Meet the Leadership Team

Donna

Donna

Donna Moffatt is a Director of Matrix, helping found the organisation in 1999. Her career began in Social Work and she has worked in mental health for both statutory and voluntary sectors. Donna has been a qualified independent advocate for over 15 years. Although no longer a practicing advocate, Donna remains passionate about ensuring the rights of service users are upheld and their voices heard. Donna oversees the company accounts and budgets, has HR responsibilities and general admin duties.

Tony

Tony

Tony Roddis is the founder & a director of Matrix SDT. His background includes work with adolescents with behavioural & emotional difficulties, mental health & the homeless, counselling & psychotherapy. He has developed mental health services across the UK & the European Union advising emerging European democracies on community mental health systems & human rights. He has addressed two World Mental Health Conferences on mental health issues and provides supervision support for Matrix employees.

Ian

Ian

Ian Grimwood is a director of Matrix SDT. He is a Physics graduate from Imperial College and began working in mental health over 25 years ago. He has mostly been an advocate, working with multiple client groups. He is passionate about ensuring that people’s voices are heard in decisions that affect their lives. As well as line manging advocates, he provides contract management and practices as an IMCA in Slough (including DoLS, RPR and LF) as well as Care Act Advocacy in Surrey prisons.

Meet our Advocates

Ben
Ben

Ben Roddis works as an IMCA in Slough and as an IMHA at Farnham Road Hospital as well as St Magnus Hospital in Haselmere and Sturt House in Walton. Furthermore I practice as a Relevant Persons Representative (RPR) in Slough. I have been working with Matrix Advocacy for approximately three years and over that period have developed a professional interest in Capacity Law and Serious Medical Treatments.

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Danielle
Danielle

Danielle Stewart worked in Adult Social Care in day services for some years, before working to find employment opportunities for people with disabilities. She joined Matrix in July 2017 where she gained her National IMHA Qualification. She has working at hospitals across Surrey within acute, older people, Psychiatric Intensive Care Units and forensic settings. Danielle has experience in advocacy roles such as community, non instructed safeguarding and the Care Act as well as community RPR.

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Deborah
Deborah

Deborah Robinson joined Matrix in May 2017 but has been an Independent Advocate for 20 years, starting in Cheshire as a Mental Health Advocate & Citizen Advocacy Co-ordinator. Deborah has a degree in Health & Social Sciences, the National Advocacy IMHA & IMCA Qualification and is a qualified Life Coach. She has extensive experience of working with people with mental health problems and learning disabilities both in hospital settings and in the community, and practices in settings across Surrey.

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Dipak
Dipak

Dipak Kanabar graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2012 with a degree in psychology. He joined Matrix in August 2016 as an Independent Mental Health Advocate (IMHA). Today he delivers IMHA at Prospect Park Hospital in Slough, non-instructed IMHA at Farnham Road Hospital, and Independent Care Act Advocacy (ICAA) in the Surrey community. He is also a Paid Relevant Person’s Representative (RPR) in Surrey.

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Kate
Kate

Kate Baxter has worked for Matrix as a Relevant Persons Representative (RPR) in Surrey for approximately two years. Kate is committed to helping her clients have a voice and building rewarding relationships with them. She continues to learn everyday with Matrix and gain more knowledge and understanding to be able to best help her clients.

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Mandy
Mandy

Mandy Malloy joined Matrix in July 2018. Having completed her BA (Hons) in Criminology in 2014, she worked for the probation service where she gained an understanding of the impact of mental health issues on all areas of life. She moved to co-run the Complex Needs Domestic Abuse team, a Thames Valley Police pilot project with Berkshire Women’s Aid. Here she gained experience in advocacy. She enjoys helping clients have their voice heard.

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Nina
Nina

Nina Di Laudo joined Matrix in September 2018 as an RPR advocate. Nina is currently training as an IMCA. She has previously worked in Substance Misuse, for 8 years as a CARAT/Recovery Facilitator in a female high security prison and for 2 years as a Young Person’s Recovery Support Worker in a community drug and alcohol service. Nina has a BSc in Psychology and an NVQ in Substance Misuse. Nina has also worked in Community and Respite services as a Support Worker.

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Sam
Sam

Sam Mould joined Matrix in April 2018 as an IMCA & RPR in the community across Surrey. Sam has worked with children and adults with learning and physical disabilities in SEN units, supported living and training settings. Sam has supported adults in a community café, teaching life skills with to aid progression into paid work. Sam has experience working with adults with mental health issues and has supported carers looking after their loved ones. Sam is studying Forensic Psychology.

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Shari
Shari

Shari Bulmer joined Matrix in May 2020, working in Surrey & Slough as an IMCA/RPR. She qualified in 2018 and has worked in complex care and learning disabilities for over 10 years providing support to clients with capacity issues and complex needs, including dementia. She has been an NHS Complaints advocate, also facilitating self-help advocacy groups for LD adults in the community. Shari is training as an IMHA and is passionate about placing clients at the heart of any decision making process.

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Who are Matrix SDT?

Excellence in mental health advocacy services across the

South East of England

Matrix Service Development & Training Ltd. was founded in 1999 by Tony Roddis and Donna Moffat, joined by Ian Grimwood. Between them the three directors have over 60 years experience working in mental health.

Matrix provides high quality mental health advocacy services across Surrey and Berkshire for NHS trusts and independent mental health services.

 

Matrix provides advocacy services at a range of hospital sites and in the community. This independent service offers professional support to client groups such as adults with mental health problems, learning disabilities, drug issues, and older people with mental health problems in in-patient and community contexts.
 

Matrix is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

 

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