UDAV Executive Team

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Laura: CFOO

Laura has extensive experience in organizational management with in the health care sector. She has a keen interest in the arts and has worked with in the fashion industry.

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Andrew: Treasurer

Experience treasurer and leading large charitable and health organisations 

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Ben: Project Fundraiser

Experienced film producer and writer with a passion for helping people improve their state of health. Experienced in working as a health care professional. 

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Vanessa: Chair Of Executive Team

Experience working with in the financial sector and first hand experience working with serious health conditions. 

  


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UDAV Ambassador Mp Sir John Hayes CBE FRSA

Sir John Hayes has taken personal interest in supporting the UDAV project and its aims of creating greater levels of equality amongst those currently, being marginalized in society as a result of health issues. Sir Hayes has first hand experience with many of the  issues UDAV addresses and has provided much support and encouragement for the project. Sir Hayes also has a keen interest in the arts and has received the award of Fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts.

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UDAV Ambassador Rosa Branson MBE

 British painter and fabric designer 

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UDAV Ambassador Glyn Kyle MBE

Currently holding a position as a chair at the Mayor Of Londons office, Glyn has contributed greatly to the health services and has also previously worked with Saatchi and Saatchi. 

Udav Management Team

Shaz: Udav General Manager

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Experience in film production, events and creating inclusivity in the deaf community

Ayesha: Events Manager

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Experienced events organiser. 

Udav Team

Peter: Udav Head Of Film

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Peter has experience in film production 

Cris: Udav Educator

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Experience in management, music production and education 

Andrea

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Experienced music producer and DJ 

Marc

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Experienced artist and architect

Maurizio

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Experience Photographer and film maker with a passion for community 

Leon: Udav Educator

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Experienced musician and producer 

Karla

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Experienced writer, musician and actress.

Andrew Mernin

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Experienced journalist and writer with a good understanding of nuerological conditions 

Mish: Udav Events Manager

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An experienced community builder with a passion for building positive social relationships and environments  

Chantel

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Femme fashion designer with a passion for helping people with health conditions 

Cliff

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Experienced photographer with experience in teaching  supporting people with long term health conditions 

Kaya

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Experienced musician with a passion for community 

Guesta

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Experienced photographer

Maxine

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Professional dance teacher / tutor, personal 

trainer and life coach  

Bogi

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Yoga teacher and recruitment professional   

Peace

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CBT professional and dance therapist

Irina

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Experienced communications specialist 

Delfin: Education Consultant

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Experienced in education for the creative industries and working with people with health conditions. Experienced art handler, setting up and taking down art exhibitions.  

Jonathan

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Experienced working with in the film production industries. 

Camilla: Health Consultant

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Health consultant, recovery coach and addiction psychologist. 

Mik

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Experienced musician and tutor

Franco

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Experienced artist 

Tom

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Experienced artist 

Anna

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Experienced fashion designer 

Bea

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Experienced artist and animator  

Savana

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Experienced events organizer 

UDAV Founding Team

The creation of UDAV team was made possible, when a highly successful financier took the unusual and risky decision to invest in the UDAV project. 

This visionary investor based his decision on the enormous potential for social benefit that he saw the  UDAV project could bring to Hackney and potentially the country as a whole, with regard to equality and fairness. 

The UDAV outcomes were combined with the intention to benefit to the UK economy, especially in regard to the creative industries and so in turn, benefiting everyone.  

The pioneering founding member made the decision to support a disadvantaged creative. This creative had a long history of commitment and dedication to both the creative industries and contributions to government on equality and fairness issues and policies wanted to do more, to achieve a fairer society for all. 

The creative founding member then identified the need for a third team member to help achieve UDAV’s goals. This choice was influenced by his own personal experience with serious health issues and having undergone the rehabilitative process a number of times. He identified and recruited to the team, a clinical expert and specialist in the field of Brain Injury Rehabilitation, a key opinion leader in the country, creating the highest possible standard of quality control to the organization. Lastly another member with first hand experience both with nuerological conditions and expertise in the arts joined the team, providing further insight into the complexity of the subject at hand, and this concluded the team members and UDAV was born.