Management Team

Graham Carpenter BEM
CEO

A founding member, Graham is an experienced leader in charitable and commercial organisations. The last twenty years he has worked in the areas of adult chronic health conditions, family work and work with children and young people. Graham participates actively in the delivery of the service at Dandelion Time. He is a qualified counsellor, working systemically with families and individuals in biographical work.


Head and shoulders picture of lady with blond hairCarol Bridges
Director of Therapy & Training

A founding member of Dandelion Time, Carol has 40 years’ experience supporting families. She is an experienced counsellor with an extensive nursing and health visiting background. Carol has studied at Master’s level, working with Practical Skills in Therapeutic Education. She has a passion for bringing families together within the setting of the natural world. Carol works to enable families to forge new and positive experiences and relationships. Carol also leads the CPD training programmes and is a Trainer on the Certificate course Nature, Craft & Family Systems.


Close up picture of CarolineCaroline Jessel
Director of Fundraising & PR

Caroline heads up the Fundraising Team and has been involved with the charity since its inception in 2003. Caroline has also managed large events for other charities including Demelza House and Depression Alliance.

Previously Caroline was a Director at brand consultants Wolff Olins 1987 – 1995. She headed up the Project Management Department and managed many large Corporate Identity change programmes. 1982 – 1986 Caroline worked in New York for the Graphic Expression. She has a BA in International Relations from Keele University


Head & Shoulders of JaneJane Angell-Payne
Director of Finance

Jane is responsible for finance – managing grant and statutory contracts. Graduating from University of Leeds and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse Coopers, Jane then spent 15 years or so travelling the world as a Management Consultant, specialising in Financial Strategy. She then moved firmly into the charitable sector working and volunteering for operating and grant making charities, sports clubs and churches. Jane has a Diploma in Charity Accounting, but more importantly understands the difference and similarities of charitable and business organisations needing to generate income, for delivering services and growth.