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Our People

Paula Ojok

Paula is the Chief Executive who joined Helplines Partnership in 2008. Her previous roles were in the private sector working for several high profile household names including Sony Computer Entertainment, Morton International and Cable and Wireless.

Gemma Khairi

Gemma is the Director of Operations who enjoys connecting and engaging with people and building relationships which I think are very important in both my personal and professional life. I am committed to those relationships and seek also to bring people and organisations together in order to share and uplift and support each other.

Lorraine Pearce

Lorraine has worked for Helplines Partnership since 2009 and has extensive and varied experience of working in administrative roles. She has previously worked as a helpline volunteer and currently supports her husband who is Chairman of a local voluntary environmental charity. Her current role includes Governance, Human Resources, general administration and Health & Safety.

Laura Dowswell

Laura is the Head of Finance and is a qualified as an Accounting Technician in 2000 after completing her training in general practice and in 2012 gained Fellow status as an FMAAT member. She started working as finance officer for a local Church in 2008 which sparked her interest in working in the Charity Finance sector.

Bethan Harries

Bethan is a trainer and assessor who enjoys meeting different people across the sector, and learning about their varying roles and organisations.

Laura Pierce

Laura Pierce is the services and co-ordinator executive what I most enjoy about my role is being able to support and work with a team who all hold the same enthusiasm and passion for what we are trying to achieve.

Samantha Denyer

Samantha Denyer is our helplines standard co-ordinator and assessor

Christian Murphy

Christian is a Trainer

Stella Pearson

Stella is a trainer and assessor

Ashanty Alves

Ashanty is the Marketing and Communications Officer