The Josephine and Jack Project consists of an experienced team of Trustees
and Workshop Facilitators supported by the J&J Social Club.
Barbra Robson - Chair of Trustees I was the Chief Executive of Them Wifies between 2009-2015, Josephine and Jack was a huge part of Wifies work so I am very familiar with the aims and the ethos of the new charity. I have a diverse range of experience including community regeneration, arts and culture and working with children and young people.
Claire Murphy-Morgan - Trustee
Claire is Artistic Director for Monkfish Productions CIC, and was Arts Manager for Josephine & Jack at Them Wifies from 2006-2015. Claire's main role as a Trustee is to support the development of a strategic approach in ensuring that the views and aspirations of people with learning disabilities shape current and future project delivery.
Thomas Doukas - Trustee
Thomas is the Head of Inclusive Research & Involvement at Choice Support. His role is key, for the development of inclusive research and involvement aiming to improve the lifestyles and citizenship for the people with disabilities by influencing policy and strategy.
Ali Banks - Course Leader
Ali studied art before working as a Health and Social Care Coordinator for Newcastle City Council. She had led courses in health and relationships and nutrition which was when she first met Josephine many years ago. Ali has worked on art projects and exhibitions promoting the work of learning disabled adults amongst many other things and has recently joined the Josephine and Jack team.
Kate Lockhart - Course Leader
Kate trained as an actress and director at Newcastle Performance Academy in 2009 and her first job out of uni was working for Them Wifies. This is when she was first introduced to Josephine. Since then she has worked for many different organisations as actor, director & facilitator and is now very happy working with Josephine again at JJP
John Quinn - Course Leader
John started working with the Jack and Josephine project in 2018. He is a freelance digital artist making work for galleries, theatres and festivals. He makes films and animations with youth and community groups and leads a youth theatre in the Tyne Valley for Mortal Fools. He’s also a Thrive practitioner and trainer and is excited to be part of the JJP team.
Tom Roy - Course Leader
Tom has been working with Jack since 2013 .He is involved in joint work with Josephine and Jack delivering workshops in schools and helps to facilitate the J &J Social Club. Tom also works for Body Positive North East delivering HIV awareness training . He was delighted to be awarded Newcastle Sexual Health Worker of the Year 2016 .
Viv Wiggins - Course Leader
Viv is an actor/drama facilitator and first started working with Josephine at Them Wifies in 2012. Since then she and Josephine have been on some amazing journies together, helping many ladies with advice, confidence and self-esteem.
She is Co-Director of Monkfish Productions and looks forward to seeing what Josephine, Jack and the team achieve on the next phase of their adventure!