Natalia joined the Synergi Collaborative Centre team, based at the CfP, as project manager, in May 2018. Synergi is a five year project that works collaboratively with partners to address ethnic inequalities, and multiple disadvantage, experienced by people with severe mental illness. Natalia feels especially privileged to be ‘on team’ because the project places those affected at the heart of everything.
Natalia has an MSc in Education Power and Social Change and twenty years of experience providing and leading services that help to improve, empower and transform lives. She has worked at operational, project and senior management level and has expertise in leading start up and change processes in community based charities. Her work includes the redesign, development and delivery of projects that provide advocacy, support and access to education for minoritised women and young people.
Natalia is committed to ensuring that services are developed, delivered and sustained within a strong equalities framework.
Natalia also delivers training, speaks about and writes expert reports that support the cases of women, children and young people who have been trafficked.
Natalia’s holds non -executive roles on the board at Stonewall Housing and the Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit (ATLEU).
Natalia was awarded an MBE for her work with Vulnerable Women in London in the Queen’s 2009 Honours List.