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Our People

“Everything we do at HNCC is underpinned by our DNA. We know it’s not just what we do that matters; how we do it makes the difference.

At HNCC, we show up for our people, our customers and our communities

    • We are customer-centred – we put ourselves in our customers’ shoes

    • We are fast-paced – we have a sense of urgency

    • We are courageous – we speak openly and have the support to do so

    • We are accountable – we deliver on our promises

    • We are a team – we are at our best when we are working together and building on our strengths


Diversity and inclusion

HNCC  recognises the value of a diverse workforce; we believe diversity and inclusion is essential for a strong, successful organisation. We encourage a working environment that is welcoming, fair and inclusive for all and respects different career and life stages.

Robert Aitken Chair of Trustees, HNCC
Robert Aitken
Chair of Trustees, HNCC

Under 5’s Team

I have worked with children of all ages and needs across all different boroughs and I understand the importance of creating a warm, fun, safe environment for all to use. I enjoy what I do and I take extra care to always be attentive and efficient, I am a very approachable and friendly person and have worked with children the whole of my adult life. I also manages centre utilities, liaising with utility companies and suppliers to ensure best value for money and facilitate the smooth day to day running of the centre.

Dawn Giles - Under 5's Assistant

I have worked with children of all ages and needs across all different boroughs and I understand the importance of creating a warm, fun, safe environment for all to use. I enjoy what I do and I take extra care to always be attentive and efficient, I am a very approachable and friendly person and have worked with children the whole of my adult life. I also manages centre utilities, liaising with utility companies and suppliers to ensure best value for money and facilitate the smooth day to day running of the centre.
Hi. My role as an under 5’s manager is to ensure that children and their families are offered a safe, warm, friendly, welcoming and educational experience when attending our Stay 'n Play drop in services. I have lived and worked in the community for many years and enjoy working as part of the HNCC’s team. Our aim is to reach out and include local families and to ensure that children of all ages are given the best possible start in life and support is given to ensure positive outcomes for all. Here at HNCC we aim to provide an exciting range of EYFS based sessions, which will benefit all the babies and toddlers that visit the Drop-ins.

Nadine Reynolds - Under 5’s Children’s service manager

Hi. My role as an under 5’s manager is to ensure that children and their families are offered a safe, warm, friendly, welcoming and educational experience when attending our Stay ‘n Play drop in services. I have lived and worked in the community for many years and enjoy working as part of the HNCC’s team. Our aim is to reach out and include local families and to ensure that children of all ages are given the best possible start in life and support is given to ensure positive outcomes for all. Here at HNCC we aim to provide an exciting range of EYFS based sessions, which will benefit all the babies and toddlers that visit the Drop-ins.
Hi my name is Ria and I’m 22 years old. I work as an assistant for the under 5’s stay and play services, and have done now for a couple of years. I am fun, kind, approachable and love meeting all of the different groups that attend our sessions. I also work as a nanny in the local area and work every afternoon with a lovely little Family.

Ria Reynolds - Under 5’s Assistant

Hi my name is Ria and I’m 22 years old. I work as an assistant for the under 5’s stay and play services, and have done now for a couple of years. I am fun, kind, approachable and love meeting all of the different groups that attend our sessions. I also work as a nanny in the local area and work every afternoon with a lovely little Family.
I am a mother of 2 children (grown up now). I have lived in N19 all my life. I enjoy helping people and providing a valuable service. I take great pride in my work and as a local person understand the issues and needs of people using our services. My aim is always to ensure a warm welcome to all.

Kim Reilly - Under 5's Coordinator

I am a mother of 2 children (grown up now). I have lived in N19 all my life. I enjoy helping people and providing a valuable service. I take great pride in my work and as a local person understand the issues and needs of people using our services. My aim is always to ensure a warm welcome to all.
Movers and Shakers are 30-minute music and movement sessions for 0s to 3s. Our parent-present classes introduce the very young to rhymes, songs and signs. Every child taking part has the chance to sing, play a musical instrument, be amazed by the parachute and get lost in a world of bubbles! Sit with your child as he or she sings, plays, listens and learns. Movers and Shakers sessions take place at libraries, children’s centres, cafés and other family-friendly venues.

