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We love to shout about our amazing team here at Adoption Matters by including every single member of staff, Trustee and Patron here on our Team page, as every single one of them is important to us and to our work with families and children. We also value their privacy, so for those individuals who don’t wish to have their photograph online, it’s their right to do so and we respect that.

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Norman Goodwin CBE

Chief Executive
Norman Goodwin CBE

Norman is a qualified social worker whose career in social work began in 1979 with Clwyd County Council before moving to Cheshire County Council. Norman joined Adoption Matters in 1985, initially as a team manager moving up to…

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Presidents + Patrons

The Rt. Revd. Mark Tanner

The Rt. Revd. Mark Tanner

Bishop of Chester

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The Rt. Revd. Julian Henderson|

The Rt. Revd. Julian Henderson|

Bishop of Blackburn

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The Rt. Revd. Paul Butler

The Rt. Revd. Paul Butler

Bishop of Durham

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Sir Mark Hedley

Sir Mark Hedley

Patron

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Board of Trustees

Our Trustees all volunteer their expertise and time to help shape our charity and agency.

Carolyn Johnson

Carolyn Johnson

Chair

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Professor David Cracknell OBE

Professor David Cracknell OBE

Vice-Chair

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Joe McArdle

Joe McArdle

Trustee

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David Shield

David Shield

Trustee

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Annesley Wright

Annesley Wright

Company Secretary

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Dave Champness

Dave Champness

Trustee

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Professor Elizabeth Harlow

Professor Elizabeth Harlow

Trustee

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Catherine Gibbons

Catherine Gibbons

Trustee

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Lynn Pates

Lynn Pates

Trustee

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Jamie Bennett

Jamie Bennett

Trustee

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Barry Speker OBE DL

Barry Speker OBE DL

Trustee

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Our Strategic Management Team

Paul Dolan

Paul Dolan

Service Manager

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Jacqui Shore

Jacqui Shore

Service Manager

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Susy White

Susy White

Finance & Operations Director

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Gaynor Richards

Gaynor Richards

Business Development Manager

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Anne Fleming

Anne Fleming

Centre for Adoption Support Service Manager

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Our Social Work Practitioners

