Dr. Charlie Howard (formerly Alcock) – Founder

Charlie is passionate about co-producing solutions with those they seek to help. She draws extensively on her training as a Clinical Psychologist to inform this work. Charlie founded MAC-UK in 2008 and was its CEO until May 2014. She remains involved in a light-touch Founder capacity. She also started The INTEGRATE Movement in late 2014, supported by her Fellowship with Catch22. Charlie now works across a number of organisations, initiatives and policy areas which all connect around co-production, mental health and working with those who struggle to access help.

 Sinem Cakir – Chief Executive Officer

Sinem is committed to working with young people to remove roadblocks so that they can get on and thrive. Sinem completed the Clore Social Leadership Programme in 2013 as a specialist Youth and Social Justice Fellow, supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. She supported the start up of The INTEGRATE Movement, a social enterprise with the remit of scaling MAC-UK’s good practice, before taking on the role of Chief Executive of both organisations in Autumn 2015.

John Okparocha – Director of Finance and Resources

John is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Nigeria. He also has an MBA in Business Administration and two B Sc degrees in Applied Accountancy.Prior to joining MAC-UK, John has had experience of working in third sector in senior finance and management positions at Prostate Cancer UK, Livability, The Brooke, and UK Community Foundations. He also has more than 24 years’ experience working in the commercial sector some of which include GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs Investment bank, EDF Energy and Deloitte.

Sally Zlotowitz- INTEGRATE Clinical Director (Interim)

Sally is a Clinical and Community Psychologist and has led on training, research and policy work at MAC-UK to influence local and national policy-makers to generate innovative mental health and social care services that make them more accessible, preventative, strengths-based and community-led. Sally is passionate about bringing social and environmental justice into her professional and personal life and is a long standing activist. Sally is Chair Elect of the British Psychological Society Community Psychology Section and leads the London Community Psychology Network.

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