One of Refocus’ key differentiators is the people who deliver our services.
In addition to maintaining relevant certifications and qualifications, our team has significant personal and professional experience that they use to relate with young people in a way that drives positive outcomes.
Lennox Rodgers is a qualified training manager and is registered with the CIPD. He has training in youth work, mentoring, neuro linguistic re-programming, social and health and fitness. Lennox received training whilst volunteering in a substance misuse service for a year and has the ability to engage with any age group, train and his expertise and specialism focuses on motivational speaking, mentoring and coaching. He empowers and trains others to help people to change by challenging their behaviour and attitudes.
He can relate to individuals through his personal experience in a way that helps build an environment that fosters trust, disclosure and engagement.
Bali Rodgers has worked in the substance misuse field for 20 years. She has managed a women’s rehabilitation in a detoxification centre as both a counsellor and group facilitator, acted as a youth worker, managed a community development project with ethnic minority groups and developed a families and carer’s service.
She currently carried out all fundraising for Refocus and also is trained in life coaching and teaching. She specialises in behaviour management and breaking negative cycles
Refocus has a team of volunteers and sessional workers who are ex offenders and from other difficult backgrounds who have turned their lives around
Garnet Johnson, Operational manager
Garnet Johnson is an accomplished senior manager, who has over 20 years as a senior manager delivered, youth work, childcare, housing, alternative education, youth employability training and community engagement. Garnet is a Non executive neighbourhood plan director supporting his local parish in developing a plan that gives local people additional funds to support local initiatives. Garnet has worked for YMCA, KCFN (a children’s charity) and Groundwork Trust in senior operational and development roles
Tara Keen: Secretary
Tara is a successful Book keeper and deals with management of accounts and office manager for 3 companies including a charity. She is a charity administrator for the trustee meetings. Co-founder & chair (2 years) for ‘FOSS’ friends of stone school.
Developing her own community cafe project to engage young people in healthy minds.
Genevieve Jones: Treasurer
Genny Jones has been working in the charity sector for 15 years in charity accounting. She teaches finance packages and book keeping and is a social entrepreneur with a passion for helping especially children, young people and women to maximise their potential so that they can be able to live a confident and happy life. She is also an expert in governance and developing small charities
Refocus has an advisory committee consisting of:-
Peter Holbrook – CEO of Social Enterprise UK; He is a member of the Government’s mutuals task force, employee engagement task force and is a board member of Big Society Trust, overseeing the delivery of Big Society Capital. Peter mentors the founder of Refocus, drawing on his extensive and successful career in the charity industry.
Andrew Croft – CEO of CAN; He has a wealth of experience in operations, sales, customer service, real estate and business development, with over 20 years’ management experience.
Ceri Griffiths – CEO of an international charity; she has substantial specialist experience in management of young people, mentoring and management of disadvantaged people.