Thomas Memery LLB
Most of his career has involved managing aspects of loss.
Following an unsuccessful attempt to join the Diplomatic Service, he was appointed as an Insolvency Service Examiner, a role he thoroughly enjoyed and which strengthened his interest in business, law and accountancy. After studying law, he spent the next stage of his exciting career as a commercial loss adjuster. Employed by an international company, he was latterly involved in investigating fraud, negotiating settlement of liability claims and was responsible for managing education and vocational training throughout the north of England.
Since 2002 he has been committed to identifying gaps in service provision, raising standards in the Third Sector and encouraging people to reach their potential. He has worked as a consultant and managed a national children’s charity as well as an award-winning social enterprise helping members of BME communities to start their own businesses.
By encouraging collaboration, life-long learning, self-help and gathering and sharing scarce resources, he has brought talented colleagues together to create opportunities to enable people to come to terms with loss, overcome personal and family difficulties and move on at their own pace.
Development Co-ordinator (Governance and Management Support)
Janet has worked mainly in the commercial sector and was until her semi- retirement responsible for all aspects of Omega administration and finance. She continues to support the Omega Board and the Development Director
District Nurse / Midwife in rural Suffolk, and Great Yarmouth & Waveney PCT. Specialist Practitioner District Nurse in Halesworth, and Primary Care Cancer and Palliative Care Lead. Led on investment plan for Norfolk & Waveney Cancer Network.
Hailing from Australia, Margaret has qualifications in Psychology; extensive work on social care, disability and long-term illness projects. With personal experience as a carer, she is committed to empowering those in need.
Chatterbox Co-ordinator (Leadership & Development)
Kylie's career started in the banking and insurance sectors, after a short career break to bring up her children she joined us in 2015. Kylie now leads the Chatterbox Action Against Loneliness and Crisis Support Programme. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, sewing and crafts.
Carole Markham MA
Chatterbox Co-ordinator (Delivery)
Prior to joining Omega Carole worked in the public and private sectors. She is passionate about caring for the welfare of others. She uses her skills to enhance and evolve the Chatterbox Programme to ensure that Clients and Befrienders enjoy a mutually rewarding experience.
Carole has a continuing interest in studying Social Sciences and has interests in psychology, philosophy, art and music and she occasionally dabbles in writing too.
Development Co-ordinator (Administration)
Gavin holds a First Class Degree in Media from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He co-ordinates Omega's Bereavement Support, and Motor Neurone Disease Support programmes, as well as day-to-day office administration.
Development Co-ordinator (Income Generation)
I spend one day a week searching for and completing grant funding applications to help us continue our work. I contacted the London House office to see if I could help out in some way. I would never have imagined myself writing grant applications. I also do a huge amount of voluntary work to improve the experience of cancer patients. I've been doing this for ten years now. It's frustratingly slow and never straightforward trying to make changes within the NHS, but over the years I have achieved improvements I'm proud of.
In what little spare time I have, I'm a "Comper" I enter competitions, I especially enjoy those involving creativity. Amongst my favourites: turning my living room into a beach complete with sand and sand castles and dressing up as Eve and walking bravely into a Vauxhall car dealership complete with apple and cuddly snake to have my photo taken with one of their Adam cars. (No, I didn't win that one… but happy memories.)
Development Co-ordinator (Finance)
Rob was awarded a first degree in Biochemistry and Biotechnology by the Sheffield of University. He returned to the University of Newcastle to complete an MSc. in Computer Science.
He is an experienced financial administrator. He joined Omega as a volunteer in 2014 and is now employed part-time, working as a book-keeper and supporting the Omega Network of Meeting Point Support Groups.