We have a fantastic trustee board and patron supporting us. Collectively, they are leaders in their respective fields, enabling us to utilise the best ideas to better support the young people we work with.

Meet our Leap Staff

Tony Weekes

Specialism is with young people, identity and group offending curriculum

Katharine Yates

Specialism is in physical theatre, gender-based violence and identity curriculum

Nik Pitcher

Specialism is in drama therapy gender-based and group violence

Rene Manradge

Specialism is in conflict resolution and art design

Clifton McDonald

Specialism is in masculinity, identity and leadership curriculum

Ali Gibbs

Specialism is in intervention programmes within adult and young women prisons

Amanda Nelmes

Specialism is in the care and prison sector

Jassy Denison

Specialism is in Psychological studies and leadership development

Alex McKell

Senior trainer

Ahmed Moallim

Senior trainer

Amyn Ali


Dionne Emmerson

Young Trainer

Natasha Aldonza


Grit Kalkowski

Specialism in criminal justice interventions, serious violence and gender-based violence

Jim Pope

Specialism in the creative arts and mental health

Samson Osinnowo

Specialism in care sector and serious violence

Rachel Batten

Specialism in safeguarding and mental health

Neil Fosberry

Specialism is in youth work and community activism

Lucy Shaljian

Specialism is in theatre, sexual health and gender-based violence

Kirat Kaylan

Specialism in criminal justice policy and mental health

Petra Hilgers

Specialism in conflict coaching in countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda and the UK.

Janice Gittens

Specialism in trauma-informed practice, mental health and identity curriculum

Ezimma Chigbo


Kath Wyatt


Sherée Prospere