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Marcus

Marcus Isman-Egal

An MSc Graduate from the University of Hull, Marcus is an experienced and professional programme manager and qualified Youth Worker. 

Marcus is committed to social change through social enterprise initiatives and believes in the power of young people - whatever their circumstances or challenges - to generate measurable positive social impact.

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Kevin

Kevin Lynch

Kevin is an experienced practitioner and project lead, having worked previously for the Youth Offending Service. 

He is inspired by the idea of a world where young people feel fulfilled and engaged in shaping their lives by having a positive impact in their communities. 

Outside the office you can find him at White Hart Lane cheering on Spurs or playing football. Kevin lives a healthy lifestyle, is a gym addict and can do an impressive amount of both keepy-ups and press ups.

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PC Claire Lake

PC Claire Lake

PC Claire Lake is one of the seconded police officers to EPIC and the Youth Justice Team in Doncaster, embarking on this role nearly 2 years ago.

Having worked as a Children’s and Young Person's Officer previously, she sees the importance and benefit of using all the tools at her disposal to prevent young people from entering the criminal justice system whilst complying with procedures to ensure both police and YJT systems are up to date.

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Libby

Libby Ensor

Specialising in trauma-informed practice and domestic abuse, Libby is extremely enthusiastic about achieving positive outcomes for children and young people. To relax, Libby loves nothing more than spending time with animals or shopping hours on end.

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Tom

Tom Chambers

Tom has been working with Team EPIC since March 2017, having spent 15 years working around the world with internationally recognised companies both in the UK and Spain.

Working with the holding company of Manchester City Football Club, Tom recently spent a year working in China to deliver coaching and personal development to both players and coaches at the Yucai Middle School in the Chongqing Province. 
 
Tom is our Project Lead focused on introducing young people into a range of fun and engaging activities.

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Tariq

Tariq Jawaid

Tariq joined EPIC in 2020 after working as the Behaviour Lead in a school in Cleethorpes. He is a qualified Youth Worker with over 20 years experience as a street based worker and working in youth centres.

Tariq has also worked within North East Lincolnshire supporting the Youth Offending Service - delivering a range of intervention programmes aimed at reducing youth-related anti-social beahaviour. 

Outside of work, Tariq is a film buff and enjoys nothing more than relaxing and catching the latest film releases. 

 

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Stephen

Stephen Cole

Stephen is a creative and has a flair for thinking outside the box. He brings a can-do attitude to everything he does. If you need tips on how to save and make money or recommendations on the best hotels in town - London, New York or Tenerife - Stephen is your man.

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Tom Johnston

Tom Johnston

Tom is an active, hands on member of the team with a passion for football. Tom has been a lifelong supporter of Manchester United and currently enjoys playing for Winterton Rangers FC. Tom has travelled the world playing football in Australia where he took great pleasure in meeting new people and experiencing life down under until an unfortunate injury ended his time over there early.

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Emma Johnson

Emma Johnson

Specialising in Youth Work and creating positive opportunities for young people, Emma has excellent knowledge and experience in delivering in this area of work. Emma comes from a heavily sporting background, through study and professional sport playing at the highest level of women’s football in the English Women’s Super League and Championship. She has also studied at Sheffield Hallam University for five years - achieving both an Undergraduate degree and Postgraduate Master’s degree.

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Tracey McAteer

Tracy McAteer

This is Tracy, a Learning Support Worker as part of the EPIC Learning Provision. Tracy’s background is Youth Work and is passionate about helping young people achieve their full potential.

Tracy is also an animal lover and her cat Magic, now has to share his home with a puppy called Bobby who is a Working Cocker Spaniel full of energy and beans. Tracy loves long walks in the countryside and woods with the Bobby where he tends to take her for the walk.

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Andrea Moore

Andrea Moore

Andrea looks after our wonderful team of volunteer mentors who give one to one support to our young people to help them reach their potential and give them the opportunity to join in new activities and experiences. She is very competitive at the golf driving range and loves organising group activities for all to enjoy. Please visit our EPIC Trusted Mentors link to find out more.

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Steve Hancock

Steve Hancock

Steve is a local lad from Bentley who has a passion for the finer things in life such as music and doing things right. A Dad and Grandad himself with several years’ experience of teaching (music, engineering, oh yeh and SCUBA Diving, lol) and managing alternative teaching provisions for the private sector and government contracts, along with an understanding of young people who just need a little support to reach their full potential in life.

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Mica Mica

Mica

This is Mica. She is always cheerful and will brighten up anyone’s day. She is full of energy and brings a fizz to day.

Mica is a cat fanatic and will often share stories of the troubles her two feline friends get up to. This could be about them falling out of the window or the numerous times she has had to redecorate the Christmas tree.

Mica is very sociable and has a wide circle of friends whom she likes nothing more than meeting up for a meals out.

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Kass Jawaid

Kass Jawaid

Kass is one of our newest and youngest members of the team and already has lots of experience working with various groups of young people. Kass particularly enjoyed his time as an Outreach Ambassador whilst he was a university student. He regularly attended school and college events and career fairs and  his specialism was helping young people with advice about their options for careers and studies after GCSEs. Kass is always willing to listen and lots of fun!

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Rasha Kotaiche

Rasha Kotaiche

Rasha is a multi-faceted individual. Although she specialises in photography, she jumps on any opportunities presented to her even if they’re 100 miles away from her field.

Aside from producing digital art in the forms of photo and video, Rasha loves to help others in any way she can. To help reach a wide audience of people in Doncaster, she started her own organisation, True Tone, to provide creative opportunities for all young people; whether it’s to learn something new or to learn more about something they’re interested in taking on.

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David Walusimbi

David Walusimbi

David is our extremely talented rapper, song writer who works closely to push forward the art scene in Doncaster. This includes organising art exhibitions and music events to get young people more involved and working  with local artists and musicians. He has recently joined us from journey education where he supported young people with getting them back into main stream education and will also will working alongside our colleagues in EPIC Learning, our alternative learning provision.

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Sofia Shah

Sofia Shah

Sofia is a qualified teacher with a wealth of experience and expertise in inspiring high quality learning . Dedicated, resourceful and goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every child. Sofia has held Senior Leadership roles including Deputy Headship in Scunthorpe and has worked extensively across the Yorkshire and Humber region.