WHO WE ARE.
SCA Corporate structure, Management and the Supervisory function. The corporate structure is a CIC established in January 2020 with a Board of three independent Directors. The management is Bali Rodgers reporting directly to the Board, which includes John Nicholson, Francis Osei and Ceri Griffiths at present.
Bali Rodgers is the manager of the SCA and also the Co-Manager and co founder of Refocus, a crime prevention and early intervention service, she undertook fundraising, procurement and partnership development, alongside training and supervision over 15 years.
As a trained life coach, Bali specialises in behaviour management, development and breaking negative cycles, particularly in work supporting families. Her extensive experience has helped her to understand communities and gross root issues. Bali is a qualified coach, group therapist and counsellor, who has worked in the substance misuse field for 20 years, with the NHS, Turning Point, Bromley Community Safety and the Kenward Trust. She developed a women’s therapeutic residential community, that she ran for 6 years and also helped develop a detoxification centre, as both a counsellor and group facilitator.
She has acted as a youth worker, managed a community development project with community groups and developed a family and carer’s service. She was responsible for small grants, done several documentaries with the BBC, Five Live and has lobbied several issues in BAME communities through the Guardian newspaper, the Big issue and by running awareness conferences and events .
As a UK wide level 4 diversity trainer she lectured at Canterbury university lecturing, public health and Bromley Metropolitan police. She is tenacious and always looking for opportunities to improve and provide better services and to stands against injustice. She is excited to see how she can help the SCA and explore ways inspire to inspire members to work together and most of all help young people and communities to reach their full potential.
Social Entrepreneur. Corporate Safeguarding Against Gangs & County Lines Trainer and Keynote Speaker. Kent Police County Line Independent Police Group (IPAG) Member. Kent Police Training College Independent Probationers Gangs and County Lines Trainer. Gangs and County Lines Expert Witness at Criminal Trials for CPS or the Defence. Consultant and Reg 44 Independent Visitor in Children’s Care Homes. Asst. Head of Residential Care Post Holder at West Heath School. Chief Executive and Founder of Reform Restore Respect Charity Post Holder.
John was previously involved in Sales and Marketing in the financial services industry in The City of London. After a failed suicide attempt, John realised it was time to change career and start focusing on people in difficult situations. His mission is to bring hope and opportunity to vulnerable people of all ages to make their lives that bit better".
Ceri is a Qualified teacher, she has helped with behaviour management in primary schools. She comes from a multicultural background and was also a foster parent. She was a Missionary in West Africa for 6 years as a teacher and pastoral carer. She managed "A passion for Africa" charity and has substantial experience mentoring, coaching, motivational speaking and is a minister.
Jane was High Sheriff of Kent 2018-2019. As Her Majesty the Queen's representative for Law and Order in the county she engaged with many organisations working in the criminal justice as well as charitable sectors. Previously she taught religious studies (primarily philosophy) at secondary level and was a school chaplain (lay) for many years. She is acutely aware of the pressing need for support, encouragement and direction for young people today in light of the many challenges they face. She is delighted to become Patron for SCA and greatly looks forward to working together.
Jane is also involved with a number of other charities, as well as church based initiatives, both in the county and further afield. She is married to Hubert, a lawyer, and they live near Tenterden. They have four grown up children as well as an ever increasing number of grandchildren.
GARNET JOHNSON - ( JBD CONSULTANCY )
Consultancy, development , governance and bid writing expert.
Garnet Johnson worked as a graphic designer in the City for 13 years, and then retrained and has worked in the VCSE sector in Kent and Medway since 1996.. He has worked with youth organisations (KCFN - Head of Operations/Deputy CEO), homeless organisation YMCA Thames Gateway (Deputy CEO), Groundwork (Operations/Development Director).
SUZANNE LESTRADE - Freelance Fundraising Consultant; skilled in Trust and Foundation bids with over 5 years experience.
KAZ MACKLIN - KENT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - To enhance, protect and connect our membership. To advocate on behalf of the business community across ket and medway ., ensuring the voice of business is taken into account in all key decision making, to ensure an environment that is conducive to business growth and enterprise.
An Advisory/supervisory function is also set up to support SCA which are volunteers, representatives of donors, and other stakeholders.
We are developing a team of volunteers, supporter and experts who are also happy to work behind the scenes and provide support where it can be provided to the directors and members.
'Andrew fox, serves as Chairman of Internet Mobile Communications Ltd. Andrew started his business life. He founded Pacific Gemini a financial services in the Russian Far East. Andrew was a founder of the Vladivostok Stock Exchange and remains Chairman of trustees at the Don Hanson Charitable Foundation. He is also a member of the Institute of Fundraising. and the Chief Executive of the Don Hanson Charitable foundation. Andrew has been pivotal in helping us shape things for the SCA ,
'Brian Munday, honorary researcher and former Director of Social Work Education and the European Institute of Social Services at the University of Kent.'
'Natalie smith, is the Director of Grants & Impact at Kent Community Foundation. She has worked strategically at international & national charities and more recently has many years’ experience of working with frontline organisations to strengthen their impact. Her focus now is leading KCF in effective grant-making across the county. She looks forward to aiding SCA on its journey.'
Kent chamber of commerce, To enhance, protect and connect our membership. To advocate on behalf of the business community across Kent and Medway, ensuring the voice of businesses is taken into account in all key decision making, to ensure an environment that is conducive to growth and enterprise
We have received financial help to develop the SCA from the Don Hanson charitable foundation and Colyer Fergusson charitable trust.
We have had the help to pay for our future launch and website from Kent Community Foundation and The Lawson Trust.
A continuation of funds is needed for core costs, expenses, events, filming, support to fundraise and ongoing long term income.
We are also happy to receive advice, guidance and support if there are opportunities to get this from stakeholders, donors, volunteer support, Skill sets, mentors in order to help our members to the best of our ability.