Road to Peace - The Team
Founder and Chair
Sally's work as a humanitarian has been well-documented, especially during the war in Bosnia where she crossed the front lines in an ambulance to rescue injured children from besieged areas. Amidst the carnage and the chaos, she managed to negotiate ceasefires in areas where others had failed and her evacuation missions saved hundreds of children. http://www.sallybecker.co.uk
In 2008 Sally became a Goodwill Ambassador for Children of Peace, a British based charity dedicated to building friendship trust and reconciliation between Israeli and Palestinian Children. In 2012 Sally carried the Olympic Flag for Peace and Justice alongside Mohammed Ali and Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games. Sally is Patron of Faith Matters, an organisation working with faith communities to counter extremism, supporting integration & challenging hatred.
Sally has received several awards for her work including the Ross McWhirter Award for Bravery, Unsung Heroes, Variety Club of Great Britain and Woman of the Year-Blue Drop Group, Sicily.
David has over 30 years of media experience, having been responsible for the commercial departments of several newspapers including all the Trinity Mirror titles, both regional and national and the Daily and Sunday Mirror. As well as working in regional television he has also been a regular columnist for Haymarket Publications.
David is currently one of the managing partners of BE&R, a creative and strategic advertising agency and also a partner in Fat Rhino, a social media and marketing agency.
David has been recently joined our Board of Trustees and has previously been a trustee of the Childs I charity as well as working with both Childline and NABS.
Angela is a registered pediatric nurse currently working for the National Health Service in England. She has a wealth of nursing experience, dedicating her life to the provision of care and medical treatment of children and young adults.
Her career has taken her to Africa where she spent time working with children in an orphanage in Kampala. Angela also helped to establish a hospital in Mbale in Uganda where she ran outreach clinics providing treatment for the children living in surrounding villages and led an education program for nurses in the region.
Heather has a successful background working with national and international companies, public institutions, voluntary and community groups. She has extensive experience of initiating and developing projects and has been recognised for her ability to build community cohesion and secure benefits at both a local and national level. As the former chair of Sussex Police Strategic Independent Advisory Group (IAG), Heather worked closely with the Chief Constable to ensure equality of policing through policy development as well as at an operational level. Heather is a former member of the Disabled Person’s Transport Advisory Committee, which offers independent advice to the government on transport and accessibility policy. Heather is a former Chair of the Board of Trustees and Directors of Brighton Fringe, England’s largest arts festival. She has been at the forefront of establishing Road to Peace as a registered charity and continues to support the charity as an advisor and consultant.
DR MARINO ANDOLINA
Marino is a Pediatrician specialising in immunology.
He was the first Italian Doctor to perform a bone marrow transplant and the first to use the parents as donors for his patients.
Marino spent many years working in paediatrics at the Mothers' and Childrens' Hospital in Trieste and spent his vacations working as a volunteer in areas of conflict or disaster. He helped victims of earthquakes in Italy and Armenia and travelled to Tamilnadu following the Tsunami where a kindergarten was named after him. He worked as a volunteer during the war in the former Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Iraq (2003), Afghanistan, Somalia, and Darfur and in March 2017, he became a volunteer for Road to Peace, helping to treat thousands of sick and injured children fleeing from ISIS in Northern Iraq and Syria.
PROF. CHRISTOPHER SHAW
Christopher A. Shaw is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He holds appointments to the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences as is an associate member of the Department of Pathology and the programs in Experimental Medicine and Neuroscience. His laboratory focuses on studies of the origins and potential treatments of neurological diseases across the life span. Chris has served as an infantry combat medic and with this training helped man a trauma stabilization point with the Iraqi army on the outskirts of West Mosul in February-March, 2017. In 2018, Chris traveled to the Kurdish region of northern Syria to advise on combat medicine, the manufacture of combat medical supplies and the development of a medical school for the region. Chris is currently a member of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Squadron.
Press and PR
Sandra worked for seven years at Viacom International (VIMN), where she led strategic corporate and crisis communications, press, PR, publicity, events and publications for the media network’s portfolio of platforms in the UK and Europe.
Sandra is an experienced Media Relations and Corporate Communications specialist with a national and international client portfolio, spanning media, entertainment, advertising, fashion, fitness and start-up/SME sectors.
In addition, Sandra has provided pro-bono advice and support to charitable organisations, including the British Heart Foundation, Women and Children First and Common Purpose.