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Amber Henry, Training Administrator

Amber joined AVA in January 2017 after several years teaching English and organising language and cultural courses. She continues to participate in community volunteering and is currently studying towards further training qualifications.

Rose Parker, Trainer

Rose has spent 10 years managing frontline services and providing direct support to those aged 12+ who have experienced all forms of gender-based violence. She is a qualified Independent Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocate with additional training on working with gang-affected young people and with children who have been trafficked. She has developed a range of training packages and workshops for professionals, survivors and young people.

Eva Kestner, Finance and Admin Officer

Eva joined AVA in March 2017 after several years working in front line politics in Scotland and London. In these roles she predominantly worked on issues around inequalities and health, including leading on a consultation on achieving women's equality. She has previously ran a parliamentary office and enjoys developing her skills in financial management. She holds a MSc in public communication management and is currently undertaking a Diploma in economics.