Child first Disability second
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Our Senior Management Team consists of:
CEO - Claire Bryant
Claire’s desire to work with children and young adults with disabilities started at a young age due to being a young carer for her younger brother, who has Aspergers syndrome and ADHD. She has extensive experience in the field of SEND, leading teams in a range of settings including residential education, children’s homes, short breaks settings and adult homes. Claire has a Master’s Degree in Education, specialising in Leadership and Management and is a Safeguarding Trainer for Surrey. Claire’s ethos and leadership style is focused on helping people achieve more than they ever thought was possible; supporting them to remove any barriers that get in their way of reaching their aspirations.
COO - Clare Colborne-Baber
Head of Care - Paula Rankin
Paula’s passion and desire to work with children stemmed from a very young age. Focussed and determined, her educational pathway was laid to ensure she could achieve her dream of working with children and young adults with disabilities. Fresh out of college back in 1989, she secured her first post as a care assistant at Cherry Trees. She has since worked in every care position at Cherry Trees, from care assistant all the way through to manager, so her wealth of hands on experience can only compliment her ability to manage and lead the care team. She holds a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership & Management and is the designated safeguard lead.
Paula exemplifies Cherry Trees’ ethos of ‘child first, disability second’. Her ambition and focus is to ensure every child has the opportunity and support to be the best version of themselves.
Head of Fundraising & Marketing - Jane Hunnable
Jane joined us with over 18 years experience in the voluntary and disability charity sector and many years of commercial marketing and business development experience prior to that. Jane has a passion for delivering innovative fundraising, recruiting and managing volunteers, nurturing corporate relationships and responding to increased virtual fundraising, along with the highest quality of project planning and supporter stewardship. All with an absolute focus on maximising the funding opportunities to deliver the very highest levels of service for our children and families.