Lorraine Preece – Chief Executive Officer
Lorraine had a 20 year career in Banking where she was a trainer, worked as a customer service manager in branch banking and for Barclaycard as an account manager. She moved to the voluntary sector in 2000 as the training manager and subsequently centre manager for Relate Worcestershire. Lorraine joined YSS in 2003 when she was brought in to develop and implement a YSS volunteering strategy and to take the operational lead on an innovative, ESF funded project called Connect which supported short sentence prisoners on their release from prison – using volunteer mentors to help reintegrate and resettle into their communities. Lorraine became Chief Executive Officer in 2014 having previously been Director of Operations and Development.
Karen Moody – Finance Director
Karen Moody has been a qualified ACMA for almost 30 years. Most of her experience has been gained in the private sector where she has worked in a number of senior positions for a range of both manufacturing and service industries – International Computers ltd(ICL), ERF Trucks and Wedgewood Potteries. She joined YSS in 2006 in a part-time capacity and is responsible for the management and development of all aspects of YSS financial systems along with management and development of YSS corporate support services in respect of charity and company administration, HR administration, I.T systems, property and accommodation management.
Angela Parton – Operations Director
Angela has worked with and managed services for young people in both residential and youth justice settings for 30 plus years. Immediately prior to joining YSS she was Head of Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Youth Offending Service. She has worked in Liverpool in Youth Justice and Children’s Social Care for 17 years as a practitioner, manager and senior manager. She has a BA Hons from the University of Bradford in Interdisciplinary Human Studies (1980), and is a qualified registered Social Worker (Liverpool 1988). Angela also sits on the board for the T2A Alliance.
Debb relocated to Telford in 2000 after 22 years of accompanying her husband around the world on military duties. Previously she worked for the Ministry of Defence as an admin officer, but went on to specialise in Adult Learning, running an NVQ centre in Germany providing training and work placements for the families of soldiers. On her return to the UK, Debb worked for a private children’s home which specialised in working with young men at risk of, or having, perpetrated sexual offences. In 2003, Debb joined YSS in the newly funded split role of Volunteer Co-ordinator and ICCP Officer across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. Debb has achieved IAG level 3, NVQ Level 4 Management and has completed an Intensive Control and Change Programme. She went on to become Senior Volunteer Coordinator, Operations Manager and is currently an Operations Director, managing a wide variety of adult and young people’s projects across West Mercia and Staffordshire.