Senior Management Team
David Jenkins - Acting Joint CEO / Project & Evaluation Manager
David joined Merton CIL in April 2019 with a focus on the evaluation of our Disability hate crime project that covers a number of London boroughs. David has an Economics degree from University College Cardiff, as well as a diploma in Marketing, and has previously held senior positions in Nielsen Market Research, HJ Heinz and IMS Consumer Health. David manages our challenging discrimination project and looks after our internal monitoring and evaluation work.
Charlet Wilson - Acting Joint CEO / Communications & Office Manager
Charlet was born, raised and lives in Merton. She joined Merton CIL in 2015. Charlet graduated from Brunel University with a degree in Law and has a background in communications. Charlet manages our achieve change locally project, that includes Craftivism & Chat and looks after external and internal communications.
Stuart Butler - Information & Advice Service Manager
Stuart joined Merton CIL in 2015. Stuart has an extensive background in advice and advocacy, joining us from Citizens Advice. He read Classics at King's College London and has a degree in Law from Birkbeck, as well as a postgraduate diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law.
Michael Turner - Policy & Strategy Manager
Michael joined Merton CIL in April 2018. He has worked in the disability field for many years within a range of organisations. Before joining Merton CIL, Michael spent eight years working on co-production with the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
Front Line Team
Pippa Maslin - Caseworker
Pippa lives in Merton and joined Merton CIL in October 2018. She has been a secondary school teacher and a university tutor, and has completed a master's and a PhD.
Adrianne De Rizzio Palmer - Caseworker
Adrianne joined Merton CIL in June 2021, after graduating with a degree in Law. Adrianne has experience within the charity sector, including case work with a Criminal Justice focus, as well as varied voluntary work.
Maddie Cowey - Trainee Caseworker
Maddie studied Classics at Warwick University and spent a year studying in Rome. She graduated in 2019, going on to intern with Sarcoma UK as well as working in hospitality and as a nanny. Maddie enjoys blogging and volunteering in her spare time. She joined Merton CIL in April 2021.
Paula Brown - Trainee Caseworker
Paula lives in Merton and joined Merton CIL in 2019. In her spare time Paula enjoys gardening.
Sarah Jeffers - Trainee Caseworker
Sarah originally joined Merton CIL in July 2019 as a casework support volunteer. She then progressed and became our office administrator in October 2020 and in April 2021 joined our casework team as a trainee. Sarah has a degree in Communications and 10 years experience in the charity sector working to empower Deaf and Disabled people. In her spare time she enjoys creative writing, going to gigs and swimming.
Lisa Dors - Office Administrator
Lisa joined Merton CIL in 2021. Lisa studied at Birkbeck University London and graduated in 2021 with a degree in Business and Human Resources Management. Previously worked in the legal sector as a receptionist/administrator. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys reading, going to concerts and travelling.