Aston-Mansfield Staff, Trustees and Volunteers at our Away Day 2022

Claire joined Aston-Mansfield in 2014, having worked in senior management roles for a number of organisations in the voluntary, public and private sectors, both in the UK and internationally. Her previous experience includes being Director of Policy and Development at Together and Director of Capital Volunteering, a pan London programme which tackled issues of mental health, isolation and social inclusion through volunteering. She was the international Director of Organisation Development for ActionAid, covering programmes in Africa, Asia and Latin America. She is Chair of  The Baobab Centre for Young Survivors in Exile,a therapeutic community working with young people who have experienced extreme violence and trauma.

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Andrea joined Aston-Mansfield in 2017, having worked as a Fundraising Co-ordinator for Waltham Forest Early Help services, supporting universal youth provision for early intervention and prevention work in the community. Her previous experience includes over 20 years working as a Charity Manager for an Adventure playground in Islington, detached youth work and after school provision and more recently working in Newham Early Start where she managed two children centres and developed a volunteer programme.


Eileen is a senior finance professional and a chartered certified Accountant (FCCA), with over 20 years experience in the Charity and Social Housing sectors. During her spare time, she volunteers and supports other small charities and voluntary organisations. She is currently a Director with Newham Table Tennis Club based in Royal Docks, London and was formerly a Company Captain with 2nd Newham Boys Brigade & Girls Association.


Mark joined Aston-Mansfield in December 2022. Although having spent the last 20 plus years in sales and customer service, he had for a long time had a heart for charities that serve their local communities. Mark has long links with his local charity Bonny Downs Community Centre, from helping to clear out the old community centre when they first got the keys, to volunteering as a Trustee. For the 14 months before joining Aston-Mansfield, Mark was employed by Bonny Downs Community Association working in Reception and Facilities.   

Mark is looking forward to the next chapter working for Aston-Mansfield. 


Yokeu Kusnama specializes in project management and stakeholder engagement, using creative approaches to collaborate with organisations and the young people they serve.  Yokeu has over 15 years experience working with VCS, local authorities and government bodies such as Cabinet Office and Department Health and her interest lies in innovation tools and systems change that can galvanise and empower organisations and young people alike, to create positive changes within and beyond their eco-systems.