Our Staff

Noah’s Ark has a dedicated team of staff who work tirelessly to ensure the care and support we provide is second-to-none. From fundraising to people development, from care to finance, we’re here to make every precious moment count.


Ru Watkins
Ru WatkinsChief Executive
Alison Goodman
Alison GoodmanDirector of Income Generation and Communications
Dr Rachel Black
Dr Rachel BlackDirector of Care
Lola Olujobi
Lola OlujobiInterim HR Director

Dr Rachel Black
Dr Rachel BlackDirector of Care
Catherine Toohey
Catherine TooheyFamily Support Manager
Hayley Manley
Hayley ManleyNurse Team Leader
Rebecca Kirby
Rebecca KirbyFamily Link Worker
Eleanor Frost
Eleanor FrostFamily Link Worker
Rhiannon Nottingham
Rhiannon NottinghamFamily Link Worker
Maria Zacharia
Maria ZachariaFamily Link Worker
Charlotte Avern
Charlotte AvernFamily Activities Coordinator
Rachel Yetton
Rachel YettonFamily Activities Coordinator
Anna Fitzgibbon
Anna FitzgibbonHome Support Volunteering Project Manager
Helen Marshall
Helen MarshallTeam Leader Home Support & Family Activities Volunteering
Lara Dite
Lara DiteData and Administration Officer
Luke Thrower
Luke ThrowerAdmin Assistant
Jules Adams
Jules AdamsSpecialist Carer
Paula Evangelou
Paula EvangelouSpecialist Carer
Vikki Kempster
Vikki KempsterSpecialist Play Worker
Tony Judd
Tony JuddSpecialist Carer
Charlotte Thompson
Charlotte ThompsonSpecialist Carer
Emma Pleass
Emma PleassPaediatric Nurse
Michelle Goldring
Michelle GoldringRegistered Nurse
Nikki Essex
Nikki EssexRegistered Nurse
Kirsty Ormston
Kirsty OrmstonMusic Therapist
Amy Keenan
Amy KeenanDrama and Movement Therapist
Chloe Rich
Chloe RichSpecialist Carer
Bimmi Idowu
Bimmi IdowuSpecialist Carer
Luke Dart
Luke DartSpecialist Carer
Lucinda Direkoglou
Lucinda DirekoglouSpecialist Carer

Alison Goodman
Alison GoodmanDirector of Income Generation and Communications
Anthony Hayman
Anthony HaymanHead of Major Giving
Jay Hunt
Jay HuntHead of Community Engagement
Punyapriya Singh
Punyapriya SinghSenior Community Engagement Manager
Sarah Cadogan
Sarah CadoganCorporate Partnerships Manager
Rebekah Severn
Rebekah SevernFundraising Manager
Holly Marriott
Holly MarriottEvents Manager
Daisy Wilson
Daisy WilsonCommunity Fundraiser
Fathima Nafeel
Fathima NafeelCommunity Fundraiser
Megan Evans
Megan EvansCommunity Fundraiser
James Titley
James TitleyChallenge Events Fundraiser
Zahrah Undre
Zahrah UndreFundraising Assistant

Lola Olujobi
Lola OlujobiInterim HR Director
Polly Hind
Polly HindHead of People Development
Amy Walker
Amy WalkerPeople Development Manager
Catherine Boyd
Catherine BoydPeople Development Coordinator

Paul Werb
Paul WerbInterim Head of Marketing & Communications
Joanne Jones
Joanne JonesMarketing & Communications Officer

Sam Hobbs
Sam HobbsFinance/Office Manager
Suzanne Collinson
Suzanne CollinsonExecutive Assistant to Ru Watkins, Chief Executive
Allan Walker
Allan WalkerBarnet Shop Manager
Simon Genchi
Simon GenchiBorehamwood Shop Manager
Will Paterson
Will PatersonOnline Trader
Peter Richardson
Peter RichardsonWarehouse Coordinator