Amanda Houton

Amanda Houton

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Amy Mather

Amy Mather

Adoption Team Manager

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Amreen Riaz

Amreen Riaz

Adoption Team Manager

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Bernadette Bailey

Bernadette Bailey

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Charlotte Daly

Charlotte Daly

Adoption Enquiry Advisers

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Clive Gumbrell

Clive Gumbrell

Adoption Team Manager

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Carmel Murphy

Carmel Murphy

Concurrent Planning Practitioner

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Claire Milburn

Claire Milburn

Adoption Practitioner

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Charlotte Ryan

Charlotte Ryan

Social Work Assistant

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Catherine Smallwood

Catherine Smallwood

Adoption Practitioner

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Diane Wainwright

Diane Wainwright

Concurrent Planning Adoption Practitioner

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Elizabeth Boulter

Elizabeth Boulter

Adoption Team Manager

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Elaine Trohear

Elaine Trohear

Adoption Practitioner

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Fiona Taylor

Fiona Taylor

Adoption Team Manager

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Gemma Mbega

Gemma Mbega

Adoption Practitioner

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Gethin Richards

Gethin Richards

Adoption Social Worker

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Gemma Whiteley

Gemma Whiteley

Adoption Practitioner

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Helen Cheetham

Helen Cheetham

Concurrent Planning Practitioner

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Hazel Field

Hazel Field

Adoption Team Manager

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Hazell Jones

Hazell Jones

Adoption Practitioner

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Irene Redshaw

Irene Redshaw

Adoption Team Manager

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Julie Hogan

Julie Hogan

Concurrent Planning Team Manager

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Joanna Hewlett

Joanna Hewlett

Adoption Enquiry Adviser

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John McEvoy

John McEvoy

Concurrent Planning Practitioner

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Julie Ross

Julie Ross

Adoption Practitioner

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Jan Stokes

Jan Stokes

Social Work Assistant

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Joanne Whitworth

Joanne Whitworth

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Katie Cooke

Katie Cooke

Concurrent Planning Practitioner

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Kate Balmer

Kate Balmer

Adoption Practitioner

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Kelly Wise

Kelly Wise

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Lisa Bryan

Lisa Bryan

Adoption Practitioner

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Lisa Costello

Lisa Costello

Adoption Practitioner

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Lesley Hardy

Lesley Hardy

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Linda McNeil

Linda McNeil

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Melissa Berry

Melissa Berry

Social Work Assistant

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Michelle Harper

Michelle Harper

Adoption Practitioner

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Nikky Raistrick

Nikky Raistrick

Social Work Assistant

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Rachael Cutler

Rachael Cutler

Adoption Practitioner

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Ruth Clark

Ruth Clark

Social Work Assistant

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Ruth Froggatt

Ruth Froggatt

Senior Adoption Worker

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Sally Broadhurst

Sally Broadhurst

Social Work Assistant

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Sally Frances

Sally Frances

Adoption Team Manager

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Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Sue Spruce

Sue Spruce

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Tracy Field

Tracy Field

Practice Manager

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Zoe Evans

Zoe Evans

Adoption Practitioner

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Centre for Adoption Support

The Centre for Adoption Support is a unique support and therapy service supporting adoption and permanency delivered by Adoption Matters.

Anne Fleming

Anne Fleming

CfAS Service Manager

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David Robinson-Field

David Robinson-Field

CfAS Team Manager

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Nadine Eisenberg

Nadine Eisenberg

Clinical Lead Therapy Service

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Annmarie Field

Annmarie Field

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Aeron Gates

Aeron Gates

Occupational Therapist

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Claire Dale

Claire Dale

Therapeutic/Adoption Social Worker

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Helen McCarthy

Helen McCarthy

Adoption Support Social Work Practitioner

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Helen Stringfellow

Helen Stringfellow

Occupational Therapist

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Lindsey Arrowsmith

Lindsey Arrowsmith

Adoption Support Social Work Practitioner

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Pat Shields

Pat Shields

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Rashda Kholwadia

Rashda Kholwadia

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Ronnie Sumner

Ronnie Sumner

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Sarah Butcher

Sarah Butcher

Senior Adoption Practitioner

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Business Section

Alicia Burgess

Alicia Burgess

Adoption Administrator

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Andy Russell

Andy Russell

Adoption I.T. Specialist

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Bev Theobald

Bev Theobald

Finance Administrator

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Daniella Barker

Daniella Barker

Adoption Administrator

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Debra Corlett

Debra Corlett

Finance Administrator

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Diane Handley

Diane Handley

HR Manager

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Dianne Taylor

Dianne Taylor

HR Advisor

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Emma Price

Emma Price

Administration Manager

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Emily Worton

Emily Worton

Adoption Administrator

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Jackie Rixon

Jackie Rixon

Administration Supervisor

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Karen Davies

Karen Davies

Business and Finance Manager

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Kathryn Colton

Kathryn Colton

Adoption Administrator

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Loraine

Loraine

Senior Adoption Administrator

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Lisa Haslam

Lisa Haslam

Payroll and Finance Administrator

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Lynn Scott

Lynn Scott

Administration Supervisor

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Rebecca Escott

Rebecca Escott

IT Assistant and Adoption Administrator

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Rebecca Harding

Rebecca Harding

Senior Adoption Administrator

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Sarah Grosscurth

Sarah Grosscurth

Senior Adoption Administrator

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Sam Davies

Sam Davies

PA/Secretary

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Marketing & Fundraising

Daniel Hazell

Daniel Hazell

Marketing and PR Co-Ordinator

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Gaynor Richards

Gaynor Richards

Business Development Manager

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Jenny Macquire

Jenny Macquire

Marketing Manager

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Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Fundraising and Relationship Manager

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