Meet the team


We are supported by a wonderful team of volunteers and we currently have:

  • Professionally Trained Domestic Abuse Advisors
  • Professionally Trained Domestic Abuse Helpline Advisors
  • Admin  Volunteers

Board of Trustees

DAVSS has a strong and committed Board of Trustees who are also the Directors of the charity, drawn from the local community and represent legal, financial, community safety and voluntary sector expertise, with specialist Police and Housing advisers. There are eight Volunteer Trustees who bring a variety of skills, knowledge and experience to the Board:

Kristen Paterson – Chair

Kevin Corbett – Deputy Chair

Alex Conway – Treasurer

Angela Painter

Jan Berry

Jane Campbell

Merle Bigden

Veronica Knight

plus (Volunteer) Elaine B – Secretary to the Board


DAVSS has a professional team of dedicated and talented part time and full time staff.

Henu Cummins – Chief Executive Officer

Prem Konieczny – Operations Manager

Zoe – Domestic Abuse Manager (Support to Court)

Kaesha –  Domestic Abuse Service Manager (Transforming Lives)

Sam – Domestic Abuse Manager (Group Programmes)

Elaine A –  Domestic Abuse Manager (MARAC/Support to Court Coordinator)

Ali – Domestic Abuse Manager (Male/General Cases)

Astrid – Domestic Abuse Manager  (Helpline)

Joanna – Domestic Abuse Manager (Case Allocations Assistant)

Betty  –  Office Co-ordinator

Angela  –  p/t  Admin Assistant

Sophie   –  p/t Admin Assistant

Vacancy  – (Volunteer) p/t – PA to the CEO