Staff & Volunteers

Belay Kahsay


Heather Chiles

Resource Development Worker

Our Advisors

Andrea Whyne

RIS Coordinator

Alex Francis-Palmer

General Advice Coordinator

Bridget Taylor

Asylum Guide Coordinator

Sophie McKenzie

Housing Support Worker

Tecle Medin

Welfare Advisor

Becky Herbert

RIS Case Worker

Our Project Leaders

Randa Mugheisib

Shared Routes Project Manager

Dr Chefena Hailemariam

Shared Routes Project Worker

Kashif Ali

Shared Routes Project Worker

Matt Bunker

Activities Coordinator

Patrick Masebo

Expert by Experience (EBE) Worker

Angel Kaleta 

Elderly Persons Project Worker

Ghirmazion Ghebreyesus

Health and Well-being Development Worker

Our Trustees

  • Hlupo (Mike) Mpofu                       (Chair)
  • Addisu Tewolde                              (Vice Chair)
  • Ellen Ghebretatios                         (Secretary)
  • Ahmed Mohamed                          (Treasurer)
  • Sadia Muminovic                           (Member)
  • Zahid Kahan                                   (Member)

Our Management Committee (Board of Trustees) is elected bi-annually from our membership.


We also have a team of trained and dedicated volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, the majority of whom are refugees and asylum seekers. They perform a range of roles within our projects to support asylum seekers, refugees and refugee community organisations, as well as the core functions of MRSN.

For information about volunteering opportunities at MRSN please visit the Volunteering page.