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Meet the Team

Natasha Di Carlo
HR Manager
Natasha joined the team in April 2021 as our HR Manager. She is an HR generalist with a wealth of experience working in the HR field. During her time working as a former HR consultant, Natasha became a specialist in talent and performance management. Natasha has a deep rooted enthusiasm for workplace diversity and inclusion, well-being at work and learning and development. Natasha strives to ensure that the SfC team are happy, continuously growing and feel fully supported on each of their unique career journeys. Natasha is a keen linguistic and loves travel and exploring new cultures.
Taylor O'Neil
Coach
Taylor joined the team as a Coach in April 2021,  and always hoped a job in sport & exercise would become her forever career in some capacity. She is passionate about Dance in particular and completed her BA Hons in Dance Studies in 2016. Her aim is to make a positive impact and help others with the work she does at Sport for Confidence. Taylor is a bit of foodie and loves to travel, and jumps at the chance to visit different places and enjoy delicious food as she goes.
Siobhan Fuller
Occupational Therapist
Siobhan joined the team at the end of 2020 and heads up the model in Southend. Siobhan has worked as an OT for over 10 years and having successfully used physical activity as a tool for some of her clients as part of their neurological rehabilitation programme, Siobhan recognized the value of OT in sport and became interested in the role of an OT based in a leisure centre.
Cara McCarthy
Occupational Therapist
Before earning her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy at the University of Essex, Cara lived in New York City and worked in television production and marketing for a major cosmetic’s company.  Prior to joining Sport for Confidence,  Cara worked for the NHS as a community Paediatric Occupational Therapist.  A keen runner and yoga teacher, when Cara isn’t working she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing and watching her twin boys play rugby.  
Vera Loughnane
Occupational Therapist
Vera has always been involved with physical activity and gained her first degree (Sport & Physical Activity), in Ireland. Vera worked in a gym for a year, developing skills as a personal trainer, swim teacher, group fitness instructor and lifeguard. During her time working within a leisure centre, Vera decided to expand her skills and chose to complete a MSc in Occupational therapy in the University of Essex. Joining SFC allows Vera to combine her two passion of physical activity and helping others, and she'll be leading the model in Westminster and Hornchurch.
Louise Tollick
Administrator
Louise brings over 20 years of experience in admin and social media marketing having worked for a broad range of sectors including the arts, property management, recruitment and the NHS. She is passionate about fitness and encouraging more people to be active as a means to improve their mental wellbeing and self confidence as well as their physical health and hopes to help achieve that in any way she can by being a part of and supporting the SfC team.
Shannon Searle
Coach
Shannon has been performing for over 20 years now, with dance, singing and acting styles allowing her to perform in places such as Disneyland Paris, alongside working in the fitness industry. Shannon’s aim with Sport For Confidence is to help get people moving, in a fun way, and hopefully they’ll end up loving dance & fitness as much as Shannon as she knows what dance can do for your confidence!
Liz Fletcher
Occupational Therapist, Strategic Team
Liz is passionate about physical activity being inclusive for all, regardless of someone’s health condition or social circumstance. An OT since 2006, Liz has worked in various healthcare settings including forensic, community, inpatient and crisis teams. In recent years, Liz has taken a more strategic approach in imbedding physical activity into healthcare by leading projects, using research and evidence to design and deliver training and events.