Kimberley joined us in 2023 as an administrator and quickly became an invaluable member of the team bringing over 20 years of paid and voluntary work in the healthcare sector. Her previous experiences include GP surgery, statutory services and private sector administration.

Kimberley has a breadth of knowledge regarding systems of work and uses this effectively during her dealings with local authority contracts.

Along with Joanna she is first port of call for referrals, associate queries and general enquiries.

As with all our clinical co-ordinators Shirleyanne is a qualified occupational therapist graduating from Northumbria University in 2014 with a 1st class honours degree.

Shirleyanne has been a valuable associate of The OT Service for a number of years, recently taking on the employed position of clinical co-ordinator.

Her clinical experiences have been primarily in care of the elderly work, managing complex caseloads in both acute and rehabilitation settings. This has involved supporting people with a range of complex and long-term healthcare needs such as stroke, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, along with trauma and elective orthopaedics, dementia and palliative care.

Joanna began working for The OT Service in 2024 following 24 years in GP surgery administration. Not only does Joanna have a wonderful talent for front of house work, she is hugely experienced in healthcare administrative processes and business systems of work.

Along with Kimberley, Joanna is your first port of call for referrals, associate queries and general enquiries.

Lisa is an occupational therapist of 12 years, retraining as a mature student following a career in banking. She was The OT Service’s first clinical co-ordinator and now shares the responsibility for managing our caseload and co-ordinating associates with Shirleyanne and Sarah. Her clinical knowledge and experience of the private sector is ideally suited to her role and we know her supportive approach to our associate therapists is greatly appreciated.

Lisa’s clinical skills are broad having worked in a number of NHS and statutory roles and more recently in the private sector. As with all our clinical co-ordinators she is always at the end of the phone for case managers, private referrers and our various other clients and commissioners.

Jill began working for The OT Service in 2020 following 30 years of work in statutory services. She brings a wealth of experience from a variety of administrative and secretarial roles, many in the NHS and thus has a huge understanding of the healthcare sector and the importance of effective administration.

Jill has helped The OT Service go from strength to strength and recently became our first assistant clinical co-ordinator supporting our 3 clinical co-ordinators in managing the caseload.

Brian has a wide variety of experiences to draw on in his role as Operations Manager. He graduated in 1997 from The University of Brighton with a Ba (Hons) in Physical and Business Education.  He spent some time in London fitness instructing and sports coaching before re-locating to the North East, setting up his own business with the help of the Prince’s Trust. 

As personal and professional circumstances changed Brian moved into an 16 year healthcare career,  firstly with the ambulance service and latterly in an NHS Acute Occupational Therapy service as a Technical Instructor. In 2019 he accepted the role of Practice Manager with The OT Service and is is now our full-time Operations Manager bringing a committed and creative approach to the service we provide.