Suzanne Hudson, Chief Executive Officer
Suzanne joined CA Merton and Lambeth in October 2017 following seven years of leading Bipolar UK, the national Bipolar charity. Suzanne is committed to the voluntary sector with expertise in mental health, advice, homelessness and disability. In addition she has served on a number of trustee Boards and voluntary committees.
A passionate believer in access to social justice, regardless of means or circumstances, Suzanne uses her skills and experiences to lead the charity working closely with the Board of trustees, staff, volunteers, funders, partners and stakeholders.
Suzanne was awarded an MBE for Services to Bipolar in 2017.
Advice, Information and Office Teams
Advice Supervisors: Leslie Allen, Homa Arbab-Shastan
Advisers: Alethia Mendez, Beccy Castro, Charles Nwanze, Cris Meneguelli, Josephine Swanzy-Essien, Marie Irvine, Martha Orozco, Rachel Russell, Sekayi Stara, Stuart Fathers, Samuel Kudehinbu, Wendy Koodoruth
Information Manager: Denise Galliers
Information Support Officer: Pallavi Mukherjee
Karen Brunger, Head of Advice Services
Karen has been working with Citizens Advice since 2009 and joined CAML in 2017.
Her role is to meet (and when possible exceed) the requirements set by local and national funders. She is also passionately committed to ensuring clients receive accurate advice and information to clients, to help them deal with issues they face.
In practice, Karen ensures CAML sees as many clients as possible and that the quality of advice remains consistently high.
Adviceline Manager: Bill Petty
Adviceline Coordinator: Naz Chowdhury
Adviceline Support Officers: Anne Bridge, Chris Walker, Catherine Phillips, Dawn Levy, Francine Francis, Jane Mepham, Rodrigo Manhaes, Susan Englefield, Teresa Cobb, Tim Cutter
Finance & Admin Officer: Simona Todorova
IT Support: John Cann
Julie Frost, Head of Projects & Quality
Julie joined CAML in April 2021 as Quality Manager, moving to Head of Projects and Quality in March 2022.
She has some 20 years’ experience of working within Citizens Advice local offices having had a number of roles within the service, including research and campaigns lead, as she is passionate ensuring that all of our clients have equal access to reliable services within the community.
Her role ensures that advisers are providing up to date and accurate information to all of our clients and that local projects are for local people’s needs.
Quality, Training and Dedication
Our service is only possible through the enormous commitment of our staff team, our amazing volunteers, our partners and our fantastic funders, partners and supporters.
We aim to employ the best and highest quality staff members that we can. Although this can be a challenge, especially in London, we are delighted that our valued team, including full and part-time members, have maintained full or near full staffing levels to ensure the charity continues to provide the best service provision possible.
Their professionalism, commitment and dedication ensure tens of thousands of individuals and families throughout Merton and Lambeth receive the right support when they need it most.
Volunteer & Training Officer: Janine Benjamin
Volunteer & Training Admin: Sidra Khan
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