Meet the ESOW Team

Sharon Clarke

ESOW Service Manager

I’m Sharon Clarke, I have worked on the ESOW service since 2015 and for Birmingham mind for 15 years. During this time I have had the privilege of being part of the tremendous lived experience journey of many experts by experience Experts have achieved not only personal successes but have made huge inroads with recognising that lived experience is not a barrier but a valued journey into changing services. I am truly inspired by the experts which has enriched my own knowledge of multiple and complex needs. Working with ESOW, BCFT and partners, has kept me wanting to learn more and continue to encourage experts to collaborate with services & commissioners to achieve sustainable systems change.

Josephine Sullivan

Engagement & Development Worker

I’m Jo, one of the Engagement and Development Workers at ESOW! I’ve had many roles in the past; from working in the music business in my early 20s to doing all sorts of jobs when I lived in Paris for 3 years! When I hit my 30s, I decided that I wanted to focus on helping others, which led to me training as a nurse and carrying out various specialist nursing jobs for 17 years. I decided to part ways with the NHS, but my passion for helping people remained! When I heard about ESOW it sounded like a perfect fit! Less hands-on helping and more of a focus on guiding and empowering Experts on their journey forwards! I’m inspired by the story that each Expert has to tell and feel privileged to work alongside each one of them!

Nicole Douglas

Engagement & Development Worker

I am an Engagement and development worker. I have an academic background in Psychology and Sociology. I have always felt passionate about helping people who face marginalisation in society. My favourite part of working for ESOW is empowering and motivating our experts by experience and, seeing them speak passionately about their lived experience in order to promote systems change.

Amandeep Sambi

ESOW Administrator

Hi, I’m Amandeep, I am an Administrator for the Every Step of the Way Service. As an Administrator my aim is to make sure that the team are well supported, I assist our fantastic Experts in any way I can and maintain general duties. It is always inspiring to see the confidence grow in Experts as they navigate through the service. Experts do a fine job of representing ESOW as a whole, as well as furiously inspiring systems change throughout Birmingham and Nationally.
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