Meet The Team

At HACS we rely on the efforts of many people to enable us to achieve our ambition of helping children and young people with autism to minimise their disabilities and maximise their abilities.  We have a small team that lead the charity.   We employ specialist-trained people who work within our recreational settings to ensure that all leisure activities are safe and differentiated to meet individual needs.

We use volunteers and interns who give their time and help us to achieve our goals. The charity would not be able to provide the range of services without them and we are grateful for their commitment.

Antoinette Mullally

Antoinette Mullally is the Chief Executive and has been involved with the charity since it’s inception in 1997. She manages the strategic development and the day-to-day operation of the organisation. She is also the lead Safeguarding Officer for the Charity.

Toni holds the Certificate in Higher Education in autism.

Her daughter received a diagnosis of autism over ten years ago when there were no services or support within the borough of Hillingdon.  It has been her vocation to improve services in Hillingdon so that all residents affected by autism can have a better quality of life.

Maeve O’Connor

Maeve O’Connor is the Financial Administrator. She has worked at HACS since 2001 undertaking all financial work for the charity. She also supports the Charity’s Safer Recruitment processes through administration of Disclosure and Barring Service checks for all Trustees, staff and volunteers.

Maeve is trained in Midas, the nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers, and helps to transport children and young people accessing our Recreation Service.

Philomena Salczynski

Philomena manages the Rural Tea Rooms, our catering facility which is part of HACS Employability Service. Philomena has over ten years’ experience working with children and young people with autism and enjoys using her creative skills outside of her work in the tea rooms to support HACS fundraising events.

Samantha Harper

Sam is a Catering Assistant in the HACS Employability cafe based at Brookfield Adult Learning Centre. Sam initially volunteered in the HACS Rural Tea Rooms from 2014 and has been part of the hardworking team who have made the Tea Rooms such a success.

Kevin Mullally

Kevin Mullally is a Family Support Worker and has been involved with the Charity since receiving a diagnosis of autism for his daughter over ten years ago. Kevin is an accredited BSi and CAA Business Management Systems Auditor and qualified CIPD practitioner; he uses his expertise to support the Charity’s Human Resources and quality assurance functions.

He holds a Certificate in Higher Education in Autism Spectrum and is particularly interested in improving further education and employment opportunities for adults on the autism spectrum.

Kevin is trained in Midas, the nationally recognised standard for the assessment and training of minibus drivers, and helps to transport children and young people accessing our Recreation Service.

Helen Musker

Helen Musker is the longest-serving member of the HACS team, having provided administration support since the Charity acquired their first premises in 1999.

Helen has a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome. She says that her ‘ambition is to do as much for HACS as they have done for her and her family’.

Catherine Ford

Catherine Ford joined the team in January 2017 as an Autism Advice Worker within the Family Support Team. Previously Catherine has worked in Early Years settings and is a qualified Early Years Practitioner and licensed National Autistic Society Early Bird trainer.  Catherine is passionate about supporting people whose lives have been touched by autism.

Katherine Eaton

Katherine Eaton joined the team in September 2017 as an Employment Support Worker within the Employability Team. Previously Katherine worked on our Recreation Clubs and has recently graduated with a first class honours degree in psychology, having studied autism extensively.

 

Jo Major

Jo Major joined the team in September 2017 as a Vocational Learning Mentor within the Employability Team. Previously Jo worked with young adults between the ages of 19 – 25yrs that had Autism and learning disabilities. Jo is very passionate about supporting and mentoring young adults with Autism to achieve their goals and aspirations, so that they live a life that is fun and fulfilling.

Amanda Dale

Amanda joined the team in October 2017 as a Recreation Coordinator within the Recreation Team. Previously Amanda supported HACS as a volunteer and has a daughter who has autism.