Meet the team


Tara-Jane Sutcliffe


Tara joined UNA Exchange in August 2017, having previously worked as a senior manager across the not-for-profit sector with focus on capacity building for young people and communities. She brings experience of leading national projects as well as driving operational change and building organisational resilience. Based with the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, Tara most recently led a £1.3 million project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Welsh Government and the European Commission. Directly prior she worked in Westminster, influencing heritage policy, and formerly ran the editorial office of the international journal, Antiquity. Earlier in her career, Tara led training programmes across the UK for the Council for British Archaeology, taught with the Workers’ Educational Association and for several years ran a youth group.

As Director, Tara is responsible for risk, performance and financial management across the organisation as well as business development.



Michi Rohmann

EVS Coordinator

“My journey here started a long time ago. Or more precisely, it started when I was twelve years old, taking part in my first international group exchange between Germany and France. Since then I haven’t stopped and have been volunteering in different countries: Germany, France, South Africa, Tanzania, Cornwall and Wales. After doing all of these different kinds of exchanges and international volunteering, I wanted to take a look behind the scenes and understand how international volunteering works at a more organisational level. I have been very lucky to receive the chance of doing my European Voluntary Service with UNA Exchange and support the Exchanges programme for about 6 months. Since September 2015 I have worked as the EVS Coordinator at UNA Exchange, which is a very interesting and rewarding position, I think, as I actually help other people to have an amazing international volunteering experience (like I had and still have).”




Sara Alkhathami 

Finance & Administrative Assistant




Leila Usmani

Programme Officer (Supported Volunteering)





Sara Sportelli

Communications (EVS)



Sandra Tiitson 

Exchanges Assistant (EVS)