Advisory Panel

We benefit from the expertise of some amazing people who volunteer their professional wisdom to help guide our projects and ensure we are investing wisely and being as impactful as possible.

Dr Laura Calder

Laura’s background is in medicine, she has practiced as a GP and has a special interest in diabetes and obesity. Her main medical practice now is in managing obesity. She also runs a successful business in network marketing and mentors others in the business to be successful. She loves helping women to grow in confidence and is passionate about growth and empowerment. 

She has been on one trip to Uganda helping to deliver the Develop with Dignity programme and is looking forward to getting more involved with this and other Teams4U projects. 

Rachel Cooke

Rachel presently is a bereavement service manager and Joint manager of the child death helpline at Great Ormond Street children’s hospital. Prior to her nursing career Rachel trained in residential social care in Cheshire. Since qualifying in nursing, she has worked in health settings around the world.

Rachel continues to work in the field of bereavement and children’s palliative care, both here in the UK and on short term overseas trips to the Crimea, Russia and Romania; teaching about End of life Care for children. She currently is a member of the London paediatric palliative care network, Children’s Hospital Bereavement Network, and is also on the steering group of RCN CYP palliative care.

Kathryn Cooper

Kathryn is the Head of Quality (Mental Health and Learning Disability) at NHS Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which means she holds providers accountable on quality and patient experience, ensuring any gaps in care or themes are identified.  She is passionate about caring for patients and staff and supporting the delivery of better healthcare. With an MSc in healthcare leadership and over 24 years’ experience as a nurse, midwife, and manager in the NHS, she has developed many skills and looks forward to contributing that expertise to T4U’s health projects.

She is also passionate about family and is married to Ben and has a two-year-old son. 

Sam Malinga

Samuel Malinga is the Founder and Managing Director of Sanitation Africa Limited, and a UN Young Leader for the SDGs. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Makerere University and is experienced in project planning, business management and construction.

He has earned several awards including, but not limited to; Yunus and Youth Fellow 2017; First runner up of Civil Society WASH Innovations, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia; Winner of Total StartUpper; Winner of Tony O. Elumelu Prize in Business; and was short-listed for Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. He was listed as one of the 30 under 30 African Entrepreneurs by Forbes in 2016.

Rhoda Nagawa

Rhoda is a family person with 4 children.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in social science and a PGD in Human Resource Management. She has experience in Banking, Media sales and Marketing as well as social work.

She currently supports vulnerable women who have been through domestic abuse/violence, mental health issues and homelessness. Originally from Uganda, but now living in Wales, she wants to offer her experience to contribute towards the work of Teams4U.