Meet The Team

Karolina Gerlich – Chief Executive Officer
CWC Karolina has been a care worker for twelve years alongside being an experienced Director in several capacities within the non-profit sector. She is passionate about social care and social justice and never misses a chance to advocate for care workers.

Another passion of hers is women’s rights and she is currently also an Advisor for the Women’s Equality Party. Karolina has been invited to participate in many media experiences as a voice for care workers to raise awareness of their under-valued hard work.

She loves working at The CWC because the determination, commitment and sacrifice of the care workforce deserves recognition.
Lee Stribling – Operations Manager
CWC Lee came to The CWC with a wealth of experience in the Social Care sector having worked for Skills for Care for a number of years as well as for a Local Authority dealing with Social Care. Lee is a curious, compassionate and determined individual with a postgraduate degree in Planning with a focus on Social Care.

Taylor McCarthy – Grants Manager
CWC Taylor brings five years’ experience as a Project Officer in a Local Authority working on the development of major projects. Her friends would describe her as energetic, an agony-aunt and clumsy.

In her previous role, Taylor worked with various grant funders to implement projects to benefit residents. Her role at The CWC allows her to work on the other side of the coin, awarding grants to help improve the lives of others. Taylor’s family have received a lot of help from care workers in the past and working at The CWC has given her the opportunity to give something back and show appreciation for care workers and the work they do.

In her spare time, Taylor has an unquenchable thirst for travelling and seeing new places, getting lost in different countries, football and generally anything that gets her heart rate up.
Cath Williams – Grants Administrator
CWC Cath is a Grants Administrator at The CWC with over 15 years’ experience of working for charities, she is qualified in Advice and Guidance with an interest in social welfare.

Working for the CWC as a grant administrator gives her and opportunity to make a small difference to care workers’ lives.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and walking their two dogs
Daina Karai – Grants Administrator
CWC Daina is a Grants Administrator at The CWC with a background in Peer to Peer Lending working in the Department that dealt with sensitive and vulnerable cases. She has been described as a creative and curious perfectionist.

Working for the CWC gives her and opportunity to try something new and make a small difference to care workers’ lives.

In her spare time she enjoys cooking and yoga
Shanna Wells - Marketing Manager
CWC Shanna has a BSc in Marketing and a higher diploma in Forensic Psychology. She comes with 15 years of high level marketing, event and fundraising experience, working within the education and non profit sectors, and has a strong focus on digital marketing, design, brand awareness and communication.

She is excited to be able to give something back at The CWC and is looking forward to continuing to spread awareness of social care and to help support the amazing care workers.

In her free time, she sings in a band, is Vice Chair of a school governing board, is Chair of a leading music charity (The British Association of Barbershop Singers) and thoroughly enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys and two dogs.

Joshua Richardson - Events Manager
CWC Joshua has spent most of his life working within the charity sector for different charities working to help different groups. Having been brought up around charity work, it is what he wants to spend his career doing. In his previous roles, he has worked in community engagement, corporate fundraising and is now working back in events for The CWC.

In his spare time he enjoys travelling as much as possible, playing the piano, reading and all things football.
Victoria Newton-Cutler - Corporate Fundraising Manager
CWC With 30 years of experience working within the commercial sector supporting corporate and private clients alike, Victoria has a wealth of experience in truly understanding needs, through building genuine rapport, she quickly develops strong, long-term relationships and professional friendships.

Victoria is naturally empathetic, warm, and friendly and loves nothing more than to use her active listening skills to really get to the root of her client's requirements employing a consultative approach to support them achieve their goals.

Personally she spends many hours walking the English coastline with her husband and black Labrador Wellington, and, can often be found reading in quiet sunny spots.
Neil Flack - National Accounts Manager
Neil has owned his own business in the aviation sector for 12 years as well as working in high profile sales consultancy roles within the industry. He has enjoyed building long lasting relationships with his customers across a broad range of sectors, including transport and electrical wholesale markets, bringing a wealth of client driven sales focus spanning 25 years.
He has an approachable personality and values excellent customer care and understands the need for building professional relationships through good communication and understanding. Neil has a passion for highlighting the need for better mental health support and wellbeing.

Personally, Neil enjoys spending his free time at home in Hertfordshire with his wife and 2 children. He has a keen interest in baking, reading and the occasional bike ride.
Tom Anson - Lead Generation/Sales Development Executive

Tom was a Support Worker for 2 years at an adult residential home and so his role at the CWC gives him the opportunity to continue making a contribution to the care sector and those working within it.

In his spare time Tom loves keeping fit by swimming with a club as well as running by the beach. He likes to unwind by learning Spanish, going to language meet up groups and local comedy nights and generally enjoys being around other people. In his downtime he likes to listen to the news in Spanish, podcasts and read about politics.

Keeley Mudd - Projects Manager

Keeley has an MSc in Social Work and a BA in Criminology and Sociology. She brings 15 years of experience developing and delivering local, national, and international community projects.

With a strong focus on consultation, engagement, and co-production she has recruited and supported youth advisory panels, organised consultation days, and brought together over 100 organisations and artists to co-produce a festival celebrating Refugee Week.

In her spare time, Keeley loves creative writing and trying an array of weird and wonderful activities from handstand classes to circus skills and free diving.