We have a number of amazing facilitators who deliver our Day 46 Programme and lead the Sophie Hayes Foundation together. Read it a little bit more about them below:
Naomi Telfer leads the Sophie Hayes Foundation alongside working with charities and businesses as a leadership development consultant. After 10 years in corporate HR and training, she decided to spend time working in Asia using her skills to help survivors of trafficking see restoration and reintegrate into society. Naomi returned with a passion to see the same hope and support apply to survivors of trafficking in London. Her primary focus is building partnerships between care providers, learning suppliers and businesses across London to help build a system of collaborative support for survivors. Naomi oversees the delivery of the Day 46 Programme as well as facilitating.
Liv Taylor spent 3 months in 2011 working among trafficked women and their children in a brothel in Kolkata, before studying Sociology and Education at Durham University. She now works as a Lead Coach at Resurgo delivering their employability programme, SPEAR. Resurgo is a charity helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds into long-term, sustainable jobs through the SPEAR programme. Liv is passionate about seeing people’s lives transformed, and loves getting to play a part in their journey. She longs to see survivors of trafficking recognise their potential, and become fuller versions of themselves. She is excited to be applying her employment and coaching knowledge and skills to this field. Liv is a facilitator and will be designing and leading our Day 46 Outreach programme, working with women after they leave the programme.
Lorraine McIntyre hails from Scotland and is a qualified secondary school music teacher. In more recent years Lorraine has been working with adults with complex needs, drug addictions and adults requiring mental health support. Driven by a desire to see people discover more of who they truly are and fulfil their potential, Lorraine trained as a life-coach in 2014. She is especially passionate about working with women to help them discover their own unique beauty and what they bring to the world, unlocking the potential within! Lorraine leads the Awareness team and is also a facilitator for the Day 46 Programme.
Christine Gilland commissions and writes for Threads, and freelances in editing and writing. In her previous role, at a national charity specialising in mental and emotional health, she regularly gave talks on emotional wellbeing for women of all ages, and is thrilled to have the opportunity to do this again through the Sophie Hayes Foundation. In the future, she aims to study positive psychology and coaching. Christine moved to London from Australia five years ago, and thinks it’s heaven on earth (which is a good thing, as she’s since married a native Londoner!). Christine is a facilitator for the Day 46 Programme.
Alice Weaver spent 3 months in 2011 working for a charity within a red light district in India, Kolkata, supporting the women and their children within the brothel where her heart of trafficked women ignited. She moved to London in 2015 to pursue her career in Marketing and has been part of the Sophie Hayes team now for a year where she is a facilitator for the Day 46 programme and is also part of the awareness team. Her passion is to support and empower women who have had their hope stripped away by showing them there is hope, that they are beautiful and that they are valued.
Suzie King is a communicator and educator. She began her career working in public relations and marketing for major Australian media and retail organisations. After seeing first-hand the value of education in improving the outcomes of vulnerable people in India, Suzie qualified as a teacher and vocational trainer. Before moving to London, she consulted on business and community engagement with STOP THE TRAFFIK in Australia to address trafficking in the fashion industry. Suzie is passionate about freedom and social transformation, and is committed to developing innovative solutions to the issue of human-trafficking through story-telling, education and social enterprise. Suzie is a facilitator for the Day 46 Programme.
Kerri-Leigh Teo has worked with children and young people aged between 3-19 over the past 5 years and continues to do so. Through supporting an anti-trafficking campaign called ‘Captiv8’ led by a local church, Kerri-Leigh knew that she wanted to be a part of tackling the issue of Human Trafficking. Kerri will be looking at fundraising and funding strategies to raise money for the women that the charity works with. She is passionate about raising awareness through creating youth sessions and school lessons to educate children and young people about Human Trafficking and also empower and activate them to make a difference. Kerri is also a facilitator for the Day 46 Programme.
Lucy Steels is a writer and currently works at both a media agency and at safe houses in London, supporting survivors of human trafficking. She studied Journalism, Film and Media at Cardiff University which birthed her passion for social justice, especially in the UK. Lucy is passionate about giving people a voice and seeing women released into true freedom after trafficking and prostitution. Her desire is to continue working in survivor aftercare and tell the stories of women through media and arts. Lucy is part of the awareness team at SHF and is also a facilitator for the Day 46 Programme.
Nikki Mata is a Los Angeles-based creative and beauty industry professional. She is an alumni of FIDM, a California design school, where she studied graphics, concept design, and art direction. She has worked for publications, media, and various divisions of the arts, creatively and from a business standpoint. In addition, she has served her time and efforts with U.S. based organisations and non-profits and currently works to merge the language of creativity with global social justice issues, including human trafficking. Nikki is part of the awareness team at SHF.
Kaitlyn Crossley joined SHF in 2012 and has played a key role in the research arm of SHF since that point, supporting the creation of our ‘Becoming Hope’ research paper in 2014. She works as a management consultant alongside her volunteering role at SHF. Kaitlyn leads our SHF Research Arm and maintains our legacy survivor network.
