Hazel Williams Head of Initiative
Hazel Williams

Hazel has worked and volunteered in the refugee and humanitarian sector for 17 years, in various roles in the UK, Europe and Sudan. Most recently she was the National Director at NACCOM, a national network of organisations working to end destitution amongst migrants. Prior to this she was the Director at the Asylum Support Appeals Project, a charity providing access to justice for people seeking asylum. She is currently the Chair of the Metropolitan Migration Foundation and a consultant Elder with Doulas Without Borders.

She has a degree in Law, and is based in Whitley Bay on the beautiful North East coast, so when she isn’t working she’s on the beach – or sometimes trying to do both!


Farah Al-Haddad Grants Manager
Farah Al-Haddad

Farah has international work experience in the Third sector across research, education and programme delivery, with a focus on refugees and asylum seekers. Her previous role at Resourcing Racial Justice has sparked her interest in grant making. She was awarded multiple scholarships, culminating in obtaining a MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) specialising in Women, Peace and Security Studies. Her dissertation focused on men and masculinities among Syrian refugees. Farah is also a member of an all-women’s dance company called ‘Hawiyya’ [identity].

Fidelia Elias Grants Officer
Fidelia Elias

Prior to starting at Justice Together Initiative, Fidelia worked as a Grants Officer for the Research Project Grant scheme at the Leverhulme Trust. Her other experience has been varied and ranges from teaching in a state school in Bucaramanga, Colombia, to administrative work at a number of London schools and working at a Buddhist centre in South London. She has also volunteered and fundraised for a number of small London based charities.

She has a degree in Psychology (with a dissertation on the emotional response to music), is based in South London and when time permits is usually found meditating or experimenting with yet another recipe for pistachio and lemon cake.

Sheena Khanna Grants Officer - Seconded
Sheena Khanna

Sheena is experienced in grant-making, having previously held positions in arts funding. At Arts Council England she worked on project grants, the National Portfolio, and project managed the Artists’ International Development Fund (co-funded by British Council).

Prior to joining TLEF, Sheena spent five years freelancing in the arts, working with contemporary performance companies, venues and independent artists as producer, project manager and fundraiser. Sheena specialised in disability arts and freelanced at Unlimited, a funding and commission programme for disabled artists.

*Sheena is currently on Maternity leave and due back later this year.

Alex Mik Grants Officer
Alex Mik

Alex has worked and volunteered in a range of places addressing migration issues, from the British Red Cross Refugee Services in Nottinghamshire, to the Azerbaijan Migration Centre in Baku, as well as spending several years as a caseworker for a busy immigration and asylum practice in North London. He also has experience of project design, fundraising and coordinating a network of lawyers from across Europe.

He has a law degree (although this feels like a long time ago now for him) and a Masters in International Relations. When not working, you might find him swimming or at the cinema.

Alex will be covering for Sheena while she is on maternity leave.

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