Our Trustees

Jim Minton

Chair of Dost since

June 2017. 

Chief Executive of the anti-poverty charity Toynbee Hall.​

Spent 5 years as a director at London Youth, following a range of other roles in government, charities and international development.

Former Chair of school governors and trustee of an East London community arts charity. 

Holds an MBA from London Business School.

Coordinator for Women on the Move Awards, an awards ceremony which celebrates refugee and migrant women carrying out ground-breaking work in the UK and seeks to change discourse on migration and London Community Organiser for The Labour Party. 

Works with a young person in a voluntary capacity, as an Independent Visitor to a Looked After Child.  

Maymuna Osman

Joined Dost as a trustee in

August 2018. 

Community Organiser working with migrant communities in North Kensington, London, post-Grenfell.  

Michael Harvard

Joined Dost as a trustee in 

June 2017.

Works at Spacehive, a start-up transforming how people make their ideas for their local area become reality.

Helped charities covering homelessness and children's services. 

Worked in new income functions for 18 years in both the private and charity sectors.

Developer of income strategies that includes; trusts, commissioned services, social enterprises and corporate funding streams.  

Stella Ogunlade

Joined Dost as a trustee in

January 2021.

First came to Dost as a young person in 2014, engaged in the programmes and felt a

sense of belongingness and acceptance.


Volunteered in the UK and overseas to provide sporting opportunities and resources for young people living in impoverished communities.


Psychology graduate working in an inpatient and community based mental health service for clients with complex needs.


Aspiring Clinical Psychologist seeking to change the stigma surrounding mental health and to deliver evidence-based interventions.

Zeinab Maalow

Joined Dost as a trustee in

September 2021.

Works at London Government Association in project management.


Volunteers at the Samaritans and the British Red Cross Emergency Response team.  

Volunteered in the UK and overseas providing psycho-social support, informal education, women’s activities and support groups to asylum seekers

and refugees.

Holds a BA (Hons)  in Politics and International Relations and a MA in Development Studies.


Joined Dost as a trustee in 
October 2018.

Works at an Emergency Department  in a busy London Hospital and is a Senior Paediatric Nurse.

Holds BSc (Hons) in Children's Nursing.

Gabriele Gestautaite

Has been a volunteer at Dost from June 2016, giving young people indispensable opportunities to connect,  develop and thrive towards a positive future.

Tommy Edwards

Joined Dost as a trustee in December 2018.

An experienced creative technology facilitator and participatory


Worked for 8 years within the creative education sector, developing and delivering differentiated inclusions programmes to young people with learning disabilities, complex needs, mental health problems and those that are at risk of isolation.

Currently working at Octavia Foundation, managing it's innovative digital media programme for young people aged 10 to 25 from diverse backgrounds.

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Call Marian on 07852855711

or email marian@dostcentre.co.uk