Our Trustees

Our Trustees


Adenydd is regsitered with the Charity Commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

Our charity registration number is 1182052. We have a Board of Trustees who oversee the running of the charity. 

Pauline Lewis

I think the best way to describe me is as a life-long educator, learner and traveller. Currently I am happily ‘retired’ from a varied professional career in education. I have worked as teacher, headteacher, adviser, specialist coach and consultant in the UK and overseas working in schools, for an LA and regionally. I believe that true professional learning is the way that individuals, groups and whole schools can develop and meet the challenges of education and learning in the 21st century, the way in which they can best meet the needs of all the children and young people they are teaching and supporting.


I am an active volunteer, I am a trustee of a small local charity, Local Aid, a Swansea based registered charity seeking to improve the quality of life & aspirations held by children & young people with special needs and their families. My contribution to the charity has been practical and at a strategic level and I do enjoy my regular shift serving in Local Aid’s charity shops. I am also a governor of a local primary school.


I am an avid traveller having spent over ten years living overseas in two different countries I still have the travel bug. I enjoy getting to understand and appreciate different cultures, customs, landscapes and especially food.


Pauline is Chair of Trustees.

Joanne Southan

I’m married to Adam and we have five adopted children and a granddaughter. I’m a qualified nurse and have previously worked as a learning support assistant for children with additional needs.


Over the last twenty years I have been on an incredible journey of learning how to parent our children who have developmental trauma and a variety of complex needs. As a family we have realised the importance of having the correct support and therapies available and for teachers and other professionals around us to have a full understanding of what is needed, too. 


I’m passionate about helping to provide effective support and training to families and professionals to help change the lives of children and families who have suffered trauma. 


My husband and family are the joy of my life and have taught me so much. I feel very privileged to be involved in Adenydd.

Rachelle Bright

I have worked within education and training for the past 30 years. This has included working for a number of charities and campaigns; ACET (Aids, Care Education and Training), Welsh Council for Drugs and Alcohol and Time to Change Wales - an anti-stigma and discrimination campaign for those who have lived experience of mental ill health. These roles have seen me volunteer as a carer to those afflicted with HIV and AIDS as well as an educator, trainer and advocate within schools, youth and adult services as well as businesses across Wales.


I also spent over a decade as a secondary school teacher and saw first-hand the added challenges that many children faced within education, having suffered developmental trauma in their formative years.


Rachelle is our Vice Chair of Trustees and our Treasurer.