Staff and trustees

Our staff and trustees work as a team, along with our amazing volunteers, to make it all possible.


Afsana Aramesh, Head of Adult and Family Services

Beth Brandford, Operations Manager

Bel Cotton, Finance Officer

Bettina Patel, Policy and Participation Manager

Boris Knezevic, Immigration Manager

Celestine Agbo, Men’s Group Co-ordinator

Celia Sands, Chief Executive

David Drozdziak, Development Manager

Ellen Barnard, Immigration Advisor

Francess Horton, Youth Support and Engagement Worker

Gloria Geretto, Youth Caseworker

Greta Nonni, Youth Casework Manager

Heather Ryall, Volunteer and Community Hub Co-ordinator

Maya Pritchard, Head of Youth Services

Rebeka Carey, NEST Project Manager

Spen Greenwood, Caseworker

Stewart Wheatley, Caseworker

Thea Slotover, Youth Caseworker

Veronica Lopes da Silva, Fundraising Manager

Yvonne Kasoka, Senior Immigration Advisor

Zeek Burgess, Youth Activities Coordinator


Laura Harrison (Chair)

Pratha Mahendran Treasurer)

Alex Sutton

Habtom Okube

Jennifer Brown

Lulsegged Abebe

Maggie Johnston

​Mandeep Soor