Staff

Alice Wallace

Director
Tel: 020 7239 0400
alice.wallace@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Alice has had a leading role with LGBT* organisations, community development, grants administration, mental health and public health. She has worked for voluntary and statutory organisations and freelance, as volunteer through to senior manager. Her role is to develop Opening Doors London to ensure that it is a vibrant organisation meeting the needs of the LGBT* community.


Kate Hancock

Kate Hancock

Development Coordinator
Tel: 020 7239 0400
Info@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Kate [along with Liam] provides support in establishing and maintaining our extensive range of social opportunities. She has a background in mental health and counselling, working with individuals, groups and in horticultural therapy. She has supported people with profound mental health difficulties and has worked in substance misuse services and for people who have been homeless.


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Liam O’Driscoll

Development Coordinator
Tel: 020 7239 0400
Info@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Liam [along with Kate] provides support in establishing and maintaining our extensive range of social opportunities. He has a background working for arts, media and news organisations, including most recently the Shakespeare Schools Festival, helping young people perform Shakespeare.


Paul Webley

ODL Befriending Coordinator
Tel: 020 7239 0400
befriending@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Paul oversees the delivery of our highly regarded Befriending Service. He worked at Age UK Camden for six years and volunteered as a Befriender for ODL before becoming the service’s co-ordinator. He still volunteers as an ODL Befriender and a Dementia Befriender.


Jean Luc Dieudonne

ODL Befriending Coordinator [Feb 2017 – July 2017]
Tel: 020 7239 0400
befriending@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Jean Luc will be coordinating the Befriending service from February 2017, following various managerial positions at Age UK Camden (AUC). He joined AUC as a volunteer for the Citizen Advocacy project and Dementia Befriending service.


Chryssy Hunter

Volunteer Coordinator
Tel: 020 7239 0400
Chryssy.Hunter@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Chryssy coordinates our extensive volunteering activity – everything from supporting the team identify new opportunities to recruiting and inducting new volunteers into the organisation.
She is a published author in the LGBT field and is completing a PhD on the Equality Act. She has managed teacher trainings projects in North Korea and Libya, and is a board member of TAGS [a swimming group for trans* and gender nonconforming people] and Gendered Intelligence, and is a member of the Bent Bars Collective.


Sessional Workers

We are delighted to have a growing team of sessional workers who work alongside the Development Coordinators and volunteers to develop new social opportunities for members. The Sessional Worker team includes:

Susy Langsdale

Tel: 020 7239 0400
Susy.langsdale@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Susy organises our South London groups and also supports a Hackney based LGBTQ youth group. She is studying an MA in Art Psychotherapy at Goldsmiths.


Nicola Humberstone

Tel: 020 7239 0400
nicola.humberstone@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Nicola supports ODL activities in South London.
She has a PHD in LGBTs in Soap Operas and Older Audiences, and works for an NHS Trust in Patient Feedback. She also performs with AGLOW and other community drama groups.


Bex Large

Outreach Officer LGBT* Connect / Sessional Worker
Tel: 020 7239 0400
bex.large@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Bex is developing our work in Camden.
She is an experienced facilitator, community artist, educator and project manager. She’s worked in the LGBT* Sector for over seven years managing women’s work and youth provisions, alongside mental health campaigning, education and the arts.


Chris Barlow

Tel: 020 7239 0400
chris.barlow@openingdoorslondon.org.uk

Chris has joined the team to support the development of activities in the City. He has been a member of ODL since 2012, and as a volunteer runs our Outings in Art group. He is an ODL Ambassador, working with our chair and vice chair on developing a Corporate Partnership Programme. Chris’s background is as an Art + Design Consultant for many years.


Trustees and patrons

We are delighted to have the support of a team of Trustees and Patron who use their skills and experience to help steer Opening Doors London towards continuing success.

Board of Trustees

Professor Jeffrey Weeks

Chair

Jeffrey is Emeritus Professor of sociology at London South Bank University and a published author on LGBT* history, politics and sexuality.


Annie Southerst

Vice-Chair

Annie is an Opening Doors London Ambassador and had a career in mental health and physiotherapy. She has also been a trustee and worked for other LGBT* organisations.


David Mitchell

Vice-Chair

David is an Opening Doors London ambassador, and trustee of Age UK Camden. He has won awards as a volunteer and trustee.


Julia Shelley

Treasurer

Julia has had a long career in voluntary sector leadership and was CEO of Age UK Lambeth. She has also been a trustee of other LGBT* organisations.


Councillor Rishi Madlani

Trustee

Rishi is a banker with Royal Bank of Scotland and Chair of its LGBT* staff network. He is also a Camden Councillor and Chair of the Pensions Committee.


Janet Guthrie

Trustee

Janet is a retired social work and sociology lecturer and former Camden councillor. She is Chair of Age UK Camden and a trustee of other charities.


Andy Woodfield

Trustee

Andy is a partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) and lead partner for its LGBT* staff network. He is also a trustee of Diversity Role Models and Action Breaks Silence.


Liz Barker

Patron

Liz is a working peer (Lib Dem), and used to work for Age Concern England where she pioneered national work around LGBT* older people.