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Meet the Team

At Birmingham LGBT we are proud to employ a team of enthusiastic and dedicated individuals. We are all passionate about what we do, from support, advice to events and community projects, and every one of us is responsible for the continued success of Birmingham LGBT. Click on a photograph to find out more about us…

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Adam Carver

SHOUT Festival Programme Officer

Alexus Savage

Sexual Health Promotion Worker (Trans )

Anna Trybala

Sexual Health Promotion Worker - Sessional

Chris Dunbar

Sexual Health Promotion Worker

More about Adam Carver

Adam has worked for Birmingham LGBT since 2016, he is also a theatre-maker, creative producer, and designer working in the midlands. Adam trained in Directing, specialising in queer performance, at the University of Birmingham after graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has extensive experience as producer and project/events manager and has worked with a number of arts organisation and artists.

Adam is particularly passionate about celebrating queer midland identities and unearthing regional queer histories.

More about Alexus Savage

Alexus worked for many years at HMRC. Leaving in 2008, she has worked in a variety of different settings including young homeless, adults with learning difficulties, mentoring young persons in the social care system, and with adults experiencing poor mental health. Since 2012, she has primarily worked in Sexual Health promotion, covering Public Sex Environments, Sex and Relationships Education within schools and colleges, GBT prisoner support groups and Trans* support via group or one to one sessions.

More about Anna Trybala

More about Chris Dunbar

Chris has six years experience of working in health care setting.
For two years he worked in mental health rehabilitation before moving to an acute health care setting specialising in a long term condition offering support and counselling for people newly diagnosed and people living with kidney failure.
Before this he has worked in many public settings including working with Birmingham City Council with children and young adults from underprivileged areas.
Chris has always been passionate about the LBGT community and has volunteered and fund raised over the years with events such as Birmingham and Leicester Pride.

Daniel Iliff

Sexual Health Promotion Worker - Sessional

Dan Singh

Sexual Health Promotion Worker (South Asian & Middle Eastern MSM)

Georgia Pattison

Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Sexual Health Promotion Worker

Jake McGee

Team Leader - Sexual Health Services

More about Daniel Iliff

More about Dan Singh

Dan has worked as part time sexual health outreach worker since January 2000, formerly with Healthy Gay Life (HGL). His main duties involved sexual health promotion on the commercial gay scene, in public sex environments and sex on the premises venues in Birmingham.

During his time at HGL Dan also coordinated World AIDS Day in 2007/8 which he says “was an enriching experience working with the HIV sector and working with people affected by HIV”.

Whilst at HGL Dan also offered one to one sexual health support sessions for clients and one to one support sessions to men of South Asian origin. Dan also facilitated the Married Men's Group for over 5 years, which has now become an independent group that meets at the Birmingham LGBT Centre.

In 2013 Dan was involved in a pilot scheme from HIV Prevention England called 'dried blood spot testing', testing clients for HIV, Hep B and Hep C in various LGBT community settings.

Dan’s current role for Birmingham LGBT and Umbrella Sexual Health services is to focus on ‘men who have sex with men’ from South Asian and Middle Eastern communities.

More about Georgia Pattison

More about Jake McGee

Jamie Cox

Sexual Health Promotion Worker

James Wharton

Wellbeing Services Manager

John M Barry

Sexual Health Promotion Worker - Sessional

Maria Hughes

Ageing Better Network Enabler

More about Jamie Cox

Jamie has worked within sexual health outreach and sexual health promotion within the LGBT community for a number of years.

He has experience of providing face-to-face sexual health support sessions including sexual health testing, offering a variety of support including the facilitation of a married men’s group, which has now become an independent group.

Jamie has previously supported LGBT youth projects with a variety of needs, which also included cooking skills, building self-confidence, group discussions and various group trips.

Jamie has a passion for baking and photography.

More about James Wharton

James is new to Birmingham having recently moved from London to take up the role of Health and Wellbeing Manager. James’s background ranges military, media, marketing and PR. His most recent role before moving to Birmingham LGBT was as Communications Manager at LGBT Insurer Emerald Life.

In addition to his working life, James has been a campaigner for a number of causes he holds close to his heart. This has included LGBT equality in the armed forces, equal marriage in England and Wales, tackling school based homophobia, the right and welfare of veterans and most recently, the preservation of war gravesites overseas.

In his spare time James likes to write, enjoys the cinema, and is an avid follower of Formula One motor racing.

