Management Team

The Management Team provides support to Staff and Volunteers and also plans and ensures that all projects delivered by EDA are run effectively and that clients are provided with the best possible services.

(Note: We will shortly be adding individual Manager profiles which will provide  more information about their work, skills and background.)

The team is supported by the EDA Trustees who also meet regularly.

Liane Burn

Chief Executive Officer

Anna Hayes

Central Services Manager

Anna first joined EDA in the year 2000 as a Volunteer. In the early days she juggled bringing up 4 children with work and feels her commitment, hard work and loyalty to EDA has helped her develop over the years as a person, both in her personal and working life.
Annas role supports EDA with:
Governance Office Management Training / IT Support Human Resources, including DBS checks on all new Staff and Volunteers (and offers this service to external groups and individuals) Provides Line Management to admin staff Provides support to the Board of Directors by recording and distributing minutes and any other relevant information Processes invoices and bills for services purchased by Enfield Disability Action Facilitates payments by card (debit / credit / e-card) Attends various meetings as required/requested Ensures best value through reviewing suppliers and much more !

Mary White

Deaf Project Manager

Mary joined as a Volunteer for DIAS in 1996 and became involved with the Deaf Project shortly after. In 1998 she became a sessional worker for Community Forum which ran advocacy services for people with learning difficulties and still volunteered. Mary then became employed part time for both the Deaf Project and Community Forum until 2005 when she became a full time worker for the Deaf Project. In July 2015 Mary became the Project Manager when Marianne Holford, who was the Project Manager for many years retired. Mary says ``I have a lot to live up to!! I like to describe myself as a jack of all trades and master of none, always like a challenge and my job gives me that most days. I like to solve the many issues that my client group have to deal with but it applies to all the barriers that are often experienced by everyone who has a disability or illness. My weakness is as a dog owner, too soft.``

Carol Pride

Independent Living Service Manager

George Nahlis

Business Development Manager

George joined EDA 2013 working on helping agencies establish and improve their advice services to local people. As Business Development Manager his work involves online marketing and communications, managing the website and social media and e-newsletter. He also works with EDAs external partners and stakeholders and new service development. He has worked widely across local and central government projects and services and in voluntary sector organisational and service development. He has worked in Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, London Voluntary Service Council, National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, Business LInk in London, Local Government and Education NTOs and Sector Skills Councils, and several London Boroughs, and also currently as an external consultant.

George lives in Enfield and likes to promote the boroughs business and community life.

Deanna Rogers

Safeguarding & Engagement Manager

Deanna joined EDA in December 2002 initially to provide admin support for the CancerLIFE Project. The project was then in its new phase as the CancerLIFE Forum funded by the New Opportunities Fund, now The Big Lottery. The Forum provided information and support about cancer for: Ethnic Minority Groups; Adults with Learning Difficulties; Hearing and Visually Impaired People; Children and Families. Following some staff changes Deanna became a Project Worker, specifically working with hearing and visually impaired people and promoting cancer awareness. In 2005, after further staffing changes, she became the CancerLIFE Project Manager.

Nothing stands still in EDA so when the funding for CancerLIFE ceased in 2012 there was an unexpected opportunity for Deanna to take on the role of Safeguarding and Engagement, a challenge for her and the chance to learn new things. In this role, Deanna particularly enjoys developing ways to promote awareness of hate crime, safeguarding and related subjects for different community groups. PS ... she loves ducks ... not to eat though!

Karen Grimes

DIAS/Interim Udirect Manager