Meet the Team - Welcome to Kick It
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Meet our Incredible Team

Kick It Management Team

Kick-it Stop Smoking Service is managed by an experienced, vibrant team of health professionals.

  • Andy Emerson (Head of Service Delivery)  has extensive operational experience having led large public sector service contracts for many years.

  • Weronika Reed (Head of Service) has extended Kick It provision to deliver across large numbers of GP’s, pharmacies and community based locations in Westminster.

  • Kevin Hood (Coordinator for Hammersmith & Fulham) leads a very established service including our award winning work in Wormwood Scrubs in what was Thrive Tribe’s inaugural service. 

  • Julie Chong (Coordinator for The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames) is responsible for our work in Kingston.

  • Elizabeth Reed (Support Manager) leads our support team who conduct triage, payments, 1st line telephone support, HR and administration.

  • Jimmy Rushworth (Assistant Head of Service Delivery)  leads a team  responsible for building and maintaining new partnerships which will generate referrals to ensure that clinics are full of service users and contractual expectations can be exceeded.

Andy Emerson – Head of Service Delivery

Weronika Reed – Head of Service

Jimmy Rushworth – Assistant Head of Service Delivery

Kevin Hood – Coordinator for Hammersmith & Fulham

Julie Chong – Coordinator for Kingston

Elizabeth Reed – Support Manager

Hammersmith & Fulham Team

The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham Team is comprised of eight members – One manager, three full-time advisors, one part-time advisor and trainer, two further part-time advisors and an external engagement consultant. The team give advice and support to smokers who wish to quit in numerous locations around the borough. We cover most GP surgeries, two hospitals, most pharmacies, HMP Wormwood Scrubs as well as a number of community locations. The team are dedicated to giving the best standard of support to all in the borough and are constantly aiming to drive smoking prevalence down. Hammersmith & Fulham is consistently one of the top five performing boroughs in London.

Trish Oak – Specialist Advisor & Level 2 Trainer

Pamela Bothwell – Specialist Advisor

Haja Sesay

Specialist Advisor

Kick It – Kingston


Our Kingston team delivers Kick It quality smoking cessation services to residents of the borough, primarily through our GP and Pharmacy partners in the borough. A relatively small team, the borough has one advisor; as well as a Coordinator to offer support to the delivery team.

Julie Chong – Kick It Coordinator (Kingston)

Birju Thakker – Specialist Advisor (Kingston)

Kick It – Referral Generation & Partnership Team

Lucinda Keillor– Referral Generation & Partnership Officer (Hammersmith & Fulham)

The Referral Generation & Partnership team is made up of a Manager and a Borough specific Partnership Officer. The referral generation team have a focus on ensuring that Kick it receives regular and adequate promotion in our patches so that our Kick It advisors are able to help as many smokers as possible. Part of the role of the team is to liaise with local stakeholders and health professionals around joint working and cross referrals. Furthermore the team organise and implement health campaigns like Stoptober locally, alongside marketing the service; via the website, social media channels and practical resources. 

Kick It – Youth Prevention


Ctrl-Z is our youth smoking prevention project. It’s an innovative scheme that works with school and youth groups to educate young people around the dangers and hazards caused by smoking, the tobacco industry and shisha usage.

The team comprises of two staff; a Ctrl-Z Lead who coordinates the project, manages performance and delivers multiple workshops alongside a Youth Campaign Officer who supports with the delivery of workshops and social media engagement.

Jay Aryanel – Ctrl-Z Project Manager & Youth Campaign Officer

Kick It – Support

The Support Team is formed of five staff members; a finance administrator, support officers working either full-time or part-time and the Support manager.

Our dedicated team provides a comprehensive range of administrative and business support, delivering a professional service to both internal and external partners; as well as clients from within the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster and Kingston.