Who we are Meet the team Meet the team Our team 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. Refocus also has a team of volunteers and sessional workers who are ex-offenders and from other difficult backgrounds who have turned their lives around Lennox Rodgers Lennox Rodgers is the author of the biography Breaking better. He 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 Bali Rodgers is the co-Manager of Refocus. She has worked in the substance misuse field for 20 years, with the NHS, Turning Point, Bromley community safety and Kenward trust. She has developed a women’s therapeutic residential community, that she ran for 6 years and helped developed a detoxification centre as both a counsellor and group facilitator, she has acted as a youth worker, managed a community development project with ethnic minority groups and developed a family and carer’s service. She has lobbied several issues around BAME communities as a Diversity trainer and is a Level 4 teacher. She is also a qualified Mentor and family coach, a group therapist and counsellor. 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 and supports families. Garnet Johnson Garnet Johnson, Head of Operations 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. Directors Genevieve Jones: Trustee Genny Jones has been working in the charity sector for 15 years in charity accounting. She teaches finance packages and bookkeeping 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. Tara Keen: Secretary Tara is a successful Bookkeeper and deals with the 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 the stone school. Developing her own community cafe project to engage young people in healthy minds.