Carmen has recently retired from a career in public service. A qualified public sector accountant, Carmen worked for over 25 years in local government, and 6 years in further education. 

Carmen came across the charity through her work with East Sussex Credit Union, impressed with its mission and vision. Carmen aims to offer her experience and skills to make a positive difference to the way the charity manages its finances.

In May 2019, Carmen was successfully elected as a Labour and Co-operative Party councillor for Westbourne Ward in the Brighton and Hove local elections. 

Carmen joined the Now! Charity board in May 2014.