Meet our team

We operate with a team of inspirational and committed volunteers in London and around the world as we continue to support AFFCAD wherever they need us most. Right now, that is campaigning and fundraising to rebuild our primary school Excel Education Centre.  We are always looking for enthusiastic, passionate and professional people to join our team, so get in touch!

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What we do

Liz is a Science teacher at an
international school, she is
currently based in Uganda.

Fun fact: Liz used to be in regular contact with Sir David
Attenborough.

Elizabeth Parker - CEO
Elizabeth ParkerCo-Founder and Director of International Programmes


Sam is a programme manager for
a homeless charity in London.

Fun fact: Sam also claims to be a magician.

Samantha Nakyria
Samantha NakiryaCo-Founder and UK Partnership Director
Hannah Richards

Hannah is currently studying for
an MA in Conflict, Security and Development at Exeter uni.

Fun Fact: Hannah recently saved
a kitten from a gutter in Uganda,
it is called Dave the AFFCAT.

Hannah RichardsUK Programs Manager
Francesca Heigh
Francesca Haigh
Grant Writer and Researcher

Fran is a business development executive for a health organi-
sation in London, she also has
MA in International Develop-
ment.

Fun Fact: Fran has accidentally bumped into the Dalai Llama.

Natalie Staub

Nat is a Primary school teacher
in Switzerland and spends a lot
of time in her second home,
Uganda.

Fun Fact: Nat once trekked the
width of Switzerland in less than
two weeks.

Natalie StaubDirector of IT & Systems

Lizzie is digital & content
manager at a design agency in London.

Fun Fact: Hannah from S Club 7 follows her on Twitter...

Lizzie Lucas
Social Media Manager

Kasia is an international
relations graduate and loves to engage in meaningful social
causes.

Fun Fact: Kasia is passionate
about Spanish language, non
fiction literature and stand up comedy.

Kasia LodkoSocial Media Assistant


Tash is a Finance Analyst in the
UK.

Fun Fact: Tash used to play bass
guitar in a rock band back in
time.

Natasha BarrettSecretary and Bookkeeper

Kayda graduated in BSc Financial Economics with Accounting.

Fun Fact: Kayda is an adrenaline junkie and globetrotter.

Kayda Ismajili
Volunteer and Events Manager