More about John M Barry

John is a sexual health promotion worker for Birmingham LGBT, and also facilitates the MSM married Men’s Group, which he joined in 2012.
John got involved in sexual health promotions work in 2014 when he started doing voluntary work for Healthy Gay Life. Supporting the outreach team with the dried blood spot testing at scene venues and at Birmingham Pride. John has worked in the computing industry for 25 years, and has coached athletes for some 20 years.

More about Maria Hughes

Maria is the Ageing Better Network Enabler. Maria has previously worked in information, outreach, community capacity building, training and awareness-raising for a variety of charities, including Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid and Birmingham Settlement. Maria has also been involved with the music business and community arts, trade union activism, and has a specialist interest in monitoring and evaluation.

Matt Lopez

Sexual Health Services Manager

Peter Rowe

Sexual Health Promotion Worker (African Carribbean and Black African MSM)

Steph Keeble

Director

Stuart Payne

Sexual Health Promotion Worker

More about Matt Lopez

Matt has almost over 20 years of working experience in a variety of health and social care settings in both frontline service delivery and management roles.

He first became interested in the area of sexual health whilst volunteering at Birmingham based HIV charity AB Plus in the early 2000's as a holistic therapist, from where he went on to further this interest and gain more experience in subsequent employed positions.

His previous position was with a Black Country based charity where he worked as a MSM Sexual Health Outreach Worker and Project Worker for people living with and affected by HIV. Matt's experience includes delivering community based sexual health outreach and HIV/STI testing clinics, delivering training and facilitating peer support programmes around Sexual Health, HIV and LGBT issues before moving into a management role.

Matt is passionate about empowering individuals and developing quality and accessible sexual health and well-being services to LGBT communities and tackling the barriers and inequalities that can often be faced.

More about Peter Rowe

More about Steph Keeble

Birmingham LGBT’s mission is to build a vibrant, diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community in Birmingham in which individuals can realise their full potential and have equal access to all the city has to offer.

In the four years she has been involved with the organisation it has grown from a small charity with a £10,000 a year turnover to an organisation with a turnover of over £250,000 a year. Birmingham LGBT delivers a variety of services and events including SHOUT: Birmingham’s festival of Queer Culture, and has recently opened the first LGBT Health & Wellbeing centre in England and Wales in Birmingham city centre. Steph and her co-worker Dave Viney were included in the Independent on Sunday’s influential Pink list in 2013 for their contributions to the LGBT community in Birmingham. Steph has skills in not-for-profits, change management, strategic planning and income generation.

Steph a social science graduate has worked in the third sector for twenty years, beginning her career as in the field of substance misuse and going on to work in a variety of areas including mental health, capacity building, social enterprises, and women’s issues.

Before moving to Birmingham she was a key player in Gloucestershire’s community coordinated response to domestic violence where, as the CEO of a domestic violence charity, she developed a network of survivors’ groups, women’s safety work, a 24-hour crisis advocacy service and a service for BME women.

Steph is passionately committed to human rights and social justice and has always worked to create a better and more equal society for all. She has never moved very far from her background in, and commitment to, grassroots community activism.

More about Stuart Payne

Stuart has over eight years experience of work within social care. He started his career working for Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council delivering front line care to adults with learning disabilities.

Stuart developed an interest for providing support for young LGBT people in the Dudley area after noticing a gap in provision of appropriate services while volunteering for a local HIV charity. Stuart moved on to work with Dudley Youth Services, Connexions and the voluntary sector to set up a support service for young LGBT people in the Dudley area – Project Vogue, which gained funding from the Big Lottery to deliver work in schools to tackle homophobic bullying and awareness of LGBT issues for young people as well as a support group and information website.

Stuart also worked for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council as a Senior Youth Worker and has worked on a sessional basis for a number of sexual health services delivering outreach interventions to young people and MSM communities.

Adam Carver

SHOUT Festival Programme Officer

Alexus Savage

Sexual Health Promotion Worker (Trans )

Anna Trybala

Sexual Health Promotion Worker - Sessional

More about Adam Carver

Adam has worked for Birmingham LGBT since 2016, he is also a theatre-maker, creative producer, and designer working in the midlands. Adam trained in Directing, specialising in queer performance, at the University of Birmingham after graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has extensive experience as producer and project/events manager and has worked with a number of arts organisation and artists.

Adam is particularly passionate about celebrating queer midland identities and unearthing regional queer histories.

