Our Trustees Patron Baroness Jenny Randerson Educated at Bedford College, London University. Born in 1948. Previously, a Lecturer and Manager at Coleg Glan Hafren, Cardiff's Tertiary College. Also a former Cardiff Councillor and Leader of the Opposition on Cardiff County Council. She was a JP prior to election to the Assembly. She has extensive political experience in government at UK and Wales level. She was Health and Social Services; Equal Opportunities and Finance Spokeswoman during the Second Welsh Assembly. As a patron of Cardiff Deaf Centre she will be an excellent spokesperson for the centre and raise awareness of issues that Deaf people face every day. Her interests include the economy, environment, education and Europe. Chair Dafydd Eveleigh Dafydd joined the Board of Trustees in October 2016 and was elected Chair in June 2017. Currently a project manager in the civil service, Dafydd has worked in the Deaf community for several years, first as a BSL officer then as a Community Advocacy Officer. He is aware of the challenges that deaf and hard of hearing people face not only through personal experience but from working in the community. Vice Chair Edward Jenkins BEM Hearing, Edward was recognised on the 2017 Queens Honours list for his voluntary work going back 55 years. Edward has a long track record of support the community in Dinas Powis where he lives and for supporting the Deaf Community in Cardiff and the surrounding area. Treasurer Sarah Smith Deaf, Sarah joined Cardiff Deaf Centre’s Board of Trustees at its inception in 2014 as a Treasurer and also as a Centre Manager. Secretary Stacey Worboys Profile coming soon Executive Trustees Stuart Parkinson Deaf, Stuart is a life long campaigner, advocating on behalf of the Deaf Community. Previously a Trustee of the BDA, he is now a Specialist Study Skills Tutor for the University of South Wales and is a Youth Worker with Cardiff County Council, a role he has been in for over twenty years. He has also been a BSL Teacher since 1997. Stuart is currently the Project Leader for Deaf Hub (Wales)’s Art Festival and facilitates meetings with the Cardiff County Council Equality Team, and in particular, was the Deaf community’s representative as Trustee of Deaf Hub (Wales) at Cardiff County Council’s signing of the BDA’s BSL Charter. Fiona Nicholson Deaf, Fiona joined Cardiff Deaf Centre’s Board of Trustees in December 2016 as Secretary. She is a Director of Sarona Training and Consultancy Ltd and has worked in the Deaf community and British Sign Language for over 20 years as teacher, trainer, assessor, internal and external verifier. She is also a qualified English to BSL Translator with NRCPD registration and is involved in translating documents and TV programmes for a range of clients. Non-Executive Trustees Jonny Cotson Jonny Cotsen was born in Cardiff, Wales. Jonny is a qualified graphic designer and teacher but has left his professional career to develop himself as a performance artist, facilitator and consultant for inclusion in the arts. Jonny developed and wrote the Arts Council Wales Toolkit for venues and theatre companies, which provides a guidance on how to improve access for D/deaf, deafened and heard of hearing audiences in Wales. Jonny also runs inclusive drama workshops and is a Deaf Equality trainer for people with and without disabilities, and is a trustee for Disability Arts Cymru, Theatr Iolo and Nova Theatre. Jonny is currently an artist residence with Pervasive Media Studio based at the Watershed, Bristol working on a new immersive theatre piece which is designed for social change. He does public speaking and enjoys being on panel discussions on access provision in the arts with Unlimited Connects and at other events. He is currently completed a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe with ‘Louder Is Not Always Clearer’, produced and directed by Mr and Mrs Clark and will be touring* across the UK and Europe in 2020/21. [* currently cancelled because of COVID-19]. His other performing credits include: ‘English' (Quarantine and National Theatre Wales), ‘Ways Of Being Together’ (Jo Fong), Cardiff: City Road Stories (Sherman Theatre). When finding time in between work Jonny enjoys going on long walks with his family. Miriam Grimshaw Miriam trained as an audiologist at Bristol University 2010-2014. She started learning BSL whilst working as an audiologist from 2014-2019. She now works as a freelance BSL/English Interpreter, based in Cardiff.