Our Founder & Trustees

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Lorin LaFave

In 2014, in response to the tragic murder of her son Breck Bednar, Lorin founded the Breck Foundation. For many years, Lorin travelled across the country sharing Breck's story in schools, community organisations, and private companies as well as at many conferences, events and on major news outlets.

 

Lorin passionately believes in educating young people about how to stay safe online and is an excellent keynote public speaker.

The Trustees are responsible for setting policy, agreeing strategy and approving major commitments based on advice from Breck Foundation management. Day-to-day operations are delegated by the trustees to Breck Foundation's chief executive. The trustees are all unpaid volunteers and are responsible for ensuring that Breck Foundation abides by its aims, works within the law and delivers on working to achieve the goal of helping young people reclaim the internet .

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Emily Cherry

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Emily is an experienced leader with a long history of working in the non-profit and public sector. She is skilled in safeguarding children, policy, public affairs, communicationss, campaigning, fundraising, change programmes, people management, community engagement and leadership. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Bikeability Trust.

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

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Thomas Parry

Treasurer

An experienced Tech Finance specialist, currently working in advisory services but with a history in tertiary education, Tom has a passion for online safeguarding and the work of the Breck Foundation. A qualified chartered accountant, he uses his expertise gained in the private sector to perform his duties as Treasurer for the foundation. 

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

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Gwen Eccleston

Secretary

Gwen has more than 14 years’ experience in the charity sector. She has previously worked in a small but national children’s cardiac charity. She is currently Office Manager at University Hospitals Birmingham Charity, supporting the day-to-day HR functions of a team of more than 20 people across four hospital sites. Gwen has a diploma in fundraising and has completed a certificate course in charity law and governance.

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

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Mark Harrington 

General Trustee

Mark is a special needs teacher with more than 10 years' experience in SEN education. His specialism is in performing arts and sensory stories. Mark has designed the Foundation's SEN educational resources and supports all our SEN work.

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

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Reem Issa Willoughby

General Trustee

Reem is a multilingual global human resources professional who has worked in multicultural, global Fortune 500 organisations leading and directing the human resources of multibillion-dollar projects. Reem lived in five continents before returning to England five years ago to join the Awareness Foundation as the CEO. Reem brings her leadership, strategic planning, mentoring and HR expertise to the Foundation. 

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

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Sarah Bowes

General Trustee

Sarah is a skilled fundraiser with more than 10-years' experience working on events, as well as within community fundraising and delivering corporate partnerships. She is proficient in fundraising regulator compliance and people management, and is currently Head of Community Partnerships for Heart of Kent Hospice. Sarah also volunteers for Riding for the Disabled. 

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

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Tricia Cole 

General Trustee

Tricia is an experienced leader in the public sector, specialising in transformation and technology-enabled programme delivery.  She brings experience in leading large scale programmes to protect the public and safeguard the vulnerable, including combatting online child sexual abuse. 

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

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Corinne Sterry

General Trustee

Corinne is a successful entrepreneur with a specialist engineering recruitment business as well as a boutique hair salon. Outside of running her businesses, Corinne is passionate about organising events for great causes, and for nearly 20 years she organised The Mistletoe Ball in aid of Cancer Research UK, raising £1.3m. Corrine uses her expertise in both business development and charity events to support Breck Foundation.

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees

Emily Cherry

Chair Of The Board Of Trustees