Meet the team

To contact our Trustees, please email info@mvsc.co.uk and the name of the person you wish to speak to. Your email will then be passed on to the relevant person.
Karren.whyte@merton.gov.uk - Project team member
karren.whyte@merton.gov.uk - 020 86851771
Jennifer.quested@merton.gov.uk - Project team member
jennifer.quested@merton.gov.uk - 020 8685 1771
matttemp@mvsc.co.uk - Consultant
matttemp@mvsc.co.uk -
ceo@mvsc.co.uk's picture Simon Shimmens - CEO

As Chief Executive, Simon is responsible for the overall strategic direction and leadership of the organisation while playing an active role in supporting Merton’s voluntary sector. Simon is committed to strengthening the sector and improving its resilience while building on our strategic relationships with the public and private sector.

ceo@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8985 1771
tricia.wallace@swlondon.nhs.uk -
tricia.wallace@swlondon.nhs.uk - 020 8685 1771
beau@mvsc.co.uk's picture 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 organisational services/activities, proficiency and sustainability.

beau@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8985 1771
simon@mvsc.co.uk's picture Simon Courage - Information and Performance Officer

Simon manages our systems including the office system and the database. These underpin and add efficiency to our work with stakeholders and our performance management. Simon is also our registered Data Protection Officer, providing advice on this to senior managers and staff.

simon@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 2285
sally@mvsc.co.uk's picture Sally McGarvey - Database Administrator

Sally maintains MVSC's database, keeping its records accurate, up to date, and useful to the whole team. Sally produces mailing lists and labels to support good communication with the organisations and individuals on the database.

sally@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
Debby Brooker's picture Debby Brooker - Recruitment and Placement Support Worker

Debby coordinates the Home Visits Library Service, managing the volunteer drivers and selectors who deliver Merton's Library service to the elderly and housebound. 

debby@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
sharon@mvsc.co.uk's picture Sharon Clark - Volunteering Services Co-ordinator

Sharon coordinates the delivery of MVSC’s Volunteering Services Programme. This includes the promotion of volunteering, best practice in volunteering and support to volunteer involving organisations. In addition, Sharon supports with the development and promotion of volunteering and volunteer opportunities, future funding and the upkeep of MVSC’s recording and database.

sharon@mvsc.co.uk - 0208 8685 2277
pat@mvsc.co.uk's picture Pat Yeboah - Community Development Officer

Pats role at MVSC is to improve the information that is developed and distributed on housing to BAME groups in the borough.  She also helps small groups to set up and supports organisations to develop.

pat@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
jeyanthy's picture 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
Davec's picture Dave Curtis - Manager, Healthwatch Merton

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
bec@mvsc.co.uk's picture Bec Yusuf - Information and Outreach Worker, Healthwatch Merton

Bec is currently covering Healthwatch Merton Information and Outreach Officer maternity leave. His 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.

bec@healthwatchmerton.co.uk - 020 8685 2282
ben@mvsc.co.uk's picture Ben Halschka - Manager, Merton Social Prescribing

Ben oversees the service delivery of Merton Social Prescribing.  The Social Prescribing team ensures that patients in Merton are connected to the wider community and have access to a range of activities. Social Prescribing is about improving health and well-being in the borough and to offer a variety of local support and resources.

ben@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 2281
adrianna@mvsc.co.uk's picture Adrianna Jones - Social Prescriber

Adrianna works with patients referred to her 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, Adrianna engages with organisations to promote their services to patients. Adrianna covers Lavender Fields, The Rowans, Mitcham and Ravensbury Medical Practices.

adrianna@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
Charesse Miller's picture Charesse Miller - Social Prescriber

Charesse introduces patients at Central Medical, Stonecot and Ravensbury Park Medical to social activities in Merton. This service is a new way to improve the health and wellbeing of both individuals and local communities. In addition to working with patients, Charesse engages with organisations in the borough to promote their services to patients and to keep up to date with changes to services provided by the voluntary sector.

charesse@mvsc.co.uk - 0208 6851771
kelly@mvsc.co.uk's picture Kelly Walker - Social Prescriber

Based at Francis Grove, Vineyard Hill Road Surgery and Alexandra Surgery, Kelly works to improve the health and wellbeing of patients. She does this by encouraging them to take part in social activities in the borough. Kelly also engages with organisations to promote their services to patients and to keep up to date with changes to services provided by the voluntary sector.

kelly@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
kemi@mvsc.co.uk's picture Kemi Oyebode - Social Prescriber

Kemi's role is to work with both patients and organisations in Merton. Kemi links patients to activities in the borough to help them meet others, learn new skills, try different activities and make positive lifestyle changes. Kemi is based at Lambton Road Medical and Francis Grove in Merton. 

kemi@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
leigh@mvsc.co.uk's picture Leigh Armstrong - Social Prescriber

Working out of Morden Hall Medical and Grand Drive Surgery, Leigh supports patients referred to him by their GP to introduce them to social activities to help improve their health and wellbeing. Part of Leighs role is to also engage with organisations to promote their services to patients.

leigh@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
marina@mvsc.co.uk's picture Marina Caroli - Social Prescriber

Marina works with patients referred to her by their GP at The Nelson Medical Practice. She introduces them to social activities in Merton to help improve their health and wellbeing. Marina also works closely with organisations and ensures patients are keep up to date with changes to services.

marina@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
mel@mvsc.co.uk's picture Mel Palachandran - Social Prescriber

Mel works with patients referred to her by their GP at the Wimbledon Village Surgery and Wimbledon Medical Practice to introduce them to activities they may wish to enjoy. Social Prescribing is a new way to improve the health and wellbeing of both individuals and local communities.

mel@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
nicole@mvsc.co.uk's picture Nicole Lau - Social Prescriber

Based at Colliers Wood Surgery, Wide Way Medical Centre and Rowans Surgery, Nicole works with patients to improve their health and wellbeing by promoting activities in Merton. Nicole engages with organisations in the borough to promote their services to patients and to keep up to date with changes to services provided by the voluntary sector.

nicole@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771
ray@mvsc.co.uk's picture ray@mvsc.co.uk - Social Prescriber

Ray works with patients referred to him by their GP at Tamworth House Medical Centre, Figges Marsh Surgery, Wide Way Medical Centre and Cricket Green Medical. Ray also engages with organisations in the borough to promote their services to patients.

ray@mvsc.co.uk - 020 8685 1771