Who We Are

Our Team

DAN GREEN

DAN GREEN

Dan is the co-founder and Director of Bridges. He leads Bridges’ cultural exchange programs between the UK and the Middle East, as well as coordinating local initiatives and training in Bristol.

SAM SAYER

SAM SAYER

Sam is the Project Manager of b.friend, providing one-to-one support for asylum seekers and refugees through our amazing volunteers.

BUSHRA ALSAKKAF

BUSHRA ALSAKKAF

Originally from Yemen, Bushra is our Refugee Engagement Worker and is responsible for organising our programme of social events for refugees and asylum seekers.

KAREN GREEN

KAREN GREEN

Karen runs the Middle East b.friend programme, training volunteers to support refugees who have recently arrived in Bristol through the Resettlement scheme.

KATIE COLLIER

KATIE COLLIER

Katie is our volunteer fundraiser, helping us to research and apply for grants that help us to develop and grow.

MARK & SARAH EVANS

MARK & SARAH EVANS

Sarah and Mark are the Bridges representatives for Cardiff, Wales. They are also the visionaries behind Peace Feast!

ROSE CODNER

ROSE CODNER

Rose is our RefuLingua Project Manager and Office Administrator. She coordinates the Arabic tutoring programme and keeps us running smoothly.

FILSAN ADAN

FILSAN ADAN

Filsan is our Craft Collective Coordinator, bringing refugee women together to be creative and build a sense of community.

DAN MORRICE

DAN MORRICE

Dan is our Peace Feast Project Manager, leading efforts to gather people around shared meals and build friendship in the process.

KATIE GOLDSMITH

KATIE GOLDSMITH

Katie is our RefuLingua Project Manager (maternity cover), coordinating conversational Arabic classes for Bristolians.

WALA ALBOUTI

WALA ALBOUTI

Wala is our RefuLingua Project Assistant (maternity cover), helping to develop teaching materials and liaising with our tutors.

JENNY FALCON OTERO

JENNY FALCON OTERO

Jenny is our Office Administrator (maternity cover), doing lots of important jobs behind the scenes to keep us running smoothly.

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