This Is Our Team

These Are the Heroes with the Passion to Transform Their Communities

Team members

Managing Director

Gerard R Thomas

He qualified as a teacher with a bachelor’s degree and a higher diploma in education at University of Western Cape (UWC). After twelve years as a teacher, he resigned and joined the Centre for Cognitive Development (CCD) of Vista University as a program manager and process facilitator in Human Capital Development and Integrated Rural Development. He is skilled in process facilitation in Human Capital Development and Organizational Development. More specifically he can facilitates workshops in the SAQA Field 3 areas like Project Management, Business Communication, Coaching, Learnerships, Diversity, Personal Empowerment, Business Etiquette, etc. Since 2006 he is the Managing director for Help-Me-Network (CSP).

Registered Counsellor | Clinical Manager

Debbie Bell

Debbie has extensive experience working in the field of alcohol, drugs and community development. She worked for 18 years in different development and Non-Governmental Agencies and Organizations, where she acted as Project Manager, Trainer, Coordinator, Counsellor, Youth worker and research assistant. She has qualifications from different Universities:  She is reading in her final year with her research Masters in Psychology, did her Honours in Psychology at University of the Western Cape and her Bachelor of Science Honours in Clinical Social work at University of Cape Town. She spent a year working as a clinician in the UK doing her post graduate certificate in addiction at Cambridge University. During her years of development she also did a certificate course integrative medicine at Stellenbosch University.She worked with different research projects, like the Foetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Prevention Project and Brief Intervention in Bars with the University of Cape Town, University of Pretoria and Medical Research council, training and supervising the intervention teams in Motivational interviewing. She is the clinical manager at Help-Me-Network CSP outpatient rehabilitation centre.Shealso facilitates training in Motivational Interviewing and substance abuse related topics. She believes that people can change and therefore pursue working in the field of addiction.

Social Worker

Kenneth Bingham

Kenneth Bingham has years of experience in various focus areas of social work including: child protection, children and families, homelessness, direct work with offenders and victims of crime, staff management and substance abuse interventions. He worked in London for a number of years and has qualifications from several tertiary institutions.  These include: Undergraduate Social Work (University of South Africa); Post Graduate Social Work (Brunel University, London); Diploma in Management (Institute of Leadership and Management, England); Bachelor of Theology (North West University); Honours in Clinical Social Work (University of Cape Town).  Kenneth is currently enrolled in a Master of Social Work program (Stellenbosch University) as he has an interest in ongoing professional growth and development. He is driven by the belief that every person is ‘packed with potential’ and takes pleasure in supporting people along their journey of becoming the best that they are capable of being.

Facilitator

Regan Wentzel

He worked in the banking sector for thirteen years where he worked as a consultant as well as the supervisor of the teller department. Help-Me-Network employed him as a facilitator where he specifically focuses on youth and adult group interventions. He is currently studying towards a degree in Theology.

Administrator

Alisha Cornelius

Administrator and Group Facilitator. Alisha has a degree in Public Management.She is currently a third year student in social work studies.  She worked in the banking sector for 7 years in the customer services department.  She also has more than 9 years’ experience in the retail sector. She is passionate about working with people with addictive disorders and is very patient with the clients.