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Meet the Staff

 

Julie Bayford

 

Julie Bayford

Julie's career began in childcare before becoming involved in youth work and completing her degree in Informal Education in 2010.
Julie started working for Phoenix in 2011 as Youth Participation Leader. She soon learnt lots about deafness and began learning BSL soon after, although the young people still help her learn all the time! She immensely enjoys helping the young people develop their skills,  grow in confidence and become independent young adults. After stepping up as Acting CEO during a time of transition for the charity, Julie has now accepted the role permanently and looks forward to the exciting challenges ahead.

 

Laura Bone

 

Laura

Laura started learning BSL level 1 as a hobby in her spare time and loved it so much she continued on to level 2 & 3. She has previously worked as a communication support worker at Bedford college and has worked with us at Phoenix since 2015. She enjoys working with the Deaf community and the young people as well as currently teaching BSL here at Phoenix.

 

Beryl Whyatt

 

BerylBeryl joined Phoenix as a volunteer in 2013. Previously she had worked for the BBC as Assistant to the Executive Editor of BBC London.  She took early retirement from there to administer a national dance charity and for the past 7 years has been Finance Officer at Phoenix. Following the early retirement of the Administrator, she has agreed to formally join the staff and add those duties to her role.

 

 

Volunteers 

 

Christine Dillnutt

 

Christine

Christine has been with Phoenix as a volunteer since 2014. She is the secretary to the Trustee Board and is usually in the office on Tuesday mornings. Christine is a hearing aid user and also a volunteer for Herts Hearing Advisory Service.

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