Our Team

Paul Chitnis, Director

Paul brings many years’ experience in senior management having been Chief Executive of SCIAF, the international development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland. He has also worked for Christian Aid and HCPT. In 1981, he set up The Newman Holiday Trust to provide holidays for disabled children in the UK.  Paul has travelled widely in Africa, Asia and Latin America where he has witnessed the work of Jesuits to serve the faith and promote justice.

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Richard Greenwood, Assistant Director

Richard joined Jesuit Missions in 2011 having previously worked for Missio, Cafod and Age Concern. He is responsible for the financial management and is a member of the editorial board of Jesuits and Friends. Richard has extensive experience in fundraising and campaigning within the UK and also spent time working with the Salesians in Kenya. Having completed an undergraduate degree in Development and Disaster Management ten years ago Richard is at the end of a Master’s Degree in Global Governance and Public Policy.

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Samantha Aidoo, Education for Justice Coordinator

Samantha coordinates the Education for Justice and Companions (school-partnership) Programmes. Following roles at Amnesty International UK, Community Links and ThinkAfricaPress, she spent two years teaching in South Korea and volunteering at Mother House in India. With degrees in law (LLB) and human rights (MSc), Samantha is committed to social justice and youth awareness.

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Emma Greenfield, Volunteer Coordinator

Emma has recently joined the Jesuit Missions team as our Volunteer Coordinator.  Emma has wide experience working with volunteers both overseas and here and more recently coordinated volunteers at Prison Fellowship.  Emma enjoyed the 9 years she lived in India where among other things, she set up the charity Sugandh,  which works in education and development in slum areas.  She has also enjoyed a legal career and is fully involved in the life of her local church.

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Liz Brereton, Office Administrator

Liz is responsible for the management of the office, and acts as assistant to the Director.

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Monica Sisimayi, Finance Officer

Monica is responsible for day to day finance management and providing senior management with key financial information. Monica  enjoys working alongside and helping marginalised communities around the world.

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Joelene Wilkie, Database Officer

Joelene joined Jesuit Missions in 2016, she is responsible for maintaining our database and supporting donors. With a degree in Social Work, Joelene has experience of working in executive support and team assistant roles in the government, commercial and charity sectors.

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