Richard Mark – Chair
Richard has recently joined Tarner as chair of the Board of Trustees. Following five years in the Air Traffic Control Services and a year spent travelling, Richard spent twenty years in the corporate sector.
During this time he helped develop a single company into a group of four companies, sitting on two corporate boards.
Richard then decided on a career change and undertook extensive training in psychology. For the last eighteen years he has been in private practice as an integrative psychological therapist, including voluntary work as an addictions counsellor and mental health counsellor. He has also run two therapy training academies. Richard moved to Sussex from London just over three years ago, but continues to practice in London one day a week. Richard is delighted to be part of the team helping to develop Tarner.
Sarah-Jane Adisi – Treasurer
Sarah-Jane has worked closely with the Project for many years, overseeing all aspects of accounts and book-keeping. Together with the charity Chair, she was instrumental in setting up all the financial systems. She has a thorough understanding of the complexities of this organisation’s finances and is perfectly positioned to oversee the financial health and well being of the charity. Sarah-Jane has recently taken on a new position in an accountancy practice and is no longer involved in the day to day book-keeping for the Charity. She has a daughter and lives in Brighton.
Meryl Williams – Secretary
Meryl is a teacher with over 20 years’ experience in the profession. Meryl has a special interest in early years education, especially in the concept of learning through free play. Meryl has recently completed a Master’s Degree in Early Years Education at Sussex University. She has lived in Brighton since 1999. She is married and has two boys in local schools
Barbara is a fundraising professional with over 20 years experience in the UK, USA and Canada. She has worked in the arts and education sectors with organisations such as Windlesham House School, Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival, London Business School and San Francisco Opera. Barbara has lived in Brighton, with her husband and son, for eight years. She is committed to helping Tarner Community Project secure funding to ensure its long term financial sustainability.
Suzanne was a teacher for 20 years before leaving the profession to explore other interests. Since leaving, she has built up a portfolio of work with five local charities including as a Researcher in Resilience at Age UK. She is also Office Manager for The Survivors’ Network in Brighton. Having lived in Brighton all her life, she is committed to supporting the amazing work of local community projects. She is married and has a grown up daughter making her own way in the world.