Feed the Minds is run by a team of people who are passionate about the work we do. We are small in number but broad in experience and impact.
Feed the Minds
Josephine Carlsson, Director
Josephine has led Feed the Minds since 2007. She previously held a number of management roles in UK-based and international nongovernmental organisations. She is dedicated to nurturing the future of Feed the Minds.
Adam Sach, Director of Communications and Fundraising
Adam has a background in design, communications and fundraising roles. He is passionate about working in the voluntary sector and is committed to the long term difference that education can make to the lives of individuals and communities.
Albha Bowe, Director of Programmes
Albha joined Feed the Minds in 2015 and has over ten years of experience in international development. Albha started out her career in gender advisory roles, working in Cambodia, Uganda and Guinea Bissau. She subsequently moved into programme management positions and has managed programmes implemented in Africa, South Asia and Eastern Europe.
Hannah Walters, Programme Manager
As Programme Manager, Hannah is responsible for Feed the Minds’ larger projects. She has much experience of working with overseas partners in countries from Nepal to Sierra Leone and many more in between! She is particularly passionate about supporting local capacity building and adaptive programming to ensure the needs of the communities we work in are met. Prior to joining Feed the Minds Hannah gained experience of both international grants management and programme coordination in the global health sector.
Sam Cook, Programme and Funding Officer
Sam joined Feed the Minds in 2015. As Programme and Funding Officer, Sam works with local partners to design, fund and manage our education projects around the world. Prior to joining, he completed his MSc in International Development Studies at Utrecht University and has conducted research on migration and social exclusion in Cambodia.
Val Kastrati, Accounts Officer
Val has run our day-to-day finance since 2007, ensuring that all activities support our mission and values. She has a strong interest in supporting education in local languages.
Tracey O’ Donovan, Fundraising Officer
Tracey joined Feed the Minds as our Fundraising Support Officer in May 2017 and became Fundraising Officer in January 2018. Tracey has invaluable fundraising experience, having worked and volunteered in other international development charities and think tanks in New York, UK and Vietnam. Tracey is excited to join an organisation which puts emphasis on education which she feels is key to transforming people’s lives.
Lynne Stockbridge, Administrator
Lynne has extensive experience in campaigning and communications in the voluntary sector. She is passionate about equality; and about the power of education to transform lives. Lynne supports our Chair and our Director to lead the work of Feed the Minds effectively and efficiently.
Fabiana Harrington, Communications and Marketing Officer
Fabiana joined Feed the Minds in July 2017. She has experience working in communications, media and project roles for various national and international development charities, and is looking forward to helping communicate and raise awareness of Feed the Minds work in her role.
Helen Russell, Regional Development and Community Engagement Coordinator in Scotland
Helen has a background in formal education, with a MEd specialising in English and over ten years as a Primary School teacher. More latterly, Helen has had experience in project development, working to establish a sustainable education system for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. She is passionate about the difference that education can make in the lives of children and adults; and the overwhelmingly positive effects that literacy and education can have in empowering communities.
Matt Wright, Fundraising Support Officer
Matt joined Feed the Minds as a fundraising support intern in November 2017 before quickly securing a permanent position as Fundraising Support Officer in February 2018. He has a BSc in Psychology and worked in recruitment whilst saving to travel to Cambodia and the Philippines. Here he decided he wanted to work in international development and is passionate about the importance of education in the Global South.
Ms Christine Elliott (Chair)
Mr Garry Beech (Treasurer)
The Revd Canon Mark Oxbrow (President)
Ms Claire Jackson
Mr Paul Langridge
The Revd George Lind
Dr Frances Shaw
Ms Joanna Moriarty
Mr Phil Simpson
Mr Richard Sarson
Mr Patrick Goh
Mr Alan Whaites
Volunteers and interns
The support of dedicated, long-serving volunteers and short-term interns has an enormous impact on our work. Unfortunately we can only provide a small number of opportunities, but we strive to make your work experience as beneficial for you as it is for us. If you are interested in a rewarding volunteering experience, either in London or Bradford, please contact us.