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 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. In 2013 she participated in an Erasmus+ exchange programme in Bulgaria.

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

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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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Programme Officer (Supported Volunteering)

Leila Usmani

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Programme Officer (Exchanges)

Bethan Julia Williams

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Bethan joined UNA Exchange in June 2018, having recently returned from Uganda where she managed a journalism programme with grassroots empowerment agency Women In Leadership Uganda. Prior to this, she completed International Citizenship Service as a volunteer peer educator and later a Team Leader with Restless Development Zimbabwe.

Bethan is particularly interested in journalism for social change, development implementation and capacity building founded on the principles of empowerment and inclusivity. She graduated from JOMEC, Cardiff School of Journalism in 2014 and holds a masters in European Governance and Public Policy from Cardiff School of Law and Politics.

As Programme Officer (Exchanges), she is responsible for the delivery of our short-term exchanges to and from Wales and supports the personal and professional development of volunteers with beneficial outcomes for communities around the world.

Outside of her work with UNA Exchange, Bethan works as a writer, community music facilitator and singer-songwriter.

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.

Storytelling EVS

Morgane Duchatel

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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.