Shane Ryan – Chief Executive
Shane Ryan has been with WWM since November 2007 when he joined as Deputy Director, he was then appointed Chief Executive in November 2009. Under his stewardship WWM have built a national reputation as a solution focused organisation offering evidence based approaches to community needs and issues particularly around conflict and transition, father’s development, masculinity and youth unemployment. Having worked in variety of inner city areas tackling drug use and managing the UK’s first mobile health care facilities for the NHS until 1995, Shane moved to the voluntary sector and into various managerial appointments in charities as well as a Home Office secondment and projects taking him to the USA and Japan. Shane has over 25 years experience working with young people and through WWM is a frequent advisor and speaker on non-profit matters covering the entire range of his charities work nationally.
Sally Mehta – Operations Director
Sally Mehta has become a consistent and well respected professional with more than twenty five years experience in the voluntary sector working mainly with marginalised families and young people’s services. She is also a qualified Social Worker with ten years experience working as a frontline practitioner. Since 1998 she has held senior management positions in Family Service Units (now Family Action) and Family Lives (previously Parent line Plus). She has spent a number of years in Central Government and the Home Office, followed by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now The Department For Education), advising policy makers on what works in supporting excluded families. She has recently been appointed on to the Grants advisory committee for BBC Children In Need Appeals.
Lindy Jordan – Administration & Finance Director
Lindy Jordan Is the Administration & Finance Director of WWM she is a qualified accountant with thirty years’ experience of working in the voluntary sector. She has worked with charities with turnovers between £100k and £50m helping them manage their money. Lindy has worked as Finance Director for a number of charities over the years and is a well respected professional in the field. Lindy specialises in setting up systems to automate the production of the financial information needed to run the charity effectively.
Owen Thomas – Operations Manager – Fathers and Parenting
Owen Thomas Is Chair of the Young Fathers subcommittee and Operations manager at Working with Men supervising Working with Men’s team of Fathers development workers across London. Owen has over ten years direct experience as a father development worker working closely with professionals, agencies, fathers and male carer’s at crucial stages of their lives. Owens role also includes delivery of training and consultancy on engaging with and supporting Fathers and Young Fathers and with Men and Boys on a broad range of related subjects such as healthy relationships and teenage pregnancy prevention work, addressing stereotypes of masculinities, culture and identity.
Paul Campbell – Service Development Manager – Education, Employment and Health
Paul Campbell is the Training, Programmes and Outreach manager for Working With Men. Paul’s background is in working with disadvantaged groups over the last 20 years focusing on substance use, mental health, homelessness and supported housing. Since 2008 he has developed and run the Expectant Fathers Programme across a number of locations including 12 London boroughs and 2 counties. The Expectant Fathers Programme is designed for, and targeted at all, first time fathers of newborns aiming to prepare them for fatherhood and the changes ahead. Paul has also developed a Train the Trainers course for professionals wanting to deliver the Expectant Fathers Programme themselves. In addition, he manages the outreach and Ventoring projects targeted at entrenched young men who are involved in anti-social behaviour and/or at risk of being involved in criminal activity.
Julie-Ann Gayle – Service Development Manager – Youth Education & Training
Juile-Ann Gayle is the Youth Education & Training for Working With Men. Julie-Ann’s background is in working with young people for over 25 years focusing on achievement, youth training programmes and youth provision. Julie-Ann currently manages a number of estate based project as WWM.
Shawn Wiggins – Deputy Service Development Manager – Fathers and Parenting
Shawn Wiggins is the Deputy Service Development Manager – Fathers and Parenting for Working With Men. Shawn’s recent background is working with the homeless and as part of a floating support team.
Marie M’pondo – Administration & Finance Manager
Marie is the Administration & Finance Manager for Working With Men. Marie joined WWM in March 2008 and she has many years of Office Management experience. Having joined as an Administrator in 2008. She is responsible for the smooth running of the office, and oversees HR, Finance and Health and Safety. She also leads on the accreditation and administration of WWM’s OCN courses, along with the promotion and sales of the organisation’s resources, including books, leaflets, games and DVDs. In addition, she and her team provide support to the Directors and Managers. In 2010 Marie completed her Diploma in Business Administration and is also fully trained as a British Red Cross First Aider. She loves travelling, gastronomy and above all, family and friends.
Ben Myers – Conflict Development Worker (Schools)
Ben Myers began his working life in therapeutic care-homes for young people with acute emotional and behavioural needs. He has since attained a masters degree with distinction in Applied Drama and has used his learning to develop dynamic workshops for young people with complex needs . His workshops enable participants to explore social and emotional difficulties through role-play, demonstration and deeper level discussions. He has worked in this capacity for voluntary sector organisations such The Arbour: Act-Change, Tender: Acting to End Abuse and London Bubble. He has been working for Working with Men as a Conflict Development Worker since 2013 and currently co-ordinates and delivers work across six primary schools in Lambeth.