Meet VCTH trustees

Alice Sims, trustee, Volunteer Centre Tower HamletsAlice Sims
Alice joined the Board of Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets in 2017. Alice currently works as an Education Officer for Amnesty International UK where she manages a programme of volunteers who deliver human rights education across the UK. She also volunteers for the Scouts, supporting a Beaver Colony of 6-8 year olds.
Alison White, trustee, Volunteer Centre Tower Hamlets
Alison White - Trustee
Alison joined the Board in January 2019. She was a London Ambassador for the 2012 Olympics, has set up and run children’s and youth groups and volunteered for Citizens Advice for 12 years. Alison's experience there led to her decision to study with the Open University. Since graduating in 2015 she has worked for a housing association and is now a Regeneration Officer on the Isle of Dogs.
Karin Maschler trusteeKarin Maschler - Chair
Karin joined the Board in January 2019. She has volunteered in many different roles over time including helping to recruit the London Ambassadors for the 2012 Olympics. Karin also worked on student-led projects benefitting the community in Tower Hamlets while part of the organisation Enactus at university. Karin works as an investment professional.
Leo Zawadzki - Treasurer - Trustee
Leo joined the VCTH Board in July 2021. Having moved to London in September 2015 from Scotland following graduation. He has volunteered since high school, and specifically has volunteered in Tower Hamlets tutoring local students 1-1 in order to help students from all backgrounds attain access to further education in both College and University. Leo works as a finance professional in Tower Hamlets.
Megan Cowley - Trustee
Megan joined the Board in May 2021. Having volunteered in various student and professional programs, she was first introduced to VCTH through a trustee training and introduction program and became a trustee shortly after. Megan has previously lived in Tower Hamlets and works in finance.
Sabiha Khanam trustee Volunteer Centre Tower HamletsSabiha Khanam - Trustee
Sabiha joined VCTH Board in October 2020. Sabiha completed her post graduate diploma in Management and currently works for a housing association, coordinating their volunteer services. Sabiha has volunteered in various roles supporting local community projects in Tower Hamlets.
Safia Jama trustee Volunteer Centre Tower HamletsSafia Jama - Trustee
Safia founded Women’s Inclusive Team in 2005. She has degrees in Community Development and Public Policy from Birkbeck University and is a qualified Mental Health Trainer. Safia is an independent board director of Tower Hamlets Homes, she is the BAME Tower Hamlets Commissioner. Safia grew up and loves working in Tower Hamlets and is passionate about supporting women in hard to reach communities.

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