Preventing Bullying

PREVENTION PROGRAMMES SCHOOL TRAINING COURSES

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Supporting Targets of Bullying

TELEPHONE SUPPORT ADVICE AND COUNSELLING

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Neuroscience Research

UNDERSTANDING CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF TRAUMA RESEARCH TO RE-ESTABLISH VICTIMS CONFIDENCE

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Board of Trustees

Olga Venosa

Founder, Chair of Trustees

Olga is a finance professional whom from an early age has helped by volunteering with numerous activities to support young disruptive children and abandoned elderly people across multiple countries. Olga’s work is varied including experience as a school and college governor, mentoring young students and helping in homeless shelters.

Amongst her passions are psychology and neuroscience. Moved by an increasing rate of bullying, and moreover bullying related adolescent suicides, Olga decided to found We Are Stronger Charity and tackle these issues.

Having personally experienced, and overcome, difficult times in childhood, Olga inherently understands the benefits her work provides and is therefore very committed to the charity’s mission. Using her experience and understanding of the psychological impact of negative experiences Olga helps others to change their thoughts and behaviour towards a healthier mental balance.

Antonio Baccari

Fundraiser, Trustee

Antonio is a finance and strategy professional who has a passion to develop and grow new businesses.

Having lived in multiple countries and experienced a variety of cultures in his life, Antonio appreciates the value of diversity and strives to support organisations that promote integration and social responsibility.

Antonio will volunteer his time to support the charity’s fundraising, liaising with the other trustees to spread the charity’s message across different communities.

Mark Cole

Technology Officer, Trustee

Mark is an IT Professional and Project Manager working in Financial Services implementing change programmes on large banking projects.

As a father with a young child Mark appreciates the issues being tackled by the charity and how awful bullying can be to young victims.

Mark jumped at the opportunity to volunteer for providing IT Support to the charity and giving We Are Stronger its web presence.   The ability to apply his computing skills and contribute to tackling bullying provided a perfect opportunity that Mark couldn’t resist.

Abhinav Dawar

Fundraiser, Trustee

Abhinav is a strategy consultant with experience in helping organisations grow. He also advises start-ups on their fundraising journeys. 

Abhinav is keen to his past experiences to help We Are Stronger have a positive and meaningful impact on our society. Abhinav helps with the charity’s fundraising efforts.

Brinda Granthrai

Solicitor, Trustee

Brinda is passionate about increasing the awareness of long term damage caused by bullying and helping young people overcome the effects.

She is a qualified solicitor and as a Partner, she is involved in the management of her law firm.  She specialises in real estate and business immigration.  Her legal experience and business management skills will help support the charity’s strategic vision within a regulatory framework.

Raika Hadipour

Accountant & Treasurer, Trustee

Raika is qualified as an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), with over 10 years’ experience in finance within different industries, predominately focusing on commercial finance. 

Having experienced bullying first hand at school, this charity is close to Raika’s heart and she is excited to take this journey and see the impact it will have. 

Raika will volunteer her time to support the charity’s financial needs and will be the treasurer, as well as supporting other activities within the charity.

Alexander Unterrainer

Multi-sector Manager, Trustee

Alex is a quantitative developer with experience in algorithmic trading and passion for finance. Since meeting Olga he realised how serious bullying has become for the current generation and decided to take action and join her in her anti-bullying work.

“Actions are cause of changes, even small ones. That sets us in the right direction, so I start today”

Andrew Walsh

Technology Officer, Trustee

Andrew is a Software Engineer experienced in building web applications and improving organisations’ infrastructure.

With a diverse background, Andrew has an interest in ensuring young people are free to develop in a safe environment. He has a history of volunteering for social causes and values positive, diverse communities.

Andrew supports the technical ambitions of the charity and helps the organisation achieve its mission to spread awareness of bullying.