More about Alexus Savage

Alexus worked for many years at HMRC. Leaving in 2008, she has worked in a variety of different settings including young homeless, adults with learning difficulties, mentoring young persons in the social care system, and with adults experiencing poor mental health. Since 2012, she has primarily worked in Sexual Health promotion, covering Public Sex Environments, Sex and Relationships Education within schools and colleges, GBT prisoner support groups and Trans* support via group or one to one sessions.

More about Anna Trybala

Chris Dunbar

Sexual Health Promotion Worker

Daniel Iliff

Sexual Health Promotion Worker - Sessional

Dan Singh

Sexual Health Promotion Worker (South Asian & Middle Eastern MSM)

More about Chris Dunbar

Chris has six years experience of working in health care setting.
For two years he worked in mental health rehabilitation before moving to an acute health care setting specialising in a long term condition offering support and counselling for people newly diagnosed and people living with kidney failure.
Before this he has worked in many public settings including working with Birmingham City Council with children and young adults from underprivileged areas.
Chris has always been passionate about the LBGT community and has volunteered and fund raised over the years with events such as Birmingham and Leicester Pride.

More about Daniel Iliff

More about Dan Singh

Dan has worked as part time sexual health outreach worker since January 2000, formerly with Healthy Gay Life (HGL). His main duties involved sexual health promotion on the commercial gay scene, in public sex environments and sex on the premises venues in Birmingham.

During his time at HGL Dan also coordinated World AIDS Day in 2007/8 which he says “was an enriching experience working with the HIV sector and working with people affected by HIV”.

Whilst at HGL Dan also offered one to one sexual health support sessions for clients and one to one support sessions to men of South Asian origin. Dan also facilitated the Married Men's Group for over 5 years, which has now become an independent group that meets at the Birmingham LGBT Centre.

In 2013 Dan was involved in a pilot scheme from HIV Prevention England called 'dried blood spot testing', testing clients for HIV, Hep B and Hep C in various LGBT community settings.

Dan’s current role for Birmingham LGBT and Umbrella Sexual Health services is to focus on ‘men who have sex with men’ from South Asian and Middle Eastern communities.

Georgia Pattison

Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Sexual Health Promotion Worker

Jake McGee

Team Leader - Sexual Health Services

Jamie Cox

Sexual Health Promotion Worker

More about Georgia Pattison

More about Jake McGee

More about Jamie Cox

Jamie has worked within sexual health outreach and sexual health promotion within the LGBT community for a number of years.

He has experience of providing face-to-face sexual health support sessions including sexual health testing, offering a variety of support including the facilitation of a married men’s group, which has now become an independent group.

Jamie has previously supported LGBT youth projects with a variety of needs, which also included cooking skills, building self-confidence, group discussions and various group trips.

Jamie has a passion for baking and photography.

James Wharton

Wellbeing Services Manager

John M Barry

Sexual Health Promotion Worker - Sessional

Maria Hughes

Ageing Better Network Enabler

More about James Wharton

James is new to Birmingham having recently moved from London to take up the role of Health and Wellbeing Manager. James’s background ranges military, media, marketing and PR. His most recent role before moving to Birmingham LGBT was as Communications Manager at LGBT Insurer Emerald Life.

In addition to his working life, James has been a campaigner for a number of causes he holds close to his heart. This has included LGBT equality in the armed forces, equal marriage in England and Wales, tackling school based homophobia, the right and welfare of veterans and most recently, the preservation of war gravesites overseas.

In his spare time James likes to write, enjoys the cinema, and is an avid follower of Formula One motor racing.

More about John M Barry

John is a sexual health promotion worker for Birmingham LGBT, and also facilitates the MSM married Men’s Group, which he joined in 2012.
John got involved in sexual health promotions work in 2014 when he started doing voluntary work for Healthy Gay Life. Supporting the outreach team with the dried blood spot testing at scene venues and at Birmingham Pride. John has worked in the computing industry for 25 years, and has coached athletes for some 20 years.

More about Maria Hughes

Maria is the Ageing Better Network Enabler. Maria has previously worked in information, outreach, community capacity building, training and awareness-raising for a variety of charities, including Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid and Birmingham Settlement. Maria has also been involved with the music business and community arts, trade union activism, and has a specialist interest in monitoring and evaluation.

