Meet The Team

Sujatha Thaladi

Sujatha Thaladi

Operational Director

Sujatha is a postgraduate in Chemistry, with 20 years of being a qualified mentor in Cardiff. Sujatha is a big asset in the community and has been supporting vulnerable individuals in Wales for over 2 decades. She is a Regional Coordinator for Wales for the South Asian Heritage Month.

Sean Newton

Sean Newton

Chairman

Has a sincere desire to prevent people most at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes by offering a Know Your Risk screening, education and empowerment resources and providing help and support for people most at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

James Alexis

James Alexis

Treasurer

Retired Personnel Manager, who was born in St. Vincent, West Indies. He has lived in Butetown since 1954, and spent his career working for the Representative Body of the Church in Wales.

Abdi Sugulle

Abdi Sugulle

Trustee

Abdi has spent the last 12 years as a supported housing manager. He is also a member of Somali Community Reconciliation Committee.

Vimla Patel, MBE

Vimla Patel, MBE

Patron

Vimla Patel of Llandaff in Cardiff has been hugely involved in Voluntary work for the past 30 years, giving a broad range of support to vulnerable people.

Ali Abdi

Ali Abdi

Trustee

Has a strong track record of leading, developing, coordinating sporting activities and health and wellbeing programmes to young people from Somali, BME and other disadvantaged backgrounds in Cardiff.

Emily Lee

Trustee

Fynamore Primary School – SENCo, Pastoral Manager and Supply Teacher

John Gamblin

John Gamblin

Trustee

John spent a long technical career in Information and Systems Development. The last 25 years were spent in Senior Management roles overseeing managing large IT systems in BT, Saudi Telecommunications and the NHS in Wales, where he was a Programme Manager. Since retiring John has given much of his time supporting charities and organisations involved with art, cycling and local community work. John is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Dr. Sunil Pulapaka

Dr. Sunil Pulapaka

Trustee

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Neurodevelopmental Service

Yusuf Rangoonwala

Yusuf Rangoonwala

Trustee

Yusuf Rangoonwala is a Psychiatrist currently working for the NHS. He brings to TMR his 10 year background from Mental health and the issues currently facing our society as a whole.

Henry Lee

Henry Lee

Business Development Officer

Enjoys working within, and leading teams from a variety of international cultures.

Sangeetha

Sangeetha

Project Coordinator

Sangeetha is currently coordinating our children’s and young peoples (CYP) project.

Gerda Virbickaite

Gerda Virbickaite

Volunteer

Dee Garrett

Social Media Coordinator

Dee Garette: Dee worked for TMR in 2014 as an administrator, co-ordinating volunteers, organising events and assisting Sujatha with networking and fundraising. Since then, Dee learned that charity work is a lot more rewarding than corporate career and has returned to TMR to help source funding for organisation’s continued success.”

Malini RajKumar

Malini RajKumar

Career Development Practitioner

Malini Rajkumar currently is a Certified Career Development Practitioner in Vancouver, Canada and a public speaker. She has long been working with students of all ages, supporting them in their transition from high school to post-secondary and providing career counselling in a group setting, as well as one-on-one mentoring. She takes pride in having over 20 years of experience as a Career Advisor. She has worked in adult education centres helping adults in charting their career goals and exploring career options. Malini is providing her services on a pro bono basis.

Siqi Wu 

Siqi Wu 

Marketing Coordinator 

Siqi is currently supporting the marketing initiatives at TMR whilst completing her final year of BSc Management with Marketing.

Btissam Lahqiqi Telmsani

Btissam Lahqiqi Telmsani

Support Worker

With several years of experience in working with people from all walks of life, I enjoy being able to provide help and support to people who may need it.

Natasha Thaladi

Natasha Thaladi

Healthcare Volunteer Support (COVID-19)

Pharmacist with over ten years of working experience as a clinical pharmacist in the NHS. Helping our beneficiaries get through this stressful time to work safely during the crisis, advising them medically and emotionally.

Theresa Georges

Theresa Georges

Collaborator (ASU Co-ordinator)

Having the support of The Mentor Ring throughout the pandemic has not only been valuable to the Alopecia Support Group (ASU) and our beneficiaries, but to myself and my own wellbeing also, and I remain ever grateful to be a part of TMR.