Our Trustees work together to support and guide us through our long term and short term objectives, ensuring we stay on track and accountable to everyone involved in what we do. The Board of Trustees all give their time voluntarily and receive no remuneration for their services.
Rosi Viljoen, Chair
Rosi is Brighton based and has a strong background in business development and partnerships management. Her career path has covered global account management, strategy & benefit development, operational servicing and premium marketing and communications. In February 2020 she co-founded the Midlife Hub supporting women emotionally and physically with their wellbeing. Rosi is really passionate about the vital role Oasis plays in supporting the community.
Dr. Tabitha Morrison
Tabitha brings 13 years’ experience of working in the Brighton Sexual Health and Contraception clinic with women affected by intimate partner violence, sexual exploitation, drug and alcohol issues and sex work. For the last 6 years she has have worked at the Children’s Sexual Abuse Referral Centre. She has significant experience safeguarding experience, including – neglect, physical abuse, domestic abuse, emotional abuse, sexual exploitation, count lines and children in care. Dr Morrison has a background in school governing and extensive experience of being the ‘critical friend’ for an organisation.
Chrissy is a qualified Social Worker with 16 years’ experience, working with children and their families in statutory and third sector agencies. She bringing a wealth of knowledge and skill in terms of direct work with clients who come to Oasis as well as oversight of risk and safeguarding processes which are integral to the organisation. Chrissy practices from a strengths-based, systemic and trauma-informed approach. Chrissy is research-minded, informed by theory, creative and driven by the desire to consistently achieve the best outcomes. These skills enable Chrissy to build meaningful and effective relationships with families and staff creating a safe context that make change possible in a variety of settings including direct work, consultation and training.
Gill is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and has worked at a senior level both in HR and Training and Development. The breadth of her experience has been gained through applying her professional expertise within a range of organisations including finance, IT, housing, airline, charities, engineering, publishing and the legal professional services. She has achieved results with staff at all levels in these organisations.
Chris is an economist with a background in global finance who also has experience in the voluntary sector locally having provided fundraising consultancy to a number of charities.
Daniel was born and raised in Brighton and served as a local Councillor for four years and was Chair of the Children, Young People and Skills committee. He is aware of many of the problems that we face locally and how issues such as substance misuse and domestic violence can affect many families. Daniel currently works as civil servant.
Dr. Saleema Durgahee
Saleema is a registered medical practitioner, member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and have been working and training in Psychiatry for the last ten years. Saleema worked as a full time psychiatrist with the Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service, Brighton & Hove. She has an interest in mental health research; mental health governance and quality improvement and also in training and education. She is an active member of the BME and newly established Women’s network at Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
Helen is currently Masterplan Design Guardian for the Circus Street Brighton project. Most recently, in 2017 Helen successfully achieved planning approval for a large scale, mixed use development site in West London and is currently Lead Architect for all U+I Developer projects. Helen joined shedkm in 2013 to work primarily on the delivery of the planning application for Circus Street project in Brighton which successfully achieved a landmark approval. She was actively involved in the set-up of the London office over the next four years and was promoted to a senior member of staff before setting up her own HMA practice in January 2017.
Helen believes the built environment is an expression of our social and political landscape, as well as our social core values and beliefs. She is passionate about creating secure homes with the wellbeing of women and children being a priority before profit and Helen wholeheartedly supports Oasis’ commitment to the community.