Ron Overton, Founder and Chief Executive (previous Chair of Trustees)
Ron has a BA in theology, a Diploma in pastoral counselling and an MBA. He has extensive experience of leading and running organisations working with young people and those needing support, including across learning disabilities, emotional and mental health issues and those at risk of exclusion. He was also a Baptist Minister for 11 years. He has a considerable track record in organisational development and in fundraising. He has personal experience too as his son had substantial emotional and mental health issues during his late teenage years. Ron brings high quality leadership, vision and partnership building to his role.
Stevie Hardingham , Project Manager, Luton Achieve Project
Stevie has just joined us as Project Manager, taking over from Harriet Tamke. Stevie has run her own successful business and worked with young people and delivered mentoring programmes previously. “I discovered that what most motivated me was working to change young lives – I am delighted to have the opportunity to do that with Transitions UK and to help take the Achieve Project forward”.
Stevie manages a staff delivery team of two part-time staff and up to 40 volunteers, delivering services to over 30 young people with learning disabilities.
Thalia Wynard is our Activities Co-ordinator. Thalia has excellent skills and experience is mentoring and in supporting others to do so. She has particular responsibility for our After Schools clubs and activity based support. Thalia currently works 10 hours per week.
Ayesha Bland is our sessional support worker who helps Thalia with her role. when not doing that (around 20 hours per month ) she is employed as a teaching assistant at Woodlands Special School.
Rosalind Lambert is our 10 hrs per week Fundraising and Administration Officer. Rosalind has previously worked at a high level in Corporate businesses, including in the city and is a great asset to the team.
We are looking to step up our team development at a number of levels.
Louise Wyatt is a partner in our Accountants, ABN Solutions, and is generously volunteering 3-4 hours per week for us.
We are looking to recruit additional volunteers in fundraising and project administration as soon as we can.
Beyond that we have up to 45 volunteers working with our beneficiaries and providing support, befriending and mentoring within the project.
Transitions UK is committed to ensure that young people are properly safeguarded and that their welfare and well-being is paramount. All staff, volunteer and Trustee appointments are subject to a satisfactory DBS check at enhanced level and to rigorous referencing and scrutiny.