Amanda Elwen (They/them)
I am currently the business manager for Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Service, HARV Domestic Abuse Services, HARV Housing CIC and Safer Together EVAWG consortia. I am also very proud to be the current chair of the Emily Davison Centre CIO.
I have worked in the charitable sector for 25 years. In 2020 I became a board member and trustee for Women’s Aid National.
I am committed to ending violence against women and girls and I campaign nationally to ensure the EVAWG specialists have a voice in policy, legislation and the procurement of services.
For a long time I have been frustrated with the lack of infrastructure for specialist services and inadequate support for victims of abuse. The Emily Davison Centre not only provides a safe accessible space for women and girls to access support and start the road to recovery, but it also provides an environment where specialists can share expertise, knowledge and skills that will inevitably not only strengthen the sector but will have direct benefits for the entire community.
Qualifications include undergraduate degree in Youth and Community Work, Safeguarding Children postgraduate diploma, IDVA qualification, PG in Voluntary Sector Management and Masters in Business Administration (MBA).
As a queer person, I am keen to ensure that services are inclusive, responsive and accessible to LGBTIQ+ individuals suffering from abuse.
Curtis Smith (He/him)
Hi I’m Curtis, I joined the Loving me service at the start of the project and have worked towards developing and creating the service. I am passionate about supporting the trans and non-binary community. I am currently in the last stages of a Masters degree in mental health nursing, and am passionate about supporting the Trans and Non-binary community.
I’m Laura and I’m the Digital & Technology Co-ordinator at Loving Me. I studied Fashion at University and then completed my Master’s degree in Public Relations before joining the team at Loving Me. I decided that I wanted to move away from a career in fashion and do something that had a direct impact on real people.