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Meet the Team

Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones is currently Head of Service for Cheshire Youth Justice Services, an area comprising over 900 square miles with a population of 1.1 million and consisting of four different local authority areas. He has a background in probation and housing and served as Chair of the Association of Youth Joffending team Managers (AYM Ltd) from 2012 – 2016 and is still an active Board member. He is also a Board member of Peer Power, a charity which promotes the voices of young people in the care and Youth Justice systems.

Dr Clare Reeder

I have been a member of StreetDoctors since 2012 and seen it grow. Starting as a volunteer, then becoming Liverpool team leader to being the Chair of our national Research and Evaluation task force – I have enjoyed every moment.
I studied neuroscience, psychology and finally medicine. I am currently an FY2 Doctor in Charing Cross Hospital.
StreetDoctors passion, energy and clear goal of trying to reduce the impact of youth violence in a practical way is something that is so very special and a privilege to be a part of.

Annie Brunskill

I first joined StreetDoctors in 2014 as a part of the Manchester team and have helped to set up a new outpost of Manchester volunteers in Preston since moving there in 2015. I originally joined because I thought the charity sounded interesting but could never have anticipated how involved I would become and how much I would love StreetDoctors as the years went by! Teaching sessions to such inspiring young people and hearing stories of how peoples’ lives have been affected by youth violence only makes me more confident in the work we are doing.

It is immensely important for StreetDoctors to expand into new cities in order to spread our message further and reach as many high risk young people as possible. I am therefore very excited to work as the StreetDoctors Expansion Officer in 2017 and see what new challenges this will bring. I look forward to seeing what the future holds for StreetDoctors and the new team!

Sid Mao

I first joined Streetdoctors in 2015 as a part of the first South West London team and this year, I decided to take on the role of Team Leader. Since I first started, I have always believed that Streetdoctors can change a young person’s life by helping them think positively about themselves, their future and their community. I particularly enjoy the discussions we have during the sessions as I believe it is at these moments in which we can really help the young people change their attitudes towards street violence. I am also always amazed at the huge amount of positivity, confidence and potential the young people show at the end of each session through learning first aid. I am excited to see what the future holds for Streetdoctors and the South West London team!

Guenna Forbes

I am a medical student currently studying at the University of Manchester in my 5th year. I joined StreetDoctors in 2014 and haven’t looked back since. I originally joined to add a medical society to my university check list but quickly realised that it was going to be much more to me than that. This year I am excited to be in the role of team leader in Manchester. In StreetDoctors you can’t help but be inspired, motivated and enriched by the experiences you receive in teaching young people and meeting like-minded individuals all working for the same cause.

Francesca Leone

I joined StreetDoctors in 2015, when the Leicester Team was set up. Growing up my area was a pretty violent environment, and youth violence was never far from the local news headlines. I got involved not just to teach, something I love doing, but to be in an organisation that believes in the potential of young people: first aid not just being practical, but confidence building.

Ilaf Moslawy

I first got involved with StreetDoctors in 2015 when the new team was created in Southampton. It was a general recruitment email that got me interested. I thought it sounded cool and imagined myself searching the streets to save people. The reality of it differs, of course, but hasn’t disappointed me at all. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to teach young people such vital skills and to be able to address violence indirectly on a local level in my own communities, both Southampton and London

Sara Howells

I joined Streetdoctors at the end of first year to get more involved in Sheffield’s local community. 3 months in I was hooked by all the incredible people involved and their enthusiasm to change the lives of young people.

I have learnt so much over the last 18 months mostly from the amazing team I am surrounded by. Streetdoctors is an invaluable platform to teach members of the community. I cannot wait to see where Streetdoctors is in the next few years.

Jamie Henderson

I was part of the team that helped set up the Glasgow branch of StreetDoctors, and I am looking forward to helping the charity expand to Scotland. Learning the unique way StreetDoctors delivers its First Aid sessions has made me realise how important this charity is. I cannot wait to being to make a difference to youth violence within Scotland and help to spread the message further.

Gus Mensah

I was one of the original members of the team when the Bristol branch was formed in 2014. When I found out about StreetDoctors I was so eager to get involved and since joining, I haven’t looked back since. The work that StreetDoctors does is so crucial and important and goes so much further than just teaching first aid.
 
We empower these young people to know the potential they have, and how they can help others, as well as themselves. I love what StreetDoctors stands for and I’m proud to be part of a charity of amazing individuals who want to change the world that they live in, and really make a difference in the lives of others.
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