Yvette Chivers

Yvette Chivers

Yvette is co-Director of Sync Inspire CIC, a not for profit company that supports outreach and community projects, such as Eye Inspire and B-Side Project. Yvette’s work within Sync Inspire is social media, marketing, online broadcasting and event management for clients across the UK and internationally. Part of the Sync Inspire team’s remit is to volunteer for charities they are passionate about. As Yvette is a DJ, music producer and radio presenter, the fit with Good Vibrations is perfect. She donates her time and expertise as mentor and advisor, assisting the marketing team with outreach, fundraising and awareness-raising social media campaigns.

Tony O’Hagan

Tony O’Hagan

Tony is a singer and musician who volunteers on Good Vibrations’ Loophole Music project at Bethlem Royal Hospital in London. Previously Tony was a participant on this project himself. Loophole Music played a big part in making him feel more optimistic and hopeful. Here is a track he made with Loophole.

As a Pro Bono Participant Advisor, Tony also co-produced Loophole Music’s Online Showcase in October 2020 with facilitators, Kieran Plunkett and Jerome Bisgambiglia. Together with Juha frontman, Collin Chace, they put on a live, interactive online workshop as part of this on World Mental Health Day 2020.

Tony also volunteers with mental health charity, Hear Us as a link worker with lived experience. His role involves liaising between different stakeholder groups in Croydon about matters connected with living with a mental health condition.

Sara Longmuir

Sara Longmuir

Sara is a consultant who was Director of Finance for The Nuffield Trust and LankellyChase Foundation. She is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in finance as well as in business and executive coaching. Earlier in her career Sara was a volunteer tutor for the Outward Bound Trust City Challenge courses, working with young offenders.

Jo Garner

Jo Garner

Jo is the UK Director of GDA, communications experts based in the UK and Australia. GDA works with industry leading clients across a range of sectors including charities, healthcare and criminal justice. GDA has supported Good Vibrations in a pro-bono capacity for a number of years.

Jo has worked in marketing and communications for over 20 years, managing high profile projects for clients ranging from Audi to Marks & Spencer, from NHS England to HMP Doncaster. Her simple, effective and powerful communication strategies have heightened brand exposure, increased sales and driven greater stakeholder engagement.

Jo also volunteers for the Shannon Trust at HMP Oakwood working with prison staff and mentors to support and grow the peer-to-peer reading plan – helping prisoners to teach other prisoners to read.

Emma Di Iorio

Emma Di Iorio

Emma is the Global Privacy Lead and Legal Counsel at Pontoon Solutions, an international workforce solutions company. Before this, she was the Legal Counsel at Treatwell, and Assistant Vice-President Legal Counsel at Barclays. Emma trained and qualified at Simmons & Simmons, and worked as a freelance lawyer on various in-house commercial projects following her training.

Previously Emma worked on EU criminal justice projects, including a two-year project on the transfer of prisoners across borders and another on the prevention of radicalisation of prisoners. She maintains a variety of pro bono legal work, including at a legal advice centre and a school.

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