Queen's Crescent Community Association (QCCA) has a history of employing passionate, skilled and diverse staff, many of whom were born in the area. There has always been an ethos of promoting from within.
Chief Executive Officer
Foyezur started his QCCA journey growing up in Gospel Oak. He joined the organization as a volunteer, worked his way up and in 2005 became QCCA’s CEO.
Foyezur has led the growth of the charity, from an annual turnover of £280,000 and a team of five staff in a single site at the Ashdown Crescent community centre, to currently generating over £1m, and employing 33 staff, over five different facilities.
Over the past decade, he has built extensive partnerships in the local community and beyond, galvanising local people towards a central goal of rejuvenating the surrounding communities’ quality of life and standard of living.
Office & Buildings Manager
Abdul ensures the smooth running of QCCA and its various service, including our DBS checking facility.
Dean joined QCCA in November 2012 working in several areas at head office before becoming the administrator for Queen's Crescent Market at the start of QCCA’s management. Dean then moved into the finance as finance assistant with a focus on the charity's nurseries. In March 2016 Dean was promoted to the organisation's finance manager.
Healthy Families co-ordinator
Elaine has many years' experience delivering family-focused projects in the community. Her particular specialism is health and wellbeing programmes and she has worked for charities such as Stroke Association, providing emotional and practical support for families experiencing trauma, disability, and poverty. Elaine is passionate about delivering skills that help families make informed choices to live a healthy, full lives.
Older People's service co-ordinator
Mary started working for QCCA in May 2018. Previously, she worked for Mind Yourself, an Irish charity running a programme of activities to support the London Irish community, and for the Hammersmith and Fulham Volunteer Centre managing a project to support young disabled people in partnership with Action on Disability. She also has over ten years' experience of teaching ESOL and has written and illustrated teaching materials, such as 'The New East Enders' for Gatehouse Media. She originally trained as an artist and designer and still paints and exhibits her work.
Youth Services Manager
Sarah-Jane started working for QCCA in August 2020. Prior to joining us, she completed a Master's in Charity Management and was the centre manager of a youth centre in Camberwell, South London. She also has over fifteen years' experience of managing and delivering front line youth work.
Fundraising and Communications
Michele is a former Fleet Street journalist who has worked in the charity and refugee sector for the past five years.