Meet our team

Please note, that due to the Corona Virus Pandemic many staff are working remotely and their individual phone numbers may not be accessible. To contact a specific staff member, please use their email or call our main office number 0208 546 9603 to be connected to them or arrange a call back.


Jason Lamont

Chief Executive Officer

(Office days: Monday to Friday)
Tel: 020 8481 1444


Kimberley Salmassian

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

(Office days Monday to Friday) Tel: 020 8481 1442



Robert Reilly

Office Manager

(Office days: Monday to Friday)
Tel: 020 8546  9603


John Morris

Direct Payments Support – Team Manager

(Office days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Tel: 020 8481 1445


Amelia Berreen

Independent Living Advisor


(Office days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
Tel: 020 8481 1446


Maria Keskes

Direct Payments Monitoring Officer

(Office days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Tel: 020 8481 1440


Seye Norman

Personal Assistant Co-ordinator

(Office days: Monday and Tuesday)
Tel: 020 8481 1448


Helen Green 

SEND Support Broker

(Office days: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)
Tel: 020 8481 1445


James Bassett

Access Facilitator

(Office days: Tuesday, Thursday & Friday)


Phil Levick

Participation Advisor

(Office days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Tel: 020 8481 1447


Jo Stafferton

Independent Living Advisor


(Office days: Wednesday to Friday)
Tel: 0208 481 1442


Meet our Board of Trustees

Monica Quinton


I strongly believe that it is important that people with disabilities do not lose their voice & independence; especially those with long term disabilities. I hope to be able to support people in the local community.”


Sara Wilcox


I have spent the majority of my career working with older carers and am aware that they access Direct Payments less frequently than the younger generation so this attracted me to KCIL and the excellent work it does in this area. I also run my own charity which deals with legal and financial issues that are part of the dementia journey and am hoping that my desire to help people facing personal challenges due to disability, in addition to my knowledge of community care laws, will be an asset in this role.


Nigel Tarrant

Nigel was a Partner at the solicitors Simpson Millar LLP and Head of Conveyancing, until he retired at the end of 2017. His responsibilities include strategy, growth, new business, risk management, training & development and complaints handling. Nigel has been on KCIL’s Board of trustees for over 10 years, latterly as the Chair. He has a disabled son.


Lawrie Lee

Lawrie is the longest serving member of KCIL’s Board of Trustees and its Treasurer. A qualified Chartered Accountant, he has been a Board member since the turn of the century. Until recently he was Bursar at a local school in Hinchley Wood.


Patricia Bamford

Trisha worked in the voluntary sector in Kingston for several years as a project worker for volunteers with learning disabilities and mental health issues. She has also represented residents on all sorts of issues in her role as a councillor for RBK for the last eighteen years. She has been a long-time supporter of KCIL in its bid to promote independence for disabled and vulnerable people.


Kezia Coleman

Kezia has worked for the sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust, for 5 years, campaigning alongside blind and partially sighted people for better access, inclusion and services. She went to Kingston University and stayed living in the area after graduating in 2011. Kezia has a brother who has Prader-Willi Syndrome. Kezia feels organisations such as KCIL are vital to supporting people like her brother, and their families. Having that local point of contact and help can be a life line. She became a KCIL trustee in order to support the fantastic work they do for people with disabilities in  Kingston


Karen Penny


Batcho Notay


Ann Macfarlane

Ann Macfarlane, a wheelchair user, is a leading Disability Independent Living and Equalities Consultant, focusing on health and social care as it affects disabled citizens. She specialises in Independent Living, Direct Payments and Personal Budgets, and has been involved in the Disabled Peoples’ Movement in the UK for many years.

She is an ‘Expert by Experience’ for the Care Quality Commission, and the Department of Health’s National End of Life Care Programme. Ann was appointed a Trustee to the Social Care Institute of Excellence in 2007.

She is well recognised in the local community for her statutory and voluntary sector commitment and is a member of the Local Authority’s Safeguarding Board, chair of their user Adults at Risk Sub-Group, and the Primary Care Trust’s End-of-Life Care Group.

She is Patron of Kingston Centre for Independent Living. Ann received her MBE in 1992 for her involvement with disabled people, locally, nationally and internationally and awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2009.