Meet the team

Khadiru Mahdi - Chief Executive

Khadiru was appointed CEO of MVSC in January 2015 and is responsible for the overall strategic direction and leadership of the organisation while playing an active role in supporting Merton’s voluntary sector. Khadiru is excited to be to be part of a vibrant voluntary and community sector and is committed to working closely with other local infrastructure and front line organisations to strengthen the sector and improve its resilience while building on our strategic relationships with the public sector.

khadiru@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
Jon Stone - Head of Operations

Jon looks after the internal aspects of MVSC by managing all its administration and financial operations. He provides practical support to the various projects MVSC is involved in. Jon brings the experience of managing a charity within the borough, so understands first-hand the value that MVSC offers to the local voluntary sector.

jon@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
Beau Fadahunsi - Head of Development and Funding Advice

Beau leads on the strategic overview of community development and manages MVSC’s community development team. Together the team provide free information, advice and development support to new and existing voluntary, community and faith organisations in Merton, so that they are better able to develop their organizational services/activities, proficiency and sustainability.

beau@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 2284
Sarah Hannigan - Head of Volunteering

Sarah manages the staff team and programmes supporting Volunteering and community action at MVSC. She is responsible for the volunteer recruitment and placement programmes and for co-ordinating and delivering LBM’s targets around volunteering and the delivering of the Volunteering Strategy. She aims to develop ideas and programmes that could increase social action through formal and informal volunteering in Merton. 

sarah@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8640 7355
Ray Kinsella - Business Engagement Manager

Working in partnership with Merton Chamber of Commerce, Ray’s role is to strengthen the bridge between local business and the Community. His main role is to raise local business awareness of the opportunities available for them to become involved in the local community.

ray@mertonmeansbusiness.co.uk - 020 8944 5501
Sally McGarvey - Database Administrator

Sally maintains the MVSCs database, keeping its records up to date. Sally produces mailing lists and labels to support good communication with the organisations and individuals on the database.

sally@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 2273
Angela De Leon - Administrator Officer

Angela provides support at MVSC, maintaining organisations, volunteering opportunities and volunteers on VolunteerMerton. Angela arranges numerous DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks for Merton organisations. Also meeting and greeting and supporting several office volunteers along with reception duties.

angela@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
Jeyanthy Satkunapalan - Finance Officer

Jeyanthy provides financial administration for MVSC. She records invoices and payments received, raises and pays invoices, monitors receipt of grants and other income, liaises with the payroll bureau and works on other areas connected with salary.

jeyanthy@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 2279
Marcella Meloni - Volunteering Coordinator (Mental Health)

Marcella supports people recovering from mental distress or suffering from long-term mental health conditions to become involved in their local community through volunteering. She develops new initiatives and volunteering opportunities in collaboration with partner organisations and statutory services.

marcella@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 2272
Amy Szott - Volunteering Coordinator (Youth)

Amy is responsible for managing our volunteering programmes for young people and running our Youth Action Connect project. Amy is passionate about involving young people in volunteering, especially matching young people with befrienders who support them to volunteer.

amy@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
Debby Brooker - Volunteering Coordinator (Public Services)

Debby coordinates the Home Visits Library Service, managing the volunteer drivers and selectors who deliver Merton's Library service to the elderly and housebound. She also interviews and refers volunteers to carry out a range of roles in the 4 day centres across Merton. Debby helps run our employability shop, Fayre and Square, in Centre Court shopping centre, Wimbledon.

debby@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
Dave Curtis - Healthwatch Merton Manager

Dave oversees the development and establishment of Healthwatch Merton to ensure local people have a voice in shaping and improving health and social care services. Members of the public, patients, carers and service users alike will be encouraged to work in partnership with Healthwatch Merton to achieve the best quality care and more choice in the borough.

dave@healthwatchmerton.co.uk - 020 8685 2282
Dave Curtis - Healthwatch Merton Manager

Dave oversees the development and establishment of Healthwatch Merton to ensure local people have a voice in shaping and improving health and social care services. Members of the public, patients, carers and service users alike will be encouraged to work in partnership with Healthwatch Merton to achieve the best quality care and more choice in the borough.

dave@healthwatchmerton.co.uk - 020 8545 4729
Ray Hautot - Social Prescribing Coordinator

Ray Hautot works with patients referred to him by their GP to introduce them to social activities they may wish to enjoy. Social Prescribing is a new way to improve the health and wellbeing of both individuals and local communities. In addition to working with patients, Ray will be engaging with organisations in the borough to be able to promote the services to patients and keep up to date with changes to services delivered by the voluntary sector.

ray@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
Kirstin O’Shea - Volunteering Coordinator (Disabilities)

Kirstin leads on our Supported Volunteering Programme for adults and young people with learning disabilities and other support needs. Kirstin coordinates our Fayre and Square retail skills training programme and employability project (based at our arts and crafts shop in Centre Court Shopping Centre, Wimbledon), providing supported retail and customer service placements to volunteers with additional needs.

kirstin@mvsc.co.uk - 0300 302 3530
Clara Jones - Community Navigator

Clara helps people to access local activities, services and support within Merton in order to improve their health and wellbeing, working primarily from the Nelson Health Centre and in particular as part of the Holistic Assessment and Rapid Investigation (HARI) team. One aim of community navigation is to build a more supportive, inclusive and resilient community with strong, collaborative relationships and connections between a range of statutory and voluntary services in the borough. 

clara@healthwatchmerton.co.uk - 020 8685 2282
Erin Cowhig Croft - Healthwatch Merton Information & Outreach Officer

Erin’s role is to gather and represent local people’s views and experiences of health and social care services in the borough, and to promote successful patient and public engagement through Healthwatch Merton. Erin is active in the community and works with local people and stakeholders to identify health and social care needs and gaps in local services. She communicates feedback to the services and commissioners to help them develop health and social care services that meet the needs of the people.

erin@healthwatchmerton.co.uk - 020 8685 1771