North Bristol Advice Centre is run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers and is governed by an independent management committee of local residents and professionals with a wide range of skills and experience.
Katherine Tanko – Director
Cristiana Ruocco – Head of Services
Allison Clarke – Admin Team Leader
Femi Olabode – Administrator
Elis Davies – Debt Team Leader
Mandy Williams – Debt Advice Worker
Barney Matthews – Debt Advice Worker
Christina McCormack – Debt Advice Worker
Luke Albarran – Welfare Benefits Team Leader
Lucy Angress – Welfare Benefits Advice Caseworker
Paulina Immach- Welfare Benefits Advice Caseworker
Rosie Price- Welfare Benefits Advice Caseworker
Karen Donovan – Welfare Benefits Advice Caseworker
Rebekah Grose – Welfare Benefits Advice Caseworker
Jess Collingwood- Welfare Benefits Triage Worker
Kay Kaur – Money Advice Assistant
Nicola Green – Get Online Coordinator
We are also ably assisted by a dedicated and highly valued team of volunteers.
Sian Edmunds, Chair
Sian is a senior lawyer at an international food business. She has lived in North Bristol for many years and previously worked at law firms in the city for over 20 years. Sian has a husband who is also a lawyer in Bristol and has two children who attended schools in North Bristol.
Jon Sankey, Treasurer
Jon is a Business Development Manager for Bristol Heat Networks at Bristol City Council. With a background in banking and the energy industry, Jon now spends his days building out Bristol’s expanding heat network which will be a major contributor to the city’s ambitions of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. He lives in East Bristol with his wife and daughters.
Janine Garel, Trustee
Janine has recently returned to Bristol having spent many years in London working as a Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Specialist with National Citizens Advice for the past 14 years. Her background is practicing as a Solicitor, specialising in discrimination law and practice at Bristol Law Centre in the 1990s until 2006.
Jane Rogers, Trustee
Retired solicitor and former chair of trustees at Endeavour multi-academy trust in North Bristol. She is also a trustee of a number of not-for-profit organisations and a keen advocate for access to justice.
Bob Walters, Trustee
Bob is a local resident active in the community. He was an NBAC Get Online volunteer before joining the trustee board.
Charlotte MacDiarmid, Trustee
Charlotte is a local resident and active member of the community. She works for Bristol City Council, managing grants for community and voluntary groups. Before moving to the UK, her experience was in international humanitarian aid, working for the United Nations in various countries.
We warmly welcome committed people who live or work in the communities we serve to join our management committee.
If you are interested and would like to find out more, please contact Katherine Tanko, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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