Staff

Lisa Steele, Chief Executive

Lisa arrived in London from Glasgow in 1982, after graduating from University with a BA in Psychology and Administration. After working in advertising for several years, Lisa decided on a career change and did a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Regent’s College London. Upon graduating and becoming an accredited counsellor, Lisa wor...

Monir Behbin, Finance Manager

Monir joined Chai Cancer Care in October 2009. Monir has worked for Jewish Charities as a Finance Manager for the last past 12 years. She feels privileged to work for Chai and be part of such organised, disciplined and ethical organisation. Monir enjoys her job and is proud of helping her wonderful colleagues to alleviate the issues facing cancer p...

Jo Milehi, Community Fundraiser

Jo started with Chai as a Community Fundraiser in April 2012.  Jo came to us from a finance company where she worked as a Marketing Manager. Jo has had previous experience in working in fundraising positions within other charity organisations and is working in conjunction with the current Chai Fundraising team to develop committees and increas...

Sariet Pretz, Database Administrator

Sariet Pretz, born in Manchester, she moved to Israel as a child and spent her teenage years growing up in sunny Eilat. She then served in the Israeli army for two years where she learnt a lot about herself and the fragility of life. In 2007 Sariet moved to London with aspirations to pursue a career in fashion design, only to later realise tha...

Jo Awad, Head of Client Services Hendon

Jo qualified as a Chiropodist in 1990, and had a domiciliary chiropody practice in Leeds for 3 years before she moved to London in 1993.  Jo then had a career change and became a Medical Sales Representative, where Jo had a successful career working in both the pharmaceutical industry and for a company that specialised in wound care. In 1999,...

Janet Lloyd, Corporate Manager

Janet has worked as a full-time member of staff since 1999. Herresponsibilities include facilities management at the Chai Centre, but she turns her hand and considerable experience at Chai to many areas,and very much enjoys this varied approach. Janet enjoys working in theclose knit team and feels proud to work for an organisation that makes a...

Jodi Lazarus, Client Services Manager

Jodi joined Chai in March 2011 as Client Services Administrator, having previously worked in a private hospital as a Hospital and Consultant Co-ordinator. Jodi was promoted to Client Services Manager in 2012, taking a more active roll in supporting Chai clients. Jodi’s background is in childcare, having been a Nursery School Teacher and a c...

Lesley Midda, Client Services Manager

Lesley has had more than a keen interest in complementary therapies for over twenty years.  In 2002, she qualified as a holistic therapist, practising reflexology, massage and aromatherapy and is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists.  She has continued to update her knowledge regularly since then, including using her therap...

Debbie Woolfson, Volunteer Coordinator

When Debbie joined Chai in 2006,  she worked within the Fundraising Department as Database Administrator, dealing with donations and maintaining the database. Since then Debbie has also worked for sometime as a Client Services Administrator, helping with the day to day running of Services, making appointments. Since returning to work in Octo...

Rachael Martin, Events Manager

Rachael has spent over 12 years of her recent career working within the UK’s leading communal Jewish charities in fundraising and events positions. Having gained excellent professional experience working with key communal leaders, Rachael has relished the opportunity to develop her skills managing Chai’s events for the past 7 years.&nbs...