We are a dedicated and diverse team of experienced professionals united by a shared passion for improving mental health within our community.
Chief Executive Officer
Kim has been the CEO at The Cellar Trust since November 2014. Before moving into the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS), she worked in organisational development, employee wellbeing and communications roles within the public sector. Kim has an MSc in Leadership and is an Institute of Leadership and Management qualified coach.
She is passionate about the role of charities and is currently the Chair of the Bradford District VCS Assembly, which is the voice and influence structure for the local sector.
She says “I am very privileged to be part of The Cellar Trust. It is humbling to work with amazing colleagues who save and change lives every day. There is never a dull moment at The Cellar Trust because we are always looking for new ways that we can improve or develop our work. We have a fabulous team of staff and volunteers, but we are also committed to strong partnership working. Our work with partner organisations and people in our community is the thing that allows us to deliver the best services we can.”
When not at work Kim is kept busy with her little boy, big ginger dog and all things related to food.
Head of Client Services
Linda is the strategic lead for all of our client services including developing new services. Linda has a number of years of experience as a senior manager in the NHS and is a qualified mental health nurse.
She says “I love my work here at The Cellar Trust, as it gives me the opportunity to use all my skills and experience in a well-run, friendly, welcoming, innovative (and sometimes challenging) environment.”
Head of Client Services
Heather has worked in mental health for over 13 years and started as a Support Worker for a local charity. In 2009 Heather joined The Cellar Trust (then Cellar Project) as an Employment Worker and has loved it so much she is still here 10 years later as Head of Client Services, which is a job share with Linda Haynes.
Heather has a husband, a chocolate Labrador and a 2 year old daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family when she is not at work and likes to go to church with them on a Sunday. Heather is Bradford born and bred and loves Bradford – a lot! She can be found on twitter as @HevaRileyTatt often tweeting #TeamBradford
Pathways to Employment Lead
From an education focused background, Michelle has a BA Honors in Early Childhood Studies and has over a decade of successful experience in employee management. She is a qualified as an NVQ Trainer and Assessor working across Bradford and has, more recently, worked with young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Michelle has a diploma in Mindfulness and is a strong believer in the power of positive thinking in the workplace.
When not at work she enjoys golfing, surfing, paddle boarding and discovering Europe in her motorhome.
Crisis & Specialist Support Lead
David joined Cellar Trust having previously worked in management within a beauty brand/company, and having ran his own business for 12 years. He volunteered for Shout (Crisis Textline) as a Crisis Counsellor and found his passion for helping people and working in the mental health industry.
He’s a huge fan of Newcastle United FC, has quite a dislike for pigeons, and his favourite film is Bridesmaids.
Wellbeing Coach Lead
Matt has over 20 years’ experience working within autism, learning disability and mental health settings, and prior to joining The Cellar Trust he was a support worker. He is passionate about supporting people on their journeys of recovery and recently completed his mental health nurse training (2014-2017).
When not working Matt enjoys travelling, sport (mainly watching!), socialising with friends and volunteering with his local church.
HR and Projects Manager
Bio coming soon!
Since joining The Cellar Trust in 2015, Penny has performed various roles within the organisation including Office and HR Administrator and, more recently, a finance role. She has 16 years’ experience working with Registered Charities, having previously worked as Development Manager for a wildlife conservation charity and volunteering for various youth and community groups.
Penny enjoys meeting people from all walks of life, and is proud to be part of the team supporting the work of The Cellar Trust.
Cathy worked as a Customer Services Delivery Manager in the travel industry before joining The Cellar Trust in 2009 as an Office Manager. She felt passionate about travel and also feels passionate about mental health. Cathy is now the Operations Manager and is responsible for managing the building, Health & Safety and also manages the skill shops. She enjoys the variety of the role and likes to see the development of clients as they experience their journey with The Cellar Trust.
Cathy has two daughters and 5 beautiful grandchildren and they take up most of her time when she is not at work.
Before joining The Cellar Trust Georgia worked in public relations for seven years, helping to promote some of the UK’s biggest brands.
Her role includes managing the Trust’s social media accounts, website, events, and she also heads up the staff wellbeing group.
Georgia’s hobbies are floristry and baking, so on a weekend you’ll usually find her playing with flowers or flour.
Retail Skills Shop Manager
Joanne has a BA Hons in Psychology and Criminology and a background in retail management, with over eight years experience. Before joining The Cellar Trust she worked as a manager for a large retailer.
Her role includes developing clients who work within our charity shop with skills and experience needed to work within a retail environment.
Joanne’s spare time is taken up by Rocco, her six-year-old Sharpei who loves chasing anything that moves.
Bio coming soon!
Gabby has 13 years’ experience of working within the Third Sector. Developing income generation strategy and working collaboratively with communities and organisations. She is responsible for raising money for The Cellar Trust to ensure we continue to deliver the services that are crucial to our community. Gabby is a member of the Institute of Fundraising, with an active role in the Yorkshire group as a committee member.
In her spare time, Gabby is a volunteer trustee for a Huddersfield based men’s health charity, loves spending time walking in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, enjoys good coffee and strives to make a difference in all she does.
Previously working in our Employment team, Oscar now recruits, supports and manages all of our volunteers, without whom The Cellar Trust wouldn’t be what it is today.
He says: “I enjoy my work at The Cellar Trust because I feel it makes a palpable difference to people’s lives – that’s not something you get with many jobs! I’ve been Volunteer Coordinator since 2019 and I’m enjoying broadening what we can do at The Cellar Trust through volunteers”.
Sandy has worked at the Cellar trust for six years, and prior to this worked for the Bradford and District Association for Mental health in a supported living unit where she helped people to live independently during their recovery from long term mental health issues. Sandy’s role at The Cellar Trust is Operations Assistant, and she is responsible for keeping the buildings spic and span, and takes care of all things Health & Safety, Pat Testing, and helping at our charity shop, cafe, and on reception.
Sandy said: “I enjoy working at The Cellar Trust and find it inspiring, as I myself have suffered a mental breakdown and did not leave my house for six months. I can relate to people who come to us for support and help. I am probably one of the loudest members of staff here, I love to talk to people make them smile and laugh, and let people know there is light at what seems to be a long dark tunnel. I live in Shipley have four children, four grandchildren, a black labrador, and a ginger spaniel. In my spare time I like to have granny naps, love listening to music and socialising – I live life to the full and always try to be positive.”