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The Team

We are a diverse team of passionate individuals, working together to serve the community. We work hard to give services and opportunities to build an inspiring, empowered community – today and for the future. 

Meet

The Team

We are a diverse team of passionate individuals, working together to serve the community. We work hard to give services and opportunities to build an inspiring, empowered community – today and for the future. 

Sarah Elle

Executive Director

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: Fascination with mushrooms & fungi, love philosophy, dogs and reading.

‘You become what you believe’

Jodie Allen

Deputy Director

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: Love oil painting, decorating and cooking - sweet and savory.

“'Life Will Find a Way”

Aaliyah Rivers

Climate Action Project Lead

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: Personal trivia/info/fave quote: Community is the reminder that no matter what strand we come from, we are all united and trying. I love breaking barriers and creating opportunities, especially for the youth as they are our future. I love reading, music, dancing and rollerskating.

“Knowledge is power and power is needed to make change.” - Sir Francis Bacon
“Reach for the moon and you will land amongst the stars.” - Norman Vincent Peale
“Dust it off and try again.”- Aaliyah

Adam Zonzolo

Centre Cleaner

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: I love football; Chelsea is my team. I like to go to church and I love Gospel music.

Bob Austin

Center Caretaker

Ema Howling

Climate Action Project Lead

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

Elena Matsak

Center Caretaker

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: I love cooking & baking, and different cultures and people. I love Bollywood movies.

“United we stand! Divided we fall.”

Faisal Ali

IAG Worker Somers Town Job Hub

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: I enjoy going for walks / Shawshank Redemption {1994} is one of my favorite films.

“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place, and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward; how much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now, if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody. - Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

Fatiya Yousef

Job Hub Administrator

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: Fanatic for swimming, specifically, “Dolphin kick”
I consider that “ Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible” - Francis of Assisi

Jusna Begum

Youth IAG Somers Town Job Hub and Climate Ambassador

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: Fascinated with trying food and traditions from different cultures.
Obsessed with movies, especially Studio Ghibli and Film NOIR.
Fave quote: “Never Be Cruel. Never Be Cowardly. Hate Is Always Foolish. Love Is Always Wise. Always Try To Be Nice, But Never Fail To Be Kind.” (The amazing DR)

Keleigh Markell-Smith

Sessional worker (Youth)

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: "Most importantly, keep smiling. Because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about." - Marilyn Monroe

Kim Pedro

Data Entry Administrator

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: “Live every day as if it is your last because tomorrow isn’t promised.”

Kylie Rahman

Volunteer Coordinator

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: "It is, what it is."
This quote has really got me through some very difficult times. Sometimes we can't change a situation we are presented with, but the acceptance of that in itself brings about an inner peace.

Lianne De Vera

Communication and Marketing Lead

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: Believes in the power of food (especially breakfast and good coffee/tea), music, words, and second chances.

“The more we know, the better we forgive. Whoever feels deeply, feels for all who live.” (Madame de Stael) “There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesn't matter who gets the credit.” Versions of this quote are attributed to Emerson, Truman, John Wooden, and even former LDS Church President Harold B. Lee.

Linda Markell

Center Cleaner

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: . A true friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.my 2. In life, our cards are already dealt. We cannot change a thing.

Lisa Harvey

IAG Somers Town Job Hub

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: Love art, nature,walking / sport, food & wine (former career), different cultures & people!
‘The Optimist sees the doughnut, the pessimist sees the hole!’ (Picassso)
‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’

Mark Bolton

Center Caretaker

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: Love history, especially ancient and the Vietnam war.

“Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all…” Alexander the Great

Milli-Rose Rubin

Senior Young Women’s Worker

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: “There are always other routes to take, alternative ways to navigate, and conventions to break.”

Monjur Rahman

Building Services Lead and Accounts

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: I Love traveling and seeing new destinations. Shopping and making money, in rotation .

Confidence is silent. Insecurities are loud - (Godfather)
Time is Money - (Benjamin Franklin)
I don't like losing money (Lord Aleem)

Nathan Mandla

Sports Worker

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen.”

Peter Simonson

Signposting and Referral Coordinator

Shelim Uddin

Senior Youth Lead

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: I believe in giving every day a smile, you never know how it’s going to affect those seeing you smile so often. I love food, so, the perfect shape is round (like me).

“It’s not the end destination that matters, it’s the journey, the falls, the ups, the downs, the trials that make us” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Siobhan Bradshaw

Reception and administration and Climate Ambassador

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: Artist, City Social Scientist, Camden Tour Guide, loves Music
Fave quote:“ Good Art provides people with vocabulary about things they can not articulate’’ Yasiin Bey (Mos Def)

Sonia Berachi

Women’s Health Advocate

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: Love music, fascinated by the different languages & cultures from all over the world.

“Carpe Diem!” (Horace) & “Cogito Ergo Sum” (Rene’ Descartes)

Toby Rose

Center Caretaker

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: Be kind, smile and be cheerful as far as possible. Also full marks to those who are dog friendly and enjoy a night of karaoke.

Ziaur Rahman

Job Hub Manager

Personal trivia/info/fave quote: I can never say no to some chips. I love playing football and watching The Arsenal.

"I can't remember where I have heard this statement, but it has always stuck with me, “You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can't please all of the people all the time”.

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Company Limited by Guarantee 1903408

☎ 020 7388 608
jodie@somerstown.org.uk

Somers Town Community Association is a Charity dedicated to providing a meaningful and positive influence at every level of people’s lives.

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Somers Town Community Association, 150 Ossulston Street London NW1 1EE
Registered Charity number: 292440 Company Limited by Guarantee 1903408

☎ 020 7388 608
jodie@somerstown.org.uk

Somers Town Community Association is a Charity dedicated to providing a meaningful and positive influence at every level of people’s lives.

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