Meet the Team

Meet the team

Today Autism Bedfordshire  employs 21 office staff and over 150 staff and volunteers to deliver our services to children, young people and adults on the autistic spectrum.

Office Staff

The day-to-day running of the charity is carried out by the office staff:-

 Chief Executive Emma Reade
 Children’s Services
 Manager Liz McTernan
 Projects & Development Officer Tom Carter
 Projects & Development Officer Amy Gavin-Birch
 Assistant Development Officer/Data Officer Kate Osborne
 Assistant Development Officer Peter Tysoe
 Adults’ Services
 Manager Chris Stelling
 Autism Trainer Mandy Higgs
Autism Advisor Sally Cripsey
Autism Skills Tutor Alex McGuiness
Employment Support Officer Lorraine Endersby
Support Officer Ian Baguley
Manager Gill Christmas
Corporate & Community Fundraiser Sarah Grimes
Grants Officer Ali Draper
Fundraising Assistant Cathi Grover
Manager Sharon Sturge
Finance Assistant Debbie Haddow
Operations Manager for Luton VCS Consortium Len Simkins
Office Administrator Liz Walters
Data Entry Officer Philip Whiting

All staff have considerable knowledge and expertise in their field.

Field Staff

For our Children’s Services, we have dedicated teams of Support Workers and Volunteers supporting the children.  These teams are led by a Senior Team Leader and up to 3 Team Leaders.  The Team Leaders should have at least NVQ Level 3 in Child Care, or equivalent education and social care qualifications.  The Support Workers have to have at least NVQ Level 2 plus appropriate experience.

We are also extremely grateful to all those who volunteer their time both in the office and at our activities.

All the workforce are trained in autism and safeguarding.

Board of Directors/Trustees

Autism Bedfordshire is managed and monitored by a Board of Directors:-

  • Lauraine Miller – Chair
  • Peter Scott – Secretary
  • Jeff Bulled – Finance Director
  • Martin Williams
  • Bernadette Henderson
  • Paul Sutherland
  • Philip Delafield