Charity forms new leadership team through internal appointments

Charity forms new leadership team through internal appointments

Fresh Start new beginnings, a charity that delivers a therapeutic service to children and young people up to the age of 21 who have disclosed sexual abuse, has announced its new leadership team with the internal appointments of Jo Grant as Clinical Director and Patsy Johnson-Cisse as Income and Operations Director.

Chair of the Trustees, Claire Horsley, explained “We are delighted to have made these internal appointments to strengthen our management team. Jo and Patsy have been key members of the charity for many years and instrumental in helping it to grow, and will be supported by our Finance Manager Brian Paternoster.”

“Having recently extended our services to Norfolk this is a challenging time for Fresh Start new beginnings as we seek to grow the charity and reach more young people who have disclosed sexual abuse.”

Jo Grant has worked within the field of child sexual abuse since 2000, most recently at Fresh Start new beginnings as Clinical Lead. Jo, who holds a Stage One diploma in Forensic Psychology, commented: “Having seen the charity progress over the past six years I am delighted to have been appointed to the leadership team. We are seeing demand for our services grow and in May alone received almost 30 new referrals, so it is vital that we develop our clinical services to help meet this need.”

Patsy Johnson-Cisse joined the charity in 2016 as Fundraising and Marketing Manager, having previously spent many years working in the local charity sector focusing on income generation, volunteer recruitment and event management. Patsy added: “We are a small charity making a big difference and I am keen to raise awareness of the work we do and to develop our funding streams. The more income we generate means we can support more children on our waiting list who have asked for our help.”

For more information about Fresh Start New Beginnings, please visit their website.