Meet our staff.......
Kim Merry is the CEO and Founder of Hope 4 Havering. She has supported those with addictions and homeless for 32 years. She is a leader within a local church, a wife and mother to 7 children. She has worked as a health professional in Clinical Communications throughout the duration. She has published many books to support children with special needs. She has led various expeditions to encourage those with addictions to believe beyond themselves including climbing Ben Nevis. She was awarded a Police Commendation for her services to the community.
Luke Spicer is the Transformation Programme Director. Luke has studied psychology and philosophy. He has worked in public services; in the Planning Department of a local authority and the London Probation Service substance misuse team. Luke co-ordinated the night shelter for 2 years which led to his involvement in the founding and development of the Transformations Programme. His ongoing preoccupations are with individual and group psychodynamics and how organisational culture effects personal development and wellbeing.
Emma Simmonds is the Catalyst Night Shelter / Thrive Community Housing Manager. Emma has previously studied Adult Nursing at South Bank University. She has experience as an Assistant Manager at a Forensic recovery home for people with severe mental health disorders on release from prison and chaired and attended case conferences.
Robert Wilkinson is the Transformation Manager. Robert has been a computer programmer and networker in different parts of the world. His experience of addiction has been very close to home. He recently won the Lloyds Foundation London Unsung Hero Award for volunteering.