai, Alex Chitty, Sahira Khan, Natalie Sexton, Charlie Pound, Danielle Hutchinson, Rory Duckett, Jan Cross, Donna Smith and Jo Flint.
Our Caterpillar Pre-School staff are a young vibrant team; and they are Samantha Elix, Kerrie Doyle, Anita Baker and Gemma Hills.
We also have a number of young volunteers many of whom are full time students with a wide range of skills and abilities who dedicate their spare time to us. They are Tricia Lee, Xiaoyao Ma, Jess Chana, Ana Kolkowska, Qyuh Chi Li,Jazz Jordan, Clarisa Mitria, Kajol Mohamed, Faiza Mirza, Mariya Imran and Sonia Sehmi.