Meet our staff

Lorna Weston

Managing Director

Lorna has been the Managing Director for Thera East Anglia since November 2014 and has over 20 years' experience working with people with a learning disability in various roles, starting as a support worker. Lorna’s role is to lead Thera East Anglia and ensure we provide high quality support for people with a learning disability in line with our vision and best practice.

David Parker

Service Quality Director

David uses his own experience of having a learning disability to make sure Thera East Anglia provides people with quality care and support. He checks that people are being supported to design and manage their own support. He takes a lead on Being Heard that makes sure the people we support can have their voices heard.

Keith Page

Executive Assistant

Keith supports David in his role as Service Quality Director. They travel across Thera East Anglia together, meeting the people we support and staff. Meeting people and seeing how we are supporting them to live independent lives is the best part of the job. Keith spent the first 35 years of his life supporting financial services, so what he does now is very different and very rewarding.

Sophie Davies

Personal Assistant

Sophie joined Thera in May 2015. She was new to the health and social care sector and has learned a lot in the past two years. She takes great pride in the work we do at Thera, the independence we help people to have and the lives we enable people to lead.

Justin Smith

Operational Manager

Justin has been an Operational Manager with Thera since October 2008. Justin works with teams to ensure that the support we provide is person-centred and a true reflection of Thera’s vision. Justin has been a PROACT SCIPr-UK® Instructor for over 12 years; as well as delivering this training, he helps teams to support people with complex needs. A typical day for Justin would be visiting people in their own homes and helping the people we support by giving ideas to their staff teams so that they can improve the great work they do.

Nick Pooley

Operational Manager

Nick has worked for Thera East Anglia since September 2015 and has over 15 years’ experience in adult social care. Nick’s role is to monitor and continuously seek to improve the quality of support his teams are providing, to ensure that the people he supports are living good lives and getting the same opportunities as everyone else.

Yvette Ferguson

Operational Manager

Yvette joined the team as an Operational Manager in April 2014 and has worked for Thera since September 2008. She has had the pleasure of supporting teams to ensure that we demonstrate our vision and values and provide individually designed, person centred support that meets people's needs. A typical day for Yvette would be visiting people in their own homes and inspiring new ideas within their staff teams so that the staff can improve the great work they do. Yvette says that she enjoys her work immensely.