Meet the team

Director

Tara-Jane Sutcliffe

Tara-Jane Sutcliffe, UNA Exchange Director

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, driving operational change and building organisational resilience. As executive director, Tara is responsible for risk, performance and financial management, working closely with trustees to ensure compliance and good governance.

Tara has served on a number of cross-sector bodies and is currently Vice Chair of the Volunteering Wales Youth Network and a member of a task & finish Evaluation Steering Group for Welsh Government youth grants. She is also a trustee and non-executive director of the conservation charity, the Open Spaces Society.

In January 2019 Tara was awarded one of eight competitive placements on the Jane Slowey programme for emerging civil society leaders with the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations.

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Programmes Manager

Michi Rohmann

Michi Rohmann, Programmes Manager

Michi joined UNA Exchange in 2014 and since then has led across our portfolio of EU-funded programmes, including Erasmus+ and predecessor youth exchange schemes. Experienced in international volunteering herself, Michi has participated in projects worldwide, including in Germany, France, South Africa, Tanzania, England and Wales.

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Interim Programme Officer

Leila Usmani

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Administrative Assistant

Sara Alkhathami

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UNA Exchange welcomes two long-term European Voluntary Service (EVS) participants to join our team from September to July each year.

UNA Exchange volunteers December 2018

Storytelling EVS

Morgane Duchâtel

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Morgane comes from Normandy and studied communication and tourism. After working for several visitor centers, she decided to volunteer abroad to gain work experience and discover the UK. She’ll be working alongside Elise, telling UNA Exchange’s story through social media, photos, blogs.

Community Development EVS

Elise Lefebvre

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Elise, 21 years old, is one of our two new EVS volunteers of the year. In UNA exchange, she’s in charge of the development of the UNA volunteer community. She comes from France, the wine and cheese country and studied there english, in University. Then studied about audiovisual production in Paris for two years and graduated. After her studies, she wanted to do something more efficient and concrete such as meeting new people with different ideas and views of the world and exchange with them. She then did a year of volunteering in the association UNIS CITE, which made her discover a new kind of work with a lot of encouragement, support and new ideas from young people, she met over the year. She wanted to go on with this idea of sharing experiences with people and help them taking part into amazing projects. Ones UNA exchange proposes.