Matt Lopez

Sexual Health Services Manager

Peter Rowe

Sexual Health Promotion Worker (African Carribbean and Black African MSM)

Steph Keeble

Director

More about Matt Lopez

Matt has almost over 20 years of working experience in a variety of health and social care settings in both frontline service delivery and management roles.

He first became interested in the area of sexual health whilst volunteering at Birmingham based HIV charity AB Plus in the early 2000's as a holistic therapist, from where he went on to further this interest and gain more experience in subsequent employed positions.

His previous position was with a Black Country based charity where he worked as a MSM Sexual Health Outreach Worker and Project Worker for people living with and affected by HIV. Matt's experience includes delivering community based sexual health outreach and HIV/STI testing clinics, delivering training and facilitating peer support programmes around Sexual Health, HIV and LGBT issues before moving into a management role.

Matt is passionate about empowering individuals and developing quality and accessible sexual health and well-being services to LGBT communities and tackling the barriers and inequalities that can often be faced.

More about Peter Rowe

More about Steph Keeble

Birmingham LGBT’s mission is to build a vibrant, diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community in Birmingham in which individuals can realise their full potential and have equal access to all the city has to offer.

In the four years she has been involved with the organisation it has grown from a small charity with a £10,000 a year turnover to an organisation with a turnover of over £250,000 a year. Birmingham LGBT delivers a variety of services and events including SHOUT: Birmingham’s festival of Queer Culture, and has recently opened the first LGBT Health & Wellbeing centre in England and Wales in Birmingham city centre. Steph and her co-worker Dave Viney were included in the Independent on Sunday’s influential Pink list in 2013 for their contributions to the LGBT community in Birmingham. Steph has skills in not-for-profits, change management, strategic planning and income generation.

Steph a social science graduate has worked in the third sector for twenty years, beginning her career as in the field of substance misuse and going on to work in a variety of areas including mental health, capacity building, social enterprises, and women’s issues.

Before moving to Birmingham she was a key player in Gloucestershire’s community coordinated response to domestic violence where, as the CEO of a domestic violence charity, she developed a network of survivors’ groups, women’s safety work, a 24-hour crisis advocacy service and a service for BME women.

Steph is passionately committed to human rights and social justice and has always worked to create a better and more equal society for all. She has never moved very far from her background in, and commitment to, grassroots community activism.

Stuart Payne

Sexual Health Promotion Worker

More about Stuart Payne

Stuart has over eight years experience of work within social care. He started his career working for Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council delivering front line care to adults with learning disabilities.

Stuart developed an interest for providing support for young LGBT people in the Dudley area after noticing a gap in provision of appropriate services while volunteering for a local HIV charity. Stuart moved on to work with Dudley Youth Services, Connexions and the voluntary sector to set up a support service for young LGBT people in the Dudley area – Project Vogue, which gained funding from the Big Lottery to deliver work in schools to tackle homophobic bullying and awareness of LGBT issues for young people as well as a support group and information website.

Stuart also worked for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council as a Senior Youth Worker and has worked on a sessional basis for a number of sexual health services delivering outreach interventions to young people and MSM communities.

Adam Carver

SHOUT Festival Programme Officer

Alexus Savage

Sexual Health Promotion Worker (Trans )

More about Adam Carver

Adam has worked for Birmingham LGBT since 2016, he is also a theatre-maker, creative producer, and designer working in the midlands. Adam trained in Directing, specialising in queer performance, at the University of Birmingham after graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has extensive experience as producer and project/events manager and has worked with a number of arts organisation and artists.

Adam is particularly passionate about celebrating queer midland identities and unearthing regional queer histories.

More about Alexus Savage

Alexus worked for many years at HMRC. Leaving in 2008, she has worked in a variety of different settings including young homeless, adults with learning difficulties, mentoring young persons in the social care system, and with adults experiencing poor mental health. Since 2012, she has primarily worked in Sexual Health promotion, covering Public Sex Environments, Sex and Relationships Education within schools and colleges, GBT prisoner support groups and Trans* support via group or one to one sessions.

Anna Trybala

Sexual Health Promotion Worker - Sessional

Chris Dunbar

Sexual Health Promotion Worker

More about Anna Trybala

More about Chris Dunbar

Chris has six years experience of working in health care setting.
For two years he worked in mental health rehabilitation before moving to an acute health care setting specialising in a long term condition offering support and counselling for people newly diagnosed and people living with kidney failure.
Before this he has worked in many public settings including working with Birmingham City Council with children and young adults from underprivileged areas.
Chris has always been passionate about the LBGT community and has volunteered and fund raised over the years with events such as Birmingham and Leicester Pride.

