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Trustees

The ECA is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). The Executive Committee currently consists of 7 members.

The Trustees and the Committee meet regularly throughout the year. An Annual General Meeting is held in February/March every year.

Oveta McInnis
Chair

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Oveta McInnis taught science in London secondary schools for 38 years. She was a deputy headteacher and also an associate headteacher. Throughout her teaching career she was passionate about ensuring all students achieved their best. Many of her students have gone on to have successful careers in science. She enjoys walking in the countryside and she sings in a local gospel choir.

Since her retirement from full time teaching she has continued to contribute to education as Chair of Governors at a local secondary academy and she also sits on exclusion and admission appeal panels. Taking on the role of Chair of the ECA in 2019 was a big responsibility, which has given her an opportunity to continue to serve the community in this new capacity.

"I am committed to the African Caribbean community in Enfield and to making a difference through delivering on our four priorities. It is an honour to serve the community and to collaborate with organisations in Enfield, to support the Caribbean community."

Paul Riddell
Vice Chair

Paul Paul Riddellis a consultant specialising in the field of diversity, equality and inclusion and is the Vice Chair of the ECA. He has lived in Enfield for over 40 years and is a Board Member of the Beth Johnson Foundation which is a national charity dedicated to making the UK age friendly.

He currently works for Axis HR Consulting providing guidance for public and private sector organisations in the area of social policy development to ensure they are compliant with current equality legislation and best practice.

Cedric Levy
Treasurer

Cedric LevyCedric Levy became involved with the ECA in 2018 and has been the Treasurer since 2019. He is most involved with the Luncheon Club and our Quiz Nights, though being a trustee means he gets involved in all of our activities. He most enjoys interacting with our members and the young people at our Careers days.

He studied Biochemistry and Social Science at Bangor University in the 1970s. After this he worked for 10 years in retail management. From there he moved into Children’s Services in Local Government, initially as an Admin Manager and then as a Management Accountant; he spent 30 years in total working for Haringey then Hackney council.

Bevin Betton
Trustee

Bevan BettonIs an experienced Head of Human Resources with a track record of achievement in the Public Sector working recently within the Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO) and Ascham Homes. A wide range of generalist and specialist HR experience gained within a large unionised public sector environment and diverse workforce spanning over thirty years.

An ability to understand the demands and needs of others, and an ability to sustain a balanced view. Good communication skills and the ability to present hard facts in a palatable manner. Well regarded also for strong mentoring skills and the ability to motivate others by leading rather than by taking over.

Joy Donalson
Trustee

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Sonia Nkatazo
Trustee

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The corona virus has hit us all unexpectedly and has affected everything that we do. It has caused us to change our everyday habits and has led to isolation particularly for the elderly and vulnerable. We are working with StreetWatch Edmonton on a joint project called Together Our Community Survives (TOCS) to identify and deliver food to BAME and other ethnic groups. We are only accepting registration for volunteers at the moment. No new elders can be accommodated unless we have more volunteers. To volunteer an hour of your time, please contact Dionne on 07915 919524.