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Office Staff

Bryan Michell, Charity Coordinator

Bryan helps the trustees to run the charity. The trustees tell Bryan what needs to be done to keep improving My Life My Choice and Bryan works with the staff to make sure the trustees wishes come true. It is also his job to raise the money to pay the staff, pay for the My Life My Choice projects, and to pay the rent. Outside of work Bryan likes to run, swim, read and sleep.


Kate Tokley, Deputy Charity Coordinator and Communications Coordinator

Kate looks after the My Life My Choice website and social networks, and helps to promote My Life My Choice in the media. It’s her job to tell people how good My Life My Choice is, and organise My Life My Choice campaigning. She also helps the trustees to run the charity when Bryan is away. Outside of work she likes knitting, eating, and going to the gym.


Jess Tilling, Power Up Coordinator

Jess looks after our Power Up training and some of our consultancy work. It is her job to make sure our training is the best it can be and to get us more business. Outside of work Jess likes martial arts, being creative and singing.


Paul Haines, Travel Buddy Coordinator

Paul looks after Travel Buddy. He would like as many people as possible to be able to travel to places independently to gain more opportunities, feel empowered and gain confidence. Outside of work Paul likes cycling, playing his guitar and cooking - but not all at the same time!


Chris Alexander, Inspections Coordinator

Chris manages all of our inspections work: Quality Checkers, Care and Treatment Reviews, and visits with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).



Lydia Nabuuma, Finance and Administration Worker

Lydia looks after the charity’s money, and does important things like making sure our staff and members get paid. She is responsible for the financial accounting of the Charity. She loves flowers a lot and outside work likes watching Fashion TV, travelling and reading anything motivational.



Freelance Staff


Ruth Shaw-Williams, Lead Session Worker

Ruth facilitates our groups in Banbury and Chipping Norton, as well as acting as the lead for all our groups work. When she’s not facilitating groups she works as an Artist specializing in Artists’ Books and Printmaking. She loves cycling, reading and long walks in the beautiful countryside near where she lives.


Ros Barresi, Session Worker

Ros facilitates our group in Henley. She also works as a complementary therapist and nutritionist in mainstream services, corporate, and with individual clients as well as specialised areas like substance misuse, mental health and autism. She recently began writing about her subject matter for Practice Management Magazine which is for GP surgeries.



Tina Dialektaki, Session Worker and Stingray Coordinator

Tina facilitates our group in Oxford. She also helps the Stingray team manage our monthly nightclub.



Paula Evans, Session Worker

Paula facilitates our Oxford Young People’s Group. She also works alongside families supporting them in their homes as well as in various parenting groups in Oxfordshire. Her hobbies include listening to bands, mooching in her garden and spending time with her family and friends.


Hayley Reynalds, Session Worker

Hayley facilitates our groups in Abingdon and Didcot. She also works as a swimming teacher working with children and adults, teaching aqua aerobics and SynchroFitness and coaching open water swimmers.


Peter Zaagman, Session Worker

Peter facilitates our group in Wantage. Peter is originally from the Netherlands and came to Oxford in 1981. Peter qualified as a learning disability nurse, and after 6 years of practice in the UK became a nursing lecturer at Oxford Brookes University. He likes cats, gardening, eating out and travelling.


My Life My Choice is registered in England under charity number 1073247 at The Jam Factory, 27 Park End Street, Oxford. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website. To learn more, read our privacy policy.
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