Amanpreet AhluwaliaHead of Research and Organisational Development
Caroline CollierChief Executive Officer
Daniella TramontanoLibrary Officer
Emma HatfieldCommunications Officer, Barnet Together
Michelle BurkeTouchpoint Volunteer Coordinator
Nick BlackLibrary Manager
Nitish LakhmanProject Lead - Trust Wide Enablement Partnership
Patricia SalemAdministration Assistant
Rebecca SareHead of Services
Anita KananiTouchpoint Worker
Melissa ShawTouchpoint Worker
Jenny BrownOperations Coordinator
Rhiannon ThompsonCoordinator, Barnet Voice for Mental Health
Aman joined Inclusion Barnet in May 2016. Before this, she had worked all over the world experimenting with different forms of community empowerment, leadership development and equalities practice.
Aman always harnessed her own lived experience to do this work in a ‘peer’ way.
She is passionate about taking a thoughtful approach to leadership; especially when it comes to thinking critically about translating personal and organisational values into everyday practice and organisational systems.
She feels lucky that she gets to do this work with Inclusion Barnet.
Caroline joined Barnet Centre for Independent Living in November 2010.
She supported its board to create Inclusion Barnet as a new charity run for and by Deaf and Disabled People, which started delivering services in 2016.
She has previously worked as a librarian, and as a writer and editor, and enjoys using all the skills acquired in different roles to deliver user led services for disabled people.
Daniela Tramontano manages shifts at both East Barnet and South Friern Public Libraries, having started as one of the very first volunteers when Inclusion Barnet went into partnership with Barnet Libraries in April 2017.
Daniela is originally from Naples, Italy, where she graduated in Japanese Literature, before living for many years in Japan, where she taught Italian, including on a regular TV slot.
Emma Hatfield joined Inclusion Barnet as a volunteer in 2011 before becoming the office coordinator.
Emma previously worked in book publishing but after receiving some fantastic assistance while being ill she decided she wanted to help others on their journey to recovery.
She believes the right kind of support can have a positive impact on people’s lives and is dedicated to ensuring everyone gets the help they need.
Michelle joined Inclusion Barnet in August 2016, having worked in the disability sector for 20 years.
For the past 10 years she has worked for Disabled People’s Organisations and the voluntary sector in various roles, mainly with people with learning disabilities and mental health difficulties.
Michelle also has personal experience of disability and is a parent carer.
She chose to work for Inclusion Barnet as a committed advocate for the rights of disabled people who often face unnecessary discrimination and lack of support.
Nick joined Inclusion Barnet in April 2017 when they went into partnership with Barnet Libraries to run both South Friern and East Barnet public libraries.
Prior to this, he worked for many years at Barnet & Southgate College, delivering beginners IT classes in several Barnet library branches.
Nick is a fervent supporter of public libraries and was excited to join Inclusion Barnet in their venture to maintain and extend the inclusive, life enriching services they offer.
Nitish joined Inclusion Barnet in January 2019. Nitish has worked for both local and national charities throughout his career enabling people to reach their full potential. He is passionate about giving people the tools they need to recovery from mental health and a voice to input their views on the design, delivery and evaluation of services.
Patricia joined Inclusion Barnet in April 2018. She has a background in teaching at Primary level working with children special educational needs.
Patricia spent a few years working on her recovery after experiencing a stroke and has now found a great and welcoming place to work.
Rebecca joined Inclusion Barnet when Barnet Voice for Mental Health became part of the charity in October 2017.
Rebecca worked in advertising before deciding she wanted to put her lived experience of mental health difficulties to better use.
She is passionate about the power of peer support and developing a greater understanding of what makes peer support effective.
Biography coming soon!
Melissa joined Inclusion Barnet in October 2018 to join the Touchpoint team. Melissa has been working with vulnerable people since 2008 in a range of different needs and settings, including hostel work, independent living and community crisis and intervention support. Melissa has experienced how effective and unique lived experience can be combined with supporting people and wanted to work in an environment that not only shares the same outlook but continues to develop peer support.
Jenny joined Inclusion Barnet in November 2018 to support the community development contract and administration team. She has worked with deaf and disabled adults and children for over ten years although she completed her degree in sound engineering. After studying Jenny realised she missed supporting people and organisations to achieve their goals and tell their stories while promoting the power of lived experience.
Rhiannon began working for Inclusion Barnet in November 2018, having just completed University. Her academic background is in psychology and philosophy, especially mental health. Rhiannon has done a lot of volunteering in the past, which has involved supporting people practically, emotionally, socially, and occupationally, as well as delivering education and training, and carrying out research and publicity tasks. Rhiannon’s interest in mental health, disability, and social responsibility has drawn her to work for Inclusion Barnet, and her volunteering background puts her in a good place to work with BVMH volunteers. Rhiannon will also be contributing to our Touchpoint and Enablement projects.