board members & affiliated partners
Here at CAHN we have a mixture of staff members from across the Caribbean Islands and the African Continent. Meet the CAHN family!
Jody-Kay Bradley is the IT and Programmes Manager at CAHN. She has over eight years’ ICT support industry experience and has made significant contributions to IT software consultancy, negotiation, procurement, design/development of systems, implementation, and training. She is also an avid researcher and policy writer.
Jody-kayholds two master’s degree – Information Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) from the University of Manchester, UK, and Development Studies from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. She studied the two subject areas as she explored her passion – to learn more about ICTs and their use as a tool to leverage sustainable development for communities and countries. Jody-Kay also holds qualifications in Project Management, ITIL Foundation Certification in IT Service Management.
Jody-Kay joined CAHN in March 2020 as a volunteer. Soon after, she was employed as an IT Support Officer and later promoted to IT and Programmes Manager – where she is responsible for all IT and IT systems and leads the design and deployment of new technological solutions. Jody-Kay also monitors the progress of projects and services in CAHN and oversees the communications/IT staff team. Jody-kay enjoys working at CAHN. The scope of her work falls directly in line with her prior experience, qualifications, and passion – to use technology to deliver efficient and effective services and improve the lives of vulnerable people. Outside of work, Jody-Kay loves spending time with her husband and daughter
Rosalyn Magowan is the Counselling Senior Manager at the Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN). Her role at CAHN is to coordinate, lead and develop our counselling service. Rosalyn brings to CAHN twenty years’ experience of counselling and psychotherapy, as well as being a Tutor. She is a Registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP). Rosalyn holds a BSc Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Salford. She loves people and that comes across with her engagement within the various communities and staff. Her visionary perspective has enabled the counselling service to strive and gain much traction as CAHN begins to move from being local to a national service. She loves working with difference and diversity. Her achievement thus far within CAHN began with the “Black Single Mothers Project” enabling women to meet and share their issues. However, during the Pandemic, Rosalyn and her incredibly small team were able to work unto a “blank Slate” which has now provided a sense of pride in developing the counselling service to where they are presently. Outside of the office Rosalyn is committed to education, empowering others, and travelling.
Karen is a professionally qualified and highly experienced individual spanning nearly 40 years in health care. She is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and a Registered General Nurse, as well as a Master in Science in Mental Health achieved at Kings College, London and a certificate in Management too.
Karen is a creative, enthusiastic and innovative leader with a proven track record of achievement in implementing change successfully. She is a strategic thinker with effective management leadership skills and an excellent communicator with the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships at all levels. She prides herself at being able to work creatively within a team, and also being self-motivated and action orientated.
She is has experience in working in a variety of clinical areas and an advocate for multidisciplinary, multi-agency approaches to patient care, service promotion, health promotion and workforce development.
Karen is excited to be working within CAHN and working alongside the community in addressing the health inequalities within the Black and Minority Ethic Community.
Sandy Koujou is a Certified Translator (French, English, Spanish) and owner of a language service company – LinguaXpert LTD & Services. Bridging language barriers has always been her passion. With nearly 15 years of experience, here is a non-exhaustive list of my areas of specialisation: Nuclear services, Engineering, Mechanical Automation, Psychotherapy, Cardiology, Oncology, Radiology and most NHS services. As well as being a public speaker, she is also a community activist working together with communities in Greater Manchester to create positive change and advocate for better social policies.
Daniel Alexander Yartey is an integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapist (BACP). He brings a wealth of experience as a qualified social worker to his counselling practice that is further enhanced by coaching skills gained through continuous professional development. He has worked with a diverse group of people from many cultural and socio-economic backgrounds with a variety of issues.
Daniel is skilled in providing support for individuals in helping professions like teachers, social workers and health professionals to enhance their resilience, enjoyment of their vocation and to minimise burn out. He is pursuing a master’s degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy specialising in the supervision of people in the helping professions.
