Stepping Stones Trustees

Josh McCormack
Josh McCormack
Chair
Josh is a local secondary school teacher with responsibility for managing transition from Primary. He has worked for the NHS, within the Surrey...
Rob Barton
Rob Barton
Vice Chair
Rob is Dad to Sam (DS) and became a trustee in November 2011. He has held the position of Vice-Chair since 2015 and has responsibility for...
Rebecca Hitch
Rebecca Hitch
Treasurer
Rebecca (mostly known as Bex) volunteers with Stepping Stones DS in the role of Treasurer. She has 15+ years’ experience in various Commercial...
Liz Phillipou
Liz Phillipou
Secretary
Liz is a pharmacist and currently works for local, independent pharmacies.  She has an active background in volunteering, having been a Governor...
Despina Papadimitriou
Despina Papadimitriou
Trustee
Despina is mum to Elliott (5, DS) and three other children. She has worked as a project manager for the last 20 years in planning and management...
Jacky Mackenzie
Jacky Mackenzie
Trustee
Jacky is mum to George (16, DS), who is a confident, fun, sociable, active young man. She has been a trustee since 2014 and looks after the 16+...
Sarahjane McAlinden
Sarahjane McAlinden
Trustee
Sarahjane is mum to Angus (5, DS) and Cooper (4). She is currently a stay at home Mum following a career in HR, developing, implementing and...
Irene Arthur
Irene Arthur
Trustee
Irene is mum to her daughter Cerys (5) and son Cruz (3, DS). She has many years’ experience working in Aviation Safety including latterly for the...
Nick Bourne
Nick Bourne
Trustee
Nick is a documentary-maker and has a brother with Down Syndrome, Alex. His concept for a documentary about siblings and Down Syndrome reached...

Stepping Stones Non-Trustee Roles

Alex Brewer
Alex Brewer
CEO
Alex is the CEO of Stepping Stones DS and the organisation’s Designated Safeguarding Lead. She has a 20-year background in charity management and...
Michelle Slater
Michelle Slater
Operations
Michelle manages the operations and finances for Stepping Stones DS, coordinating the full variety of our services and training. Michelle has a...