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Our team

Contact the Adfam team

Vivienne Evans OBE, Chief Executive

Omar Amin, Director of Finance and Administration


Policy and Communications

Oliver Standing, Director of Policy and Communications

Alison Hill, Policy and Communications Assistant 

Robert Stebbings, Policy and Communications Assistant


Regional Development

Becky Allon-Smith, Regional Development Manager


Community Development

Christine Toft, Family Support Development Coordinator (Bucks)

Kate Sale, Family Service Development Coordinator (Essex)

Karen Evans, Kinship Care Support and Development Coordinator (Peterborough)

Syeda Hussain, Family Support Coordinator (Newham)

Suki Thiara, Youth and Community Support Worker (Newham)



Katie Aston OBE (Chair) is currently a civil servant and has led on non-policy specific voluntary sector activity at the Home Office for over 10 years.

James Armstrong (Vice Chair) is Director of Marketing and Innovation at Phoenix Futures.

Richard Lambourn (Treasurer) is a retired Chartered Accountant.

Peter Alleyne is Head of Case Management (Discrimination Complaints), Metropolitan Police Service. 

Sally Anthony is Community Empowerment Coordinator at Hub 67, part of the East End Community Foundation.

Jane Brown is Carer services manager for the West Sussex charity, Carers Support. 

Annette Dale-Perera is an independent consultant with experience of drug policy, treatment and practice in the charity sector and the NHS. 

Sandra Jerrim works within an integrated commissioning unit at Southampton City CCG. 

David MacKintosh is Head of Community Safety at the City of London Corporation, and the Director of the London Drug and Alcohol Policy Forum.

James Nicholls is Director of Research and Policy Development at Alcohol Research UK.

Jemma Smith is a Contact Director for Openreach BT, managing supply chain contracts with third party contractors. 

Lorna Templeton is an Independent Research Consultant.

Edmond Yeo is a solicitor working in the in-house legal department of HMRC.