Mark Ash

Mark is our Lived Experience Practitioner and brings with him invaluable experience and knowledge of drug addiction, homelessness, and the criminal justice system. Mark shares his experience, strength and hope to those entering the project to encourage others that change is possible.

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Katy Sutherland

Katy joined Nehemiah in November 2023 as our Move-on Coordinator. Since graduating University in Psychology and Marketing, Katy worked in the mental health sector, supporting people who have psycho-social disabilities. Following this, she moved from Australia to the UK. Katy is passionate about recovery and helping the residents improve their overall wellbeing. Katy supports our stage 2 residents in reintegrating to society and facilitates the CBT-based Recovery Programme, A Brighter Future, on a weekly basis.


Iesher Sesay

Iesher joined Nehemiah in January 2024. Since graduating in Psychology and Criminology, Iesher has focussed on a career working with offenders both in prison and ex-offenders. Iesher has always been intrigued with the mind and behaviour, and how addiction can have an impact of this. She is very positive and passionate about recovery, and strongly encourages residents. Iesher is one of our facilitators and delivers the CBT-based Recovery Programme, A New Future, in our stage one Croydon house.

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Hannah Rodgers

Hannah joined the team at Nehemiah in August 2023 and brings with her frontline experience supporting those facing homelessness as well as battling addictions. Along with Paul, Hannah deals with referrals and ensures nobody slips through the net. Hailing from a creative background, Hannah believes in the power of creativity and its place in positive change. Hannah has a passionate approach to the work The Nehemiah Project carry out.


Emily Byrne

Emily joined The Nehemiah Project in 2023 to support Lois Ravenscroft with Fundraising and Communications. She has an MA in Media and Communications and a BA in English Literature and is passionate about supporting The Nehemiah Project in achieving their goals. She is particularly interested in representation in humanitarian communications. She also brings with her experience volunteering for the Order of Malta for many years.


Bridget Walker

Bridget joined the Recovery Team in March 2023 as the Office Administrator. Since graduating in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in History and Philosophy, Bridget has worked supporting young people in both schools and the charity sector. In this new role she aims to contribute to the smooth running of the office, allowing the Recovery Team to carry out their vital work of supporting our residents. She is always happy to have a chat with visitors, staff and residents, so feel free to say hello!

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