Our Staff

Anna Freeman

Project Manager


Anna Freeman joined New Heights as the Project Manager in September 2015. She has 35 years’ experience working in both the Statutory and Voluntary Sectors, which includes the management of an independent domestic violence refuge. Anna is passionate about empowering and improving life chances for all members of the Kingstanding Community and is committed to supporting individuals to make choices in accessing healthier and safer life styles. She is keen to use her experience to support and further develop the aims and objectives of our Charity.


Joanne Field

Café and Volunteer Manager

Jo Fields joined New Heights in October 2014 to manage the Community Café. She has grown up in Kingstanding, being educated at Cardinal Wiseman School. Jo is very well known throughout Christ the King Parish. She has brought 25 years retail management experience to New Heights. Since being here, she has secured the highest possible ‘Food Hygiene’ rating of five with the Food Standards Agency. Jo loves working in the community in which she lives and is dedicated to reducing social isolation by   welcoming new people and groups to use our café facilities.


Vicky Bixby

Volunteer Coordinator

Vicky 1Vicky Bixby joined New Heights in March 2016 as Volunteer Coordinator. She originally trained as a Nursery Nurse and became a Nursery Manager in 2004. More recently Vicky has been working with volunteers running Baby and Toddler Groups offering support, guidance and training on topics such as child protection, health and safety and healthy lifestyles. Vicky is looking forward to working with the New Heights Services and volunteers. In fact she has been so inspired by the volunteers at New Heights that she is about to volunteer for a charity close to home!


 Josie Cox


Josie started at New Heights on 4th January 2016 as our administrator. Josie was born and has grown up in Kingstanding and wants to contribute in improving the facilities in the area for all members of the community. Josie has gained invaluable experience from working as a volunteer for MIND in Erdington and gains great satisfaction from being able to support people. Josie is a great ambassador for anyone interested in volunteer opportunities at New Heights.