Our People

Hema Misty - Director

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Caroline Rowland - Project Co-ordinator (Freelance)

Danny smiling into the camera wearing a khaki top

Danny Aldred - Education Manager & DSL

Aly smiling at the camera wearing an apple green top

Aly Stoneman- Freelance Project Manager (Maternity cover)

Kylie North - Project Curator & Coordinator (Currently On Maternity Leave)

Selena Blakeley - Projects & Administration Assistant

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Dalisha Chauhan - Digital Marketing Assistant (Kickstart Intern)

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Jenny Walters - Chair

Jenny started volunteering for Pedestrian in 2014, after being a participant in one of our employability workshops. She’s since been a tutor, project manager and now trustee!

Jenny is currently the Operations Director of a digital agency and is responsible for operational planning and delivery, project management and business strategy and development.

Owing her career to the opportunities Pedestrian provided, Jenny is incredibly grateful to be able to use her experience to help the organisation grow and thrive.

Jenny was also a trustee for Leicester Print Workshop for 5 years- through this, she received formal governance training via the TMC ‘Board Academy’ initiative.

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Anna Webb - Board Member

Anna Webb is Head of the Myrovlytis Trust, a medical research charity dedicated to rare diseases. Prior to this she was Head of Programmes at Education in Action, the UK’s largest provider of inspirational conferences for secondary students. Anna holds a PhD in cancer genetics and has several years experience in publishing.

“I am delighted to be joining the board of Trustees of Pedestrian, and relish the opportunity to be a part of such a dynamic and deserving organisation at a crucial period for young people in the area.”

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Dan Mitchinson - Board Member

Dan is an experienced sport, youth, and community development professional, with over 14 years of experience within the sector. He believes passionately in the transformative role that sport, music, art and wider youth engagement activities can have on young people and within local communities. He is aware that good engagement comes about through an understanding of the needs of local young people and delivering programmes that connect and resonate with them to generate a sense of empowerment, ownership, and pride.

Dan is excited to join the board of Pedestrian and hopes that he can utilise his knowledge and experience to support the growth of the organisation, and to continue to create high quality opportunities for the young people that we serve.

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Joe Dawson - Board Member

Joe Dawson is an entrepreneur and founder of the strategic growth agency www.creative.onl. Joe studied photography and media at university and then pursued a career in design and publishing, and he is passionate about the creative industries. He helps advise Pedestrian on digital marketing.

Joe lives in Leicester with his wife and three children. Follow him on Twitter

Naj Hassan - Board Member

Naj Hassan has been on the board of Trustees since November 2019. Working full-time for the London Stock Exchange, he brings various skills and knowledge around business efficiency, optimisation, growth, strategy and planning. Naj is also a Leicester Magistrate and an Employability Mentor at De Montfort University. In his spare time, he enjoys composing music and playing five-a-side football.

In his own words: “I am so pleased that I am in a position to add real and sustained value to the strategic direction of a charity doing such important work within our community. I was also a young person using similar services once, making the great work this charity does especially important to me; I am pleased that I am now able to give back in this way. I would like to thank the whole Pedestrian team for the great work they do and the great things they help young people to achieve.”

Helen Carter - Board Member

Helen works for Leicester City Children and Young People’s Justice Service as the Victim Contact Officer and also organises creative workshops and interventions for young people. Prior to this, she spent several years in the charity and education sectors working to support young people to have the best possible outcomes.
“I am excited to be joining Pedestrian’s Board of Trustees and look forward to being part of an organisation that puts the needs of each individual young person at the heart of their delivery.” 

Zabin Chauhan - Board Member

Suzanne Dakin - Treasurer