Meet our staff team
We have a fantastic staff team of passionate, committed and experienced people. They each love to work with our volunteers and members to ensure refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants have a place to belong in their new communities.
We have over 100 volunteers who offer their time, skills and energy to support our members and community. We love the commitment that our volunteers give!
Ciao! My name is Susanna and I am originally from Italy. I joined Borderlands in 2017 where I managed the Mentoring Project for 4 years. In September 2021 I was appointed Director at Borderlands.ds.
Hola! My name is Marta and I am originally from Spain. After finishing my Masters in June 2021, I came to Bristol and joined Borderlands team as a Project Administrator, guided by my passion for supporting asylum seekers and refugees.
Hello! My name is Imy and I am originally from East Sussex. I joined Borderlands in August 2022 as the Learning Projects Manager, overseeing the Borderlands ESOL classes taught by our fantastic volunteers!
Learning Project Manager
Hola! My name is Lianet, I am proudly Cuban. I started volunteering in August 2020 and since then the organisation has been part of my family. After everything I have learnt here, the support I received, the inspiration and the love, finally when I got my refugee status, joining the staff team was my dream.
Welcome & Members Participation Officer
Hello! My name is Caitlin and I am originally from Bristol. In August 2021 I was appointed the position of Operations Manager here at Borderlands.
Hello! My name is Francisco Salgado and I’m from Cordoba, Argentina. After more than two years working for Borderlands, I now Coordinate the drop in and its activities working closely to the Operations Manager. It is a pleasure and an everyday challenge to serve the refugee and asylum seeker community in Bristol.
Olivia Lamont Bishop
Hello! My name is Olivia and along with Jess I am one of the Mentoring Managers at Borderlands. I have been a Mentor and Team Leader for the Mentoring Project for the last couple of years.
We are grateful to have dedicated and passionate trustees.
Andrew Bent | Kimberlee Carstensen | Nick Tarr - Vice Chair | Cynthia Ochieng |
Rev Richard Mckay - Chair | Patrick McAlees | Bernard Morris