Trustee, chair and co-founder of Literacy100
Julia is a dyslexia specialist who has taught in primary, secondary and higher education. At London University’s Institute of Education, Julia worked in the Literacy Assessment Centre and has been a volunteer literacy tutor at the homelessness charity Thames Reach since 2006.
Committee member, research lead and communications associate
Kat is an adult literacy and dyslexia specialist teacher, with seven years experience teaching in homelessness services across London. She currently works as a doctoral researcher and freelance consultant in the field of adult literacy, dyslexia and homelessness. Kat’s published research explores the motivations of adult literacy learners experiencing homelessness to engage in literacy learning, and their perceptions of what helps them learn effectively (Goodacre & Sumner, 2020). Her doctoral research explores the use of Psychologically Informed Environments (PIEs) for adult literacy learners with experience of homelessness or compound trauma. Connect with Kat on Twitter @Literacy_Kat
Committee member and IT associate
Dominika has 10 years' experience in the IT sector, providing support, maintenance and unaccredited digital skills training to both private clients and businesses. She has combined her IT experience and interest in social issues to deliver a digital inclusion project at a London-based homeless charity.
Trustee and communications lead
Alessy has worked in the charity sector for almost a decade, with roles at the publishing arm of a major disability charity, and more recently in homelessness. Her current work is concerned with the role that sustainable employment and basic skills can play in preventing homelessness.
Trustee and finance officer
Hilary has spent the last 20 years in the UK software industry, working within and then leading various engineering and development teams across a number of sectors.
Tasa Onakpoma is a computer scientist with a BSc Hons from Kingston University London. He has experience in non-profits and start-ups and has developed client-tailored mentorship programs for FTSE100 companies.
Co-founder of Literacy100
Fehmida has over a decade of experience teaching and leading English support across the mainstream and third sectors.