Meet the team

 

Hannah Morgan-Gray 

Chief Executive Officer

Hannah has worked in the charity sector since graduating when she was selected for a place on the RSPB's graduate trainee programme in fundraising.  Hannah has since worked for a number of local, regional and national charities, with Fundraising, Challenge Events and Volunteer Management being her specialisms.  Hannah is also a qualified rock climbing instructor and Co-Founder of the local climbing club, Climb Hitchin. 

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Michelle Crowe

Communications & Marketing Lead

Joining us in January 2023, Michelle brings over 15 years of marketing experience to CVS. She began her career in fashion retail, gaining experience at several well-known high street brands before establishing her own marketing agency in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire in the summer of 2020. Since then, Michelle has helped many local businesses in the area improve their communications and build relationships with their target audience 

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Laura Pastor

CVS Support Coordinator (Charityworks Graduate)

Laura became a part of the team in September,  after completing her undergraduate degree in International Relations and Development at the University of Sussex. Her aspirations to launch her career in the charity sector motivated her to apply for the Charityworks program, landing her the role of Support Coordinator at CVS. Laura is excited to make the most of this year by participating in various projects, including the Herts Healthy Workplace initiative, and finding a new CRM system for the organisation.

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Clare Bernardin 

 

Office Administrator

Clare joined North Herts and Stevenage CVS in 2019 and supports a number of our services and projects with her wealth of knowledge and expertise. This includes the management of the Welfare and Distress Fund, supporting our Breakaway Playschemes and overseeing our training programme.  Clare also looks after membership services and produces our monthly e-newsletter. 

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Anya Parles

Finance Manager

I have worked for over 30 years in accounting on both contract and permanent basis covering numerous industries including the charity sector. I also worked part time as a gardener and did my RHS qualifications in 2010 and garden design at Chelsea. I have 2 allotments, a husband, a rescue cat and a house and garden renovation which keep me busy!.

 

 

 

Gary Parratt

Technical Services Coordinator

Gary looks after all of our IT and telecoms systems and saves the day if we ever experience any technical difficulties. He also works part time for another local charity and in his spare time is a volunteer Wood Warden at his local woods. 
Contact Gary to enquire about websites

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Andy Nazer

Community Capacity Builder

Andy joined us in August 2022 after several years as a roving ambassador and then National Campaign Manager at the Campaign to End Loneliness. His multifaceted career covers a wide variety of different roles including that of HCC/NHS community engagement lead, VCFSE commissioner and public health campaigner. An intuitive social entrepreneur and passionate advocate on the work of the sector, Andy also speaks, writes and broadcasts professionally on the lived experience of social isolation, loneliness, and grief

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Jon Brown

Community Transport Scheme Manager

Jon joined CVS North Herts & Stevenage as Community Transport Manager in June 2015. He previously served for six and half years as a Volunteer Manager for a successful overseas mission charity. It's been a privilege for Jon to see the Community Transport service grow and evolve and for it to be such a vital, reliable and friendly service for local residents across North Herts & Stevenage. 

Jon is also an actor and director and member of two local theatre companies, and a big fan of Coventry City FC.

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Melanie Warren

Community Transport Coordinator

Melanie joined the CVS Team in November 2022 as the Community Transport Coordinator for North Herts & Stevenage following a career sabbatical to be a full-time parent. Melanie has a long career history in social care and previously worked for Age UK Herts supporting older people. She is really looking forward to being able to contribute to a worthwhile cause and supporting the local community with their transport needs. In her spare time, Melanie is a volunteer in a local community garden in Letchworth and loves a bit of upcycling and craft.

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Lynn Quick

opalCommunity Transport Admin Support Volunteer

After taking redundancy and having more free time, Lynn felt it was an opportune time to volunteer. The Community Transport service appealed as it was in a field that she had previous experience having worked in a Finance Team supporting Adult Care Services.  Lynn supports the team at the start of each week when they experience our highest demand for bookings by taking phone calls, responding to messages left out of hours and arranging bookings for our clients.

 

 

Louise Guiver 

louisePractical Partners Volunteer Coordinator

Louise joined as our Volunteer Coordinator for the Practical Partners Project. Previously she worked for the Metropolitan Police as a Member of Police Staff for nearly 30 years – the last 12 years of her Service was Managing a Team of Met Police Volunteers in Enfield Borough. Louise is a Director of Dog First Aid Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire and is a keen supporter of volunteering, she herself gifts her time as a Volunteer Fundraiser for her local branch of The Guide Dogs. 

