Megan Baker House Staff

Lee Gough
Chief Executive
Telephone: 01568 616179

When I first visited Megan baker House in 2006 I had only heard of conductive education once before - 'The' Panorama programme in the 1980's. I was working at Worcester Cathedral as the fund raising manager for the Cathedral and the Music and Light Appeal, a position which I had no intention of leaving. However, Jo asked me to come and work for her as the fund raising manager and I have never looked back. Every day brings a new story - seeing children who had been given little or no hope of ever being able to sit-up, let alone feed or toilet themselves, doing all of these things and taking steps on legs which were not expected to be able to support the child.


I live in Malvern with my husband John and our dogs Beth and Gwen. I have three children and three delightful grand-children. I enjoy walking, running (I ran the Great North Run for MBH in 2007) and am a founder member of Worcester Vigornia Rotary Club.



Zoe Burge
Office Manager & Classroom Assistant
Telephone: 01568616179

When I joined the MBH team in 2011 I was a fulltime classroom assistant, however, in 2013 my role changed slightly and I am now also the office manager. I live with my husband, dog and horses and I love to ‘try’ and keep fit in my spare time. I have ran the London Marathon twice (2013 in aid of MBH)


 



John Gough
Project & Bids Manager
Telephone: 01568 616179

Having taken early retirement after 34 years at a large technical research and solutions organisation I am thrilled to now be working for MBH.  In my previous career, starting as a scientist and then moving into the commercial department, I gained experience in marketing, project design, management and evaluation, business intelligence and patent protection.  I travelled extensively throughout South East Asia, finding new opportunities for the company.  Between leaving my former employment and now, I have been advising MBH on various issues but mainly helping with the larger bids for funding and I was also asked to lecture at Hartpury College and Harper Adams University College on country-sports management – my hobby for the last 40 years.  Helping to teach the new generation of land managers was very rewarding but after six years the demands of new timetables and my commitment to MBH meant that something had to give – so here I am. I have been hugely impressed by the dedication and professionalism of the staff who, in addition to their normal roles, help me to design innovative projects and achieve the funding we need to keep going.



Carla Berry
Finance Officer
Telephone: 01568 616179

I started with MBH in August 2015 within Finance and already feel very much part of the MBH Team, I'm looking forward to learning more about MBH and joining in with all the great events held.  When I'm not working I love spending time with my family and with two boys they keep me on my toes.  My relaxing time is spent riding my horse 'Alfie' and walking our dog Reggie.  



Chloe Read
Conductive Education Services Manager & Lead Conductor
Telephone: 01568 616179

I graduated from Wolverhampton University and the National Institute of Conductive Education in Birmingham in 2008. Having graduated I decided to move back to Herefordshire and began work at Megan Baker House in June 2008, having been involved in the centre since 2004.


 



Maddy Brown
Conductive Education Specialist
Telephone: 01568 616179

In May 2016 I graduated from the national institute of conductive education and Birmingham City University with a BA Hons in Conductive Education. I joined Megan Baker house in august 2016 and already feel part of the team. I have enjoyed meeting and working with the inspirational children and adults and hope to continue to work with them to develop and achieve new goals at MBH. Conductive Education has been my passion from the very first day I started my degree, having a disabled child myself I like to think I can see both sides as a professional and as a parent.  In my spare time I like to go on days out with my husband Martyn and our three children. 



Dorina Balazs
Conductive Education Specialist
Telephone: 01568 616179

I graduated from International Peto Institute in Budapest in 2016 and I joined the MBH team in August 2016. I am really happy that I can be part of this amazing and supportive team. I am very enthusiastic about being involved in the progression of the children at MBH.


In my free time I like reading, going out with friends, hiking and skating. I am also interested in training dogs and dog therapy.



Ben Hebblethwaite
Conductive Education Specialist
Telephone: 01568 616179

 


I have recently graduated from Birmingham City University with a BA honours in Conductive Education. I’ve been working in Conductive Education since the age of 18 working as a conductive assistant in Lancashire and never looked back. I enjoy the unique approach, getting to know people on a personal level and seeing everyone achieve. Throughout my studies I have worked with a variety of conditions and ages, completing my final exam in adults. I am excited to join the innovative team at MBH and getting to know everyone! In my free time, I enjoy playing rugby, cycling and mountain climbing.    


 



Emily Trowell
Conductive Education Assistant
Telephone: 01568 616179

“Having completed a Psychology degree in Bristol and work experience in environments which offered support, I knew I wanted to carry on helping people and learning. I am very excited to be working with the team at Megan Baker House to help, encourage and see the progress of each individual.


 


In my spare time I enjoy baking, spending time with my family and friends, making the most of living in the countryside by going for walks and keeping active by going running.”



Becky Griffiths
Conductive Education Assistant
Telephone: 01568 616179

Before joing the MBH team in 2013 I worked as a teaching assistant in Hereford. In my free time i love to listen to music, singing, dancing and going to the theatre. I love working with and meeting all the different children and witnessing the incredible achievements they all make. MBH is such a fun place to work.


 


Becky is now on Maternity leave until Septebmer 2019



Emily Godding
Conductive Education Specialist
Telephone: 01568 616179

“I have always been passionate about working to help improve the lives of others. I have a BSc in Psychology and I am a qualified well-being practitioner for children, young people and families. Previous to this role, I have worked with children and young people with autism, a wide range of learning disabilities and mild to moderate mental health problems.


In my spare time, I love being creative, going to the gym, socialising with friends and family and being with my animals in the countryside.


I am really looking forward to getting to know and working with the children and adults at Megan Baker House.”


 



Sue Mechan
Conductive Education Specialist
Telephone: 01568 616179

Sue's first experience with conductive education was back in 1995 after being inspired by how it helped her daughter who had been diagnoses with 'Global Developmental Delay'.


Understanding the need for rehabilitation serviecs with children and adults, Sue left her background of sales, training and customer service to undertake a BA Degree in Conductive Education, through Birmingham City University.


'The first steps of my jouney as a qualified coductor began at the National Institute of Conductive Education in Birmingham where i worked with adults and children who had movement disorders. i was also inspired by personal experience to attempt to incorporate elements of the modern world into my sessions via offering an optional ipad based group, whereby participants would use applications to improve their communication, speech and aphasia.


Keen to keep trying new innovations, i more recently started 'Nordic Walking' sessions, whereby, participants would use special walking sticks to aid their posture, symmetry, nalance and improve overall walking technique.


I now look forward to starting the next step of my journey and helping more children and adults access much needed service from the new MBH centre in Ledbury.