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.
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.
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 – Susanna Arnold
Susanna joined the Fusion team in May 2022. Taught by her nan, who was an army cook, Susanna has had a career in catering with long service at the BHS café. Susanna is a local resident. Her hobbies include knitting, handcrafts and motorbikes.
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”.
Don Wright – Chairman
Don joined Fusion as a Trustee in May 2013 before becoming Chairman in April 2019. He had spent 37 years in High St Banking and retired in December 1999. Since retirement he has carried out various roles including being a Non-Executive Director with the NHS. He has also for 20+ years been the Chair of a local Secondary School. Don is now trying to work towards a quiet retirement but is still hands-on with helping the centre’s facilities work effectively.
Tad Taberer– Vice Chair
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 joined the Trustee board in January 2020. She works in admin at Treetops Primary School and is very passionate about the community.
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 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 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.