Our Trustee Board
Bakita Kasadha - Board Chair (she/her)
Bakita Kasadha is an award-winning researcher, writer and poet. She has a keen interest in health equity, participatory and arts-based research. She is currently a health researcher at the University of Oxford.
Bakita serves on various advisory committees, including the Sexual Health and HIV All East Research (SHARE) Collaborative Community Advisory Board and ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action Strategic Advisory Council. She previously served as the Chair of the Global Network of Young People Living with HIV (Y+ Global) and a member of the WHO’s Global Validation Advisory Committee (GVAC) of the Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission (EMTCT).
Tina Ajuonuma - Vice Chair (she/her)
Tina Ajuonuma is the Founder & CEO of The Better Org, an organisational development consultancy that supports social change organisations to improve their internal cultures and ways of working so they are better placed to have more authentic and sustainable external impact.
Tina is a Doctoral researcher at University of Warwick, where she is exploring restorative and transformative justice practices within organisations. She has worked in the Arts, Education, and International Development sectors, and has supported organisations across the areas of anti-racism, DEIJ, culture change, strategy and planning, project management, operational design and delivery, human resources, organisational learning, and impact evaluation.
Tina serves on the working group of The Racial Equity Index, a BIPOC collective , advocating for greater racial equity and racial justice in the international development sector, and she is also a board member for 64 Million Artists, a social enterprise that campaigns on everyday creativity to create positive social change.
Vivian Ntinyari - Treasurer (she/her)
During every critical juncture in a non-profit's journey, from start-up and scale-up to spinoff and other transitions, its operations need to transform in order to deliver its vision. Vivian's greatest passion is reimagining business operations and leading transformation efforts that maximize value.
Viv currently serves as Director of Operations at Luminate. In this capacity, she leads the operational execution of Luminate Strategic Initiatives’ global funding and contracting, and also optimises finance, risk, and compliance controls. She previously served as Operations Manager for Reset, the policy team within Luminate Strategic Initiatives. Prior to joining Luminate, she worked with the Medicines Patent Pool Foundation in Geneva as a Grants and Operations Manager. Between 2016 and 2019, she built out the operations function for the International Budget Partnership’s Kenya office. Viv's academic background includes an MSc. in International Development from SOAS and a Bachelor of Laws degree.
Viv is proud to devote her life to protecting minoritized people's civic and political participation. She is at her happiest cooking for family and friends.
Lauryn is a writer and podcaster based in London. She drinks far too much Starbucks and thinks feminist texts must be studied at every level in schools. She is an intersectional feminist and that movement and mindset is evident in her writing. Her lived experience as a double minority in a predominately white institution led to the publication of her first book The Shuri Effect: Bridging the gap for young Black Women in STEM. It explores the reasons for the representation gap and ways we can fix it and is embedded in extensive research and interviews of Black women at various stages of their own STEM journeys. Changing the face of science requires radical interventions at all levels and we can all contribute to making that change real. Next, she plans to write a romance novel.
Claire Marshall (she/her)
Director of Fundraising & Comms at Jangala, the UK’s only tech charity designing, manufacturing and deploying kit to empower marginalised and displaced communities with internet connectivity. Proud to be an award-winning fundraiser with 20+ years in charity, public and private sectors.
Previously at global fundraising consultancy AAW Partnership working with UK charities & INGOs from UNICEF, DEC, Save the Children International to London Youth and Social Mobility Foundation.
Specialties include strategic planning & implementation, thinking differently, innovation.
I thrive on challenge, momentum and doing innovative stuff to benefit society that hasn’t been done before.
Scheaffer Okore (she/her)
Scheaffer Okore is a renowned governance strategist and leadership expert whose work is intersectionally anchored in; global development policy, gender praxis and governance using a deliberate feminist lens. Scheaffer is a global strategist and policy advisor who advises philanthropic institutions and INGOs working intersectionally on health policy, governance, youth leadership and gender equity focusing on SDGs as a global monitoring mechanism. She is the Global senior advisor of Policy and Advocacy at the Women Political Leaders Organisation (Belgium and Iceland), a former senior policy advisor at Reid Strategies (Seattle) and a Senior Strategy Advisor at SCOPE Impact (Helsinki). She serves as an Advisory Group Member at Gates Foundation's Goalkeepers-Emeritus, Center for Feminist Foreign Policy and The She Tank. Scheaffer is an inaugural Obama Foundation Africa Fellow of 2018. The ONE Campaign recognised her as one of their global women of 2018. She was also voted among the top 100 Most influential young African in the category of governance and law, and among the top 100 Most influential Kenyans in 2018. She is also an astute writer/columnist and keynote speaker.
As part of the #DrawTheLine campaign, Glitch provided training to upskill the BT, EE & BT Sport teams to become good digital citizens. We helped to develop an algorithmic abuse tool to track the levels of abuse on Twitter, as well as shape new research which sadly confirms how increasingly unsafe our online spaces are.
We are campaigning to ensure that online abuse against women, and its disproportionate impact on racialised and minoritised communities, is reflected in the Online Safety Bill.
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