Our Team


Rachel Watkin

Photo of Rachel Watkin

Rachel is our founder and chair of trustees. Prior to setting up Refugee Kindness, Rachel was a self-employed barrister. She set up Refugee Kindness out of frustration over the inequalities in society and a desire to extend kindness to others.

Kristin Meredith-Galley

Lisa Kovacs

Lisa is a Deputy Headteacher at a special school in North Wales. She has a keen interest in access, inclusion, equality and communication for all members of our community. She can offer support in relation to Additional Learning Needs, assessment and Safeguarding.

Iolanda Banu Viegas
Volunteer Recruitment and Events Manager

Tracey Rahman
Head of Operations

Tracey was one of our founding volunteers. She has been with us since 2020 as a volunteer mentor and operations lead. As well as having a demanding day job and family to look after she always finds time to prioritise the needs of our beneficiaries.

Laura Rowlands
Family Coordinator

Laura is primary school teacher, business woman with Usborne and Girlguiding leader She offers support with any with school-related matters and liaises with schools and other organisations who are interested in hearing about our work and how they can support us.

Donna Powell
General Manager

Donna has over 16 years working with the BAME community and Sanctuary seekers.

Morgan Peters
Volunteer Operations Coordinator

Morgan is a part-time youth worker for a charity called Youth Cymru and supports Refugee Kindness with operations and friendship.