Our Team

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.

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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, Senior Programme Officer

Hannah joined Feed the Minds in 2016 as Programme Officer. She has a global health background and has gained experience of both international grants management and programme co-ordination. She is looking forward to working with local partner organisations to empower communities through education.

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.

Katie Luxton , Programme & Funding Officer

Having worked in the development sector in Tanzania, Thailand and India, as well as for various UK organisations, Katie brings much experience to Feed the Minds. She will work across both programmes and funding, by monitoring current grants whilst also working to secure funds for upcoming projects.

Tracey O’ Donovan, Fundraising Support Officer

Tracey joined Feed the Minds as our Fundraising Support Officer in May 2017. 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.

Sam Cook, Community Fundraising and Events Officer

Sam joins Feed the Minds having recently completed his Masters in International Development. He has fundraising experience in running a variety of events and campaigns. In his role, he is looking forward to linking supporters with our inspirational projects around the world.

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 at the end of 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.

Ann Gordon, Community Engagement Co-ordinator (Scotland)

Ann joined Feed the Minds in Scotland as Community Engagement Co-ordinator in August 2017. She has over 20 years of experience of working in the charity sector as a community fundraiser.  Ann has also spent many years both professionally and in a voluntary capacity working with, recruiting and training adult volunteers within Scottish charities and voluntary organisations.


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.