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Helen Davey Mind In Bradford CEO

Helen Davey

Chief Executive Officer

Helen has more than 30 years’ experience working in the charitable and local authority sector. As well as overseeing Mind in Bradford’s strategy and operations, she represents the charity at district-wide boards and forums and is currently co-chair of the Mental Health Providers Forum and the Health & Wellbeing Forum, and a member of the Mental Wellbeing Programme Board. She is driven by improving health and wellbeing for all and her passions include being outdoors, enjoying great food and being an auntie to 12 nieces and nephews.

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Christina Collins, Mind in Bradford

Christina Collins

Service Director

Christina is responsible for monitoring and developing our services to meet the mental health and wellbeing needs of people across the district. Before joining Mind in Bradford, she worked for Rethink Mental Illness and has 10 years’ project management experience working with vulnerable and at-risk children, young people and adults experiencing mental health difficulties. Her roles have been in a range of settings such as Children’s Social Care, Youth Offending Team, Prisons and Schools. Outside of work, Christina has recently become a new mum!


Helen Ioannou

Service Director

Helen is a qualified Social Worker with over 10 years’ experience working with adults, children and young people in Bradford District and Craven, through the local authority and voluntary sector. In her role as a Service Director she enjoys being Safeguarding Lead and supporting our Service Managers to ensure performance and quality are of the highest standard and our services effectively meet the needs of the people we support.

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Lisa Jakimciw, Mind in Bradford

Lisa Jakimciw

Business Development Director

Lisa joins Mind in Bradford with over 15 years’ experience of working with third sector organisations to lead business development functions and ensure financial stability and growth. She has previously worked across the Mind network and with charities such as Diabetes UK to develop new income streams and drive forward fundraising activity. Lisa is passionate about working with flagship organisations to facilitate the delivery of work that improves people’s circumstances and really benefits communities.

Sue Sumner

HR Manager

Sue joined us in June 2021 in a role that had been introduced as we saw the organisation grow and identified that we needed support to develop our People Strategy as we see the organisation evolve and grow.

Sue has many years of HR experience from across a number of sectors but is new to the voluntary sector. She has a passion for people and for making the workplace a space where everyone can thrive through the culture and environment that is created and by ensuring that everyone is treated in a fair and consistent way. She is excited to see Mind in Bradford develop in the People space and wants us to be known as being a great place to work, with engagement and wellbeing initiatives, training and development strategies and policies that support this. Outside of work Sue enjoys looking after her own wellbeing by spending time in the great outdoors with her family and likes to develop her creative side doing arts and crafts.

Sara Hardman, Mind in Bradford

Sara Hardman

Finance Manager

Sara is a chartered accountant and tax adviser who has previously worked for KPMG and PwC. As Finance Manager she is responsible for all aspects of finance at Mind in Bradford, including receipts of funding and donations, and payments of invoices.

Asiya Ali, Mind in Bradford

Asiya Ali

Office Manager

Asiya is responsible for the smooth running of our city centre HQ and is often the first point of contact for enquiries. As well as administrative duties, she assists with HR and health & safety. She is also a qualified counsellor and works as one of our Recovery Workers.

Hayley Smith, Marketing Manager, Mind in Bradford

Hayley Smith

Communications and Marketing Manager

Hayley joined Mind in Bradford in January 2022 with six years’ experience in Leisure, Drone, Travel and Property Marketing. This is Hayley’s first role in the Charity sector and she’ll be using her experience to make a difference to a cause close to her heart. Hayley enjoys coming up with creative campaigns to communicate life-changing messaging and outside of work likes climbing up rock faces and mountains!

Hollie Griss Mind in Bradford

Hollie Griss

PR and Communications Assistant

Hollie joined Mind in Bradford in November 2020 with previous communications experience in publishing, heritage and the public sector. She enjoys tailoring communications to different audiences and thinking of new and creative ways to reach people, and enjoys doing this in her role at Mind in Bradford to make the biggest difference to as many people as possible.

Lydia Gray

Fundraising & Development Officer

Lydia has a background in charity income generation, specifically in events management and is passionate about developing connections between members of the public and incredible organisations like Mind in Bradford. She loves a strong cup of Yorkshire Tea and a piece of cake!

Rosema Nawaz, Mind in Bradford

Rosema Nawaz

Project Officer - Healthy Minds

Rosema has worked on the Digital Doorway for 2 years previously to joining Mind in Bradford in August 2020. She is passionate about people being able to easily find the help and support they need for their mental health, when they need it.

Suzy Poole, Mind in Bradford

Suzy Poole

PR & Comms Officer - Healthy Minds

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