Our staff team

We are Advonet

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
 

Clare de Arostegui
Finance Director
 

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

Hazel Bailey
Advocate – Health Complaints
 

Glenn Bates
Lead Advocate – Community
 

Eloise Bell
Administrative Services Manager

Lindsey Berard
Advocate – Community
 

Philip Bramson
Chief Executive
 

Dominique Burley
CHANGE Support Worker
 

Catherine Carter
CHANGE Project Worker
 

Amanda Burton
Cafe Leep Trainee Support Worker
 

Chisomo Chikwana
Lead Advocate – IMHA
 

Elly Click
Advocate – IMCA
 

Wendy Cork
Advocacy Development & Partnerships Director

Amy Cousens
Universal Advocate

Irene Crawshaw
Lead Advocate – IMCA
 

Cara Dalton
Finance and Resources Officer
 

Imogen Day
Universal Advocate

Ellen Dimuantes
Universal Advocate

Sophie Dourambeis
Advocate – Community
 

Fiona Green
Advocacy Referrals Administrator

Lee-Simone Greenfield
Advocacy and Operations Director
 

Mandy Haigh
Leep1 Manager
 

Beckie Hainsworth
Leep1 Assistant Manager
 

Mark Healy
Lead Advocate (SignHealth) – Health Complaints

Christine Henney
Advocate – Community
 

Paul Holland
Advocacy Manager – IMHA
 

Vicky House
Lead Advocate – IMCA
 

Nahida Hussain
Lead Advocate – Health Complaints

Bushra Javed
Self-Advocacy Manager

Helen Jillings
Universal Advocate
 

Elinor Joyce
Universal Advocate
 

Fay Kesby
Office Administrator / LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project Worker

Nazia Khan
Lead Advocate – Community
 

Mulugetta Kidane-Mariam
Universal Advocate
 

Trudi Longbottom
Leeds Autism AIM Peer Support Worker

Gill Loomes
Leeds Autism AIM Peer Development Worker / LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project Evaluator

Tajinder Lyal
Lead Advocate – IMHA
 

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
 

Sophie Muldoon
Universal Advocate
 

Pawel Nieruchalski
Finance Administrator
 

Darren Nixon
Leep1 Assistant Cafe Manager
 

Claire Nixson
Asking You! Coordinator
 

John Parkes
Advocacy Referrals Administrator

Catherine Perry
Advocacy Referrals Assistant

Anne Pliener
Lead Advocate – IMCA
 

Libby Plum
Advocacy Manager – Community Advocacy and Care Act Advocacy

David Radford
Leeds Autism AIM Hub Supporter

Sameer Sami
Lead Advocate – Community
 

Stephanie Selwood
CHANGE Manager
 

Rowena Sharp
CHANGE Illustrator
 

Kerry Shipley
Lead Advocate (Touchstone) – IMHA

Kimberly Simpson
Advocacy Referrals Assistant
 

Sandi Silver
Lead Advocate – IMCA
 

Victoria Silver
Universal Advocate
 

Sarah Smith
Lead Advocate – IMCA 

John Spowage
Advocacy Referrals Assistant
 

Clive Taylor
Lead Advocate – IMCA
 

Neville Thompson
Advocate – Community
 

Pesha Thornton
Leeds Autism AIM Coordinator
 

Sue Townsley
Advocate – Community
 

Lesley Trickett
Leeds Autism AIM Hub Facilitator

Gabby Voinea
Universal Advocate
 

Paul Wade
Leep1 Volunteer Coordinator
 

Owen Walker
Leeds Autism AIM Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

Yang Wang
Advocate – Health Complaints
 

Nathan Webb
Universal Advocate
 

Shaun Webster
CHANGE Project Worker
 

Rosie Whitmore
Advocacy Manager – Health Complaints

Rosie Wood
CHANGE Illustrator
 

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