Rick is our Operation Manager and is responsible for all aspects of running our Pain Into Power phoneline. When you contact the Foundation, Rick’s is likely to be the first friendly voice that you hear. He has been absolutely fundamental in building the Foundation and will turn his hand to anything: supporting survivors, advocating for them with statutory services, building and managing our CRM system and growing partnerships. Prior to joining the Foundation, Rick spent over two decades as a police officer which has provided valuable insight into how the system can fail victims, strengthening his desire to help them to turn their Pain Into Power.
Jennie is Business Manager at The Maggie Oliver Foundation, supporting on fundraising and strategic development. As an accredited trauma-informed educator, she’ll also be providing training to our ambassadors. She started her career in finance spending 13 years leading the European investment team of a NYSE listed property fund. After the birth of her son, now 6, she looked for a career that was more connected to “the real world”. She was instrumental in establishing, Little Village, one of the country’s largest baby bank charities supporting over 11,000 children last year and becoming a leading voice in the campaign against child poverty in the UK. Jennie is still a proud trustee of the charity. She is also Chair of Out There, a charity supporting families of prisoners who are often the invisible victims of crime.
During her second maternity leave, Jennie trained to teach restorative justice to female offenders in prisons. Spending 6 weeks with small groups of women, she’d work with them to identify the ripple effect of their crimes. For many, this was a difficult journey as they reflected on traumatic past events that had led to their offending, sometimes involving sexual abuse in their childhoods. This led Jennie to the Foundation to use her skills to give survivors a voice and to support them in turning their Pain Into Power.