Meet the Team

Here are some of our amazing team. They help Support U offer a large array of services to LGBTQ+ people and allies throughout Reading and the Thames Valley.

Find out more about the team below.

TRUSTEES

Our trustees give their time to ensure the charity is governed, operated, and accessed correctly and effectively. Each member of the trustee board is assigned a category of responsibility that matches their specialisms and skills to maximise our service provisions.

Chairperson

Andrew Stonehill-Brooks

Chairperson
trustee for business

Tim Harris

Trustee for Business
trustee for community

Mark Lawrence

Trustee for Community
trustee for governance

David Fender

Trustee for Governance
trustee for operations

Alyssa Henley

Trustee for Operations
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William Goldsmith

Trustee for Education
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Roxy Potts

Treasurer

VOLUNTEERS

Support U is run through a network of trained volunteers based in our central offices in Reading.  Our volunteers come from all walks of life, with one thing in common, we all identify as or ally with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and/or Transgender people and want to give something back to our community.

Our large volunteering team work together to provide confidential listening, support and information to LGBTQ+ people and their families and friends in Reading and the Thames Valley.

Administration

CEO

Lorna McArdle

Chief Executive Officer
finance admin

Corbern

Finance Administrator
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Gerry

IT Technician

Projects Team

cultural engagement officer

Monique

Cultural Engagement Officer
business development exec

Richard

Business Trainer
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Celine

Business Development
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Elisa

Bid Consultant

Frontline

support officer

Jamie

Casework Supervisor
support officer

Jo

Caseworker
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Olive

Caseworker
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Bethan

Caseworker
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Jessica

Talk Team
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Anna

Talk Team
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Nicola

Talk Team

Counselling Team

lead counsellor

Christopher

Lead Counsellor
counsellor

Penny

Counsellor
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Neil

Counsellor
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Timothy

Counsellor

Group and Event Support

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Angela

Group Leader
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Jess

Group and Events Support
Oren

Oren

Youth Group Support
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Erica

Group and Events Support
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Natasha

Group and Events Support
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