Who we are
WSA Community Consultants is committed to partnership working with colleagues to ensure the best team is involved in delivering on all projects. Some of the core team members are introduced below.
Wendy Sugarman – Company Director
Consultant working on a range of community projects, she is a qualified youth and community worker.
Wendy is Director of WSA Community Consultants and has been established in business for 19 years, with a background in youth and community work prior to that. She has worked as a youth and community worker with young people and adults on a range of projects and initiatives.
She has proven experience in working alongside communities securing representative community involvement and participation. Wendy has worked both in the Voluntary and Statutory sectors. She managed a London-wide Young Women’s Unit for five years, focussing primarily on supporting work with girls and young women in a youth work setting across London.
Vicky Daborn Tedder
Evaluation and Training Manager (on maternity leave)
Vicky has been working at WSA supporting a range of projects and leading on evaluations. Vicky has a passion for helping communities to understand and use their data, empowering them to evidence and support their work. Vicky came to WSA after completing her PhD brought a passion for grass-roots activities as well as a desire to engage with these in a more practical way.
Vicky has put this into practice by taking active roles in a number of projects, including leading on evaluation projects for Leonard Cheshire, undertaking research for clients including area-based initiatives and development of community plans, and being a key part of the Everyone’s Business evaluation team, leading on the analysis of secondary data, case studies and members survey.
Vicky is on maternity leave with her daughter Cerys until summer 2019.
Project Consultancy and Research Officer (Maternity Cover)
Tim joins WSA as Project Research and Consultancy Officer. He brings a range of experience from living and working abroad the last four years. This includes experience running a volunteer program for orphaned children in Vietnam and working in marketing in Canada.
Project Support and Admin Officer
Priscillla comes from an administrative background and has experience within administration and personal assistant / executive assistant roles. She also has a BA Hons in music industry and event management, with experience curating small scale events for various groups and organisations. Priscilla has recently ignited a keen interest in social issues and sustainable community development which she hopes to develop and nurture through working at WSA.
Dr Gillian Granville has a background in national evaluation, having run her own company. Gillian’s background is in carrying out evaluation activities of complex social programmes, specialising in Theory of Change evaluation methodology. This enables programmes to understand what works for which groups of people and in what particular circumstances, and why certain activities produce particular outcomes and what drives those changes. Gillian is committed to developing a culture of learning.
Community Outreach and Support
Emma completed her degree in Government at the LSE in 2010, and since then has worked mostly in the voluntary and community sector. Emma has experience of working with hard to reach communities: she has worked on pre-employment programmes for NEET young people; set up and managed a housing and welfare benefits advice service; and supported the development of a number of Big Local projects with the residents in Wormholt and White City.
Project Support and Events Organiser
Chetna is a senior event & project manager specialising in PR & Marketing with 18 years’ experience working venue-side and across the commercial as well not-for-profit fields in a variety of sectors from corporate, business and academia to public, research and education as well as within arts, music, community and charity.
Associate with WSA Community Consultants
Associate working on a range of community projects, she is a qualified trainer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Sarah has a long track record working with WSA Community Consultants on a range of projects including capacity building, community research and facilitation and training.
Sarah’s experience and work are rooted the not-for-profit and voluntary sector, with a background in social housing and particular expertise in the community sector and voluntary sectors.
Associate with WSA Community Consultants
Yvonne Prendergast has worked as an independent consultant since 2002, after a career focusing on promoting women’s rights and supporting community development. She brings experience in the public, private and third sectors; has a strong commitment to promoting social justice and draws on her work in the UK, Europe and South Asia.