Meet the team

The Boaz Trust team are a friendly and committed group. Alongside the staff team we are grateful for an active Board of Trustees, teams of volunteers who give their time and skills to support our work, and Boaz clients who give back through volunteering and raising awareness of asylum issues.

Alma Budd

Alma Budd works part time as our Finance Manager, looking after our day to day financial management. Alma has been connected with Boaz since the very early days, volunteering at one of our local destitution projects as well as serving as a … Read More

Cat Arundale

Cat is our Hosting Facilitator, handling all enquiries from those interested in becoming a Boaz host. Cat has previously worked with Boaz as a client support worker, and prior to working with us, was a Boaz host herself! … Read More

Dave Smith

Dave founded the Boaz Trust in 2004, and he now works with us two days a week to build the capacity of like-minded organisations and individuals who want to see an end to destitution amongst asylum seekers and refugees. As part of this … Read More

Debs Marks-Lenton

Debs is our Women's Night Shelter Coordinator. She oversees all aspects of the women’s night shelter, making sure everything runs smoothly. Debs also works in close partnership with our men’s night shelter coordinator, Vron, developing … Read More

Emily Roberts

Emily works one day a week as one of our fundraisers, with prime responsibility for liaison with Trusts and Funds, ensuring they have full information on our how we're putting their money to use. One of the most important elements of her … Read More

Esme Salmon

Esme is a client support worker, having joined us in January 2017. She'll be working to provide tailored one to one support for asylum seeking clients who are living in Boaz Trust accommodation. … Read More

Hassan Hassanpour

Hassan is a Client Support Worker. He works to provide tailored one to one support for our asylum seeking clients who are living in our accommodation. … Read More

Katie Lifford

Our Client Services Manager, Katie joined the Boaz team in 2014 as Case Worker working with asylum seeking women. She looks after the strategic development and delivery of our holistic and practical support service for clients living in … Read More

Lisa Lee

Lisa is the face and voice that will usually greet you when you contact Boaz. As Office and Reception manager she keeps our Boaz world in order and offers a warm and welcoming front line service to clients and other callers.   … Read More

Lydia Nelson

Lydia is our Refugee Support Worker. She works closely with our refugee clients, making sure that they have access to all the support, information and resources they need to thrive and flourish here in the UK. … Read More

Mark Ainsworth

Mark is our Supported Housing Manager. He manages Boaz houses for asylum seekers and refugees, and heads up our Refugee Housing Social Enterprise. … Read More

Mike Arundale

Mike is Chair of Trustees. Also serving on our Board of Trustees are Dave Bell, Stephanie Gilson, Martha Mebrahtu, Chenai Mudzamiri, Martin Palmer, Roger Phillips, Phil Rawlings,  Suzannah Sammons and David Tomlinson. … Read More

Ros Holland

Ros is our Chief Executive. Ros joined Boaz in 2008 as office manager and as Boaz grew, she worked as a case worker and then senior case worker, managing our client support services. She moved in the Chief Exec role in 2013. … Read More

Sarah Beaney

Sarah is our Community Engagement Manager. If you're interested in volunteering or finding out more about how you and your church or community group can contribute to Boaz's work, please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you. Current … Read More

Tim Emerton

Tim works 4 days a week as a Fundraiser with responsibility for securing funding for Boaz from a variety of sources including Trusts and Foundations, individuals and organisations. Alongside Emily he also ensures that our fundraising … Read More

Vron Earp

Vron is our Men’s Night Shelter Coordinator. She oversees all aspects of the men’s night shelter, making sure everything runs smoothly. Vron also works in close partnership with our women’s night shelter coordinator, Debs, developing … Read More