Meet the team


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.


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.


Programme Officer (Supported Volunteering)

Leila Usmani


Programme Officer (Exchanges)

Bethan Julia Williams


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


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

Communications (EVS)

Sara Sportelli


Exchanges Assistant (EVS)

Sandra Tiitson