Meet our Team

MEET THE TEAM

Dawn Turner (BA)

Founder & Operations Director

dawn@stepway.org

A mother of two serving soldiers (One now a Veteran) understands the difficulties the Armed Forces personnel face when adjusting to civilian life. She dedicated most of her adult life in the caring/nursing profession. She holds a B.A. Honours degree in Criminology and specialised in veteran’s mental health in relation to adaption. Moreover, previous roles as a caseworker and fundraiser with various military charities, she offers lots of experience in supporting veterans in civilian life.

Perminder Kundi (Bob)

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

bob@stepway.org

Has been self-employed for the last twenty years and has vast experience in business affairs. Hence it was natural he fell into the role of CEO for STEPWAY. He holds an accredited landlord’s licence with Worcester City Council and highly regarded within the housing agencies. He has worked within the homeless sector for many years by providing support and a safe haven for some people who had no-where else to turn.



Andrew Graham

Chair of Trustees

andrew.graham@step@stepway

Served in the Royal Green Jackets •Home office- National Public Order Tactical Adviser •Founder of the ‘SHAPE’ model of personal coping •Chairman of the Hereford FC •Charity fundraising champion-worldwide cancer research. •Member of Worcestershire Ambassadors •Member of institute of Directors Mastermind panel

Chris Mitchell

Trustee

chris.mitchell@stepway.org

Retired Army Major, 20 years service in the REME •Company Director working in Defence and Aerospace Industry •Worcester City Councillor and Armed Forces Champion •15 Years business experience in global industry and running his own business

James Stanley

Trustee & DPO

james.stanley@stepway.org

Worcester City Councillor •Chairman of the Conservative Association •Grandfather fought in Dunkirk •Has a keen interest in the well-being of the veteran community •STEPWAY’s Data Protection Officer


Dave Carney

Accountant & Treasurer

dave.carney@st@stepway

Served as a reserve with the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers for 7 and a half years.

Qualified as an accountant in 2014 at the local college and set up his own micro-practice in Worcester.

Founder and organiser of the Worcester Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club.

Became a Parish Councillor in May 2019.

Season ticket holder at Worcester Warriors.

Matthew Scarpellino

IT Manager

matthew@stepway.org

Started learning computers and systems from as young as 8 years old 

Interests:technology and innovation, in particular cryptocurrency and problem solving with data transmission.

Served with 37 signal regiment as a radio operator 

worked in psychiatric care and complete and obtain my mental health nursing degree.

After nearly 8 years, starting my second degree in adult nursing

On the 13th March 2020 STEPWAY signed the Armed Forces Covenant Pledge. We are delighted to receive the Bronze award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Later in the year STEPWAY will be working towards the Silver award.

For more information about signing the armed forces covenant pledge and how it can benefit your organisation; please visit the page.


WORK WITH US

Are you a military or civilian charity/organisation who would like to work in partnership or work together to make a bigger impact on the improvement in mental health, employment or education within the Veteran community?

Let’s work together to bring a holistic package to the Veteran Community



VOLUNTEER FOR US

Would you like to be part of something that is making a huge difference in the lives of Veterans?

Why not volunteer for STEPWAY. Find a sense of purpose and a sense of belonging by working with a passionate and diverse team