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Meet the Team

Helen Jaques

Helen Jaques

Charity Manager

Helen Jaques is Charity Manager and has overall responsibility for the day-to-day running of the charity. Helen is a qualified teacher with a Master’s Degree in Autism and joined MAIN is 2011 as Events Manager. She also manages MAIN’s training interests and the Middlesbrough SENDIASS contract.

Darren Holt

Darren Holt

Family Resource Manager

Darren Holt is Family Resource Manager. Darren comes from a management background and joined the charity in 2014. He began work in MAIN’s outreach services. His skills sets lay in his innovative and creative ideas which he implements in the running of MAIN’s outreach services.

Katherine Palmer

Katherine Palmer

Family Resource Co-ordinator

Katherine Palmer is Family Resource Co-ordinator. Katherine has worked for MAIN since 2015. She works alongside Darren and her role involves operating MAIN’s customer management system: Care Planner and liaising with parents/carers/service users and social services with their support packages.

Danielle Landels

Danielle Landels

Family Resource Worker

Danielle Landels is Family Resource Worker working alongside Darren and Katherine. Danielle comes from a background of social care and is also SENDIASS Practitioner for Middlesbrough, a contract which MAIN holds for Middlesbrough Council. Danielle joined MAIN in 2016.

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Stephanie Clarkson

Part-Time Administrator

Stephanie Clarkson joined MAIN in 2016. Stephanie works in MAIN’s Head Office as a part-time administrator and as SENDIASS Assistant supporting Danielle. She also works in MAIN’s outreach services and facilitates at some of the clubs.

Kerry Gunn

Kerry Gunn

Finance Officer

Kerry Gunn is Finance Officer and joined MAIN IN 2016. Kerry is AAT qualified and manages MAIN’s accounting and payroll systems. Kerry is also an excellent administrator and plays an instrumental role in MAIN’s fundraising activities.

Anne Tate

Anne Tate

Events Co-ordinator

Anne Tate is Events Co-ordinator and joined MAIN is 2016. Anne is a qualified teacher with a degree in Childhood and Education Studies and comes from a background of working with learners with SEND. She delivers most of MAIN’s training and is also Internal Verifier for MAIN’s accredited training.

Rory Brady

Rory Brady

Finance/Administration Assistant

Rory Brady is Finance/Administration Assistant. Rory joined MAIN in 2013 as an apprentice and now assists in the preparation of information for staff payroll, expenses and petty cash and reception. Rory has good IT skills and also works as an outreach worker in some of MAIN’s clubs.

Kimberley Austin

Kimberley Austin

Autism Resource Co-ordinator

Kimberley Austin is Autism Resource Co-ordinator for our Durham Post Diagnostic Service and joined MAIN in 2013. Kimberley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and is currently working on her Master’s Degree in Health Psychology and Clinical skills. Kimberley began working for MAIN in our outreach services in Teesside and has had many roles in the charity.

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Melissa Mallin

Autism Resource Co-ordinator

Melissa Mallin is Autism Resource Co-ordinator in our Durham Post Diagnostic Service and joined MAIN in 2014. Melissa has a BA Hons Degree and originally began working in our Durham children’s services before moving on to our adults services.

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Neil James

Autism Resource Worker

Neil James is our Autism Resource Worker in our Durham Post Diagnostic Service and Durham Children’s Services Facilitator for our Durham Children’s contracted services. Neil joined MAIN in 2016.

MAIN has a large team of staff working on its highly regarded outreach services.