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

Dr. Brigid MacCarthy

(v), Senior Clinical Psychologist

Bitenge Makuka

Bi-cultural Group and Support Worker

Claire Manson

(v), Senior Art Psychotherapist

Lorenza Manzoni

(v), Adolescent and Adult Counsellor

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

Mina Radev

Casework Coordinator

Thea Slotover

Casework Advocate

Our Administrative team:
(* v denotes volunteer):
Rosanna O'Keeffe
Head of Operations and Fundraising

Mark Andrews

Financial Admin

Rob Bending
Finance Manager

Fabrice Lyczba

Advocacy and Research Officer

Elisa O'Brien

Clinical Administrator

Our Fundraising team:
Isaiah DuPree
Fundraising Officer
Lesley Hynes

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

Guy Harries

Tsivi Sharett

Our Teaching volunteers:
Joanna Briscoe
Esther Freud
Paul Rogers
John Turner

[This page last updated 23/11/2022]