Meet the Trustees
Sharon de Leonardis - CEO
Throughout her career to date, Sharon De Leonardis has been successful in working for a number of branded retail businesses and managed all aspects of their functionality from business development and branding, budget management, people management and promotional event management.
With a passion for the Arts, and having a focus on supporting the local community, Sharon successfully set up the 2step Dance Company in 2006. Her energy, enthusiasm and support for young people has paid dividends - a number of her dancers have gone on to have very successful international dance careers.
John Henry is a full-time educator and semi-professional musician with the Irish band, Inis Éire.
Originally from Dublin, John moved to Bedford on a chemical engineering doctoral placement with the University of Birmingham in 2003, fell in love with Bedford's unique cultural identity and remained to call it home.
John lives in Bedford with his family. John is a practising Christian who is involved with adult and children's worship and performs multi-instrumental worship music.
Jordan Louch - Events & Fundraising
Jordan is known locally as a DJ and Promoter with over 20 years experience in both, playing all over the UK and across Europe’s Party Islands, but also bringing the UK’s leading artists to perform in Bedford including Dizzie Rascal, Wiley, Kano, Giggs and Afro B to name but a few.
Professionally, Jordan started his working life as an Estate Agent and Sales Rep before joining the Corporate world for a large organization in the financial sector working his way into his current role as Contract, Procurement and Service Manager.
Vicky Ann Stephenson
I have extensive experience of working in partnership and in the wider community, in both the statutory and voluntary sector. I am dedicated and can take on new challenges to deliver exceptional customer service and case resolution.
KEY SKILLS Teamwork: Mentoring: Problem-solving: Computer skills: Conflict Resolution: Ability to work under pressure.
Photographs & Biographies for the following team members to follow:
- Carmela Facchiano - Community Liason
- Carla Headman - Events & Fundraising
- Amy Washington
- Carmela Martiello
- Dapo Labinjo
- Sofia Martiello