Tiffy Allen -- Coordinator

Tiffy Allen is the Network Coordinator for Ireland. She worked as Network Coordinator for the UK for seven years and supported many local groups and streams to get started as well as helping to promote and shape the network, which now has over 100 groups. Tiffy has worked in the refugee sector since 2000, during which time she has founded several successful charities. She previously spent 20 years as a development worker and language teacher in Tanzania and Kenya. Tiffy lives in North Dublin with her husband Brian, and has two sons and one grandson.

Sara Hakim -- Director

Sara began with Places of Sanctuary Ireland in May 2017. She was the co-founder of the Ireland Says Welcome - Comhlámh Group and has worked in a voluntary capacity since 2011 to increase awareness of refugee issues. Arriving in Ireland from London in 1999 she has witnessed the transformation of Irish society and is passionate about the integration of people into the local community and educating people about intercultural and human rights, skills she gained while working with Show Racism The Red Card and Amnesty International Irish Section. 

Tian Yu LLoyd -- Assistant Coordinator

Tian was a student of the first "Sanctuary in Politics Dublin" course in early  2016, and became a member soon after. As a immigrant from China since early 2000s, she is a witness of the ever-increasing diversity in the Irish society. Tian believes successful integration and inclusion requires the joint effort of every aspect of the society, and PoSI and its network can help such efforts to come together.

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