Meet the Team


Angela Allen

Community Tutor

I deliver reading and writing sessions to adult students who want to develop their literacy & numeracy skills. I am also currently planning a homework club for the younger Leeds GATE members: starting at key stage 2 and progressing on to Functional Skills levels.

I love working at Leeds GATE because the people I have worked with so far are kind, friendly and really want to learn new skills.

In my spare time I love to grow flowers in my garden. This is a challenge as my garden is also full of shady trees so I have to cram as many as possible into any available sunny spot.


Angela Doyle


I advocate on behalf of members to have equal access to services.

I enjoy working at Leeds GATE as I get to learn something new about members’ everyday as well as increasing my knowledge and awareness of the issues that affect the Gypsy & Traveller community.

Outside of work I like to spend time outdoors exploring the beautiful countryside as well as keeping fit and healthy.


Charlotte James


I am an advocate at Leeds GATE I am also part of the Gypsy community.

I enjoy working at Leeds GATE it gives me the opportunity to help and meet new people.

I spend a lot of my free time in the gym and I am passionate about equality for all.


Claire Graham

Communities Manager

I oversee the youth and adult community development work at Leeds GATE.  I’ve worked at Leeds GATE for 14 years now and in that time i’ve seen us grow from strength to strength!

I love Leeds GATE and the values that we stand for. The best part of my job is seeing members grow and come and work with us. Seeing them progress through the organision and speaking out for what they belive in is magic.

In my spare time I enjoy playing football and the tranquity of sitting by a river making vague attents to catch fish! 


Ellie Rogers

Deputy CEO

My job involves fundraising, project management, evaluation, member involvement and strategic partnerships. 

Leeds GATE is a very special place, the passion and commitment of our staff and members shines through in our work. I am proud to be a part of our life changing human rights work. 

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family, reading and watching crime dramas!


Gemma Carlier

Mental Health Support Worker

I provide 1-2-1 mental health support through Live Well Leeds.

I love working at GATE because the members really make it! Our members are incredible to work with and have been very welcoming.

I'm passionate about mental health & suicide prevention, using art and self care methods.

I'm a Mum and in my spare time I do lots of creative things!


Grace Cunningham

Senior Youth Worker

I look after all our young people and manage Leeds GATE’s programme of youth work.

I couldn’t possibly think of a better role, I love my job and feel very passionate about our young people, I am very pleased I got this job because I want to see all our young people achieve their full potential in life and hope they see me as a role model!

I am proof that all young travelling people can have a family but can also chase our dreams if we believe in ourselves and have just 1 person believe in us we can do anything!


Helen Jones


My job is to lead the staff team to deliver the organisation aims and objectives on behalf of the Executive Board. I have worked for Leeds GATE since the beginning, as development worker; project manager, and now as CEO.

I think I’m lucky to be able to put my education, enthusiasm and passion for justice to good use and work alongside our members to fight for the rights of all Gypsies and Travellers.


Kathleen Anne Boswell

Youth worker assisstant

I work with the communities team to organise fun things for our young members to do like groups and residentials.

My favourite days at Leeds GATE are when i’m busy running the boys group, or supporting the young people’s committee. I love it when I see young people reaching their goals.

Outside of work I like relaxing with my family.


Mags Price

Community Development Worker & Housekeeper

I work with Claire to run the groups and I maintain the building with Sharon, I talk to members about what they want.

I love working at Leeds GATE because I met new people and learn new things every day.

When I am not at work my kids keep me very busy!


Rachael Darling

Service Manager

I came to Leeds GATE to share my experience, knowledge and skills in advocacy and legal systems. Before working with the Travelling community I was ignorant to the racism and discrimination Gypsies and Travellers face everyday. Challenging the barriers our members face is what drives me to come to work every day.

I love working at Leeds GATE because I get to work in partnership with our members who are one of the most welcoming, kindest and hardworking communities I know of!

Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family and friends and have recently discovered a passion for all things nature and outdoors. 


Sharon Hauge

Administration and Operations Manager

I've worked at GATE since 2012 as Admin and Ops Manager providing back room support and resources for staff and the organisation. I feel extremely fortunate to work for a value led organisation, where there is culture of trust and respect between everyone. 

When i'm not injured i love fell running and am at my happiest on the top of a remote mountain. 


Teresa Birtle

Admin & Project Assistant

My job role involves doing day to day tasks in the office answering phones and taking messages my main job is doing the care of post this takes up alot of time has we have at least 100 members who gets there mail to our office.

I am very passionate about the work I do I love coming in to work knowing that I can help to make a change in peoples lives and put a smile on there face that makes me so happy on a night when I get home to know the changes I have made.

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