Meet our Senior Team
Maria Mills – Chief Executive
Joined as the CEO in October 2015. She has an extensive background in the social care and health sectors and has worked in senior positions for a number of national charities and social enterprises, as well more local organisations. She brings with her a deep commitment to enabling people we support to shape their organisations, developing partnerships to provide integrated approaches to meeting needs and looks to create a deeper impact for our people and communities.
Jade Vallance – Head of Care
Joined Active Prospects in 2013 as the Service Manager for Domiciliary Care and in October 2015 became Head of Care. Over 20 years’ experience in direct management in care and support and specialises in challenging needs and autism. Jade has worked for a number of charities and large national organisations providing support to people with learning disabilities and mental health needs. Qualified in 2004 as a registered care manager undertaking RMA and Level 4 Diploma In Care and in 2009 qualified as a conflict manager and resolution teacher.
Linda Cons – Head of Finance
Joined Active Prospects in 2011. She has many years of experience in finance having started work in the City for Standard Chartered Bank prior to becoming an Accountant. Has worked in various senior Finance roles and as a member of the Senior Executive team across the Not for Profit sector, having worked at West Kent College, RehabCare UK and Riverside Housing.
Sue Stockman – Head of Business Development
Joined Active Prospects in November 2016. She has had extensive experience in the field of Business Development across the not for profit sector including at Fitzroy, Barbardo’s and Pepenbury. She has many years’ experience developing charitable services including for YMCA East Surrey, Young Epilepsy, The Grange Centre and Amicus Vision. In addition, Sue has experience in fundraising and appeals working for SANE and Scope.
Chris Browne – Head of Residential Services and Positive Behaviour Support Lead
Joined Active Prospects in 2016 to work with the Head of Care to deliver high quality, cutting edge services – with a lead on residential services, practice development and Positive Behaviour Support. He is a social care professional with more than twenty five years’ experience working in the sector, primarily with people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues, and those with behaviours that challenge. Previously, he worked for Guinness Care and Support as Change Management Programme Director, as a consultant for Choice Support, and for over 15 years for United Response holding a number of senior directorial roles, with overall responsibility for the South East including the London Boroughs.
Chris is a BILD accredited PBS Coach.