Meet the Team
Our Board of Trustees
Samira is Director of the Barton Hill Activity Club CIC. Samira brings a strong neighbourhood insight into local needs. She is in close and regular contact with all the parents in Lawrence Hill Ward of Bristol, and a key part of grassroots activities and community organising on the estate.
Abdi is a project manager at Golden Key and professional mental health worker. He was on the board Refugee Rights for years before joining Bristol Somali Resource Centre. He has a scientific background, with a MSc in Nutrition, Physical Activity & Public Health from the University of Bristol and has worked on several research studies.
Dr Hen Wilkinson
Hen has a PhD in conflict resolution. She is the founder and Director of Community Resolve. She has 20 years+ experience of working in central Bristol to build communication and understanding between the different cultural groups and backgrounds living in the City. She has experience of building and developing a voluntary sector organisation, of fundraising, and of working collaboratively across organisations and sectors.
Ruth's professional career was in education and equalities. Originally trained and worked as a teacher in London, and then worked for a number of disabled people's charities in Brixton and Bristol, then became the first Equal Opportunities Manager for Avon Council. Later She was Inclusion Manager and then Equalities Manager for the Education Dept. in Bristol City Council. She was a Senior Manager in Leicester College and then Asst. Principal at St Brendan's College in Bristol. She became a Councillor for Easton ward in Bristol from 2016 to 2021.
Fatia has a BA (Hons) in Sociology and Criminology and an MSc in Social Work and is currently working in the field of Social Work. She is passionate about social justice, race equality and mental health. Fatia is currently undertaking a post graduate course to become an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) and has joined the BSRC board of Trustees to give back to the community.