Staff

 

Lynn D’Alton – Operations Manager 


Lynnette is a qualified Occupational Therapist from The University of Cape Town and has worked primarily in the fields of rehabilitation of people with head injuries and psychiatric disorders. She has held the position of Operations Manager with Work4You since 2011 and attends the Board of Trustees meetings as an Ex Officio member.

She coordinates all aspects of the running of the Work4You processes and trains the members in social skills. Her passion is to make sure that the members are equipped to lead a balanced and satisfying life in the community and are offered every opportunity to experience work and independence.

 

Taylor Preston – Office Administrator


Taylor first came into contact with Work4You whilst working at a vet and assisting with other accounting and office work for other companies. She started working in administrator at Work4You in 2014 and handles all emails, financial and general queries. Her interests also lie in creating specialty cakes and furthering her studies. She has three dogs that are very keen customers of Wagalots and are a very good advert for our product.

 

Sania Israel – Sales & Marketing


Sania started at Work4You in 2014 as the Sales and Marketing Consultant. She has more than 10 years’ experience in both the product and service industry. She prides herself in her strong sales and communication skills. Her duties  include member recruiting, Wagalots sales and sourcing employment for the Work4You members. Her “don’t take no for an answer” attitude has proven to be an asset to Work4You and has had a positive impact on Sales and Marketing.

 

Shakeena Jones – Workshop Supervisor


Shakeena  is the workshop supervisor and is involved with the skills training of members as well as stock management of the dog/cat treats. She started working with Ann Kraft in the Special Needs Unit at St Joseph’s Marist College before Work4You was established and later assisted Ann with the manufacture of Wagalots for Work4You (then known as Diverse Employment and Training Solutions.)

Her long experience and firm “no nonsense” attitude helps to build a realistic impression of work in the outside world while giving valuable feedback to the rest of the team.

 

Zukiswa Nkhahle – Baking Process Co-ordinator


Zukiswa worked with Ann Kraft at St Joseph’s Special Needs Unit to test the start-up recipe for Wagalots in 2006.  She worked in the first training kitchens of Work4You (then known as Diverse Employment and Training Solutions) that were established in private homes before moving to premises in the Wesley Training College.

She is currently employed as the baking coordinator and is directly involved with the training of members in the production of a high quality dog/cat treat. Her warm, nurturing character makes her the natural “go-to” person for the members whenever anything troubles them.

 

Sheila Winter – Curriculum Co-ordinator


Sheila  is an Occupational Therapist who has worked with Work4You for the last 8 years, mainly in supported employment. She now assists in the development of the curriculum as well as in the assessment and training of the members. She has worked in rehabilitation of people with head injuries and strokes, neurology, rheumatology, cold orthopaedics as well as general medical rehabilitation. Sheila lectured in Occupational Therapy at The University of Cape Town and supervised students at the Work Assessment Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital.  She is the mother of 3 grown children.

 

Tasia Donaldson – Supported Employment Consultant


Tasia started as a Supported Employment Consultant in 2016.

After studying Sport Science, specializing in both physical and intellectual disability, she came to Work4You where she met Ann Kraft. Having big shoes to fill, she took over from the founder in 2010 with enthusiasm and energy, After working for 2 years, she decided to further her passion in disability by studying education and working in the field. Working at a school for learners with autism equipped her with hands on experience.

Tasia uses her passion for ‘advocating for people with disability’ to make sure that the young adults are in fair employment. Her friendly and caring nature ensures good relations with both employee and employer, and this ultimately means successfully employed and happy members.