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Team and Board

Individual staff telephone numbers and email addresses are listed below. For our general contact details, please visit the Contact Us page.



Senior Management

Chief Executive Officer

Kim Harper


Deputy CEO

Ejaz Sarwar


Strategy & Partnerships Manager

Jonathan Dwerryhouse 227702

Service, Systems & Insight Executive Manager       

Bernard Fenton 227705


Resource Manager

Chris Nicholas


Finance Manager

Kathryn Gould


Resource Officer Stef Jowle 346266
Finance Admin Officer Irina Shaw 227709
Programme Coordinator Nicola Ashfield 227738

Communications & Marketing

Marketing and Communications Manager

Helen Frudd


General & Marketing Administrator Katya Lomas 227707

Community Development

Community Development Manager

Claire Thornber 227732

Group Support Specialist Coordinator

Nick Pritchard 227716
Group Support and Health Coordinator Natasha Cover 227704
Community Development Programme Coordinator Joy Varley 227723

Volunteer Centre

Volunteer Centre Organiser Kesha Chawda 227721
Programme Coordinator (Good Neighbours) Lynne Wright 227711
General & Marketing Administrator Katya Lomas 227707

Youth Alliance / DE23 Active (was Active Through Football)

Youth and Physical Activities Manager

Helen Britten 227719
Youth Alliance Coordinator Michelle Butler 227729
Active Communities Coordinator Nosheen Ali  
Community Development Officer Aliyah Khan 227727

Partnerships / Alliances

Specialist Projects Manager - Tackling Inequalities Amjad Ashraf 227731
Programme Coordinator Ailya Habib 227722

Social Prescribers

Community Link Worker Manager Sammi Parkin


Senior Community Link Worker (Derby North) Sarah Green 07930 088762
Community Link Worker (Derby North) Rosa Parry 07903 271525
Community Link Worker (Derby North) Tim Joyce 07460 935742
Community Link Worker (Derby North) Sidra Batool 07460 677192
Community Link Worker (Derby North) Kate Watson 227708
Community Link Worker (Derby North) Rachel Connolly 227739
Community Link Worker (Derby South) Gary Stoppard

07838 248795

Community Link Worker (Derby South) Nitanshi Yadav 07901 378418
Community Link Worker (Derby South) Melvina Birch 227733
Complex Needs Community
Link Worker
Joanne Denton 227725
UKSPF Advice Worker Teresa Hooper 07362 456070

Derby Wellbeing Team

VCSE Workforce Lead Becky Edwards 227740
VCSE Workforce Lead Brett Sentance 227749
VCSE Workforce Lead Leigh Timmis




Ray Khumalo (Chair) Derby African Association, Black Lives Matter, Footprints

Roger Dale (Vice Chair)

Unite the Union, Rolls Royce, Derby Staff Union

Sophie Sheilds (Treasurer)

Derby Community Accounting Services
Asaf Afzal Pakistan Community Centre Derby
Irshad Baqui Children First Derby
Sara Martin Read Easy
Brenda Rhule NHS Trust
Cllr. Jonathon Smale Disability Direct
Bev Stewart Open Doors Forum / Black Communities Matter
Geoff Sweeney Multi Faith Centre
Mick Vernon Sinfin Community Centre

Sarita Walia

Shanti Ladies Group
Cllr. Nadine Peatfield  

Cllr Tim Prosser

MB Observer Derby City Council

Cllr Paul Hezelgrave

MB Observer Derby City Council