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Who we are, what are our goals…



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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 DL JP (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 FCA 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...Leonie-Jane Walker is a Crime and Prosecutions Manager and has worked for Northamptonshire Police for 14 years.



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

• Amanda Lowther, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 2021-22

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

Prof. Nick Petford DL


Development Manager

Jane Deamer

Jane Deamer joined us in 2018 as a self-employed consultant to help us steer the strategy and initial activities of the charity. As the charity became established, we asked Jane to stay with us on an agile part-time and self-employed basis supporting the development of key projects and partnerships. Jane also undertakes a number of tasks as a volunteer including fundraising. Jane has over 30 year’s expertise in business, philanthropic leadership and a proven track record in charity innovation. Jane has lived experience of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Trauma Specialist

Yvette Lambe

Yvette Lambe joined The Crysalys Foundation in 2020 as our commissioned Trauma Specialist, initially supporting the development of the Tackling Trauma project. Yvette provides us with a wide range of trauma and therapeutic expertise, delivers training and webinars. Yvette is a psychotherapist, trainer and clinical supervisor with an MSc in counselling children and young people who has been in practice since 2003. Yvette is a Senior Accredited Therapist with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy.


Advisory Panel

Associate Professor Eunice Lumsden – Northampton University

Associate Professor Jane Murray – Northampton University


Our Initial Goals Are

Proof of concepts:

2019+ Pilot projects and evaluation

Full scale projects

UK Strategy:

2022+ Wales

2023-2025 Scotland and Northern Ireland

Global Strategy:

We are open to working in partnership globally

Many of our free resources such as Tackling Trauma are already accessed across the world



Company No: 11080543.

Registered Charity No. 1189120.

Registered Address:

60 Sutton Street,


NN7 4LE.

T: 07495 539 611

E: jane@crysalys.org



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