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, focusing primarily on supporting work with girls and young women in a youth work setting across London.

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Vicky Daborn Tedder

Evaluation and Training Manager

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.

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Katy Knight

Project Consultancy and Research Officer

Katy Knight has a background in co-production and inclusive approaches to community development in marginalised communities, particularly in migrant, refugee/asylum seeker and racially minoritised groups. She has focussed on learning and skills development, health and wellbeing, women’s groups and issues and working in partnerships with local authorities. She also brings experience from community consultation, research and analysis in the Gypsy Traveller and Roma communities. She has worked on projects in the UK and in South India and has an in-depth knowledge of people engagement within the environment/conservation sector.

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Rufus Attrill

Project Support and Communications Administrator

Rufus joins WSA as a Project and Administration Assistant. Since graduating with his history degree, he has worked in the non-profit and charity sector, bringing two years of experience working in supportive and administrative roles.

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Ellie Brown

Associate with WSA Community Consultants

Ellie Brown is a WSA Associate, who is passionate about working with local communities to co-create and design social change interventions. Ellie has a background in leading research and evaluation projects, with a strong focus on learning. She has worked in the UK and internationally, leading large-scale complex projects. In the UK she has worked across a variety of evaluations and health and social care assessments, working with public and patient groups to imagine and co-create better services to respond to local needs.

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Sarah Clement

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.

 

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Shae Eccleston

Associate with WSA Community Consultants

Shae is a creative consultant, author and corporate trainer who can help you to become a thought leader in your field. She works with corporate clients, organisations, creatives, visionaries, researchers, health care professionals and patients to enhance knowledge and understanding on a range of themes.

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Graeme Fancourt

Associate with WSA Community Consultants

Graeme is an organisational consultant, executive coach, and social researcher. He has over twenty five years’ experience of working in and with community and voluntary sector leadership in some of the most marginalised areas of England. He works with Lloyd’s Bank Foundation providing coaching and consulting for social sector organisations and as a Big Local Rep with Local Trust. He has lectured on community development and cultural togetherness across Europe, the U.S., and S India, and his doctoral work used qualitative research methods to investigate human identity and community belonging.

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Shehnaaz Latif

Associate with WSA Community Consultants

Shehnaaz Latif is an accomplished trainer and consultant with over 19 years’ experience and expertise in outcome and impact practice in the UK charity sector. As Lead Consultant at NCVO Charities Evaluation Services (until March 2021) and Charities Evaluation Services (CES) before that Shehnaaz had responsibility for managing staff and associates in the design, delivery and quality of outcomes and impact training courses and carrying out evaluations.

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Jo McGreal

Associate with WSA Community Consultants

Jo is an experienced consultant with a history of working with and alongside a range of organisations and communities. She has spent much of her career championing and implementing stakeholder engagement in a variety of settings and believes passionately in engagement being both accessible and meaningful.

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Yvonne Prendergast

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.

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