Meet the Team
The HISC team are a small group of dedicated professionals, passionate about using homeopathy to improve lives.
Our homeopaths are fully qualified and insured, having completed a four year licentiate training at a homeopathic college recognised by the Society of Homeopaths.
HISC has a trustee body with the wealth of expertise and experience to ensure good governance.
Caroline Jurdon, Project Co-ordinator
Caroline is one of the founder members of HISC, she qualified as a homeopath in 1996 and runs private practices in Brighton and London. Her role as HISC's project co-ordinator involves establishing successful partnerships with local organisations, enabling the delivery of homeopathic services to a range of marginalised groups.
Caroline has a long standing commitment to bringing homeopathy to those who need it most. This began with practising homeopathy in prisons and children's centres, both in the UK and abroad. Before training as a homeopath, Caroline worked in IT and training in the insurance industry.
Michael J. Bird
Michael has been a practising homeopath since 2011. After qualifying Michael practised at two clinics located in London, and has since relocated his practice to Brighton & Hove. He joined HISC in 2016 at Preston Park mental health recovery centre where he holds weekly clinics. In 2017, Michael introduced a clinical observation project to share experience with student homeopaths.
Before Michael became a homeopath he worked as a fitness instructor, lecturer and care manager. Michael has gained vast experience of working with children and young adults with additional needs, and has gained a high level of communication in British Sign Language.
Therese qualified as a homeopath in 2008 and runs a busy private practice in Shoreham. She joined Homeopathy in the Sussex Community (HISC) in September 2012 and participates in two projects:
Therese was involved in the setting up of the homeopathy pilot project at Rise treating women, children and LGBT people affected by domestic abuse. She finds this work extremely rewarding and fully supports Rise's vision: Freedom from Domestic Abuse: Don't accept it. Don't expect it. Don't ignore it.
Therese joined the Homeopathy service at the Mental Health Recovery Services at Southdown Housing Trust in 2013 for a year. Since 2017 she has been involved in piloting and supervising HISC’s project with Safe in Sussex.
Sam qualified as a homeopath in 2016 and joined HISC in 2018 to provide a homeopathic service at a Safe in Sussex refuge for women and children affected by domestic abuse. She currently works part-time at Helios homeopathic pharmacy and has a background in community projects, languages and dance.
Mary Baldock, Secretary
Mary has dedicated much of her career to supporting those in need, she is currently working part-time with the Peer Services Team for PAC-UK/Adoption UK, as a Parent Consultant and Service Co-ordinator. Other roles have seen her working for charities including Age UK, Macmillan Volunteer Welfare Benefits Partnership Brighton Women's Centre, Tomorrow's People and Sure Start.
Mary has had an active interest in homeopathy for many years.
Sharon Morris, Chair
Sharon Morris qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1987 and as a Midwife in 1989 and worked for the NHS for over 19 years. She qualified as a Homeopath in 2007 and has run a busy practice in Brighton since then. She has managed Kate Diamantopoulo's homeopathic practice for 7 years over-seeing her patients when she was abroad. Sharon joined HISC at the outset as Secretary and became Chair in 2013.
Jo Magowan, Communications advisor
Jo joined HISC’s trustee board in 2018, she has recently completed practitioner training as a homeopath and set up in practice. Before training as a homeopath, Jo worked as a communications specialist for several high-profile charities, campaigning for human rights, peace and the environment.
Mariea Tinte, Complementary Therapies Advisor
Mariea has been with HISC since it started in 2011. She is enthusiastic about the role homeopathy can play with clients who have not been helped by conventional medicine. She worked in the NHS for 20 years as an Occupational Therapist and is now an acupuncturist, specialising in auricular treatments.
Jackie Smith, Treasurer
Jackie joined HISC in 2014, she spent many years working in finance and accounting in the hospitality industry. She has worked as treasurer for a number of local community groups.