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Keeping LRMN a safe, professional and friendly place

We are dedicated to being collaborative, inclusive, and rights based, while working with integrity and equality at the heart of what we do.

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Operations Team

Rosario Guimba-Stewart

Chief Executive Officer

Alan Robertson

Head of operations

Valeria Rizzo

Business and Operations Manager

Clementine Favier

Receptionist, admin assistant

Massimo Mazzariol

Finance Manager

Hera Lorandos

Fundraising, Campaigns and Communications Manager

Sophie Gregory

Campaigns and Communications Officer

Immigration Team

Mark Housby

Immigration Manager

Elizabeth Sheridan

Immigration Adviser

Sylvia Akinmusire

Immigration Solicitor

Yvonne Kasoka

Immigration Adviser

Marisa Adams

Immigration Adviser

Paulette Bajic

Immigration Solicitor

Ioana Serbanoiu

Casework Coordinator

Housing and welfare benefits

Thuy La

Housing and Welfare Benefits Manager

Stephen Penfold

Housing and welfare benefits adviser

Caroline Sutton

Housing and welfare benefits adviser

Rhea Mills

Housing and welfare benefits adviser

Wellbeing

Cristina Zorat

Women Together Manager

Yara Dababneh

Women Together Engagement Coordinator

Richard Asomaning

Community Wellbeing and Engagement Manager

Elil Jeyakumar

Mental health wellbeing adviser

Community

Mataz Kazmouz

Integration Officer (Refugee Resettlement)

Latefa Guemar

Integration Officer (Refugee Resettlement)

Trustees

Claire Morris

Chair of Trustees

Claire is a Solicitor Advocate and brings expertise in anti-corruption, governance and compliance. She has over ten years’ professional experience, primarily in criminal and public law. Claire is a senior lawyer at the Serious Fraud Office where she manages investigation teams and prosecutes fraud, bribery and corruption. She also has a background in refugee law, having undertaken specialist studies with Georgetown Institute for the Study of International Migration. She is completing a Phd in international criminal law concerning Côte d’Ivoire and Libya, having significant previous experience working in post-conflict countries and the UK assisting victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

Diana Fawcett

Diana is Chief Executive of Victim Support, and was previously Operations Director at Shelter. Before that, Diana worked for four London local authorities and three housing associations in a range of housing and community services roles. She has lived in Lewisham for 26 years.

Mike Brooks

Mike is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser. He currently acts as independent examiner for several charities in South East London.

Adam Lake

Adam is Head of Climate Week. Climate Week NYC is the biggest Climate Week on earth, and brings together international leaders from the worlds of business, government and the sector to accelerate climate action, taking place annually to coincide with the United Nations General Assembly. Previously Adam served as European Head of Communications for the International Rescue Committee, acting as a member of the Senior Management Team and supporting their global communications strategy. Other roles include Head of Communications for the UK poverty charity Turn2us; adviser to the Press Complaints Commission; communications lead for Total Politics Magazine, and Dods Parliamentary Service. He is former columnist and political editor and interim editor for Pinknews, Europe’s largest LGBT news outlet.

Rossen Roussanov

Rossen has worked as a caseworker and project manager with several charities in London supporting vulnerable migrants both locally and nationally. His experience in advice work and advocacy includes asylum support, housing, welfare benefits, community care and access to healthcare. He is currently undertaking the GDL at City Law School with the ambition to practice law to advance social justice.

Eve Mosley

Eve has over six years’ experience in international fundraising, and has raised over £75 million for women’s rights and humanitarian work. She is currently Head of Business Development at ActionAid UK. She brings extensive knowledge of developing organisational fundraising strategies and best practice in service design for social protection programmes. Eve is a passionate advocate for women and girls’ rights, and has also volunteered with international women’s rights organisations, and organisations providing practical and emotional support to women in London who are survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. She has lived in Lewisham for 5 years.

Hilary Judge

Hilary has happily lived in Lewisham for about 30 years and became a trustee of LRMN in November 2020. She has worked in various HR roles in local authorities, further education and housing associations for many years, and now works as a Head of HR in a large North London based housing association. Her focus is always on working collaboratively with colleagues to support change and create a positive experience at work. Hilary is really looking forward to learning more about the valuable work of LRMN.

Drucilla Susan

Drucilla is working as a teaching assistant, after arriving in the UK. She has volunteered on the ‘We are movers’ project with University College London, a project that showcased and highlighted the plight immigrants face in the UK. Drucilla has been involved with LRMN for a number of years, initially as a client and has been a trustee since 2020.

Vicky Scott

Vicky has extensive knowledge of charity governance gained through a career first in the arts (including at the Albany and Whitechapel Gallery) and most recently in the voluntary & community sector with Hackney CVS. She has an ongoing interest in wellbeing, access & equality and has been a resident of Lewisham for 30 years.

Aferdita Pacrami

Aferdita is the head of communications for Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales where she leads a communications team to champion and advocate for small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues. Before this, she was the head of marketing and communications and a member of the senior leadership team for international development charity Penny Appeal. She also helped to set up, and later became the CEO, of a small digital marketing agency. She holds a Chartered Institute of Marketing diploma in professional marketing and has over 10 years’ experience in marketing, communications and digital.

Jagdev Panesar

Jagdev has lived in Lewisham for more than 20 years and by joining LRMN continues his local volunteering efforts. He brings expertise in IT-related projects and transformation programmes from working in a number of organisations across the commercial and education sectors for more than 30 years.