meet the team
Chris accumulated 16 years of Retail, Management, Customer Service and Project Management experiences and qualifications upon joining Zebra Access in 2014 to oversee all project developments.
Paul joined Zebra Access as a Community Development Officer in March 2021. With this role came a move up to the West Midlands from his hometown in London.
Paul brings extensive knowledge and experience of working with charities and non-for-profit organisations in promoting disability and deaf awareness across different communities. He also has a keen interest in leadership, and uses community engagement to develop and achieve equal access for Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people. He thrives on learning through everyday challenges and opportunities to build a better future for everyone.
Susan has worked in Deaf Advocacy since 2008, gaining formal C&G Advocacy qualifications in 2012 and Care Act in 2018. Susan also gained certificates from Women's Aid level 3 in Tackling and Preventing Domestic and sexual violence/abuse, Level 6 BSL Studies and Mental Health First Aid. Susan is passionate in ensuring her fellow Deaf peers get their voices heard.
Dawn joined Zebra Access team in October 2019 as a qualified British Sign Language (BSL) and Deaf Awareness Tutor and has over 20 years of BSL and Deaf Awareness teaching experience. She has teaching qualifications including BSL Level 6, City and Guilds 7307 in Teaching and a Level 3 NVQ Teaching Assistant.
Deirdre has been working for Zebra Access since 2017. She gained her PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and has been working with Deaf learners with a focus on literacy. Deirdre believes learning is done best when it is person-centric and in Deaf learners’ main language- sign language.
Bob brings over 14 years Welfare to Work experience working on several Government contracts and has placed almost 500 Deaf people into work. In recognition of his work he was awarded ERSA's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018; which he dedicated to his fellow Deaf peers.
Linda joined us as Wellbeing Officer in February 2021. She has over 20 years experience working with deaf people with additional needs, having worked both as a support worker and in managerial and team leader roles. She has gained many qualifications during that time, including a Level Three City and Guilds in Health and Social Care. She is passionate about providing access for the deaf community.
Zebra Access CIO provides services and support to Deaf, Deaf Blind and Hard of Hearing people with thanks to Lottery's Community Fund. Services includes Employment Servuces, English/Maths tutorials, Advocacy, Community Development, BSL/Deaf Awareness, drop-in sessions dealing with a range of queries, complaints, form filling, and many more. Zebra Access staff and volunteers have the right to work in a safe and abuse free environment. The organisation will not tolerate any kind of abuse against its staff, volunteers or property.find out More