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 Working for you and with you

Our experienced and knowledgeable staff work across our residential programmes, outreach services, Gambling Therapy Service and central support services. 

Our programme managers and front-line staff come from a wide range of professional backgrounds, including psychology, counselling, addictions, housing, welfare, social work, health, the gambling industry, and lived experience. 

Our Senior Team ensures that the service is delivered professionally, effectively and efficiently, overseen by a Board of Trustees. 

The team brings an extensive range of experience spanning finance, HR, gambling, housing, prisons, residential care, substance misuse, business development, change management, organisational and workforce development, corporate and clinical governance. 

All at Gordon Moody seek to raise awareness and build networks to improve the support available for problem gamblers and their families and significant others.

Central Team

Matthew Hickey – Chief Executive

Dragos Dragomir – Clinical Director

Collette Hodgetts – Finance Manager (Management Accounts)

Suzanne Jones – Finance manager (financial accounts)

Sue is one half of the Finance Manager partnership and focuses on the Financial Accounts side of Gordon Moody. Having worked in Financial Services for 16 years, Sue made the change to the charity sector in 2019 and is continually impressed by the fantastic work done for the service users of Gordon Moody. Outside of work, Sue can either be found crafting with her son or attending live music gigs.

Rob Mabbett – Head of growth

Rob is our Head Of Growth and a previous betting shop manager of the year. Rob is responsible for raising the organisation’s profile, ensuring we are visible to those in need of our support and that we provide sufficient treatment spaces to meet our demand. Rob brings his extensive betting and gambling industry knowledge to Gordon Moody, and outside of work, Rob helps to coordinate events to raise money and awareness of mental health and enjoys music and sports.

Samia Shabir – People Manager

Samia has worked in HR and Learning Development for over 15 years, having gained a level 7 CIPD in Learning and Development as well as a degree in Architecture and her creative outlet, Jewellery and Silversmithing. Samia is passionate about equality and dignity at work. She enjoys working with organisations that make a difference. Samia has mostly worked with third sector organisations and charities, bridging the gap between the charity and the wider team to help keep the common goal alive.

Hannah Furey – Governance & Executive Support Officer

Amy Lowe – Data & Insight Officer

Sarah Forshaw – Head Of Service Development

Sarah has 18 years’ experience of working with people experiencing multiple levels of deprivation and complex needs across a range of services and disciplines, including prisons, charities and local authorities in clinical and non-clinical roles supporting young people, refugees and those experiencing barriers to treatment. Sarah believes in ensuring that the most up to date and effective services are provided to those who require it, in addition to being a passionate advocate for collaboration and co-production.

Alex Crawford – Head Of Treatment Services

Alex has been working in the field of Addiction for over 15 years, starting out working within the prison environment before working across the UK with a wide range of service users across a range of addictions. Alex is passionate about the power of recovery and believes every person can make positive changes in their life. In his downtime, Alex enjoys watching and playing sports, going to the cinema, reading and is a big fan of the zoo!

Mounir Jaaoini – Maintenance


Service managers

Jane Fahy – Retreat and Counselling Service Manager

Jane has worked for Gordon Moody for 14 years, starting as a counsellor on the male residential programme in Dudley. Jane found that working with this client group was both rewarding and stimulating and wanted to reach more people in need.

As the UK’s leading expert in working with problem gamblers, Gordon Moody noticed a significant gap in the treatment of women, and in 2015 created a service to meet the needs of women struggling with a gambling addiction by creating the Retreat and Counselling Programme. Jane is now incredibly proud to manage this innovative and effective programme, which has helped change hundreds of women’s lives over the last seven years. She looks forward to changing many more.

Mandy Green – Residential Treatment Manager Dudley

Mandy has spent the last 20+ years working in residential settings, managing various projects working with homelessness, drug and alcohol misuses, and has also managed a mental health residential project. Mandy’s passion is to see the progression of clients that arrive on-site looking worried, confused and desperate and supporting them to be full of hope for a future to look forward to upon completion of their residential treatment.

Outside of work Mandy follows cricket, both her local team where her son has played for many years, and the England Cricket team. The Gordon Moody team are big fans of Cricket!

 

David Hollingsworth – Residential Treatment Manager Beckenham

Dave has been with Gordon Moody for over sixteen years and spent his first fourteen years here as an outreach worker, helping clients acclimatise to life after treatment.For the past eighteen months, Dave has managed the Beckenham service. He loves the daily challenges this brings; Helping the Beckenham staff team assist our clients in a welcoming and therapeutic environment whilst also developing the team to reach their individual goals.Being a part of a person’s recovery journey from first contact before admission, all the way through their stay with us and hearing how they are doing after completing their treatment is a real joy for Dave.

Outside of work, Dave has a passion for all things sport related and his mood is always lifted by a victory for Charlton Athletic or the England cricket team.

Paul Dent – Gambling Therapy Manager

Paul is responsible for stakeholder engagement at Gordon Moody both within the UK and Internationally. He is a Trauma and Addiction Therapist as well as a Clinical Supervisor. Previously, he was a lecturer in universities and an Accredited Sport Psychologist supporting athletes in preparation for Olympics and World Championships. Paul is keen on racket sports and has represented GB in Beach Tennis.

Harp Edwards – Women’s Residential Treatment Manager

Harp is our residential Women’s treatment centre managers. Harp has come from a background of Forensics, counselling & psychotherapy, working closely with individuals impacted by addictions, modern slavery & human trafficking, and mental health issues within communities, prisons and residential settings. Harp’s passion is to empower people to achieve their hopes and aspirations, and she enjoys nothing more than seeing people accomplish this through the support and compassion of herself and her team.

Harp has been with Gordon Moody since 2021 and has since developed and achieved the successful running of the first Gordon Moody Women’s Residential Treatment programme.

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