Racheal Jones: Chief Executive Officer
Racheal Jones is the Chief Executive Officer for One Knowsley
Racheal is an experienced leader, with expertise in not-for profit governance structures, regulation, strategy, business planning and socio-economic delivery models. Racheal has specialist knowledge of Social Value, with cross-sector experience and networks at a local, regional and national level. Racheal has a published commission from the Cabinet Office – Influencing Decision Makers and Commissioners. With academia in Social Sciences and professional qualifications in leadership Racheal is passionate about Knowsley communities and the power of collaboration, partnerships and meaningful engagement with stakeholders to create positive change.
Did you know: Racheal achieved her gliding wings before her driving licence!
Lindsey Martin: Operations Manager
Lindsey Martin Operations Manager for One Knowsley
Lindsey’s career encompasses both the public and voluntary sector with over 30 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluation, project and programme management. Employed initially by the Department of Trade and Industry which later became part of Government Office for the North West, Lindsey’s experience and expertise centred on the management of Government and European funded business support and training programmes. Lindsey brings the skills acquired to the work of One Knowsley.
Did You Know: Lindsey enjoys walking, reading, watching films and is a keen supporter of Everton FC.
Gary See: Programmes & Partnerships Director
Gary See is the Programmes & Partnerships Director for One Knowsley.
Jane Houghton: Engagement and Insight Lead
Jane Houghton is the Engagement and Insight Lead for One Knowsley
Jane has 15 years’ experience of working for organisations with a social purpose; working collaboratively to maximise resources within diverse communities to develop innovative targeted projects and initiatives, led by the communities they served. Jane has worked on government funded regeneration projects in the West Midlands and St Helens and has received awards and recognition for her partnership and engagement work.
She has also volunteered for various charities over the years with a passion for narrowing the gap in health inequalities.
Did you know: Jane is partial to a bit of wild swimming when she gets the chance and spots a nice bit of open water!
Emma Rittenberg: Digital Marketing Lead
Emma Rittenberg is the Digital Marketing Lead for One Knowsley
A Media & Communication graduate, Emma has a high level of organisational and interpersonal skills. She has had several years’ experience in the Marketing industry and has volunteered for various charities based in the Liverpool City Region.
Did you know: Emma spends most of her weekends travelling to other cities or even to other countries!
Adrian Ashton: Policy Lead
Adrian Ashton is the Policy Lead for One Knowsley
Adrian has worked across public, private, and third sectors in a range of roles that span from ‘beer mentoring’ to working with the Cabinet office on piloting new national mutual healthcare models. In addition to his work on policy and in enterprise support programmes, he is an acclaimed trainer, and possibly the only freelancer (his role with One Knowsley is not a permanent post) to have openly published an annual social impact report on himself for the last 14 years which has been feted by Social Value UK as a leading model of integrated impact reporting.
Did you know: Adrian has delivered babies with no medical support (thankfully both child and mother checked out fine after the emergency medical services arrived after the event).
Debbie Bennett: Social Prescribing Link Worker
Debbie Bennett is the Social Prescribing Link Worker for One Knowsley, working in Kirkby PCN.
Debbie has over 20 years’ experience working with children, young people and families in diverse communities. Debbie is committed to reducing Health Inequalities and is passionate about supporting communities. Debbie has worked with and supported many volunteers and has enabled local people to develop a wide range of support services in their own communities. She has worked in St Helens, Blackpool, Warrington and Sefton over the past 20 years and has experience working with many different partner agencies to support and improve the Health and Wellbeing of people.
Did you know: Debbie started running a few years ago and ran Warrington half marathon in 2016, she now enjoys running 5 and 10k races and has just joined a running club.
Paula Kearns: Social Prescribing Link Worker
Paula Kearns is the Social Prescribing Link Worker for One Knowsley, working in Kirkby PCN.
Paula is from Belfast and has lived and worked in Merseyside for the past 22 years developing and managing community projects using community development principles. Her passion and understanding of local communities and people has allowed Paula to build relationships that has resulted in the development and delivery of projects and services that empower and build strong, resilient and healthy communities.
Did you know: Paula is one of the 105 people on the portrait wall of the Everyman theatre that represents Liverpool’s men and women. Paula is proud of her portrait which will remain part of the theatres structure for 100 years!
Elaine Billington: Social Prescribing Link Worker
Elaine Billington is the Social Prescribing Link Worker working in Halewood, Cronton, Prescot, Whiston PCN
Elaine has lived and worked in Canada for many years where she worked with people from a diverse range of communities. On her return to the UK she continued to work in the Voluntary and Community Sector and has worked with, supported and advocated for children, young people and adults both as individuals and families for more than 25 years.
Elaine has extensive experience of working with communities and has developed, set up and facilitated various outreach activities; some of which continue to support people today.
Elaine is committed and passionate about working with communities and is a strong believer in partnership working with others to enable a person to live their best life.
Did you know: Elaine once took part in a dog sled race!
Suzanne Wootton: Social Prescribing Link Worker
Suzanne Wootton is the Social Prescribing Link Worker working in Huyton PCN
Did you know:Suzanne’s prized possession is a pink sparkly ukulele. She attends the annual World Ukulele Day in Liverpool and joins in the giant busk of 350 fellow strummers!
Jane Hobson: Strategic Development Lead
Carly James: Business Support Administrator/PA to Chief Executive Officer
Colette Thompson: Volunteer
Colette Thompson is a volunteer for One Knowsley
Colette was deeply involved with the Lost Castle project in August 2018 that was organised by Knowsley Council. She thoroughly enjoyed working with the community, so she decided to do more volunteering. Colette is married, a mum to three children and a full-time foster carer to two. She enjoys anything creative and loves party planning and fundraising.
Did you know: Colette enjoys floristry, cake decorating and painting & decorating! She considers herself to be a jack of all trades, master of none!
Joanne King: Volunteer
Joanne King is a volunteer for One Knowsley
Joanne has 16 years’ experience of Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector work. Her roles have always involved empowering the most marginalised people, communities and organisations to make positive changes and flourish. She has worked at all levels from front line to strategic. Her strong passion for for Social Justice and Equality underpins everything she does.
Did you know: Joanne loves to go to gigs and festivals. Ibiza is her favourite place in the world.