Daniel is a member of CAHN’s Counselling Team and working on various projects in the organisation to progress CAHN’s strategic objectives.
Lorraine Vincent earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Hospitality Management at Manchester Metropolitan University and spent 4 years working as a Reception Manager at a 4 Star city centre hotel in Manchester, after which she moved to London to work as a PA for a Chartered Surveyors practice for 7 years.
After returning to Manchester, she was employed at the Manchester Foundation Trust, and worked as a PA to the Associate Director of Community and Inclusion and the Deputy Group Director of Workforce & Organisational Development.
Lorraine has over 15 years of corporate experience in business support. Lorraine’s experience and varied skill sets has led her to many opportunities to participate in a myriad of projects supporting high level executives, and high net worth individuals.
In her spare time, she volunteered as a Teaching Assistant at Real Action charity based in West London, which is renowned for their projects, providing fast acting, effective courses of basic education especially in literacy for children from underprivileged communities.Lorraine is also a Cancer Champion which is a growing movement of people who live and work in Greater Manchester. A Cancer Champion aims to raise awareness of cancer screening and the importance of early detection, by sharing knowledge within communities.
Daniel is a Business Management Consultant with a wealth of knowledge in different businesses in the last 10 years. He has great interpersonal and communication skills, problem-solving and strategic planning ability. He is an alum of University of Manchester with master’s degree Management and Information System. He was the Team Coordinator of Manchester City Centre Street Pastors. Previous roles include fundraising, charities manager and shop manager. Daniel is a Minister of Religion in a local church in central Manchester and serves on the board of Trustee. He is husband and a father of three and loves God and people. In his role as a Business Support Officer (Resources & Assets) for CAHN, he looks forward to ensuring that CAHN Asset Register is always up to date, providing IT support to staff members and working with the Finance Team in achieving its objectives.
Zaid joined CAHN in January 2021 after working as a volunteer for several months. She has worked for Emirates Airlines for 11 years and excelled in different roles within the company. Zaid has also worked for the United Nations for 5 years in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She has a broad knowledge and expertise in Operations, Facilities and Project Management. Zaid has a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons) in Marketing and Modern Languages from the University of Salford and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from Manchester Metropolitan University. She is an articulate communicator in 5 different languages (French, Spanish, Tigrinya and Amharic). Zaid is thrilled to be joining the team and working alongside CAHN in its vision to actively address the social and economic determinants of health inequalities in the Caribbean and African communities.
Elizabeth is our Communications and Events Officer at CAHN. With a genuine passion for communications and events, Elizabeth graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with her MSc in Public Relations and her undergraduate degree in Film, TV and cultural studies.
Elizabeth is also a member of The Arizon Network, which is a community of young African professionals in Manchester who are passionate about the areas of career, social networking while celebrating each other to success. Her experience has allowed her to create meaningful events bringing people together from all cultures and backgrounds to network and share their different stories.
Elizabeth’s previous experience in PR and social media projects, led her to CAHN and developed her interest for forming a better online presence for the African and Caribbean community.
Elizabeth is looking forward to creating more events and social media campaigns improving CAHN’s online presence.
Shekinnah Wilberforce is our Digital Assistant at CAHN. She has a love for making an impact in the community as she wants of help to others in any way possible. Shekinnah is also a representative of CAHN in the Greater Manchester Youth Combined Authority (GMYCA). There, she engages with members of other youth groups to help improve Greater Manchester for young people. Her involvement in the YCA has enabled her to form connections with many young people which has encouraged her to speak on the injustices in the systems that govern young people today. Shekinnah is going on to study Graphic Design at University this year. This shows her passion for creating meaningful designs that resonate with an audience and demonstrates her willingness to enhance her design skills. This allows her to be more effective when making graphics for CAHN campaigns. Shekinnah is enjoying her time at CAHN and is excited to learn more about Communications and the impact it has on building the reputation of CAHN.
Daniel is one of our Digital Assistants at CAHN.
