Ruth Stables

Innovation Practitioner

Ruth has a passion for working with people to create meaningful and positive change. Having previously worked as a Youth Engagement Performance Manager with the English Football League Trust, she brings more than eight years’ experience in youth development and social action.

Samanthi Theminimulle

Senior Researcher

Samanthi is interested in participatory research methods, inclusion and accessibility. In addition to her role at the Institute for Community Studies, she is is a facilitator with Civic Square and Enrol Yourself, and a trustee for the community land trust, RUSS.

Sarah Hogg

Communications Associate

Supporting social media and communications activity at The Young Foundation since 2020, Sarah has extensive experience driving reputation and reach for a diverse range of charitable organisations and companies.

Sean Croghan

Director of Finance and Corporate Resources

Sean provides the supporting infrastructure to ensure quality delivery of our work and mission. He is passionate about developing strong teams, solving complex problems, and using data and technology to improve decision-making and maximise impact.

Siân Whyte

Head of Strategic Design and Insight

Siân is passionate about delivering insights that enable organisations to increase their impact. She specialises in a range of methodological approaches, underpinned by research-focused BA and MSc degrees. Her role at The Young Foundation involves overseeing research and design projects for national and local clients.

Tania Carregha

Senior Research Manager

Tania previously worked in consultancy for the health sector, and her background is in social psychology and social innovation. She has worked in Mexico City, Chicago, Rome and London, giving her an international perspective on community challenges. She is at her best when working creatively to develop solutions that improve people’s lives. 

Tate Gronow

Research Project and Communications Manager

Tate oversees and manages key project processes to develop our Peer Research Network. She also works with the Communications and External Affairs Team to support, create, deliver and maintain communications outputs and events.

Committed to equality, diversity and inclusion

The Young Foundation has a strong commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). We want to be an inclusive place to work, and we aim to create opportunities and reduce barriers for everyone.

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