Meet our staff

Brenda McLoughlin

Managing Director

Graham Skidmore

Service Quality Director

Graham has been a Service Quality Director for 10 years. He works alongside the Managing Director to run the company with the Thera East board. Graham and his Executive Assistant, Bridie, visit people supported by Thera East to make sure they are happy with their support and share helpful information with them.

Bridie Stanford

Executive Assistant

Bridie started off as a support worker around 10 years ago. More recently Bridie has managed people's support and led on a project called Skills Around the Person. For the last 3 years Bridie has worked alongside Graham as an Executive Assistant, which she really enjoys.

Alex Burns

New Support Advisor

Alex has worked for Thera East since 2006, when he first joined us as a Support Worker. He works closely with people we support, their families and circles of support to ensure we develop support that reflects peoples’ choices and goals. Alex is the first point of contact for new support and is responsible for meeting new people and designing a support package that suits their needs.

Alison Nicholls

Personal Assistant

Alison has been working as PA to the Managing Director of Thera East for over 10 years. Previous to this she worked in HR. Alison is very happy in her work. She has 2 young children and variety of pets who take up all her free time outside of work!

Benita Bull

Operational Manager

Helen Merry

Operational Manager

Helen joined Thera in 2000 as a part time Support Worker whilst studying to be a podiatrist at university. She realised she didn’t like feet very much, so stuck with Thera and has been with us ever since! Helen has been an Operational Manager since August 2014. Prior to this she was a Community Support Leader for Stonecroft, Thera East’s short breaks service.

Stuart Harris

Operational Manager

Edith Aganoke

Operational Manager

Edith started out in health and social care as a Support Worker about 24 years ago. She has a tremendous wealth of experience and progressed to Operational Manager at Thera East over 9 years ago.