The Team


Brenda Mason Rosebud MentorBrenda (Project Coordinator)
Brenda Mason has enjoyed a 25 year career in youth work before joining Rosebud in late 2013. Brenda’s field of expertise include life skills support, personal development, confidence building, behavioural management and mentorship of young women. Brenda’s vision for the centre is to create a space where all women across any age group, background or history is able to receive support.  Brenda is also a qualified football coach and a bespoke jewellery designer. Brenda is passionate about working with young people because she is driven me to want to be a voice of support that empowers young people and encourages them to engage and participate in creating an environment that promotes their personal growth.

Ebony (Admin Assistant)
Ebony Onwubolu is currently studying an undergraduate degree in Counselling. Ebony has a passion for working with children and young people to enable them to process, grow and manage their emotions and day to day living whether it be within education or their personal lives as she believes it is important that our minds and emotions are in good health. With a background in photography and Fashion Styling, Ebony enjoys creating and exploring new ideas in all parts of her life and aims to bring that to the young people she works with and to the Rosebud Centre for Girls.

Lurliene (Project Manager)
Dr. Lurliene Miller’s work as a Project Manager primarily focuses on educational support and liaison with parents and schools as well as mentoring, school governance, project management and programme development and delivery. Her professional background is in education, management, counselling, training and development. As a teacher and trainer, she has been involved in education management and development at local, national and international levels. As well as being a public speaker and presenter, she also has a long history in community work covering projects, events and activities aimed at bringing people together in a helpful and supportive manner. Her personal motto is H.O.P.E – Helping Other People Excel.

melissa-vidalMelissa (Youth Worker)
Melissa Vidal has enjoyed supporting communities for over 15 years in a variety of settings; developing and helping to deliver a wide range of projects that inspire young people to take on leadership roles, broaden their horizons and become the best that they can be.  Melissa recently became a qualified trainer and is excited about using her passion for making her own beauty products to educate and inspire women of all ages at Rosebud Centre and beyond.

Stella (Admin Assistant)
Stella has worked in the administrative and customer service sector for over 8 years, and has been involved in supporting a number of charitable organisations. Her experience in charity work includes supervisory roles in local food banks providing outreach to people in need. She also volunteers at Safe Arms, a charity that safeguards the interest of women who have been abused. Stella describes herself as an optimist and loves to encourage others, enjoys baking and gospel music.

Toyin OgunbanjoToyin (Founder/CEO)
Olutoyin Ogunbanjo is the founder of Listening Ears, a community focused charity committed to reducing isolation, loneliness and depression. Toyin believes that total well-being should be implemented from an early age and as a result, developed the Rosebud Project to support young girls on their journey to womanhood. Toyin is very pleased to see her vision for Rosebud in fruition and never stops working to continue to reach her goals and exceed them. Toyin is a very hands on person and takes pride in her wide range of skill set and continues to undergo training to further widen her abilities because she believes that knowledge is an eternal quest.