Meet the Team Members
Tracy Muschamp - Director of Services
I joined Family Friends in March 2004, having previously worked for Social Services at a Family Centre in High Wycombe. I’m really passionate about the work that Family Friends does, providing vital support to children and families in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and helping them to move forward. Over the years I’ve seen first-hand the difference that early help support can make to families and I feel very privileged to be part of this amazing team of dedicated staff and volunteers, who bring a wealth of skills and experience and without whom, none of this would be possible. The positive feedback received from families is testament to the invaluable support they provide. I’m delighted to now be leading the organisation through the next chapter, as we continue to provide a much needed service to children and families.
Kerry Byde - Administrator
I joined Family Friends in July 2013, after spending 18 years with the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and 2 years in a local business environment. I consider myself extremely fortunate to be working for such a fantastic charity, and alongside dedicated, friendly colleagues and volunteers.
Gurpal Bharj - Family Support Worker
Prior to joining Family Friends in 2022, I worked mainly in schools and come from a teaching background. I have always been passionate about working with children and families, so joining the team as a Family Support Worker was an ideal transition. My role, working predominantly with army families in Windsor, is so rewarding and I have met some very inspiring families along the way! I feel very lucky to be working with such a supportive, friendly and motivating team.
Joanna Campobello - Family Support Co-Ordinator
Meet the Trustees
Simon Foy - Trustee (Chair)
I wanted to be part of Family Friends because it felt like it was my local charity that supported families in what I consider my own community. I have lived in Windsor for twenty-seven years, and after thirty years in the police service, was looking for a way of making some contribution to an area that is my home. In my career as a police officer, I was able to see at first-hand what a difference a strong family could make to the life of people who could otherwise have had a much more difficult and troubled existence. I was also lucky enough to be the head of profession within the police service for a group of officers know as ‘family liaison officers’, a remarkable group of people who did fantastic work with families in some of the most distressing and tragic circumstances. So Family Friends seemed to offer everything – local, working with people and making a difference, and supporting one of the most importance parts of our community and society. I have not been disappointed – great team, committed people and a real sense of purpose. It makes me feel that my commitment of time is worthwhile, really satisfying and important. Come and join us!
Richard Germain - Trustee
After twenty corporate years with an insurance company, including spells working overseas, I took a career change as a part-time furniture maker, part-time Dad. I had experienced at first-hand the value of similar support to that provided by Family Friends when our own family hit difficult times some years ago, and over time I have become increasingly keen to give something back. I began volunteering in 2015 and have since worked with both families and groups. I was asked to stand as a trustee also, and it really is a huge privilege to be able to support the great work done by this charity from both ends of the spectrum.
Janice Miller - Trustee
After over 20 years working in the corporate sector in senior leadership and consulting roles, I had what proved to be a life-changing experience volunteering in Peru, after which I decided to move into the voluntary sector and have spent the last ten years running a small charity, supporting some of the poorest children in Nepal. In parallel, I was delighted to be asked to join the Board of Family Friends as it gave me the opportunity to also get involved in an organisation closer to home and to make a contribution to my local community. The fact that Family Friends supports children and families facing similar issues to some I personally experienced as a child is an added bonus. I know only too well how difficult it can be for families to cope in the face of adversity and only wish my Dad had had help from an incredible organisation like Family Friends when I was young.