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Rita Chadha was born in East London and has worked locally, nationally and internationally for a variety of community and voluntary organisations. Her work and practice has always been focused upon equality and cohesion issues, as well as campaigning for a vibrant and dynamic civil society. Rita was bought into RAMFEL in 2006 as interim Director to support a review of the organisation. Upon completion of a six month contract she was then appointed as Chief Executive and has since then sought to expand the organisation’s geographical remit as well as broaden it’s range of services. In her spare time Rita is an amateur clock maker and exercise and bikram junkie. She also supports a number of other charities with Challenge events and activities.
Nihad is a qualified doctor overseas. On arriving to the UK he has worked with a number of refugee organisations as a health advisor. He has also worked for the Waltham Forest PCT- NHS as Community Health Advisor/advocate and as a mental health community development practitioner. Nihad has worked with Black Asian and Ethnic minority communities researching the development and provision of voluntary sector services for HIV/AIDS and Mental Health in particular.
In 2010 Nihad joined RAMFEL as Health Access and Development Officer focusing on improving access to the local health and social care services by providing advocacy and advice for vulnerable clients. His past experience means he can identify short comings in the system and ensure the BAMER community to receive equal treatment while addressing their needs.