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.

Feed the Minds Team

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.

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, Finance 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.

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 and media 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 Co-ordinator 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.

Sarah Namusobya, Individual Giving and Community Officer

Born in Uganda, Sarah has experience working with and volunteering with various international development charities. She has previously worked in the fundraising and communications department for an international development charity focusing on appeals, challenge events and individual giving.


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 on together@feedtheminds.org