Ros Holland – Chief Executive 

Ros joined the Boaz Trust in 2008 as Office Manager. As Boaz grew, she worked as a Case Worker and then as Senior Case Worker, managing our support services. She moved into the role of Chief Executive in 2013.

Katie Lifford – Head of Support Services 

Katie joined the Boaz team in 2014, initially as a Case Worker supporting sanctuary-seeking women. Katie looks after the strategic development and delivery of our holistic and practical support service for people who live in Boaz accommodation. Before joining the Boaz team, Katie was one of our regular volunteers.

Rob Clarke - Head Of Operations

Rob joined the Boaz team in 2021 as Head of Operations. This is a new role for the organisation and Rob has oversight of our housing, finance, HR and office management work, as well as our work with volunteers.

Louise Craighan - Administrator / PA

Louise joined Boaz in October 2021. Louise works full-time providing much needed support across several areas of our organisation, and works closely with our chief executive, leadership team and trustees.

Emma Kevan - Fundraising and Partnerships Manager

Emma joined Boaz in 2022 and leads our fundraising work, developing partnerships with people and organisations who want to stand with us in ending destitution.

Phil Barker – Housing Officer 

Phil manages our shared houses for sanctuary seekers and refugees. He works closely with our house owners, including individual supporters, Arawak Walton and Green Pastures, to ensure that our accommodation meets all the appropriate standards and that everything is in good working order.

Amy Merone - Advocacy and Communications Manager 

Amy joined the Boaz team in 2020, initially as a Client Support Worker. She now manages Boaz's advocacy and communications work. For all media enquiries, email Amy: [email protected].

Tsega Abreha  – Refugee Support Worker

Tsega works closely with people with refugee status, making sure that they have access to all the support, information and resources they need to thrive and flourish here in the UK.

Rich Jones - Support Worker

Rich works to provide tailored one-to-one support to people seeking sanctuary who live in Boaz Trust accommodation. Rich offers both practical and emotional support to the people he works with, and ensures that they feel safe and comfortable in their accommodation. 

Michael Weldeslassie – Lead Refugee Support Worker

Michael continues to develop our growing package of refugee support work, as well as working alongside people with refugee status living in Boaz accommodation, ensuring that they have access to all the support, information and resources they need to thrive and flourish here in the UK.

Vron Earp – Support Worker 

Vron provides practical and emotional support to people who are not currently accommodated by Boaz through our Floating Support model. Vron volunteered at one of our night shelter venues for ten years prior to joining the team.

David Geraghty - Support Worker

David works with Vron to deliver our Floating Support, offering practical and emotional support to people who are not currently accommodated in Boaz housing. David joined the team in December 2022. 

Heather Woodward - Fundraising Officer (Trusts & Foundations)

Heather joined the team in March 2023 as our Fundraising Officer. She has a particular focus on researching and submitting applications to trusts and foundations who could potentially support our work. 

Kerry Wigglesworth - Communications Officer

Kerry joined the team in January 2023 as our Communications Officer. She oversees our digital communications (email, social media and website), writing and designing content for print.


Phil Rawlings (Chair)

Penny Applegate 

Mike Arundale

Hassan Hassanpour

Martin Palmer

Roger Phillips

Suzannah Sammons

Dave Smith

Leah Stout

The Boaz Trust is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1110344 at Kath Locke Centre, 123 Moss Lane East, Manchester M15 5DD. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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