Meet the team at Hackney Migrant Centre
We have a small team of paid staff and around 50 regular volunteers.
We are governed by a Board of Trustees. Current members of the Board are: Hannah McConnachie (Chair), Elizabeth Kolawole-Johnson (Vice Chair), Rosemary Sales (Secretary), Chris Wheatley (Treasurer), Rayah Feldman, Kathy Meade and Hannah Ward.
Dilara oversees all of Hackney Migrant Centre’s functions which support the advice service, including financial systems, administration, governance and staffing.
Ida is Hackney Migrant Centre’s Fundraiser, responsible for raising funds for our work and managing our social media channels.
Access to Justice Worker
Anna, our Access to Justice Worker, provides casework support to people who have had initial immigration advice provided at our weekly advice session, and supervises the volunteer Access to Justice Team, which works to obtain Exceptional Case Funding and to find legal representation for people who require it.
Caseworker for Migrant Families and Young People
As Caseworker for Migrant Families and Young People, Lauren provides advice and support to navigate confusing housing and welfare systems that discriminate against migrants.
Destitution Casework Coordinator
Mark provides advice and casework support to homeless and destitute migrants; providing long term support to those who require it to escape homelessness and destitution.
Sarah is responsible for the recruitment, induction, support and week-by-week management of our volunteers.
Casework and Administration Support Assistant
Catherine provides casework and administration support to the Director of Services, to the Destitution Support Team and to the Access to Justice Team.
Sarah is Hackney Migrant Centre’s Finance Officer who works for us one day a week on a freelance basis.