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Governance

Better Start Bradford is governed by a Partnership Board – a true collaboration between the community and the following public and voluntary sector organisations:

Our Community Board Members

Our Community Board Members are a vital part of the Partnership Board, providing the authentic voice of parents and the communities in our area and bringing real community influence to bear on the decision-making. They are:
Vipin Joshi

Vipin Joshi

Chair

Gwen Balson

Gwen Balson

Vice Chair

Samina Begum

Samina Begum

Vice Chair

Ishaq Shafiq

Ishaq Shafiq

Karen Tetley

Karen Tetley

Ludmila Novosjolova

Ludmila Novosjolova

Olga Dolganiuc

Olga Dolganiuc

Salma Nawaz

Salma Nawaz

Satnam Singh

Satnam Singh

Shaheen Khan

Shaheen Khan

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