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
Liz Bodycote
(v.), 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
Sheila Melzak

Director and Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Philip Messent

(v), Volunteer Clinician
Jenny Norgrove
(v.), Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Kevin Perkins

(v), Senior Child and Adolescent Integrative Psychotherapist
Muslim Shinwari
Trainee Group Worker
Ferelyth Watt

Senior Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
Celia Webster
(v.), Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Our Social Casework team: (* v denotes volunteer):
Jodie Bourke

Senior Social Worker
Mina Radev

Casework Coordinator
Paul John Barry
Casework Advocate
Marian Shaughnessy
(v.), Casework Advocate

Our Administrative team: (* v denotes volunteer):
Hannah Sawyer-Kerr
Head of Operations and Fundraising
Isaiah DuPree
Fundraising Officer
Mark Andrews

Financial Admin
Rob Bending
Finance Manager
Fabrice Lyczba

Advocacy and Research Officer
Elisa O'Brien

Clinical Administrator
Barbara Nagawa
Administrative Assistant

Our Workshop Facilitators: (* v denotes volunteer):
Guy Harries

Tsivi Sharett

Our Teaching volunteers:
Alice Bloch
Joanna Briscoe
Esther Freud
Helen Harris
Life Story
Caroline Pare
Julie Quinn
Paul Rogers
John Turner

Baobab Center, Organisation Chart:

 [This page last updated 23/11/2023]