Meet the Leadership Team
Meet our Advocates
AlessandrinaAlessandrina Element joined Matrix in January 2018, and works as an IMHA / Care Act Advocate at Farnham Road Hospital and the Abraham Crowley Unit. She worked as a Recovery Facilitator in the field of substance misuse and is currently working towards a diploma in substance misuse and complex needs. She has volunteered for Victim Support and is passionate about helping the disadvantaged have their voices heard. When she's not at work she loves cooking, reading and travelling to Italy.
BenBen 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.
CarlingCarling Clinton joined Matrix in July 2018 and is passionate about working in Mental Health. Carling holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology with Criminology due to an interest in becoming a Forensic Psychologist however through work experience in Mental Health high support units, she realised that those dealing with mental health issues rarely understand their rights or have their voice heard. Being an Advocate allows her to help individuals retain some of their power.
ChiedzaChiedza joined Matrix in June 2018. She works as a Relevant Persons Representative (RPR) in Surrey. She has recently completed an MSc in Psychology. She also volunteers for a mental health charity that supports people who experience emotional or mental distress. She has an interest in mindfulness and has worked with schools to introduce mindfulness based meditation into the school day. Outside of work she enjoys running, volunteering at her children’s school and playing the clarinet.
DanielleDanielle Stewart worked in adult social care and charity settings for over 20 years in a variety of roles and settings, before she was given the opportunity of working as an IMHA at Matrix. Previously, she supported people with learning and physical disabilities to find and secure employment. This led to her co-ordinating a successful project teaching beauty skills in a salon setting to students who could gain a national qualification on completion.
DawnDawn Myers joined Matrix in November 2015, previously she worked as a Learning Disability Nurse both in a hospital setting and care homes. Dawn works in both Surrey and Slough as an Independent Mental Health Advocate having achieved her Diploma in Advocacy in July 2016. She works at Farnham Road hospital, St Magnus Hospital, Cygnet (Woking) Hospital and Prospect Park Hospital. Dawn also supports clients in the community. Outside of work Dawn is a Rainbow Guider and a Guide Guider in Hampshire.
DeborahDeborah 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.
DipakDipak Kanabar has been with Matrix since August 2016. He is part of the team providing IMHA services in Farnham Road Hospital, the Abraham Cowley Unit (St Peters), and Prospect Park Hospital. He also supports clients in the community in Surrey. He is a lifelong human rights advocate, spending six years volunteering with Amnesty International, and taking various committee positions at university. Before Matrix he worked in a supported living home in North-West London and taught Engish in Austria.
KatieKatie joined Matrix in December 2019 and works as an IMHA and RPR. She has a BSc hons in Psychology with Neuroscience and throughout her degree discovered her passion for mental health work. She is dedicated to helping others and ensuring everyone’s voices are heard. She also volunteers in a local school and traumatic brain injury clinic. Outside of work Katie loves travelling, reading and music.
LouiseLouise Clarke joined Matrix in June 2019 as an RPR and Care Act Advocate, working across Surrey. Louise has many years experience as an advocate, both in a non-instructed and instructed capacity. She has experience of NHS complaints advocacy, self-advocacy and support planning. She is passionate about her work and strives to achieve a person-centred approach with the client placed at the fore. Outside of work, Louise enjoys yoga, cooking, music, spending time with her energetic Springer Spaniel.
MandyMandy 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.
NinaNina Dilaudo joined Matrix in July 2018 having worked within the field of substance misuse for over 10 years. She worked as a CARAT/Recovery Facilitator in a female high security prison for eight years then in a community drug and alcohol team as a Young Person's Recovery Support worker. Nina has a BSc in Psychology and an NVQ in Substance Misuse and has worked within respite and community support projects. In my free time she volunteers with an animal sanctuary.
PamPam joined Matrix in April 2017 as an IMHA in Surrey. She works in Langley Green Hospital, Farmfield Hospital & Shrewsbury Court as well as in the community providing Independent Care Act Advocacy. She previously worked for Kingston Advocacy Group (KAG) & continues to work with SEAP running a self-advocacy user group for children & young adults with disabilities. She worked for many years in social services & the NHS managing residential & day services for people with learning disabilities.
PriscillaPriscilla Chandro joined Matrix in June 2019 as an RPR in Surrey. Her background is corporate, but she switched careers and was a Field Supervisor for an independent care company. She spent the past 10+ years as a voluntary Patient and Public Engagement Rep for organisations within the health sector. She was an elected governor for the South East Coast Ambulance Service and helped set up the Inclusive Hub Advisory Group. She has been an inspector for the CQC and sits on the SE Clinical Senate.
RobRob started as a volunteer at Just Advocacy four years ago, going on to become an IMCA, RPR and Care Act Advocate in West Surrey with them and later, KAG. He moved to Matrix with the Surrey contract for IMCA and RPR services and will continue to work in West Surrey.
Rob also has experience of general non-statutory advocacy at St. Magnus hospital and has a large amount of experience working with offenders, having been a practising criminal defence solicitor for over 20 years.
SamSam 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.
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.