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)  has extensive operational experience having led large public sector service contracts for many years.
  • Weronika Reed (Coordinator for Westminster) 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 Kensington and Chelsea & Kingston) is responsible for our work in RBKC and Kingston as well as our exciting work at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in partnership with CW+.
  • Elizabeth Reed (Support Manager) leads our support team who conduct triage, payments, 1st line telephone support, HR and administration.
  • Jimmy Rushworth (Referral Generation & Partnership Manager)  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

Elizabeth Reed – Office Manager

Jimmy Rushworth – Referral Generation & Partnership Manager

Kevin Hood – Coordinator for Hammersmith & Fulham

Julie Chong – Coordinator for Kensington and Chelsea

Weronika Reed – Coordinator for Westminster

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Geraldine Monaghan – Health Care 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

Vasileios Papachristodoulou – Specialist Advisor

Aileen Smith – Specialist Advisor

Lourdes Lopez – External Engagement Consultant 

Kick It – Kensington and Chelsea

Kensington & Chelsea Team

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea team consists of 5 advisors and a service coordinator who deliver smoking cessation clinics in GP surgeries, hospitals and community settings across the borough. Amongst the more innovative work we do in the borough is our smoking cessation scheme operating in Chelsea & Westminster Hospital with the support of our colleagues at CW+.  In addition we have 2 staff members (Gosia & Lourdes) who work with on service delivery in our pharmacy settings.  The team are absolutely fantastic and work very hard, having helped over 880 residents to quit last year. 

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Hannah Coleman – Specialist Advisor

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Marc Gatford – Specialist Advisor

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Josephine Masaba – Specialist Advisor

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Mutiat Oladejo – Specialist Advisor

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Kevin Kennie – Specialist Stop Smoking Advisor

Kick It – Westminster

The City of Westminster team is comprised of 11 staff members: 9 Specialist Stop Smoking Advisors (Working on either a full-time or part-time basis), an External Engagement Consultant and a Coordinator. Some of our advisors have additional roles e.g. one advisor is also a part time assistant coordinator and one leads on our harm reduction work.

Our dedicated advisors ensure that an adequate provision of flexible clinics is provided and we have a strong presence in GP practices as well as community settings. These include a weekly van clinic on Church St, services in multiple libraries, and also from mosques in the borough. Our external engagement consultant, does a great job looking after a big network of pharmacies across the borough.

Last year, the team helped an incredible 1465 local Westminster residents to quit smoking.

Cheryl Collins – Specialist Advisor

Lils Rock – Specialist Advisor

Asif Mohammed – Specialist Advisor

Magdalena Przybyla – Specialist Advisor

Nancy Sapper – Specialist Advisor

Matthew Pearce – Specialist Advisor

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Yadira Yamhure – Specialist Advisor

Martina O’Connor – Specialist Advisor & Part Time Coordinator (Wednesday)

Gosia Cholewa – External Engagement Coordinator

Kick It – Kingston

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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. The most interesting part of the service is that we also offer self-help support to residents via our ‘Quit Kits’ and that those studying or working in the borough can also give up smoking with the help of Kick It.

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Julie Chong – Kick It Coordinator (Kingston)

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Fionn McManus – Specialist Advisor (Kingston)

Kick It – Referral Generation & Partnership Team

Referral Team

The Referral Generation & Partnership team is made up of a Manager, 3x borough specific Partnership Officers and a Mobile Clinic 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. Our Mobile Clinic Officer drives, maintains and promotes the Kick It Van in our local areas.

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Oliver Phillips – Referral Generation & Partnership Officer (CoW)

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Kilele Allam – Referral Generation & Partnership Officer (LBHF)

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Derek Neale – Referral Generation & Partnership Officer (RBKC)

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Gary Smith – Mobile Clinic Officer

Kick It – Youth Prevention

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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.

Lailah Nash – Ctrl-Z Lead

Esther Cole – Ctrl-Z 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, Kingston and Richmond.

Meriem Aouar – Finance Administrator 

Lorna Franklin – Support Officer

Eni Katsi – Support Officer

Stephanie Stephens – Support Officer