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Adam McCann, Chief Executive Officer
Adam McCann joined Diversity Role Models in 2018. He previously worked in the legal industry as a diversity and inclusion professional responsible for the development and execution of a D&I strategy with a focus on intersectionality. Prior to moving to the UK and focusing his career on his passion for diversity and inclusion, Adam gained a great deal of leadership experience in the United States working in the financial services and hospitality industries. Over the years Adam has volunteered for a number of LGBT+ charities including DRM since 2013 both in the office and as a secondary and primary school role model. He is also a board member for The P3 Network, a charity created to support non-traditional and underrepresented families.
Dan Beeson, Relationships & Experience Manager
After specialising in LGBT+ online media for five years, Dan brings expertise in audience behaviour and creative campaign concepts to Diversity Role Models to manage the charity’s core relationships. Working collaboratively with corporate partners, Dan ensures the invaluable work of our role models reaches as far and wide as possible. Hailing from Essex, Dan is a passionate mental health advocate and avid traveller with a love of country music.
Emma Miller-McCaffrey, Community Engagement Manager
Emma started her career as a Secondary Drama Teacher for 9 years and has since volunteered and worked for various LGBT charities. She is passionate about authenticity and all of us recognising our strength in being individual. Over 5 years ago Emma began volunteering with Diversity Role Models as a role model in Liverpool. Now based in the London office, Emma supports volunteers and community engagement activities across England. Emma lives in Liverpool with her wife, and DRM trustee, Ann, and their cat Shane.
Jac Bastian, Head of Education
Jac has held a range of positions in charities engaging young people in political and social issues and is committed to empowering students, staff and the whole school community to create truly inclusive schools. Originally from Swansea he now lives in South London and is passionate about grassroots activism and campaigning.
Kate Hutchinson, Regional Officer
Kate has been involved with many organisations and charities campaigning for LGBT+ rights since 2012. A large part of her work focus has been on school inclusion for transgender youth and has advised teaching unions, schools and local authorities on the subject. She lives in North Wales with her cat Geralt and plays Bass in a rock band.
Lana Peswani, Operations Assistant
Lana has been in the charity sector since 2012. Having worked for both Oxfam and Stonewall in the past, Lana has a well-rounded view of the workings of a charity and is happy to help anyone with anything, ever! Outside of Diversity Role Models, Lana has written articles on queer topics for some major publications plus often appears on radio shows, panels and podcasts speaking about gender and sexuality. Lana loves singing, writing, fashion and astrology and is currently living their best life in East London!
Nimerta Virdee, Regional Officer
Nimerta has worked in education since 2008 as a Science teacher in Secondary Schools and Colleges. She has a keen interest in pastoral care and building a school curriculum that promotes inclusion and develops the whole child. Originally a Londoner, Nimerta now lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne with her partner and two cats, Greta and Clarke. She is an education activist and campaigns for staff wellbeing in schools through the National Education Union; running a monthly Mental Health Coffee morning for educators throughout the North East.
Sophie Osborne, Operations Officer
Since graduating from Warwick University in July 2017, Sophie has been busy travelling and volunteering for DRM before taking up a full time position in January 2018. Additionally, since 2015 Sophie has been involved with various other LGBT+ organisations and events such as the DIVA Literary Festival, Pride Powerlist Breakfast and Pride in London.
Will Fletcher, Head of Operations
Since 2009 Will has worked for a variety of organisations within the youth and education sectors. Will is passionate about volunteering and is currently the Chair of Governors at a local primary school. He lives in east London with his husband and their two dogs, Max and Delta, who take turns coming into the office.
Max and Delta
Max has been Diversity Role Models' Head of Morale since January 2017 and his sister Delta joined the team in May 2018 as our Pawsonal Assistant. When they're not busy raising morale in the office they both enjoy long walks and trips to park.