Introducing the the team of staff members at HANA.

francis1Francis Ahiakpa

Finance Officer

ACCA Affiliate, Francis has worked as HANA’s Finance Officer since October 2010. Francis has worked for a number of years with HANA as a Development Worker in the DRE team.

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Rasul-webRasul Ahmadi

Community Development Worker (Mental Health) part time / HANA Engagement Worker part time

Rasul joined HANA as a volunteer in 2010 and became a member of staff in July 2011.

Rasul has a background in community arts and works with different communities to help them develop art projects using their own traditional materials. Rasul studies a degree in community studies at The University of Hull and has previously completed a course on “Theories of Race and Ethnicity’ at the University of Dublin.

Rasul speaks Kurdish, Persian, Arabic and Swedish.

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Hamad_MustafaHamad Mustafa

Community Development Worker (Mental Health)

Hamad came to Britain in 1990 to study economics and completed a PhD in The University of Hull. Hamad is married and has four children.

Hamad joined HANA in 2009.

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PattywebPatty Cacho

Community Development Worker (Mental Health)

Patty has lived in Hull since 1997 and studied a degree in Child and Youth Studies at Lincoln University. Patty’s previous experience is in working with children and young people, raising ethnic awareness in schools and supporting charities dealing with mental health issues. Patty speaks Spanish and understands a little bit of French.

Patty joined HANA in May 2010 bringing with her her previous experience of community development with the Latin American communities in Hull.

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dsc_4308Abel Rivera

Chief Officer

Abel is HANA’s Chief Officer.

Abel has lived in Hull since 1995 when he first came to study parliamentary politics at The University of Hull. Abel joined HANA in July 2010.

“I have worked all my life to help people who need support. I see my job as an opportunity to help others to improve their chances of success in our local communities. I love my job, I enjoy it everyday and I think it is the best job in the world! If you think I can help you in any way, please come and see me!”

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minimeBrigitta Laszlo

 Eastern European Champion

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