Our team

Nathalie Sherring

is originally from France but has lived in and around Bournemouth for the last 20 years. Her background is in education but since being in the UK she has managed and led many community development projects and has developed a passion for this work and for equality. She joined Dorset Race Equality Council in April 2015, as a Community Development Worker and took over the management of the organisation at the end of 2016. She is now its Chief Officer and is looking forward to working with more ethnic minority groups and individuals.

Jane Jones

has been working at Dorset Race Equality Council since 2013 and has led on projects such as the Celebrate Dorset! Multicultural lunches in 2017 and the Arabic and Bengali consultation in 2016. Jane has an undergraduate degree in languages and an MA in Communities, Organisations and Social Change. She is passionate about human rights and social justice and prior to joining the REC worked in diverse roles including overseeing international campaigns for a human rights organisation in Mexico. She also conducted research into health and employment outcomes for rough sleepers in London on behalf of a national charity. In her spare time, she is a mum of two and an environmental activist.

Tina Thompson

has a background in the voluntary sector, working in advocacy, advice and information services and most recently with Bournemouth 2026 Trust, a local partnership organisation.  She has worked in a variety of roles and always been passionate about equality and diversity as well as challenging injustice.

Ebi Sosseh

has worked in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion for almost 17 years and is particularly passionate about Community Development. His previous achievements include, being the first one to introduce Black History Month celebrations to Dorset.  He is a founder of the Southwest Dorset Multicultural Network, the Dorset African Caribbean Association and more recently has been working with Healthwatch Dorset Project supporting their Community Investment Programmes.

Ewa Zabarylo

joined Dorset Race Equality Council in 2013 as Office and Finance Administrator. She has a Master of Arts in Political Science. Eva’s passion for social and political systems and the behaviour of ethnic minority groups, with a focus on Eastern Europe, enabled on an additional role within the organisation as a Community Development Officer. She now leads on projects such as Equality and Diversity Forums and Consultation Groups.

Giulia Levi

is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Bournemouth University. Her doctoral project researches into civil society interventions to bridge societal divisions comparing post-Brexit referendum UK and post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina. Her research in Dorset is conducted in partnership with DREC where she has volunteered since the end of 2017. Giulia graduated in International Relations with a focus on Eastern Europe at the University of Bologna and Sarajevo. Before starting her PhD she worked for the Alexander Langer Foundation (Italy) organizing cultural and educational activities involving young people in Italy and Bosnia and Herzegovina.