Our Team Archive - Amicus Foster Care

Nasareen Ahmed

I have worked in both the public and private sectors in childcare. I have been fortunate to have managed an adoption service, short break service for disabled children, and a number of fostering services over the years. I have also enjoyed community social work and voluntary work both in the U.K. and abroad. I am […]

Mark Brady

I’m Mark, I am the Business Services Manager for Amicus Foster Care, I have been involved since start up in 2009 and I am responsible for the operational management of the agency. I have been working as a Manager within Fostering since 2006 and hold a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children & […]

Patricia McManamon

I am the Social Care Team Manager in Amicus. I have been with this uniquely friendly agency since it began in 2009, I supervise and support a team of social workers. We share values as well as history and offer the warmest of welcomes to everyone. One of the really important things at Amicus, is […]

Carol Laverton

I’m Carol, the Office Manager at Amicus, I joined Amicus in July 2018, I manage a highly skilled team of administrators who look after placements, reviews, training, accounts, auditing and everything in between to ensure everything runs smoothly. I have a social care background spanning some 30 years, working for organisations such as the Local […]

Cathy Parsons

I joined the Amicus team in July 2015 following my maternity leave with my little boy.  Having worked in a corporate environment for the majority of my working life, it was an absolute breath of fresh air to join a company that focuses on so much more than just money. Working for Amicus has definitely made […]

Carly O’Donnell

My role at Amicus is Team Administrator.   I am Thelma’s admin support and part of the placements team.  I also process all carer payments, LA invoicing and (most importantly) I send Birthday Cards. I work part time so I can spend the rest of the week with my young daughter. I enjoy learning everyday about […]

Karenza Fafoo

My name is Karenza, I am one of the Administrators at Amicus. I grew up in Cornwall and have a love for nature, photography, making pillowcases and yes, pasties! With a BA in Youth & Community work and an MA in Creative writing, my role enables me to combine my desire to help young people […]

Mags Bainbridge

I have a post-graduate qualification in Business and I am CIPD qualified.  I have worked in Sales, Marketing and Recruitment for the past 23 years of which 11 years was in youth training and more recently in commercial training.  I have always loved seeing people develop and that is why I was delighted to be […]

Thelma Huijgens

My name is Thelma. I’ve been working as a senior supervising social worker with Amicus Foster Care for the past eight years. I qualified as a social worker in 1994. Since then I have worked with children, young people and their families in various settings, in both local authority and the independent sector; part of […]

Julia Smith

I’m Julia Smith and I have been employed as a senior supervising social worker with Amicus since the beginning of 2016. I have worked as a child care social worker in Bristol for many years having completed a Masters in social work at the University of Bristol during the 90’s. I was introduced to Amicus […]