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
 

Miranda Arieh
Citizen Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator / LGBTQ+ Peer Support Development Worker

Clare de Arostegui
Finance Director
 

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

Hazel Bailey
Advocate – Health Complaints
 

Alexis Barnes
Lead Advocate – IMCA
 

Glenn Bates
Lead Advocate – Community
 

Eloise Bell
Administrative Services Manager

Lindsey Berard
Advocate – Community
 

Georgia Berks
Office Administrator
 

Philip Bramson
Chief Executive
 

Chisomo Chikwana
Lead Advocate – IMHA
 

Elly Click
Advocate – IMCA
 

Wendy Cork
Advocacy Development & Partnerships Director / Leeds Autism AIM Team Manager

Irene Crawshaw
Advocacy Manager – IMCA
 

Caroline Crollick
Leep1 Support Worker
 

Alzaki Dabba
Trainee Advocate – Community
 

Cara Dalton
Finance and Resources Officer
 

Ellen Dimuantes
Universal Advocate / Restraint, Seclusion & Segregation (RSS) Project Coordinator

Rachel Dolan
Universal Advocate
 

Sophie Dourambeis
Advocate – Community
 

Georgina Everall
LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project Coordinator
 

Andy Farrell
Health Complaints Engagement Officer / LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project Worker

Cheryl Ferris-Stewart
LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project Worker – Autism

Fiona Green
Advocacy Referrals Administrator

Lee-Simone Greenfield
Advocacy 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
Volunteer and Peer Advocacy Manager

Helen Jillings
Universal Advocate
 

Elinor Joyce
Universal Advocate
 

Fay Kesby
Office Administrator
 

Nazia Khan
Lead Advocate – Community
 

Tony Lawson
Lead Advocate – IMHA
 

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
 

Debbie McVeigh
Lead Advocate (Age UK Leeds) – Community

Aimee Megson
Universal Advocate
 

Sophie Muldoon
Universal Advocate
 

Pawel Nieruchalski
Finance Administrator
 

Claire Nixson
Asking You! Coordinator
 

Darren Nixon
Leep1 Assistant Cafe Manager
 

John Parkes
Advocacy Referrals Administrator

Catherine Perry
Health Complaints Referrals Assistant

Iveta Peskova
Trainee Advocate – Community
 

Anne Pliener
Lead Advocate – IMCA
 

Libby Plum
Advocacy Manager – Community Advocacy

Sameer Sami
Lead Advocate – Community
 

Kerry Shipley
Lead Advocate (Touchstone) – IMHA

Sandi Silver
Lead Advocate – IMCA
 

Victoria Silver
Universal Advocate
 

Sarah Smith
Lead Advocate – IMCA / Safeguarding Feedback Project Coordinator

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

Mike Upton
LGBTQ+ Health Inclusion Project Worker

Gabby Voinea
Advocate – IMCA
 

Paul Wade
Leep1 Volunteer Coordinator
 

Owen Walker
Leeds Autism AIM Deputy Manager/Volunteer Coordinator

Yang Wang
Advocate – Health Complaints
 

Jane Welborn
Advocate – IMCA
 

Rosie Whitmore
Advocacy Manager – Health Complaints

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