Our team

Our work is run by a small and dedicated staff team, and over 200 volunteers. Around 20% of our staff come from a refugee background..

Director Mark Goldring

Mark Goldring
Director

Services Director: Almas Farzi (‘Navid’)

Almas Farzi (‘Navid’)
Services Director

Fundraising, Development and Communications Manager - Dr Gilberto Estrada Harris

Dr Gilberto Estrada Harris
Fundraising, Development and Communications Manager.

Finance and Contracts Manager: Jackie McDowell

Jackie McDowell
Finance and Contracts Manager

Office Manager - Saeed Noaman

Saeed Noaman
Office Manager

Advocacy Coordinator – Hari Reed

Hari Reed
Policy and Advocacy Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator - Hannah Underwood

Hannah Underwood
Volunteer Coordinator

Adult and Family Advice Service Coordinator: Simon Dawson

Simon Dawson
Adult and Family Advice Service Coordinator

Asylum & Immigration Advice Coordinator: Meena Patel

Meena Patel
Asylum & Immigration Advice Coordinator

Youth Service Coordinator – Jess Beagant

Jess Beagant
Youth Service Coordinator

Europa Welcome Coordinator: : Sian Rogers

Siân Rogers
Europa Welcome Coordinator

Huntercombe Project & Services Support Coordinator - Rhiannon Lovell

Rhiannon Lovell
Huntercombe Project & Services Support Coordinator

Christine Antoun – Education and Employment Coordinator

Schools Advocacy Coordinator – Jan Dogar-Hurd

Jan Dogar-Hurd
Schools Advocacy Coordinator

Hala Mohammed – Reception / Welcome Centre Coordinator

Aiham Al Aswadi- Fundraising Assistant

Aiham Al Aswadi- Fundraising Assistant

Resettlement Programme Coordinator- Mariam Baraky

Mariam Baraky- Resettlement Programme Coordinator

Education, Employment and Volunteer Coordinator: Resettlement Programme- Katie Forsyth

Katie Forsyth- Resettlement Programme: Education, Employment and Volunteer Coordinator

Sarah Firth – Resettlement team Programme: Families and Community Support Coordinator

Wahid Zarif – Resettlement team Programme: Support Worker

“The entire team is trained to handle everyone as an individual and they are non-judgemental. I loved this most about Asylum Welcome. Very caring and kind staff. I always felt at home whenever I was at Asylum Welcome’s offices” client at Asylum Welcome.