Our staff team

We are The Advonet Group

Our staff team is made up of lots of very talented people.  Our staff and our volunteers are our most valuable resource.

Please note that staff are listed alphabetically by surname.

Naima Ait-Issoumour
Office Administrator
 

Nasreen Akhtar
Universal Advocate
 

Luke Aylward
Communications & Network Officer / Leeds Autism AIM Information Officer

Hazel Bailey
Advocate – Health Complaints
 

Eloise Bell
Administrative Services Manager

Lindsey Berard
Advocate – Community
 

Janine Blumler
Leep1 Support Worker

Joe Booth
Cafe Leep Cafe Support Worker
 

Philip Bramson
Chief Executive
 

Dominique Burley
CHANGE Project Worker / Leep1 Consultation Group Lead
 

Amanda Burton
Cafe Leep Trainee Support Worker
 

Catherine Carter
CHANGE Project Worker
 

Jodie Champaneria
Universal Advocate
 

Elly Click
Citizen Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator
 

Wendy Cork
Director of Inclusion Projects

Amy Cousens
Universal Advocate

Irene Crawshaw
Lead Advocate – IMCA
 

Phoebe Curtis
Universal Advocate

Cara Dalton
Finance and Resources Officer
 

Imogen Day
Universal Advocate

Sophie Dourambeis
Advocate – Community
 

Fiona Green
Advocacy Referrals Administrator

Lee-Simone Greenfield
Advocacy and Operations Director
 

Mandy Haigh
Leep1 Manager
 

Chris Hattrell
Leeds Autism AIM Coordinator
 

Christine Henney
Advocate – Community
 

Maisie Hirschhorn
Cafe Leep Cafe Support Worker
 

Paul Holland
Advocacy Manager – IMHA
 

Vicky House
Lead Advocate – IMCA
 

Nahida Hussain
Deputy Manager – Health Complaints

Farzana Jabar
Universal Advocate
 

Bushra Javed
Self-Advocacy Manager

Helen Jillings
Universal Advocate
 

Elinor Joyce
Universal Advocate
 

Linda Kelly
Finance Director
 

Nazia Khan
Lead Advocate – Community
 

Clare Lees
Advocacy Referrals Assistant

Trudi Longbottom
Leeds Autism AIM Peer Support Worker

Gill Loomes-Quinn
Leeds Autism AIM Peer Development Worker

Tajinder Lyal
Lead Advocate – IMHA
 

Sapphire Malcolm
Friendship Group Support Worker
 

Angie Marshall
Leep1 Cafe Manager
 

Hannah McClure
Lead Advocate – IMHA
 

James McGough
Universal Advocate
 

Tracy McNamara
Advocacy Manager – IMCA
 

Debbie McVeigh
Lead Advocate (Age UK Leeds) – Community

Aimee Megson
Universal Advocate
 

Robert Neary
AND Project Support Worker
 

Annabell Newbould
Universal Advocate
 

Pawel Nieruchalski
Finance Administrator
 

Darren Nixon
Leep1 Assistant Cafe Manager
 

Claire Nixson
Asking You! Coordinator
 

John Parkes
Advocacy Referrals Administrator

Em Pearson
Asking You! Project Worker
 

Catherine Perry
Advocacy Referrals Assistant

Libby Plum
Advocacy Manager – Community Advocacy and Care Act Advocacy

Hannah Portland
Central Services Assistant
 

David Radford
Leeds Autism AIM Hub Supporter

Stephanie Selwood
CHANGE Manager
 

Rowena Sharp
CHANGE Illustrator
 

Kerry Shipley
Lead Advocate (Touchstone) – IMHA

Isabelle Shoesmith
Universal Advocate

Sandi Silver
Lead Advocate – IMCA
 

Victoria Silver
Universal Advocate
 

Eli Smith
LGBTQ+ Inclusion Project Worker
 

Sarah Smith
Lead Advocate – IMCA 

John Spowage
Advocacy Referrals Assistant
 

Jane Stark
Leeds Autism AIM Deputy Manager – Health Inequalities Project

Eloise Sutcliffe
Universal Advocate
 

Owen Walker
Leeds Autism AIM Manager

Yang Wang
Advocate – Health Complaints
 

Nathan Webb
Universal Advocate
 

Shaun Webster
CHANGE Project Worker
 

Rosie Whitmore
Advocacy Manager – Health Complaints

Courtney Williams
Cafe Leep Cafe Support Worker

Rosie Wood
CHANGE Illustrator
 

Jude Woods
LGBTQ+ Inclusion Project Deputy Manager

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