Impact Family Services has appointed a new CEO as Hazel Hedley steps down to retire after ten years of service.
Nikki Turnbull has taken over the reins at the charity that supports families across South Tyneside, Sunderland, Newcastle, Cleveland, Northumberland and North Yorkshire through traumatic times of separation, divorce, domestic violence and abuse.
From North Walbottle, 41-year-old Nikki has over 20 years’ experience in health and social care and has held a number of director positions in charities. Through her roles, she has worked with people of all ages and backgrounds and says she thrives on making a difference to people’s lives.
In her new position, Nikki hopes to sustain the charity and its current services whilst also growing and expanding what is on offer and sourcing new funding routes.
She said: “I have very big shoes to step into with Hazel retiring. I am looking to cement her achievements at a sustainable journey of growth. Our services are much needed, well-loved and very special so anything new I bring in will only complement what projects we currently deliver.”