Patrons, Ambassadors and Management Committee

EMWWAA Patrons:

  • Julie Morgan AM
  • Jane Hutt AM, Finance Minister

EMWWAA Ambassadors:

  • Chris Anderson
  • Mrs Zakia Ahmed MBE
  • Mrs Sawari Ahmed
  • Ann Cox
  • Prof Sue Denham
  • Prof Dianne Edwards
  • Mrs Julie Rogers
  • Mrs Sue Essex
  • Liz Fahy
  • Baroness Anita Gale
  • Prof Sheila Hunt
  • Mrs Alison Jackson
  • Lady Lloyd Jones
  • Prof Teresa Rees
  • Prof Julian Sampson
  • Prof Terry Threadgold
  • Prof Chris Weedon
  • Dr Joan Williams
  • Mrs Kirsty Williams AM
  • Kate Bennett
  • Norma Jarboe

EMWWAA Management Committee:

  • Mrs Tahmina KhanTahmina Khan
    Tahmina Khan is a registered social worker. She qualified in 1995 and is currently practicing as a senior practitioner in family placement services. She has worked in the private sector since 1987 and has worked with disabled children, adults and children from disadvantaged backgrounds, fostering and adoption teams and with ethnic minority communities.Tahmina has worked on a paid and voluntary basis with Asian and black ethnic minority communities since 1987. She is particularly concerned with working to improve the social and economic wellbeing of women and children. She is the Chair of BAWSO and a member of the management committee of various community groups and organisations.
  • Mrs Samina Khan
    Samina has mainstream teaching experience and worked with Ethnic Minority Communities.  She took up post in Cardiff as a Community Education Officer in January 1990, as Manager of the ESOL Service in 1996, Head of Essential Skills in 2002, and as Achievement Leader in 2011.  Due to transfer of Essential Skills into the Cardiff and Vale College in 2013, her new role within the college is as Community Liaison and Development Manager since January 2014.Over the years she been involved in a range of partnerships working locally, across Wales and nationally across the UK. As chair of the Cardiff Learning Partnership-ESOL, and due to significant increases in demand, she lead the mapping of ESOL to identify duplication and gaps in all aspects course delivery to improve efficiency and effectiveness.Currently she is  Vice chair of Race Equality First Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Cardiff Prevent Stakeholder Group, a member of the Board of Directors for Wales Migration Partnership, Management Board of UK centre for Islam- Cardiff University, National Challenge Panel –Lead by Sir Peter Fahy (PREVENT), Channel Partnership- Cardiff, Regional Board for Remembering Srebrenica, Management Board of SEF-Cymru, Management Committee of Ethnic Minority Womens Achievement Awards and member of the Wales Centre for Equity in Education- Ethnicity Special Interest Group.
  • Mrs Vimla Patel MBE
    Vimla Patel of Llandaff in Cardiff has been hugely involved in Voluntary work forthe past 40 years, providing a broad range of support to vulnerable people. She has been instrumental in helping Ugandan Asians integrate into wider community, helping them with translations, medical appointments, job interviews, schools and housing. Vimla also helps her husband with the family business.Vimla has been a Committee Member of Sanatan Dharma Mandal & Hindu Community Centre for the last 30 years giving voluntary, unpaid services to the community. Vimla is currently in a highly responsible position as the General Secretary for Hindu Community Centre. She is active in day to day running of the community centre, organising a broad variety of trips and events. She takes active part in running an Elderly Day Centre.Vimla is also a Chair of Hindu Council of Wales., Board Member of BAWSO Women’s Aid, Mentor Ring and Minority Ethnic Communities Health Fair. She also sits on ITV Diversity Panel.In the past Vimla had been on the Committee of Older Persons’ Forum, CMEE, , Cardiff Communities First, Cardiff Community Health Council, BME Women’s Forum and Asian Women’s Network.Vimla has made and continues to make significant contributions to the integrations of minority groups and the host community in South Wales.Vimla has worked part time as a Finance Officer at BAWSO and Mewn Cymru. She previously worked for the DTI, Customs & Excise, Glamorgan Record Office, and she also helps run the family business.Vimla was honoured by the First Minister Mr Carwyn Jones with “Welsh Achievement Award” for promoting Equality and Tolerance amongst Ethnic Minority Communities in April 2010. Vimla was also honoured MBE by Her Majesty the Queen, for the services to Asian and Hindu Communities of Cardiff.
  • Mrs Sivanes Sivapalan
  • Mrs Selina Moyo
  • Mrs Kaori Onoda