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Stephen Armstrong

Stephen is Chair of VCAS and is Communities Programme Manager for Groundwork North East.


K. Ramanathas (Ram)

Ram is Chief Officer for Young Asian Voices and is part of the management team for the BME Network In Sunderland.

Rachidy Bikaya

Rachidy manages New Horizons and is Chair of The BME Network for Sunderland. 


Amanda Lowery 

Amanda is Chief Executive Officer for NERAF;  Northern Engagement into Recovery from Addiction Foundation.

Alan Cummings

Alan is retired and worked for Newcastle Colleges as an IT lecturer.  He has been an active volunteer since retiring.

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Paul Brigham

Paul works across the private and public sector as a local and national building surveyor committed to supporting Sunderland's VCS organisations.

Kath Lowe

Katherine Lowe has been working using expressive arts to support health and well being since 2013 and in 2017 established Banyan Arts as a Community Interest Company (CIC).  



VCAS 20/20 are dedicated to supporting and developing the VCS Sector in Sunderland

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