The Food Bank Aid Family

Volunteers

Our volunteers are Food Bank Aid’s superpower. We are forever thankful for our incredible team of 200+ volunteers whose hard work, dedication and enthusiastic support week in week out enables us to do what we do.

Management Team

We are indebted to our dedicated volunteer management team who drive our projects, develop initiatives, raise funds and support our volunteers.

  • Julie Quayle

    Admin Support

  • Mandy Salter

    Governance

  • Hayley Young

    Operations

  • David Lerner

    Fundraising

  • Linda Goldberg

    Fundraising

  • Mark Goldberg

    Fundraising

  • Sasha Cohen

    Events Co-ordinator

  • Mirela Land

    Schools Collections Co-ordinator

  • Charlotte Souter

    Street Collections & Youth Co-ordinator

  • Marsha Isilar Gosling

    General Assistant

  • Julia Clarfield

    Volunteer Co-ordinator

Day to Day Operations & Support

Trustees AND ADVISORS

  • Naomi Russell

    Founder & Chair of Trustees

    Motivated by Covid to collect goods from her neighbourhoods for a local food bank, Naomi was completely overwhelmed by the generosity of her local communities.

    A few collections later, she was joined by Co-Founder Jo Rosenblatt, and encouraged by huge local support, Food Bank Aid was born.  Both were recently recognised at the Jewish Care Women of Distinction Awards.

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    Having trained in printed textile design at the Glasgow School of Art, Naomi spent her early career working in sales within the textile industry across Europe.

    Whilst raising her Family, she managed a law practice before returning to sales and marketing which took her to live in Bangkok.

    Drawing on her relationship building and organisational skills, Naomi has worked tirelessly to grow the Food Bank Aid family, including her network of food bank managers.

    Naomi also served on the Management Board of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue.

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    Having trained in printed textile design at the Glasgow School of Art, Naomi spent her early career working in sales within the textile industry across Europe.

    Whilst raising her Family, she managed a law practice before returning to sales and marketing which took her to live in Bangkok.

    Drawing on her relationship building and organisational skills, Naomi has worked tirelessly to grow the Food Bank Aid family, including her network of food bank managers.

    Naomi also served on the Management Board of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue.

  • Dan Thompson

    Advisor

    Dan became an FBA Trustee in June 2021. Dan is a successful entrepreneur and investor who has started and developed a number of media businesses including Renegade Software, Videojug.com and 365 Corporation Plc.

  • Jo Sheehan

    Trustee & Treasurer

    Jo Sheehan joined as a volunteer in 2020 and became Treasurer and Trustee in June 2021. She is a qualified accountant and spent much of her career working for NHS Trusts as a Director of Finance and Planning.

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    Dan established the Gold Challenge and Run the World to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. It has grown to encompass school and company talks; media work; and the Run the World Fund – all with an overriding objective to promote active, healthy lifestyles and the resulting mental and physical health benefits.

    Dan is a Trustee of the Panathlon Foundation. He has previously been a Trustee and Treasurer of Amnesty International UK; a Board member of Crimestoppers (London); and a Trustee and Treasurer of the Charity Technology Trust.

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    Jo’s last roles before retiring from the NHS were at the London Region leading the finance work redesigning services for Trauma and Stroke Services, and then as Director of Finance of Highly Specialised Services.

    She was a trustee of the Harington Scheme for 16 years. Now retired, Jo supports young children at a local school and is actively involved in local organisations, including event organising at Highgate Newtown Community Centre.

  • Martin Smith

    Trustee

    Martin became a Trustee of FBA in January 2022, having been a volunteer driver for several months. With a degree in Economics from Cambridge, he has spent more than four decades working in many different roles within the media, marketing and communications industries.

  • Ola Ogunmoyela

    Trustee

    Ola became a Trustee in January 2022, having volunteered with the organisation since April 2020.

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    He wrote for Monty Python, the Two Ronnies and David Jason, was a founding partner of the ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty, became CEO of Grey Worldwide, spent several years helping small creative businesses to develop, is a Lay Member of the Institute of Cancer Research and for two years was the ICR’s Head of Public Affairs.

    In recent years, he co-founded Axim Global, a company that attempts to bridge the increasingly colliding worlds of marketing and technology.

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    A graduate of Finance & Accounting from Brunel University, she has worked across various sectors from financial services to humanitarian and education sectors and is currently the Finance Director and Retail Trust.

    Ola has spent the last 3 years in the charity sector and brings practical experience to the Board from her duties managing governance and risk at the Trust.

    She is passionate about causes that contribute to the wellbeing of her local community and is a fitness enthusiast and a keen cook!

  • Ishraq Bhatti

    Trustee

    Ishraq Bhatti became a FBA trustee in March 2022. Ishraq has had an extensive relationship management career in the telecommunications industry with the likes of Orange/EE, Microsoft and the GSMA, but helping others has always been close to his heart and that of his children’s hearts.

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    Having been responsible for a ‘homeless outreach’ program in conjunction with Palmers Green Mosque for a number of years, Ishraq continued in this sector to become one of the founders of Bounds Green Food bank, with the main responsibility of the sourcing of food in to the food bank.