Daniel studied Civil Engineering at the University of Bolton and has been a Volunteer for World Harvest Christian Centre as a teaching assistant since 2018.
Daniel loves to help and be present for those in need.
Daniel would like to make CAHN more recognised locally and international so that more people can receive CAHN’S services.
Emmanuel is the Lead Minister of the World Harvest Christian Centre Manchester branch. He is actively involved in several community projects within the black community. He has successfully spearheaded campaigns in the areas of employment such as the ‘Back to work’ program, youthwork (Clayton Youth Club). He has also helped establish a supplementary school that runs every Saturday to help educationally disadvantaged black children in high school within our local community. Emmanuel’s educational background is in Production and Project Management Technology. Emmanuel has 7years of experience in banking operations before joining the religious and voluntary sector. Emmanuel has joined the CAHN family as a project worker to help drive its community projects and campaigns.
Bunmi Iyere has versatile experiences spanning over 25 years in the charity sector having worked in Africa and the United Kingdom, managing teams to deliver to funding requirements and an excellent understanding of non-governmental, not for profit organizations work culture. She has expertise in community development, building partnership with agencies and statutory organizations including capacity building of community-based organizations. She has had the opportunity to manage projects for UNICEF, USAID, and the European Union Micro Project Programme. Since living in the United Kingdom Bunmi has worked extensively with young people to maintain an optimum wellbeing and expand opportunities available to them. In addition to her experiences, she has qualifications and trainings in Education, Behaviour Management, Community Engagement and Project Management and a few others. As a Locality Engagement Lead for CAHN, she is providing leadership, capacity building and support to people and groups of Caribbean and African Heritage to build a collective response to issues that have effect on their general wellbeing, developing a structure and strategy to engage and connecting with vital
Gode graduated from the University of Law LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) in July 2020 achieving Commendation. She obtained her LLB (Hons) Law degree from The University of Bolton. With a genuine passion for community improvement, focusing on Family, Employment, Immigration and Tort Law. She deals with a range of legal research for our advocacy team. Gode is very personable, and she is dedicated to achieving the best outcome for our clients. Prior to joining CAHN, Gode gained experience within immigration and tort law, from legal sectors and charitable organisations assisting with both contentious and non-contentious matters. She is a fluent communicator in 4 different languages (French, Lingala, English, and Swahili). Away from the Office, Gode enjoys spending time with her family, inspiring young people, exercising, meditation and supporting the community in the developed world. Gode is a born advocate for Justice, Equality, Diversity, and inclusion. Thus, she is thrilled to be joining CAHN in its vision to actively address the social and economic determinants of health inequalities in the Caribbean and African Community.
John Alex is our Coordinator for volunteers and an Administrator at CAHN. A graduate of Makerere University Kampala with a Master of Arts in Public Administration and Management MA(PAM), Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences BA(SS) and a Diploma in Secondary Education.
John Alex has a strong passion for community development and social justice. Apart from teaching, he brings relevant work experience with re-known charities/NGOs including among others, World Vision International, Hospice Africa, The AIDS Information Centre, and British Red Cross. He holds relevant certificates/skills obtained from short courses including administrative law, resource mobilization, project planning and management, Trainers of trainers and counselling.
Using his work experience and skillset, John Alex is looking forward to ensuring a highly motivated team of volunteers within CAHN, advocate for and influence policy frameworks, create a functional community structure, promote teamwork as well as promote inclusion, and appreciation of diversities.
Adebimpe Dauda is the Business Support Officer / Rochdale Community lead & Communications Support for CAHN. A graduate of Liverpool John Moore University with 8years experiences in customer service in the retail industry.Adebimpe started with CAHN as a volunteer before becoming a staff member, as the Rochdale community lead, she supports the black groups and organisations in Rochdale and works closely with the community engagement manager and the communication officer. She also creates and designs various content for CAHN social media platforms. She looks forward to continuing promoting CAHN’s vision and mission as well as creating outstanding graphics for CAHN social media campaigns.