Meet the Staff

We are a friendly, accomodating and supportive team that represent the values of HANA.

Meet the HANA family:

Francis Ahiakpa, Chief Executive Officer.

“I visualise the organisation as having a solid foundation in the communities that they serve, building the capacity of its membership, and in doing so empowering them to stand and develop on their own with support from the team here at HANA.”

  • Francis is a Director at the Environmental Management Systems and Humber Community Advice Service as well as a member of the Ghanaian Association of Hull and East Riding
  • He is an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Affiliate Person.
  • Holds a Masters in Business Administration (Finance Option); University of Hull and a degree in Economics and Statistics; University of Ghana
  • Started working at the Humber All Nations Alliance as a Community Development worker on the Delivery Race Equality Project representing Black Minority Ethnic Groups (BME) around the City of Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire.
  • Six years he had a dual role; Finance Officer and Project Coordinator.
  • Prior to HANA he worked at the Haven Project as the Community Integration Worker.

Contact Francis | | 014822491177

Julie Rodrigues, Acting Project Manager

“Working for HANA is a great way to make a real difference to individuals and communities in Hull”


  • Originates from Hull but spent most of her early career in various other parts of the UK and Europe before settling in Paull with her two sons in 2006.
  • Worked in a variety of roles; predominantly in the early years sector supporting young children and their families and carries this through to her current role with HANA.
  • Keen interest and passion for Disability rights.
  • Qualified adult tutor

Contact Julie | | 014822491177

Tolu Tilley-Gyado, Volunteer

“I am glad to be a part of HANA as I am able to do something I am incredibly passionate about. I love it.”


  • Started out at HANA as a volunteer and now works permenantly with them.
  • Worked in the Human Rights field from Nigeria for over 5 years.
  • Her role at HANA involves administration, co-ordination of volunteers and students on placement.
  • Passionate about attending to clients’ needs from different ethnic groups.

Contact Tolu | | 01482491177

Godwin Kwame Agble, Project Worker

“Never Give up”


  • From Ghana
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Moved to hull June 2019 with family
  • Currently working at HANA as a volunteer
  • Main role includes administrative tasks: creates posters, flyers, brochures and many more.
  • Hoping to continue with his career as a registered general nurse within the UK.

Contact Godwin | | 01482491177


Carl Duck, Funding and Partnership Officer

“I’m proud to work alongside my colleagues at HANA.  I hope that I can support and empower communities and in my own way make a positive difference in Hull.”


  • Carl holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration alongside other postgraduate degrees in Sociology and Education.
  • Has a first Degree in Psychology.
  • He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Originates from Leeds and has worked in the USA and France since graduating from University.
  • Spent six years working for the public sector developing community support mechanisms following EU ascension in 2004.
  • Is a Member of Humber Mental Teaching Trust and passionate about reducing the social stigma of mental health.
  • Likes cycling, swimming, art and music.

Contact Carl | | 01482491177


Ausra Andrijauskiene, Family Practitioner

“Always find opportunities to make  someone smile and to offer random acts of kindness in everyday life “



  • Originally from Lithuania , spent a year in Spain before settling in Hull in 2008 , a mom of two children .
  • Went to Hull College ,  functional skills  english and math.Level 2. Fluent in English , Lithuanian , Russian languages .
  • Working as a freelance interpreter at AA Global – language services LTD.
  • Likes yoga, cycling , snowboarding and baking .

Contact Ausra | | 01482491177

Sahar Atyeh, Support Worker

“I am very pleased to be working with HANA and that I have gotten the opportunity to use my skills to support our clients.”

Contact Sahar| | 01482491177