The Management Team

Tom Hayes, CEO

Tom is a long-time Oxford resident, and has worked with and for a range of charities including Restore, Scope, and Oxfam GB, as well as been an NHS and School Governor. He is driven by the belief that relationships make a big difference and everyone has a right to enjoy their basic rights. Like Elmore, Tom wants to ensure that nobody is on the margins of society and everyone can and does get better. Tom is also a city councillor and, throughout his career, has worked with people to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential. Tom has been at Elmore since July 2019.

Charlotte Hicks, Service Manager

Charlotte started as Service Manager in October 2017. Her career in social care management has included managing community based and residential services for people with complex needs, mental health needs, learning disabilities and child protection concerns. She is a qualified trainer in health and social care, and management, and holds a BA in Psychology.

Adrian Childs, Team Manager

Adrian is a registered Social Worker and Practice Educator, having completed an MA in Social Work in 2012. He also holds a BSc in Psychology and a MRes in Psychological Research Methods. Adrian has been employed by Elmore Community Services since 2012, and has previous experience of working in residential learning disability settings (private and NHS), statutory child protection, and acute community mental health.

David Hemingway, Team Manager

David has been employed at Elmore since 2011. David is a trained Occupational Therapist, and has previously worked at Mind, Rethink, and the Complex Needs service.

Lucy Grzeszak, Team Manager

Lucy has been working for Elmore since May 2018. Her main fields of experience are education and social inclusion, sexual violence and mental health and wellbeing. Completing a MA in Re-socialisation over several years had Lucy working with young people and their families. In her career Lucy has also developed and coordinated a project for young women and girls affected by sexual violence. Over recent years she has supported people with severe and enduring mental health problems, as well as facilitating psycho-educational workshops.

Marie Sparke, Administration Manager

The Board of Trustees

Lyn Waddington – Chair of the Board

Lyn is a Senior IT manager at Oxford University, experienced at developing IT strategies, implementing innovative IT solutions, and managing organisational change within complex organisations. Lyn is also a founding member of Edge Housing which provides housing and support to homeless men in Oxford.

Steve Pearce

Steve is a Consultant Psychiatrist and the Programme Director of the Complex Needs Service, part of Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Dr Diana Woodburn

Diana has a very broad business experience with particular focus on strategy, marketing and communications. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, she researches, writes, teaches and advises on the management of strategic commercial partnerships in the UK and across the world.

Anna Sanders

Anna is an Organisational Development Consultant and Executive Coach with particular experience in change management, quality improvement, performance management and workforce planning. Anna has management experience across the public and voluntary sectors and currently works as a Professional Development Adviser at the University of Oxford.

Jack Wainwright

Jack is a mental health programme manager for the three Worcestershire CCGs, having previously been a mental health commissioner in London. He has also held operational, project management and business development roles for voluntary sector organisations, working with people with mental health issues and learning disabilities.

Aziz Halime

Aziz Halime has 15 years of experience working with the civil service as a specialist in education programmes for disadvantaged people, offenders and non-offenders with drug misuse, mental health problems and homelessness. He has developed extensive skills in designing, piloting, evaluating and developing comprehensive training and educational programmes in a variety of community set-ups. Aziz also has over twenty years of experience in printing and publishing management. He is a qualified teacher, career adviser, assessor and coach. He currently works for Thames Valley Probation CRC and Edexcel Pearson.

Anjum Shah

Anjum is Operations Manager for studies of Real World Evidence, for Glaxo Smith Kline. Prior to this role, Anjum was a Clinical Trials Manager in the NHS and Research Network Facilitator for a Clinical Commissioning Group.

The Elmore Difference

Elmore Community Services (ECS) is a registered charity governed by a Board of Directors. It provides high quality services for marginalised and disenfranchised people throughout Oxfordshire. Elmore was established in 1989 after an Oxford research project identified the weaknesses of service provision for people deemed ‘difficult to place’.

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Client Involvement

We think that our services are better when they are shaped by the people who use them! Elmore values the expertise and experience that you have and is committed to making sure that clients are involved in guiding the way we work.

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