Our Team


Chief Executive Officer – Sue Maidens

Sue joined us in August 2020 and became Chief Executive Officer in August 2021. She is responsible for the day to day running of the centre and all aspects of running the charity; in particular finance, HR and health and safety.

Community Project Coordinator – Chloe Hubbard

 Chloe joined the Fusion team in June 2022 and is responsible for all the projects and activities which Fusion provide to the community.  A resident of Park Wood Chloe was formally a chef in a vegan café.  Chloe has a great interest in the creative arts. 

Chloe Hubbard Community Project Coordinator

Family Therapeutic Life Coach – Olivia Roe

Olivia is our Family Therapeutics Coach and will be in Fusion on Wednesdays and Thursdays. She has 25 years of experience in wellbeing, as a teacher, trainer and life coach. She is a member of the British Psychological Society, an ACC Coach with the International Coaching Federation and she is currently completing a Level 3 Diploma in Counselling.

Administration Officer – Jamie Fox

Jamie joined the Fusion team in October 2023 and is responsible for the majority of the admin tasks at Fusion, as well as leading on our volunteer programme.  Jamie holds a BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling (1st) degree and comes from a strong customer service background.  

Jamie Fox

Finance officer – Gill Prince

Gill is our Financial officer. who joined us in August 2021. Gill has experience working in a variety of companies over the years ranging from The Stock Exchange in London to a toy manufacturer in Folkestone. 

Coffee Shop Supervisor – Siobhan Pottinger

Joined the Fusion team on 15th January 2024.

Siobhan Pottinger - Coffee Shop Supervisor

Receptionist – Venetia Gibbs

Venetia joined the Fusion team in October 2022 as a part time receptionist.  Venetia describes Fusion as a safe place to be and work.  With a ready smile and a helpful attitude all will feel welcome as they come through our doors.  Venetia lives in Maidstone and enjoys arts and crafts.

Commercial Cleaner – Laura Butcher

Laura joined the Fusion team in December 2022. Previously a long standing volunteer at Fusion Laura has been part of the charity for many years. Laura says “I still attend some of the services Fusion have to offer and I love that I am part of the Fusion family”.

Laura Butcher

Outreach Worker – Rowan Smith

Joined the Fusion team on 12th February 2024.

In addition to our staff team we have a wonderful team of volunteers.


Tad Taberer– Chairman

Tad has been a Trustee at Fusion since February 2016.  He is the Chief Executive Officer of Maidstone Community Support Centre.  He has worked in the charity sector since 1992, starting with working with people who have learning disabilities and mental health barriers, and now in his current position.

Gary Cooke- Safeguarding trustee

Gary joined Fusion January 2012.  He is the Kent County Councillor for Maidstone South East which includes Park Wood. He actively supports the Park Wood community and has supported and helped to instigate a number of community based initiatives.

Angela Holness

Angela joined the Trustee board in January 2020.  She works in admin at Treetops Primary School and is very passionate about the community.

Dan Wilkinson

Dan Wilkinson, who works in online banking, joined the Fusion Trustee Board in late 2022.  As one of the two Councillors representing Park Wood ward on Maidstone Borough Council, he is keen to support, promote and contribute to the running of what he sees as a crucial part of the community, and a lifeline to many people.

Lisa Burvill

Lisa joined Fusion in June 2023 as a Trustee.  Lisa works within the Financial Services industry.  Previously she has been a community governor at a local high school.

Wendy Young

Wendy joined Fusion as a Trustee in September 2023.  She had spent the majority of her working life as a Radiographer in the NHS and in latter years specialising in Nuclear Medicine.  With her husband, for 12 years, they owned and ran a Graphics and Phototypesetting company in Dartford.  In 2013 they moved to Langley and after retirement she became a Parish Councillor for 2 years and then a Maidstone Borough Councillor for 4 years.  Wendy has joined Fusion with a commitment to help and support the excellent work carried out by the Staff and Volunteers of Fusion.

Louise MacPhearson

Joined the Board 13th November 2023.

Richard Pearce

Joined the Board 22nd January 2024.