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.
Rehabilitation & Volunteer Coordinator
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.
Rehabilitation & Carers Coordinator
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 an 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.
Rehabilitation Assistant (Mon, Wed, Fri)
Jo joined us as a volunteer in February 2018 and in April 2018 she was taken on as a part-time member of staff. Her role at Headway is to support clients at Headway House and also out in the community using her previous vast experience in Special Needs Education.
Rehabilitation Assistant (Mon, Wed, Thurs)
Julie knew about Headway Surrey as her husband sustained a brain injury in 2005 and attended Headway Surrey for 4 years. She came along to our first ever Carers Mindfulness Course in April 2018 and then joined us as a part-time member of staff. Her role at Headway is to support clients at the centre using her knowledge of Adult Social Care and her personal experience of being a brain injury carer.
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