Meet The Team
Our team is dedicated to helping children who are going through bereavement.
Get to know the people who make The Never Alone Project what it is.
Ilze Lee is the founder of The Never Alone Project. Ilze’s father and brother died only 9 days apart, and as the family was trying to process the loss, her children’s father also died unexpectedly.
This brought an acute awareness of the lack of services available in Northamptonshire. Ilze wrote a book for grieving children, ‘Upside Down, Downside Up‘, a story and workbook for children, to encourage communication through various stages of grief. Before too long, The Never Alone Project was born.
Ilze develops and deliver services to those who are grieving and oversees the strategic implementation. She is also an advanced Grief Recovery Specialist, and helps deliver group programs and training.
Bereavement Support Manager/ Safeguarding Lead
After dedicating 8 years in the field of education, Jodie is now a full time member of staff at TNAP. With her background as a qualified teacher, NLP practitioner and a Grief Recovery Specialist she provides support and guidance to all who are grieving. She helps develop services for our young people 13 -18, and delivers GRM group programs as well as our Helping Children with Loss training.
With vast experience in the publishing world and managing an international company, Sally keeps a critical eye on the growth as well as the viability of new services. Her business acumen is vital in the development and expansion of TNAP.
Our patron is an extraordinary woman.
Not only is she running a huge, impactful international business alongside her husband, she is also doing this as mum of six.
Leona is well known for tackling difficult topics through the work that she does. She doesn’t shy away from talking openly about her own family’s experience with bereavement, and she also supports many parents within her community who cares for children who are grieving.
She also adds more than just a touch of glamour, with varied experiences as an actress and model. She is a regular in national press, often talking about things that others don’t.
If you’d like to have a chat with one of our team, we’d love to have a conversation with you.