What Movers and Shakers says

Movers and Shakers are 30-minute music and movement sessions for 0s to 3s. Our parent-present classes introduce the very young to rhymes, songs and signs. Every child taking part has the chance to sing, play a musical instrument, be amazed by the parachute and get lost in a world of bubbles! Sit with your child as he or she sings, plays, listens and learns. Movers and Shakers sessions take place at libraries, children’s centres, cafés and other family-friendly venues.

Wellness & Lunch Clubs

• Chair of Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee • Camden Careers Champion
 • Camden Older People’s Champion
 • Vice Chair of the Disability Oversite Committee
 Everybody is welcome at the new HNCC Wellness Café, situated at St Michael’s Church in Highgate. In partnership with St Michael’s, we bring the community together in a fun, friendly, and caring environment. I strive to ensure a warm welcome focuses on the best possible customer service.

Larraine Revah - Head of older people services

• Chair of Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee
• Camden Careers Champion

• Camden Older People’s Champion

• Vice Chair of the Disability Oversite Committee


Everybody is welcome at the new HNCC Wellness Café, situated at St Michael’s Church in Highgate. In partnership with St Michael’s, we bring the community together in a fun, friendly, and caring environment. I strive to ensure a warm welcome focuses on the best possible customer service.
It’s a pleasure to be able to provide this very special service to so many people. To give a warm and welcoming service, to get people together to meet each other and talk and to join in our activities. I am a loving and caring person always at hand when needed. 

Tracy stinton - wellness cafe assistant

It’s a pleasure to be able to provide this very special service to so many people. To give a warm and welcoming service, to get people together to meet each other and talk and to join in our activities. I am a loving and caring person always at hand when needed. 
All our hot meals are prepared by Lulu, our excellent  Manager, with love and care, at a price we all can afford of only £2.50. The low price does not mean we compromise on quality. We are grateful to the Lady Gould Trust for their grant support to help us run these sessions As part of our service we can sign-post members to various partners if they need additional support. People come along for all sorts of reasons. Some people live alone and feel isolated and enjoy the opportunity of making new friends. Others just love the food and the activities we offer. All our Luncheon Club Venues, are discovery hubs for participants to find out about what else we have on offer. This may be Trips, holidays, and a range of different fun activities.  We work in partnership with several local organisations, sharing resources from buildings to volunteers. We promise you a warm welcome so do come along!

Lulu Taddei - Manager, Lunch Clubs

All our hot meals are prepared by Lulu, our excellent  Manager, with love and care, at a price we all can afford of only £2.50. The low price does not mean we compromise on quality. We are grateful to the Lady Gould Trust for their grant support to help us run these sessions

As part of our service we can sign-post members to various partners if they need additional support. People come along for all sorts of reasons. Some people live alone and feel isolated and enjoy the opportunity of making new friends. Others just love the food and the activities we offer. All our Luncheon Club Venues, are discovery hubs for participants to find out about what else we have on offer. This may be Trips, holidays, and a range of different fun activities.  We work in partnership with several local organisations, sharing resources from buildings to volunteers.

We promise you a warm welcome so do come along!

General Services

Hi, my name is Diane. I am Head of Finance for Highgate Newtown Community Centre and manage the day to day finances. I ensure that income for the centre is billed promptly, supplier invoices are allocated according to funding and paid within supplier terms and conditions. I also manage payroll and pension contributions for the centre staff. I maintain the financial systems I implemented when I joined the centre making all financial activities transparent and beyond reproach. I ensure the bank is reconciled and cash flow is managed. A critical part of my role is to ensure that restricted funding is accounted for as per the outlines given by our generous funders. I take great care in my work and specialise in charity finances working for a number of charities in London. I also manages centre utilities, liaising with utility companies and suppliers to ensure best value for money and facilitate the smooth day to day running of the centre.

