Staff

We have a small body of core paid staff who take on managerial and supervisory roles and a team of very skilled, part-time sessional workers and interpreters. We rely heavily on the skills, experience and generosity of our large number of volunteers who take on the role of clinicians, key workers, caseworkers and administrators. We require that all our clinical staff are very experienced. Each clinician who works at Baobab has at least five years’ experience of working in multi-disciplinary clinical contexts.

Our Clinical Team:
(* v denotes volunteer):
Teresa Bailey

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Dr Tony Jaffa
(v), Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Akiko Kobayashi

Child and Adolescent Counsellor
Brigid MacCarthy

(v), Senior Clinical Psychologist
Bitenge Makuka

Bi-cultural Group and Support Worker
Claire Manson

(v), Senior Art Psychotherapist

Sheila Melzak

Director and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Philip Messent

(v), Volunteer Clinician
Kevin Perkins

(v), Senior Child and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapist
Ferelyth Watt

Senior Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Our Social Casework team:
(* v denotes volunteer):
Jodie Bourke
Senior Social Worker
Sophie Hume-Wright
(v), Volunteer Caseworker
Mina Radev
Casework Coordinator
Thea Slotover
Casework Advocate

Our Administrative team:
(* v denotes volunteer):
Rosanna O'Keeffe
Operations Manager
Mark Andrews

Financial Admin
Anni Dryden
(v), Admin Volunteer
Fabrice Lyczba

General Admin
Elisa O'Brien
Clinical Administrator
Susie Steven
Management Accountant

Our Fundraising team:
Isaiah DuPree
Fundraising Officer
Lesley Hynes
Fundraiser

Our Workshop Facilitators:
(* v denotes volunteer):
Miles Carabine

Philosophy
Guy Harries

Music
Tsivi Sharett
Music

Our Teaching volunteers:
Joanna Briscoe
English
Esther Freud
English
Fin Preston
Science and English
Paul Rogers
English
John Turner
English
Natasha Vakal
English
Claire Way

[This page last updated 10/05/2022]