Meet the staff team

 Judith Mulligan - Director

Judith joined Seesaw as Director in February 2017. Judith has worked with children, young people and their families for over 20 years as a teacher, support worker, mentor and as a supervisor and manager for practitioners working with families. Over the last 10 years Judith has managed services delivering a range of support to children and young people to meet their emotional and educational needs and promote wellbeing. Prior to relocating to Oxford in 2017 Judith worked for charities in London, most recently as Chief Executive of Every Parent & Child.

 

 


Kathy Moore – Macmillan Children and Families Practitioner

Kathy has been part of the SeeSaw team since 2002 when the pre-bereavement service started, with funding from Macmillan Cancer Care. Kathy was the first CLIC Sargent Social Worker in Oxford working at the John Radcliffe Hospital when the specialist paediatric oncology unit was established. Kathy’s role at SeeSaw is to support children and families when a parent or sibling is dying. She helps families realise that they do have the skills necessary to be able to communicate with their children, to find the words to use, and decide when and how to say things at this difficult time. Kathy also supports professionals working with children when a parent or sibling is dying. She is often helped out by 'Cindy' her yellow Labrador.

 






Lesley Duff – Schools and Families Practitioner

Lesley started working at SeeSaw in 2015. She initially trained as a psychologist and has worked as a school counsellor. She also has 10 years experience of working as a clinical volunteer with groups of bereaved young people. In addition to continuing our support for Oxfordshire schools, Lesley will also take on responsibility for our Side by Side programme of activity days and family events and has a special interest in engaging bereaved teenagers.


Jenny Armstrong – Children and Families Practitioner

Jenny has worked with children throughout her working life, firstly as a primary school teacher and then for 13 years as the Children’s Adviser in the diocese of Oxford. Jenny started working for SeeSaw in 2003 as a volunteer support worker before becoming a member of staff in 2006 with responsibility for organising group activities for families. Jenny has written a number of resource books for children including the most recent publication for SeeSaw entitled ‘What happens when someone dies?’ which is about funerals. 

 

 

Jill Childs – Office Manager

Jill is the Office manager for SeeSaw and will generally be the person who answers the phone when you call in. Jill has worked at SeeSaw since 2012. 


Jane Elliott – Fundraiser

Jane joined SeeSaw in 2007 and is responsible for raising funds through the local community, businesses and by organising numerous fun events during the year. She has taken part in several of the challenge events that she has organised for SeeSaw, including abseiling and sponsored cycling events. Prior to coming to SeeSaw, Jane worked for other charities including Oxfam and Sobell House Hospice.

 

 

 

 

 

Jackie McDowell – Finance Officer

Jackie is the Finance Officer at SeeSaw, she has had many years of finance experience through working for PWC in Reading and then running her own business for 9 years before joining SeeSaw in 2010.  Jackie took on the additional role of Trusts and Grants Fundraiser in 2016.

 

 

 

 

Lucy Wise – Community Fundraiser

Lucy joined the SeeSaw team in March 2016. She has previously worked in fundraising, marketing and project management roles for charities including Oxfam and Rape Crisis England & Wales. Lucy’s role at SeeSaw sees her working with individuals and community groups throughout Oxfordshire to support their fundraising efforts. She also works alongside Jane in coordinating SeeSaw’s presence at fundraising events.