Tracey Thomas

Tracey Thomas

Tracey organises all the Charity’s accounts and administration, and keeps spending in line. Tracey has a PGDip in Business Administration, and as a CAP Money Adviser, she also takes modules in Budgeting in A New Future, and supports men in understanding and managing their finances.

Paul Da Costa

Paul Da Costa

Paul has worked within the Criminal Justice system since 1995, working for various public sectors departments and joined Nehemiah in February 2019. Paul interviews and assesses applicants to join Nehemiah’s programme, as well as promoting our service to a wide range of agencies in the sector


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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Lois Ravenscroft

Lois Ravenscroft is the Development Director for The Nehemiah Project responsible for securing income for the organisation. Lois has worked for over 25 years in the not-for-profit/voluntary sector, specialising in all areas of fundraising, with experience in fundraising for the arts, homelessness, disability, international relief and development.


Kirsty Holt

Kirsty joined TNP in 2021 and is our Referrals Practitioner. With over 10 years’ experience in helping offenders and ex-offenders in different aspects of their lives, Kirsty’s down to Earth approach helps guide new referrals as they begin their journey at TNP, including inducting residents on their arrival. Kirsty works in assessing referrals, doing presentations and visiting a wide range of professionals. Kirsty is one of the first points of contact for both new referrals and referring agencies.

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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.


Josh Benfield

Josh joined The Nehemiah Project in Oct 2022 and brings with him frontline experience of working with those struggling with homelessness and addiction issues. As Operations Manager he, and his team, keep the charity ticking along, supporting the Recovery team in the essential work that they do with our residents. Josh is passionate about recovery and with his own personal experiences of addiction, views his role as part of paying forward what he has been fortunate enough to learn from others.

John Patience

John Patience

Dr John Patience has been the CEO of The Nehemiah Project since 2011. John has been fascinated by behaviour change for many years, initially in what initiates this change and then later in how this interacts within complex social systems.


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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Helen Malleappah

Helen joined TNP in October 2020. Helen brings in-depth experience of working with vulnerable adults and understanding of the problems our Residents face. Helen has worked at a PA and Office Manager to two CEOs, which would explain the efficient way in which she runs the 47TBG office. Her work as an HCA in the community and a private care home give her well-founded skills for the work that she does with us. Alongside this, Helen has studied Health and Social Care with the Open University, and has additional training in mental health support.

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