The Traveller Movement has a professional team of staff and volunteers who are highly dedicated in the work they do and provide excellent support in the running of the charity. The team is made up of Gypsies, Traveller and Roma and members of the settled population working together for the realisation of human rights for these minority groups. The charity is run by the Chief Executive Officer, Yvonne MacNamara supported by a senior management team. We have three teams, Operations and Administration, Partnerships and Capacity Building and Policy Campaigns and Research. We employ a core staff group to deliver our aims and objectives supported by an excellent volunteer and internship team. We contract a number of independent consultancies on a needs basis to help us deliver our services from time to time.
Our Core Team
Yvonne MacNamara – Chief Executive Officer
Yvonne joined the staff team of the Traveller Movement as CEO April 2008. Yvonne is a well seasoned practitioner within the field of community development and equality and has held a number of senior management roles. She currently sits on a number of advisory groups across government and within the wider sector. She is responsible for overseeing and leading the charity and all of its teams.
Jenni Berlin – Communities, Advocacy and Campaigns Officer
Jenni has a PhD in sociology, where she studied the well-being of housed Gypsies and Travellers in England and Finnish Roma in Finland (available from: epublications.uef.fi) In addition to working at the TM, Jenni is doing her post-doctoral research about ‘home’, and is a Research Fellow at Buckinghamshire New University and occasionally at Greenwich University, working on research projects involving Gypsy, Traveller and migrant Roma issues. For the last five years Jenni has assisted Professor Margaret Greenfields and IDRICS in several research projects, and co-written national and international seminar reports. On her free-time Jenni fosters cats, plays football and enjoys going to rock, metal and punk concerts.
Radmila Vujnovic – Operational and Financial Manager
Radmila joined the Traveller Movement in October 2009, coming from a background in the voluntary sector. Prior to joining TM, Radmila worked in a number of charities linked to the Irish community, where she gained over twelve years of experience in finance, HR, event and office management. Radmila is Part-qualified ACCA.