Our Staff

We have a dedicated team of staff and a committed Board.

Humma Nizami

Project Manager

Humma is qualified in Youth & Community Development and has over 15 years’ experience of working in the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) to manage projects focussing on mental health, employment, advice & guidance, looked-after children, suicide prevention, refugee resettlement, organ donation, cancer screening and health inequalities. She has worked with a number of organisations including Womenzone Community Centre, Lancashire BME Network, The Children’s Society and Leeds City Council.

Humma is currently a member of the Bradford District VCS Assembly Steering Group, co-chair of both the Equalities Forum, and the Race Equality Mental Health Collaborative in Bradford.

Hattie Charnley-Shaw

Capacity Builder

After graduating with an MA degree in American Studies in 2018 from the University of Manchester, Hattie worked at the Ahmed Iqbal Ullah RACE Centre in Manchester for over two years. This work involved researching and promoting the archive’s collections around race, ethnicity and migration in the UK and working closely with ethnic minority communities across Manchester to deliver events and workshops.

In October 2020 Hattie returned to Bradford to begin working at Race Equality Network. Her role includes maintaining strong relationships with the REN-supported community organisations, and building REN’s digital presence.

Adiba Rashid

Project Coordinator

Adiba has over 15 years voluntary experience, having worked with the Domestic Violence Forum and charities such as Facing the World, specialising in working with vulnerable women and children.

After moving up from the South, Adiba spent lockdown undertaking counselling and mental health projects, and brought her skills to REN.

In February , Adiba joined the team at REN as a project co-ordinator, delivering projects such as the Covid Vaccination Programme, whist developing relationships and delivering the projects to our community partners and building REN’s community reach.

Fatima Mahmood

Project Communications Officer

Fatima is a recent graduate in International Politics BSc (Hons) from the University of Huddersfield. During her time at University she has worked on student representation and social issues, and was awarded the BAME Ambassador of the Year in the second year of her degree. 

Fatima has supported the BAME Ambassadors Network during her time at University, worked on projects relating to Muslim youth representation in Europe and has taken part in local community projects. Fatima’s research interests include human rights, democracy, protest movements and foreign policy.

Fatima joined the REN team in December to create and deliver the communications strategy for the Community Champions with a focus on mental health and wellbeing. 


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