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Leeds Older People’s Forum
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Our team

It takes a dedicated team of passionate people to keep Leeds Older People’s Forum running – it’s all thanks to the coordinated efforts of our permanent staff, freelancers and trustees that we’re able to deliver on our community projects and continue to support older people in Leeds.

Our staff

  • Jo Volpe Chief Executive Officer
  • Ali Kaye Third Sector Development Manager (Older People) / Enhance Programme Manager 
  • Angela Wade Administrator 
  • Damian Dawtry Men’s Health Unlocked Coordinator
  • Elizabeth Griffin Friendly Communities Officer
  • Hillary Wadsworth Enhance Programme Manager / Good Practice Mentor Manager
  • Jenni Scott Administrator
  • Jessica Duffy Good Practice Mentor
  • Linda Glew Enhance Programme Manager
  • Lisa Fearn Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Rob Cook Communications Officer
  • Samantha Haggart Digital Inclusion Coordinator
  • Sarah Prescott Friendly Communities Officer
  • Tony Mullin Friendly Communities Officer
  • Tracy Lenihan Travel Connections Project Development Officer

Freelance workers

  • Ashley Rose Finance Manager
  • Carol Burns Membership and Network development
  • Lily Craig NHS Charities Together project
  • Rach Stanton Hey Neighbour project / Loneliness Manifesto

Our Board of Trustees


  • Chair: Roger Harington
  • Vice Chair: John O’Dwyer (Caring Together in Woodhouse & Little London)
  • Treasurer: Bill Rollinson M.B.E.

Older persons

  • Cath Mahoney
  • David Smith
  • John Welham
  • Margaret Bell
  • Satwant Rait
  • Susan Phillips
  • Tricia Gradys

Member organisations

  • Corrina Lawrence (Feel Good Factor)
  • Iain Anderson (Age UK Leeds)

Representative from Leeds City Council

  • Fiona Venner

If you’re interested in joining our team, check out our ‘Work with us’ page >