    BGFB was setup in June 2020 initially as temporary solution assist the local community but has now grown unfortunately to become one of the prominent food banks in London borough of Harringey offering ‘advice & support’ as well as numerous mini projects to assist those struggling in the community.

    Ishraq is currently also a consultant with Human Appeal and HANDS International working on UK and international projects to assist those in need.

  • Julie Quayle

    Admin Support

  • Mandy Salter

    Governance

  • Hayley Young

    Operations

  • David Lerner

    Fundraising

  • Linda Goldberg

    Fundraising

  • Mark Goldberg

    Fundraising

  • Sasha Cohen

    Events Co-ordinator

  • Mirela Land

    Schools Collections Co-ordinator

  • Charlotte Souter

    Street Collections & Youth Co-ordinator

  • Marsha Isilar Gosling

    General Assistant

  • Julia Clarfield

    Volunteer Co-ordinator

Day to Day Operations & Support

Trustees

  • Naomi Russell

    Founder & Chair of Trustees

    Motivated by Covid to collect goods from her neighbourhoods for a local food bank, Naomi was completely overwhelmed by the generosity of her local communities.

    A few collections later, she was joined by Co-Founder Jo Rosenblatt, and encouraged by huge local support, Food Bank Aid was born.  Both were recently recognised at the Jewish Care Women of Distinction Awards.

  • Read More

    Having trained in printed textile design at the Glasgow School of Art, Naomi spent her early career working in sales within the textile industry across Europe.

    Whilst raising her Family, she managed a law practice before returning to sales and marketing which took her to live in Bangkok.

    Drawing on her relationship building and organisational skills, Naomi has worked tirelessly to grow the Food Bank Aid family, including her network of food bank managers.

    Naomi also served on the Management Board of Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue.

  • Dan Thompson

    Advisor

    Dan became an FBA Trustee in June 2021. Dan is a successful entrepreneur and investor who has started and developed a number of media businesses including Renegade Software, Videojug.com and 365 Corporation Plc.

  • Read More

    Dan established the Gold Challenge and Run the World to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. It has grown to encompass school and company talks; media work; and the Run the World Fund – all with an overriding objective to promote active, healthy lifestyles and the resulting mental and physical health benefits.

    Dan is a Trustee of the Panathlon Foundation. He has previously been a Trustee and Treasurer of Amnesty International UK; a Board member of Crimestoppers (London); and a Trustee and Treasurer of the Charity Technology Trust.

  • Jo Sheehan

    Trustee & Treasurer

    Jo Sheehan joined as a volunteer in 2020 and became Treasurer and Trustee in June 2021. She is a qualified accountant and spent much of her career working for NHS Trusts as a Director of Finance and Planning.

  • Read More

    Jo’s last roles before retiring from the NHS were at the London Region leading the finance work redesigning services for Trauma and Stroke Services, and then as Director of Finance of Highly Specialised Services.

    She was a trustee of the Harington Scheme for 16 years. Now retired, Jo supports young children at a local school and is actively involved in local organisations, including event organising at Highgate Newtown Community Centre.

  • Martin Smith

    Trustee

    Martin became a Trustee of FBA in January 2022, having been a volunteer driver for several months. With a degree in Economics from Cambridge, he has spent more than four decades working in many different roles within the media, marketing and communications industries.

  • Read More

    He wrote for Monty Python, the Two Ronnies and David Jason, was a founding partner of the ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty, became CEO of Grey Worldwide, spent several years helping small creative businesses to develop, is a Lay Member of the Institute of Cancer Research and for two years was the ICR’s Head of Public Affairs.

    In recent years, he co-founded Axim Global, a company that attempts to bridge the increasingly colliding worlds of marketing and technology.

  • Ola Ogunmoyela

    Trustee

    Ola became a Trustee in January 2022, having volunteered with the organisation since April 2020.

  • Read More

    A graduate of Finance & Accounting from Brunel University, she has worked across various sectors from financial services to humanitarian and education sectors and is currently the Finance Director and Retail Trust.

    Ola has spent the last 3 years in the charity sector and brings practical experience to the Board from her duties managing governance and risk at the Trust.

    She is passionate about causes that contribute to the wellbeing of her local community and is a fitness enthusiast and a keen cook!

  • Ishraq Bhatti

    Trustee

    Ishraq Bhatti became a FBA trustee in March 2022. Ishraq has had an extensive relationship management career in the telecommunications industry with the likes of Orange/EE, Microsoft and the GSMA, but helping others has always been close to his heart and that of his children’s hearts.

  • Read More

    Having been responsible for a ‘homeless outreach’ program in conjunction with Palmers Green Mosque for a number of years, Ishraq continued in this sector to become one of the founders of Bounds Green Food bank, with the main responsibility of the sourcing of food in to the food bank.

    BGFB was setup in June 2020 initially as temporary solution assist the local community but has now grown unfortunately to become one of the prominent food banks in London borough of Harringey offering ‘advice & support’ as well as numerous mini projects to assist those struggling in the community.

    Ishraq is currently also a consultant with Human Appeal and HANDS International working on UK and international projects to assist those in need.