Tinu joined the staff team in 2016 as a Project Manager and has over 14 years’ experience working with NGO, public sector, government funded projects including providing training support and facilitating cross cultural community dialogue within delicate and challenging contexts.
She has a degree in Community Studies from Dundalk Institute of Technology and MPhil in Conflict Resolution & Reconciliation from Trinity College Ireland.
Reuben joined the Cultur team in August 2014, on a part time basis as a Community Development worker, working on the issues facing people living in Direct Provision. Prior to taking up the post, Reuben spent two years working as a volunteer with the Irish Refugee Council as a receptionist and a campaign coordinator for the End Institutionalised living campaign. He possesses in-depth understanding of the legal framework and policy issues that surround the Irish asylum process. Reuben describes himself as human rights defender and community influencer . Currently, Reuben is a Project officer on the NetWORK Project. He has a Diploma in Sociology , Project Management and a certificate in Community development.
Joanna Fitzsimons was born in Lithuania in a Polish family. She has lived in Ireland since 2006. Joanna has been working with Cultúr since February 2008, initially as an Information Officer and in the recent years also as a Project Officer coordinating educational and community projects. She holds a MA in Polish Philology from Warsaw University and a BA in Law from Dublin Institute of Technology.
Prior to joining Cultúr, she was engaged as an Information Provider with Citizens Information Centre in Navan supporting migrants in accessing information on their rights and entitlements. Joanna also manages Polish Saturday School in Navan.
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Community Support Worker
Joanna is originally from Poland and has been living in Ireland since 2007. She currently works as an office administrator in Cultur and holds a degree in the field of Business Economics and Business Organisation.