Meet the Team

Kevin Drugan – Chief Executive

Luisa Depaoli – Marketing & Communications Manager 

Anna Svensson – Executive Assistant


Adult Carers Service

Piers Goodman – Adult Services Manager


Neighbourhood Support

Cathy Collymore – Carers Support Officer

Neighbourhood 1, North: Evelyn, New Cross, Telegraph Hill, Brockley

Giovanna Leuzzi – Carers Support Officer

Neighbourhood 2, East: Blackheath, Ladywell, Lewisham Central, Lee Green

Jolyon Nash – Carers Support Officer

Neighbourhood 3, South: Rushey Green, Catford South, Grove Park, Whitefoot, Downham

Ulalee Griffiths – Carers Support Officer

Neighbourhood 4, West: Bellingham, Sydenham, Perry Vale, Forest Hill, Crofton Park


Specialist support

Cheryl Thompson – Carers Support Officer (End of Life)

Ann Pownall – Carers Support Officer (Dementia)

Maggie Burke – Carers Support Officer (Dementia)



Young Carers Service

Dawn Ashley – Young Carers Activities Co-ordinator

Sue Offord - School Project Officer



Working for Carers

Letizia Gambacorta – Project Manager

Pierrette Mascaux – Employment Personal Adviser

Sonia Samuels – Employment Personal Adviser

Chantelle Turner – Support Assistant




Rachel Maloney (Chair)

Rachel is a qualified Social Worker who has worked with children and families from diverse backgrounds in social care settings for over 25 years. She has particular experience and knowledge of safeguarding and supporting vulnerable children including young carers, and now works as an independent consultant and trainer as well as chairing local authority and voluntary sector adoption and fostering panels.


Val Fulcher (Vice Chair)

Val is retired having formerly worked in banking and investment finance. She currently works with University Hospital Lewisham promoting patient welfare and is Chair of Voluntary Services Lewisham and Lewisham Talking Newspaper for the Visually Impaired.


Nick Hervey (Vice Chair)

Dr Nick Hervey is retired, having worked in mental health for 30 years including 12 years as Head of Mental Health Care in the LB Southwark. He is well-respected author on psychiatry and mental health. He is Chairman of Bethlem Museum of the Mind.


Jeremy Beswick (Treasurer)

Jeremy is an investment fund professional with over 25 years’ experience in international business management and leadership, marketing, sales and client service, strategy, planning and product development. He has served on several Boards and Executive, Investment, Risk and Audit Committees.


Jacqui Cook

Jacqui has been a carer for 27 years to her son who has a disability and a trustee for 9 years. She is – in her own words – “an ordinary person looking after an extraordinary young man” for whom involvement with Carers Lewisham gives balance to her life and allows her to give something back to the organisation which supported her through a bad time.



All trustees are local residents. They have all had personal experience of caring at some point in their lives.