 

 

Tatiana Campos

opalGoVolHerts Volunteering Development Lead

Tatiana brings a wealth of experience from large universities and educational organisations, both in Brazil and in the United States. She is also a dedicated volunteer, having served as a Samaritan in Brazil and supported a project aiding refugees while living in Florida. Since relocating to the UK with her husband, who is from Letchworth, Tatiana has been actively involved in volunteering in the area.

Tatiana has a deep passion for community impact, aims to cultivate a culture of collaboration, growth and positive change.
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Deborah Smith

GoVolHerts Project Coordinator

Deborah joined us as Volunteer Project Coordinator for GoVolHerts in December 2021. Previously she was a Course Administrator at the University of Bedfordshire and prior to that was at Luton Borough Council working over a number of years in Trading Standards, Education, Business Intelligence and Social Care. She feels this is an interesting time for the voluntary sector and is looking forward to meeting the challenge. 

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Amanda Evans

GoVolHerts Marketing Lead

Amanda joins the GoVolHerts team, overseeing our social media, website and marketing content. She has a wealth of experience in marketing, having worked with charities and organisations in the arts and culture industry and in commercial businesses in Luton. She is a keen supporter of volunteering and is eager to help continue the vital work that GoVolHerts does for the local volunteering community.

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Opal Reid

opalGoVolHerts and Community Transport Admin Support Volunteer

Opal joined GoVolHerts as our Admin Volunteer. She came to us with a wealth of experience from both Corporate and Public Sectors as a professional Administrator having worked in a variety of roles. She has been so amazing in helping our team that she also now supports our Community Transport team a day a week too!  In her spare time, Opal gets involved with local community activities raising much needed funds for local charities.

  

 

 

Vicky Hudson

Reach Out Project Manager

Vicky is our Project Manager and covers the entire County. Vicky has managed Reach Out since it first started in the north of the county and has led on the expansion of the project following a successful pilot stage. Vicky has worked in the charity and non-profit sector for 17 years, working with vulnerable people and families in advocacy and advice settings, as well as delivering support in health and social care.

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Amanda Treadaway

Reach Out Support Coordinator (North Herts and Stevenage)

Amanda is our Support Coordinator in the North and East of the county – covering North Herts and Stevenage. Amanda joined Reach Out in December 2019 and has recruited lots of new volunteers and arranged lots of new matches since she started. Amanda has a background in care, the last 15 years being at the local Hospice. 

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Kimberley Buet

Reach Out Support Coordinator (West Herts)

Kim Buet is our Support Coordinator for the West of the county – covering Watford, Three Rivers, Dacorum, St Albans and Hertsmere. Kim joined the team in July 2020. Kim has worked in customer services for 15 years, before deciding on a career change into the care sector. Kim has care experience in a domiciliary and in a care home setting. Her previous job was coordinating activities in a dementia care home, where she was awarded employee of the year 2019.

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Eva Nagy

Reach Out Support Coordinator (St Albans, Welwyn Hatfield and Hertsmere)

Eva is our Support Coordinator in the centre of the county – covering Welwyn and Hatfield, Hertsmere and St Albans. Eva joined the team in January 2023. Eva worked as a support worker in the community during Covid and as a GP Link Worker supporting 5 surgeries in Hertsmere, helping patients to find non-clinical solutions to their concerns. Eva takes pride in her job and always seeks to gain more knowledge. Eva has a wellbeing coaching Level 2 certificate. Eva is a firm believer that the voluntary sector is a pillar of statutory support systems and is also a volunteer in her spare time. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01462 689403

 

 

 

Nikki Lane

Reach Out Support Coordinator (East Herts)

Nikki is our Reach Out Support Coordinator covering East Herts. After working in the sports travel industry for nearly 20 years, it was a period of volunteering during the pandemic that led to a realisation that a career change was on the cards before moving into the charity sector in summer 2023. With years of customer experience under her belt, Nikki will be putting this into practise ensuring great matches between her lovely volunteers and clients.

 

 

 

 

Brinda Singh

Break away manager

Brinda worked in Children’s services in Hertfordshire for 20 years and decided to take a break from it with a keen interest in working in the Charity sector. Brinda joined NHCVS in June 2023. She is the manager of our Breakaway playscheme for children with additional needs. The playscheme is held on two Saturday’s a month and additional days in the holidays, Brinda ensures the smooth running of the activity days, ensuring they meet the needs of our children and their families in Stevenage and North Herts.

Brinda loves spending time by the sea, going on long walks and hiking.

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