Headway Essex

Providing Brain Injury Care & Support

Meet the Headway Essex Team

Joanna Wright

Chief Executive


The Community Support Team


Angie O'Toole

Community Support Manager

Kevin Maloney

Community Development and Support Co-ordinator South Essex


Mandy Foley

First Line Support Worker


Amanda Martin

Community Support Worker North Essex and Mid Essex


Steve Shears

Counsellor and Trainer



The Day Services Team


Andrew Plowright

Day Centre Manager


Vanessa Scott

Care Co-ordinator


Georgina Root

Care Officer


Paul Sheppard

Care Officer


Joel Green

Care Officer


Samantha Cox

Care Officer 


Carol Stannard

IT Tutor


Governance and HR


Nicki Bryant

Governance and HR Manager




Gemma Perkins

Finance Manager


Lydia Harper

Finance Assistant




Joanne Hockey

Trusts & Grants Manager


Tracy Wellsted 

Events Co-ordinator


Anne Myatt

Funding & Development Officer South Essex


Anna Smith

Marketing & Communications


Sharon Kinsella

Administration Assistant








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Please note the North East SGM on 3 October has been cancelled due to restricted access/lighting. Apologies for any inconvenience.


For details of our upcoming Support Group meetings please click here.