Board

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Juliana Nnaji – Chair

Juliana Nnaji (Chair)

Senior Practitioner – Adoption and Fostering.

Independent Assessor and Trainer.

Adoption Panel Member and Expert Witness in Childcare Court Proceedings.

Juliana Nnaji – Chair

Amanda Main – Vice Chair

Amanda Main (Vice Chair)

West Indian Association

Amanda is a member of the West Indian Association. Amanda has been a trustee of BECON since its inception until 2005 and re-joined the board of trustees in 2007. Amanda is an active board member and brings a wealth of experience (30+ years) of working with community and voluntary organisation.

Amanda originally qualified as a teacher in Trinidad and subsequently trained as a dual trained nurse in Mental Health and General Nursing. Amanda a qualified social worker served on the committee of Northumbria Probation Service and the board for 12 years.

Currently Amanda is a practice tutor / lecturer at Durham University school of Social Sciences.

Amanda Main – Vice Chair

Oz Sadiq

Oz Sadiq

Bangladeshi Islamic Cultural Association

Oz has substantial experience working with a wide variety of people from many grassroots organisations to local, regional and national settings. As an accomplished development worker, Oz is a committed ambassador and champions

the voices of people in health and social care. Oz is skilled in developing strong positive working relationships to ensure communities are heard.

Located in South Bank (Redcar and Cleveland) the Bangladeshi Bangladeshi Islamic Cultural Association serves the whole of the Bangladeshi community across Tees Valley. As well as a place for worship and somewhere for the Bangladeshi community to congregate it is also the centre for activities.

Oz Sadiq

Suzanne Jobson

Suzanne Jobson

Cultural Awareness Integration

Suzanne has many years of experience working for the NHS at a managerial level both strategic and policy. Suzanne’s skills include negotiation, finance, dealing with difficult people, multiagency working within the Public sector, working within a large organisation in a professional context, managerial skills, training and facilitating diverse groups

Cultural Awareness Integration (CAI) is all about building bridges between communities and cultures. Using the Arts, CIA creates common ground where members from different communities, ethnicities and cultures can meet to explore and discuss common agendas, including what unites them and to explore the human side of each other.

Suzanne Jobson

Muan’A Kalala Mbikayi

Newcastle African Association

Muan’A Kalala Mbikayi