Who we are, what are our goals…

The Crysalys Foundation was initially established in 2016 by a small group of Northamptonshire business leaders who wanted to make a positive difference for their community. Now the foundation has a diverse Board of directors and a number of high profile patrons working together as change makers for a better future.



The Board


Professor Adrian Pryce, University of Northamptonshire Professor Adrian Pryce DL (Chair) Read more...Adrian Pryce DL is an Associate Professor in Strategy & International Business at the University of Northampton, where his research interests are in corporate citizenship and inclusive capitalism. He is also a founder member and Chair of The Crysalys Foundation and has served as Chair of Scott Bader Commonwealth Limited and Chair of Northampton Hope Centre homelessness for six years. He is also currently the chair of Screen Northants, a not for profit film making company with a social mission to promote opportunity and employability for young people in the film industry. In 2017 Adrian was made a Deputy-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire for his work with business, charity and the community, and he serves the Lord-Lieutenant on his Commerce and Community sub-committees.  Dominic Goble JP, Northamptonshire Youth Justice Dominic Goble (Deputy Chair) Read more...Dominic Goble JP. Magistrate of 25 years with national involvement in youth justice reform, and Northamptonshire Bench Chairman  Graham Goss Graham Goss Read more...Graham Goss is a qualified Chartered Accountant whois a founder and still active member of Northampton Becket Rotary Club,  and also a Trustee of Skylark Partnership, which operates Northamptonshire’s Hospital Outreach school seeing it through to academy status. He is a founder trustee of Crysalys.  Rob Gower Rob Gower Read more...Rob comes with 30 years experience in the hospitality and leisure industry. His last 15 years in corporate life were creating a Costa Coffee international business through complex corporate Franchise and Joint Venture partnerships with international corporate business partners across 38 international countries. He now runs his own Travel Business as well as spending his time sharing his corporate expertise with other small businesses as well as within the charity sector.  Mita Unalkat Mita Unalkat Read more...A passionate individual with varied experiences in managing own businesses and working in the pharmaceutical industry, Mita has experience working with Northamptonshire youth as a counselling support worker, as well as in fundraising and event organisation.  Stephanie Njeri Stephanie Njeri Read more...Stephanie Njeri recently graduated with a 1st class degree in International Business from the University of Northampton, successfully overcoming her own childhood challenges, and is now determined to help and be an example to all young people who face ACE-type issues.  Mita Unalkat Leonie Walker Read more...Coming soon.




• James Suanders-Watson LL, Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire (2020-present)

• Amanda Lowther, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 2021-22

• Caroline Brocklehurst, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 2017-18

• Bishop Peter Doyle, Bishop of Northampton

• Cllr Andre Gonzalez de Savage

• Kelvin Thomas, Chairman, Northampton Town FC








Advisory Panel

• Jane Deamer ILM BA Hons Dip YCD

• Christina Gough

• Yvette Lambe

• Dr Eunice Lumsden, University of Northampton

• Dr Jane Murray, University of Northampton

• Dr Hayley Singlehurst-Mooney

• Ben Thomas

• Morcea Walker DL MBE

• David Laing LL, Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire (2014-2020)

• Prof Nick Petford DL, Vice Chancellor, University of Northampton




Together We Will Develop

“A new approach to transforming disadvantaged children’s experiences today for all our tomorrows”

We aim to Prevent, Reduce & Treat Childhood Trauma Impacts




Our Initial Goals Are

Proof of concept

• 2019-2020 Northamptonshire pilot project and evaluation

• 2020-2026 Full scale project


National roll out

• 2025+ Disseminate results and best practice

• 2026+ Catalyst for UK ACEs action


Based on current insights and learning gained we envisage developing and honing a six step ACEs model of excellence:

1. Undertake ACEs led assessments on the whole family

2. Create a clinically led treatment plan

3. Stabilise the adults in the family

4. Undertake the children’s interventions

5. Undertake Family interventions

6. Sustain positive outcomes and impact through continued services


Interventions will be as early as possible, co-produced, responsive and impactful.


The Crysalys Foundation helps deal with childhood trauma in England and Wales

Company No: 11080543.

Registered Charity No. 1189120.

Registered Address:

60 Sutton Street,


NN7 4LE.

T: 07495 539 611

E: jane@crysalys.org



Facebook link for The Crysalys Foundation


Professor Adrian Pryce, University of NorthamptonshireDominic Goble JP, Northamptonshire Youth JusticeGraham GossRob GowerMita UnalkatStephanie NjeriMita Unalkat

Mita Unalkat