CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Warren Escadale

Warren has been the Chief Executive of VSNW since 2014 and employed to advocate on behalf of the voluntary and community sector nationally and regionally for 20 years. He has championed the role of the sector in driving social and economic growth throughout his career. Warren sees devolution, whatever it may be, as the starting point for a new understanding of what our sector is and could be.

E: warren.escadale@vsnw.org.uk
T: @VSNWEscadale

 
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secretariat lead

Karen Conway

Karen has provided advice and guidance to individuals and organisations for over 25 years in the private, public and voluntary sectors. She has worked as a solicitor in private practice, for the Charity Commission of England and Wales, and most recently for the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureau. After working on national projects for some years she is delighted to be focusing on her North West home region.

E: karen.conway@vsnw.org.uk

 
 

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

Martin Hall

Martin has almost 20 years’ of experience working in the voluntary sector in a variety of roles including fundraising, grant administration and project management. Before joining VSNW he was Communications Manager for a regional grant-making Trust.

E: martin.hall@vsnw.org.uk / comms@vsnw.org.uk
T: @VSNWnews

 
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Engagement & delivery Manager

Amina Lone

Amina is the Engagement & Delivery Manager for the Greater Manchester Cancer Prevention & Screening Service. She has worked across the UK with communities at a local, regional and national level. Her passions include social justice, gender equality and lots of walking and reading.

E: amina.lone@vsnw.org.uk
T: @VSNWAmina

 
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cO-CHAIR OF THE NW SOCIAL PRESCRIBING Network

Jo Ward

Jo describes herself as a Change Maker. She is committed to reducing health inequalities and sees social prescribing as a game changer. As a committed well-being advocate she likes to squeeze between the gaps in organisational infrastructure and cut across sector divides to join stuff up and make things happen.  

E: jo@jowardchangemaker.org.uk  
 

 
 
 
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policy and research officer

Dan Silver

Dan is the Policy and Research Officer for VSNW. He works with VCSFE groups in the Liverpool city region to develop more inclusive and imaginative approaches to policy-making. He is also close to completing a PhD in Policy Evaluation at the University of Manchester. 

E: dan.silver@vsnw.org.uk