Diana Corsial - Head of Accounts

Hi, my name is Diane. I am Head of Finance for Highgate Newtown Community Centre and manage the day to day finances. I ensure that income for the centre is billed promptly, supplier invoices are allocated according to funding and paid within supplier terms and conditions. I also manage payroll and pension contributions for the centre staff. I maintain the financial systems I implemented when I joined the centre making all financial activities transparent and beyond reproach. I ensure the bank is reconciled and cash flow is managed. A critical part of my role is to ensure that restricted funding is accounted for as per the outlines given by our generous funders. I take great care in my work and specialise in charity finances working for a number of charities in London. I also manages centre utilities, liaising with utility companies and suppliers to ensure best value for money and facilitate the smooth day to day running of the centre.
I support HNCC to raise money from grants for all the projects and activities we provide, and then I write reports to let the funders know the difference their funding has made to the people who come and use our services.  Nothing beats the high of a successful grant application -  but it’s a constant job to keep the funding coming in.    Our motivation for monitoring and reviewing our projects reaches beyond the requirements of our donors however.  We use the information gathered to review what we are doing, assess what is working well, and adjust where improvements can be made.  In this way we ensure that the voice and influence of our service users is central to all of our service planning and delivery.  Sometimes this takes the form of a questionnaire at the end of an activity, sometimes we ask people if they want to be a case study story and sometimes we ask class tutors, parents, and carers what they observe during the activity.  We are always looking for new ways to keep hearing from those who benefit from our activities, and welcome suggestions about how we can do this in a fun and engaging way. 

Justina Forristal - Head of Fundraising and Impact Measurement

I support HNCC to raise money from grants for all the projects and activities we provide, and then I write reports to let the funders know the difference their funding has made to the people who come and use our services.  Nothing beats the high of a successful grant application –  but it’s a constant job to keep the funding coming in.    Our motivation for monitoring and reviewing our projects reaches beyond the requirements of our donors however.  We use the information gathered to review what we are doing, assess what is working well, and adjust where improvements can be made.  In this way we ensure that the voice and influence of our service users is central to all of our service planning and delivery.  Sometimes this takes the form of a questionnaire at the end of an activity, sometimes we ask people if they want to be a case study story and sometimes we ask class tutors, parents, and carers what they observe during the activity.  We are always looking for new ways to keep hearing from those who benefit from our activities, and welcome suggestions about how we can do this in a fun and engaging way. 
I am Mags and I work with the community at HNCC. We are working on some exciting projects to improve community confidence and cohesion and to make Highgate an amazing, community-focused, safe and welcoming place to live, work and relax. Our community has become stronger throughout the pandemic and we aim to build on this to ensure that everyone in our community feels valued and supported.

Mags O'Reilly - Operations Manager, HNCC Community Response Team

I am Mags and I work with the community at HNCC. We are working on some exciting projects to improve community confidence and cohesion and to make Highgate an amazing, community-focused, safe and welcoming place to live, work and relax. Our community has become stronger throughout the pandemic and we aim to build on this to ensure that everyone in our community feels valued and supported.
It's a privilege to work alongside a fantastic team that cares so much about people. Our aim is to serve all and have the best possible customer care and feedback from our visitors. I strive to remain humble in my role and ensure the team has the best possible chances to grow and lead the community. I am also proud we exceed the London Living wage and we invest in training for all our team members. The biggest gift we give to people is to listen to their feelings and views. We do this while keeping a hands-on approach to the running of the charity.

Andrew Sanalitro - CEO

It’s a privilege to work alongside a fantastic team that cares so much about people. Our aim is to serve all and have the best possible customer care and feedback from our visitors.

I strive to remain humble in my role and ensure the team has the best possible chances to grow and lead the community. I am also proud we exceed the London Living wage and we invest in training for all our team members.

The biggest gift we give to people is to listen to their feelings and views. We do this while keeping a hands-on approach to the running of the charity.