Chief Executive Officer
Sonja Freebody has lived in and around Guildford for most of her life. Sonja comes to Headway Surrey with extensive and varied experience in the charitable sector. She spent over 14 years successfully running the Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre (RASASC) and has experience of working with the Whiteley Homes Trust, Transform Housing and Support, GASP, the Samson Centre for Multiple Sclerosis and the River Thames Boat Project. In addition, she has been an active volunteer in the local community. She won the Guildford Mayor's Award for Service to the Community in 2013.
Finance & Admin Manager
Maggee has lived and worked in and around Guildford all her life, starting out as a junior secretary for a knitwear company in Farncombe before holding numerous positions at a brewery, a publishing company and an examination board. Maggee was self-employed as a Secretary/PA/Bookkeeper for 10 years whilst raising her two children. Maggee joined Headway Surrey in August 2015.
Sue joined the Headway Surrey Team in November 2009 and her role is to provide support here at Headway House and out in the community. Sue has a number of years experience of working with people with special needs especially the elderly and in social care and has NVQ 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care.
Sue is devoted to her family, two dogs and two cats and spends as much time as possible gardening when she is not at Headway Surrey. Sue is enjoying working with the challenging but very rewarding client group and being part of the team at Headway Surrey.
Rowena joined Headway Surrey in August 2016, as a support worker for members at the centre and out in the community. After working eight years in a school for boys with behavioural problems, (“I had previously worked as a retail manager for 10 years,) there was a lot of observation and spotting triggers of a learned behaviour that may have to change. It was working with these boys that Rowena attained a NVQ3 in Challenging Behaviour, a Diploma in Counselling. Working with autism and EBD gives you a sense of how one can give positive feedback and encouragement when tasks are challenging for people.
Alistair joined the Headway Surrey team in February 2017. His role at Headway is to support clients at Headway House and out in the community. Alistair has worked in brain injury previously as a carer for 3 years, then took a dramatic role change and became a jeweller but since realised he wanted to work within brain injury.
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