Daniela Nyarko was born and bred in Germany and moved to London in more recent years to finish her studies in Business & Management. After spending two years in the UK it was clear that she wanted to develop her future career in London. Daniela is passionate about supporting people in need and seeing them succeed in life. She strongly believes in the spirit of unity and community which is so key in raising awareness to prevent, recognise and fight trafficking. Danie is our Strategic Operations Manager and a facilitator for the Day 46 Programme.
Rachel Molano works in Politics in the UK, where she has a passion to see the political world and the social justice world come together, and for politics to be used as a tool to help the disadvantaged of the world. She has lived in and travelled to many different parts of the world, where she began to see first hand the evils of sex trafficking and was introduced to those working with trafficked women. Most notably she was involved in short term projects in California, Costa Rica and Ecuador and has spent time visiting women in Brothels in South Africa, California and the UK. Having overcome a lot in her own life, Rachel has a passion to see women not just rescued out of trafficking but fully restored to fulfil their passions and dreams, in a process of full circle redemption. This has led to exploring social enterprise opportunities for the Sophie Hayes Foundation, across London and beyond to help rescued women rebuild their lives and futures.
Rosie Monaghan previously joined the Sophie Hayes Foundation in 2014 and now returned to support the research arm. Rosie comes from a legal background, and first realised the need for support for survivors of trafficking after researching international and UK law on trafficking, and becoming aware of the existing gaps in protection. She recently completed her masters in International Human Rights Law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights and is currently working for an international organisation focused on human rights and equality law.
Trisha Keady is a lead practitioner in an establishment for disengaged teenagers where she works closely with them on a mentoring program to reintegrate them back into school or alternative provisions. Trisha has a passion to see people realise their potential for restoration and coming alive with their dreams realised. For the past six years, she has also lead a dedicated team for Lifespring youth ministries. Her passion to see transformation, hope and a future for young people resonates through many areas in her life. She enjoys working on one to one levels with people to help overcome barriers, in particular vulnerable people where she has a high value for justice. Trisha has in previous years ran a joint business with her husband and sees herself as quite visionary. She loves nature and sees people as unique and with immense value.
Tamie Forrester works for a charity as a clinical nurse specialising in lymphoedema. In her spare time, she volunteered as a youth worker at her local church empowering and mentoring young adults for several years. Tamie is passionate about helping people, especially young women and desires to help them reach their potential and encourages them in discovering their inner beauty, strength and uniqueness. She enjoys supporting people in need to identify their dreams, renew their hope and find full restoration.
Camilla Clarke lives in Wolverhampton and works for a local church, overseeing various programmes and services for children, young people and their families. She has travelled extensively and has served in various short-term missions, including an anti-trafficking charity in Cambodia. Camilla enjoys getting to the root of issues and loves to help people find healing, freedom, identity and purpose. She enjoys writing, speaking at conferences and is a trained Life Coach. Within the Sophie Hayes foundation, she is a Lead Facilitator for the Day 46 programme and with a team in Wolverhampton will be piloting the programme in the Midlands area.
Sarah Rose Roberts recently moved to London and is passionate about working with those who have experienced sexual exploitation. Whilst studying Politics she wrote her dissertation on sex trafficking, after conducting further research on the topic, her heart for survivors grew. With an interest in counselling and a heart to see restoration, she then gained experience providing telephone support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Sarah Rose is joining the team of Day 46 Programme facilitators (and is involved in facilitating a network for programme alumni).
Megan Landreth-Smith, has been building friendships with women working in the brothels of Soho for over five years and in 2015 spent the year living in South East-Asia, seeking to free women and young children from the Red Light district. She has been working first hand with victims both young and old, playing a part in their restoration and rehabilitation. Megan recently returned to the U.K and is currently developing a business idea for a social enterprise that would radically alter the lives of many women caught in the trafficking industry by providing them work placements and jobs in the U.K. Her desire is to see women walk into their destiny, and step into complete wholeness.
Adam Crossley is Chair of Trustees for the Sophie Hayes Foundation and has been involved since the Foundation’s beginning. After a serving as an Army Officer, Adam has spent 10 years in corporate leadership roles for Skanska, a Swedish multi-national construction company, and is currently Director of Environment, Community and Business Ethics for Skanska’s UK operations. Upon leaving the Army, Adam developed a strong passion to stop modern day slavery and trafficking and is particularly passionate about being able to help survivors regain hope and find a new way. Adam’s primary roles are to support Naomi Telfer as the Foundation’s lead, and, working with the other trustees, to ensure the Foundation is managed and governed in an efficient and responsible way for the benefit of trafficking survivors.
Hannah O’Brien is one of the founding Directors of SHF, with over 10 years experience working in Finance in the FMCG Industry. Hannah is our Treasurer and oversees our financial affairs, ensuring the correct use of our funds and compliance with relevant legislation. Hannah is a key member of our Board of Trustees who oversee the whole SHF operation.