Our People

Our Staff

Salli Ward, Community Development Lead (Interim)

Salli joined Chalkhill Community Centre in December 2021 and now leads the centre in developing and attracting funding for its offer to the community. Salli is an experienced CEO, trustee, funding officer and outcomes champion. She lives on a narrowboat with her husband and came to London from Manchester in 2019 to be near her children and step-children. 

As well as working for Chalkhill Community Centre, Salli works freelance as a copywriter and as a celebrant. She’s into baking, Richard Osman and British Sign Language.

Sultana Rahman, Financial and Administration Officer

Sultana works in Chalkhill Community Centre’s office to support the mountain of admin, deal with bookings and make sure things get paid. After a career in accounts and finance, she volunteered here in September 2018, before being snapped up as a member of staff from February 2019. 

When she’s not keeping everything in order, Sultana likes to spend time with her family.

Gary Willis, Caretaker

Gary takes care of rooms and furniture and people, as well as helping out on reception and with bookings. He has been with Chalkhill Community Centre since 2010. Previously Gary worked as a press operator/fabricator for 25 years and as a warehouse manager then spectator steward before ‘retiring’ to become a full-time carer.

Outside of work Gary likes walking, often to take in the local sights (ask him about Wembley’s history!), travelling, and following his football team – Chelsea.

Our Trustees

  • Emad Al-Ebadi – Chair
  • Gloria Travers – Vice Chair
  • Winston Henry – Treasurer
  • Kathleen Fraser – Secretary
  • Mansoor Akram 
  • Hassan Afrah 
  • Iman Moghaddam 
  • Vaishali Raghvani 
  • Chuck Madekwe
  • Munia Omar