Our team

North Bristol Advice Centre is run by a dedicated team of staff & volunteers and is governed by an independent management committee of local residents and professionals with a wide range of skills and experience.


Sally Gapper - CEO

Luke Albarran - Advice Team Manager

Katherine Tanko - Fundraising and Communications Officer

Janie Randell - Community Advice Service Coordinator

Jennifer Hudson - Community Advice Service Coordinator

Ruth Metelerkamp - SHARP Superviser and Caseworker

Helen Stone - Volunteer Coordinator

Selman Sheshi - Finance Manager

Melinda Marton - Data Quality and Trainee Finance Officer

Allison Clarke - Administrator

Jenni Wilson - Administrator

Arifa Akhter - Receptionist

Jude Ponting - Advice Worker

Mandy Williams - Advice Worker

Linda Mullholland - Advice Worker

Karen Donovan - Triage Worker

Rebekah Grose - Triage Worker

Emmanuelle Claverie - Training Development Worker

Miranda Lovelock - Community Navigator Coordinator

Christopher Vyce - Community Navigator

Emily Deplae - Community Navigator


We are also ably assisted by a dedicated and highly valued team of volunteers


Management Committee

Chair - Helen Ball

Head of Policy & Equalities at Bristol City Council and Service Director, Bristol Partnership, Helen has a solid background working in the voluntary sector and excellent understanding of equality issues and people and financial management.

Trustee - Isabel Webley

English Teacher at Romney Avenue School until retiring and School Governor for 8 years, Isabel also volunteers with Bristol Credit Union and is treasurer of the local Labour Party. 

Trustee - Sian Edmunds

Partner at the Bristol based law firm Burges Salmon. She lives in North Bristol and has two children who attend schools in North Bristol.

Trustee - Jitu Shah 

Now retired, Jitu spent the whole of his working life in the IT industry, specialising in applications development and delivery in the banking, general finance and public sectors. He is happily married with two daughters and a grandson. He loves the outdoors and working in the community.

Trustee - Will Dunkerley

Currently UK Director of Xiting, a Swiss-based IT security consulting and software development house, Will specialises in database security for corporate clients. He supplies software and consulting services to businesses who run SAP solutions, protecting their data from both internal and external attack threats. His other interests include health and fitness, reading, and finance and economics.

We warmly welcome committed people who live or work in the communities we serve to join our management committee.

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please contact Sally Gapper, Chief Executive Officer, on Tel: 0117 951 5751 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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