Who We Are
The South East Integration Network is made up of its members which our board and staff work to support, connect & represent.
Ruth Cape – Development Manager
Jess Steele – Communications and Admin Officer
Board of Directors
Angie Mwafulirwa (Chair)
Angie is a community development worker working with refugees and asylum seekers. She has also established Sharpen Her: the African Women’s Network (SHAWN).
“I have lived in Glasgow for 10 years. Originally from Malawi, my personal experience of moving to a new country and pursuing integration is the main reason why I feel so passionately about the work that SEIN is doing.”
Aastha Aryal (Treasurer)
Jola has 20 years’ experience working for community and advocacy projects tackling access to education and homelessness issues. She has been working with refugees & asylum seekers, women, care leavers, ex-offenders and individuals affected by poor mental health and addictions. She is currently a Caseworker at Extra Help Unit at Citizens Advice Scotland. Jola’s background is in fine art and she also pursues her career as a visual artist.
Karen worked in the NHS for many years, in her last job managing a team who helped to settle refugees.
“I am enjoying learning new skills and meeting new people from different walks of life. A good listener, I am curious about people, and like to find that which unites us. My husband grew up in the Govanhill area as a child of an immigrant and this heritage is very important to my family.”
Paddy is a Community Development Manager in an area Glasgow where they manage an amazing team of people working alongside community members to deliver a range of projects, tackle local issues, and celebrate people and place.
Sohini is a leadership coach and culture change facilitator. She founded Harikoa – a consultancy that serves with individuals and teams to create spaces of belonging and cultures of purpose.
“Belonging is something I strive for personally (since moving from Johannesburg, South Africa, 5 years ago), and what I work towards professionally. I am passionate about supporting dignity, justice, and compassion for members of our human family who have been displaced and have to build a life and home elsewhere. This is what attracted me to the work of SEIN and why serving on the SEIN board is close to my heart.”