Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

The people at Every-One who work with our partners and associates, influence policy and practice and support our projects and initiatives.

Vicky Thomson, Chief Executive

Vicky joined Every-One as Chief Executive in 2015 and has been instrumental in developing the new direction for the Charity. Vicky’s vision is that people have choice and control over their health and social care and works towards ‘Making Wellbeing Personal’. After personal experience of caring for a family member, Vicky is passionate about influencing policy and practice and working with people to use their lived-experience voice to positive shape services of the future.

Julie Goy, Quality Development Lead

Julie joined the organisation in 2015. In her role, she leads on the Carers Quality Award, EfC and Carers Awareness training programme as well other aspects of training design and delivery and supports with the development of the organisation. Julie is a Lincolnshire Safeguarding Ambassador and acts as safeguarding lead for Every-One. A former nurse, Julie is passionate that individuals are supported, empowered, and have a voice.

Karen Garlant, Carers Project Worker (Quality & Training)

Karen delivers Carers Awareness Training and mentoring support to organisations wishing to become accredited with the Lincolnshire Carers Quality Award. In her role Karen promotes the carers agenda, delivers training to raise awareness. She also supports organisations to achieve the Quality Award, embedding good practice and striving towards a carer friendly Lincolnshire.

Selena Stewart, Project Support Worker​

Selena leads on Short Break Caravans at Butlins Skegness, that provide short breaks for families in Lincolnshire who have children/adult children who have a physical disability, sensory impairment, autism, or similar condition which demonstrates challenging behaviour. Selena also supports individuals and families through Circles of Support and is involved in the MacMillan Cancer Co-Production group and the Military, Veterans & Families Wellbeing Network.

Marie Cottam, Lincolnshire Carers Quality Award, Project Support Worker

Marie supports the Carers Quality Award team, and acts as Administrator within the office. Marie believes in equal opportunities, inclusion, diversity, and fair treatment for all Carers and those that are being cared for. Marie is passionate and committed to the learning and development of organisations, helping to make sure they have the right skills and knowledge to achieve the Carers Quality Award and through Carer Awareness Training, ensure people are made aware of those with caring responsibilities.

Colin Hopkirk, Business Development Lead

Colin is the Business Development Lead for the organisation. Colin brings a wealth of experience from the public and charitable sectors, involving people and developing services. He is committed to working closely with partner organisations and other stakeholders, developing strong relationships to grow the charity and extend its work.’

Peter Hagan, Carers Employment Worker

Peter joined the organisation in 2020 as Carers Employment Worker and supports the Lincolnshire Carers Quality Award project, EFC and delivers Carer Awareness Training. Peter also updates the website and social media for the wider organisation. Peter is passionate about creating good quality and meaningful relationships with partner organisations, stakeholders and the public, to ensure that Carers have the support they need.

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Maxine Harris, Administration & Finance Assistant

Maxine joined the team in 2021 and supports the Chief Executive with the Administration and Finance for the organisation. Maxine has many years of experience in Administration and Finance along with a very empathetic nature and is committed to providing the best support to both the team and to the Carers of Lincolnshire.