Kunle has a wealth of experience gained from running policy teams in the voluntary sector and local government and a former Convenor of Camden Black Workers Group. An active campaigner within the trade union movement, he has a strong record of building partnerships with leading national and international organisations, having also worked abroad in Spain and in the USA for groups such as the Catalan institute in Barcelona, Tommie Smith Youth Movement and 100 Black Men of Southern California. He has keen interest in the arts particularly Black History and Film and was a founder member of the award winning Camden Black History Forum.
Annthadine has extensive knowledge and experience working within the mental health sector and social inequality sector through her years of volunteering and working within the NHS. With a passion and desire for social change, Annthadine has provided business and administrative support for the criminal justice system as well as the third sector.
Lois Hill Comms Intern
Lois is the founder of a social mobility organisation called ’The Opportunity Directory’, which she formed in May to ensure that young people were able to access key personal development opportunities during lockdown. She has recently been elected for a two-year term on the board of the national members council at The Co-operative Group. Furthermore, she is a national researcher for Ecorys, where she presents findings on the impact of covid-19 on young people in order to help shape future policy and decisions within relevant organisations in the third-sector.
Sanjiv Lingayah Associate
Researcher, writer and advocate developing new knowledge and ideas to understand and counter discrimination against sections of society. Sanjiv’s PhD thesis is a study of contemporary policy debates on nation, multiculture and race equality and the difficulties of Black and Minority Ethnic voluntary sector organisations in influencing this agenda. Sanjiv began his career at the social and environmental think tank, new economics foundation. He acts as a strategic advisor to Voice4Change England and is a current Clore Social Fellow as well as a freelance researcher, writer and advisor on equalities issues.
Pennylope Kapere Grants Officer
Pennylope has worked for BBC Children in Need and The Royal Academy of Engineering. Her drive is in social impact and this drove her to volunteer for three months working and living in rural Nepal after being selected by VSO on the ICS program. She is currently doing a Masters in Philanthropic studies at Canterbury University and in her spare time she creates content for her Youtube channel discussing social issues.
Morenike Olaogun Membership
Morenike has over eight years of experience working with charities, think tanks and international organisations that positively impact people from disadvantaged communities. She has a master’s degree in Human Rights from UCL and is very keen to see social change amongst ethnic minorities. She is excited to combine her skills in administration and her passions for social justice to be a valuable asset at Voice4Change.
Marcia Degia Marketing & Comms Strategist
Marcia has a robust experience in print and online journalism having worked for over 20 years with some of the leading magazine publishing companies in England prior to starting her own businesses. Former positions held include Acting Managing Editor of Homes & Gardens, Editor of Pride Magazine (for women of colour) and Publisher at Macmillan Publishers. She is the founder and Publishing Editor of the KOL Social print and digital magazine (@thekolsocial), a publication for the often underrepresented.
Megan Warren Grants Officer
Megan is passionate about eliminating inequalities in communities. After studying her Criminology degree she realised she wanted to work in an area where she can make a real difference to peoples’ lives. She has 10 years’ experience working with charities and has seen the positive impact grants can bring first-hand.
Katrina Hinrichsen Marketing & Comms Admin
Katrina is a digital marketer and writer with a passion for enhancing brands through compelling images and stories. An advocate for diversity and inclusion, she has previously been the Content Marketing Manager for a global series of conferences pushing for equality in the tech and construction industries, and also founded an Instagram blog, @DiverseArtHistory, championing the overlooked and underrepresented groups in the art world. She has a strong background in the cultural sector as a whole and always keeps a finger on the pulse of the latest exhibitions, films and events.
Jana Kovariova Grants Officer
Jana has a solid experience as a grant coordinator from her previous role within well-known children's charity. Born in Slovakia and lived in London for over a decade, she is passionate about supporting people who are disadvantaged in any way or experience inequality to reach their full potential and encourage social change. Jana has graduated from the University of London in Social Science. She has been volunteering for NGOs since her teenage years and studied NGO's management in the US while on her job relocation. She considers herself to be a life-long student, curious and open-minded to question the status quo.
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