The Team

Lisa Werthmann

Lisa Werthmann

Director of Creative Operations

The person responsible for keeping the rest of the team in line, Lisa has over 10 years’ experience in the publishing industry. Her knowledge, creativity and passion for filling the information gap for young people and those that care for them makes her the perfect person to steer the My Family, Our Needs ship.

In the little spare time she has, Lisa can be found shopping, travelling to the shops or leaving the shops…..

Like the website? Let Lisa know at

Emma Morriss

Emma Morriss


As Editor of Progress and Editor-in-Chief of My Child & Me, Emma has been producing information for young people with additional needs and their parents for over 10 years.

She has a reputation for being the clumsiest member of the team, and banned from ever carrying more than two things at a time. As Head of Editorial (yes, she has all the job titles), Emma has created a super-friendly office, which runs on tea, snacks and slight hysteria on a Friday afternoon!

Want to say ‘Hello’? Drop her a line at

Emma Cooper

Emma Cooper


No longer known as ‘the other Emma’, Emma Cooper (or Coops) leads the editorial of My Family, Our Needs. Emma also tweets from the My Family, Our Needs Twitter account. Emma was Lead Writer of Progress and has shaped the tone of this website and is responsible for getting you the content you want.

Some would call Coops the coolest member of the team (some would argue that they’re cooler). All we know is she’s the one to make you divert to an airport to buy socks and likes to eat certain foods in private!

Got an editorial idea, news story or comment, email this Emma at

Jamie Harvey

Jamie Harvey

Studio Manager

Responsible for making the words come to life visually, Jamie makes the website look as good as it does and heads up the visual concepts for the brand. Jamie has created a fresh, new look for My Family, Our Needs, whilst maintaining the spirit of Progress and My Child & Me which he also designed. He is passionate about bringing new ideas to the table and keeping things contemporary.

On a personal note, Jamie (or J as he’s known around here) is working on being a more reliable tea maker in the office. His design team really hope that he achieves his goal by the end of the year.

Love the design? Let J know at

Sue Speaight

Senior Sales Executive

Consistently the most enthusiastic person in the office about anything and everything. Sue is the chattiest member of the My Family, Our Needs team and loves hearing people’s stories. Without Sue’s hard work connecting with potential supporters of My Family, Our Needs, the website simply wouldn’t exist.

She also brightens up the place with her seriously impressive scarf collection.

Want to support us? Speak to Sue at

Paul Leahy

National Sales Manager

Known for sometimes saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, Paul is the cuddliest member of the team and a big softie at heart. Using his expertise gained from 15 years’ experience, Paul is responsible for raising the profile of My Family Our Needs with the people you want to know about.

Want our readers to know what you do? Email Paul at

Lulu Hines

Lulu Hines

Digital Marketing Executive