Shak Staff


John Boyle

Chief Exec

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Mohamed Jaseem


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Mike Alcendor

Music Studio Support

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Sara Tesfu


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Boris Witzenfeld

Community Participation & Learning Manager

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Elze Zymantaite

Employment & Learning Co-ordinator

Shak Board

Russell Gilbert (Chair)

Luca Gallo (Treasurer)

Mike Stuart

Jackie Burdon

Claude James

Frances Ely

Phil Oman

Alma Erlich

Strategic Aims

  • To engage with local residents, identifying and seeking to meet their needs
  • To particularly target families and individuals who are socially excluded and vulnerable, seeking to empower them and give voice to their concerns.
  • To provide educational opportunities that reflect the needs of local people, and support them into voluntary placements or employment.
  • To provide safe and constructive services for local young people.
  • To work in partnership with local and wider organisations in providing and developing SHAK’s services.
  • To strengthen SHAK as an organisation.