Daniel Iliff

Sexual Health Promotion Worker - Sessional

Dan Singh

Sexual Health Promotion Worker (South Asian & Middle Eastern MSM)

More about Daniel Iliff

More about Dan Singh

Dan has worked as part time sexual health outreach worker since January 2000, formerly with Healthy Gay Life (HGL). His main duties involved sexual health promotion on the commercial gay scene, in public sex environments and sex on the premises venues in Birmingham.

During his time at HGL Dan also coordinated World AIDS Day in 2007/8 which he says “was an enriching experience working with the HIV sector and working with people affected by HIV”.

Whilst at HGL Dan also offered one to one sexual health support sessions for clients and one to one support sessions to men of South Asian origin. Dan also facilitated the Married Men's Group for over 5 years, which has now become an independent group that meets at the Birmingham LGBT Centre.

In 2013 Dan was involved in a pilot scheme from HIV Prevention England called 'dried blood spot testing', testing clients for HIV, Hep B and Hep C in various LGBT community settings.

Dan’s current role for Birmingham LGBT and Umbrella Sexual Health services is to focus on ‘men who have sex with men’ from South Asian and Middle Eastern communities.

Georgia Pattison

Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Sexual Health Promotion Worker

Jake McGee

Team Leader - Sexual Health Services

More about Georgia Pattison

More about Jake McGee

Jamie Cox

Sexual Health Promotion Worker

James Wharton

Wellbeing Services Manager

More about Jamie Cox

Jamie has worked within sexual health outreach and sexual health promotion within the LGBT community for a number of years.

He has experience of providing face-to-face sexual health support sessions including sexual health testing, offering a variety of support including the facilitation of a married men’s group, which has now become an independent group.

Jamie has previously supported LGBT youth projects with a variety of needs, which also included cooking skills, building self-confidence, group discussions and various group trips.

Jamie has a passion for baking and photography.

More about James Wharton

James is new to Birmingham having recently moved from London to take up the role of Health and Wellbeing Manager. James’s background ranges military, media, marketing and PR. His most recent role before moving to Birmingham LGBT was as Communications Manager at LGBT Insurer Emerald Life.

In addition to his working life, James has been a campaigner for a number of causes he holds close to his heart. This has included LGBT equality in the armed forces, equal marriage in England and Wales, tackling school based homophobia, the right and welfare of veterans and most recently, the preservation of war gravesites overseas.

In his spare time James likes to write, enjoys the cinema, and is an avid follower of Formula One motor racing.

John M Barry

Sexual Health Promotion Worker - Sessional

Maria Hughes

Ageing Better Network Enabler

More about John M Barry

John is a sexual health promotion worker for Birmingham LGBT, and also facilitates the MSM married Men’s Group, which he joined in 2012.
John got involved in sexual health promotions work in 2014 when he started doing voluntary work for Healthy Gay Life. Supporting the outreach team with the dried blood spot testing at scene venues and at Birmingham Pride. John has worked in the computing industry for 25 years, and has coached athletes for some 20 years.

More about Maria Hughes

Maria is the Ageing Better Network Enabler. Maria has previously worked in information, outreach, community capacity building, training and awareness-raising for a variety of charities, including Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid and Birmingham Settlement. Maria has also been involved with the music business and community arts, trade union activism, and has a specialist interest in monitoring and evaluation.

Matt Lopez

Sexual Health Services Manager

Peter Rowe

Sexual Health Promotion Worker (African Carribbean and Black African MSM)

More about Matt Lopez

Matt has almost over 20 years of working experience in a variety of health and social care settings in both frontline service delivery and management roles.

He first became interested in the area of sexual health whilst volunteering at Birmingham based HIV charity AB Plus in the early 2000's as a holistic therapist, from where he went on to further this interest and gain more experience in subsequent employed positions.

His previous position was with a Black Country based charity where he worked as a MSM Sexual Health Outreach Worker and Project Worker for people living with and affected by HIV. Matt's experience includes delivering community based sexual health outreach and HIV/STI testing clinics, delivering training and facilitating peer support programmes around Sexual Health, HIV and LGBT issues before moving into a management role.

Matt is passionate about empowering individuals and developing quality and accessible sexual health and well-being services to LGBT communities and tackling the barriers and inequalities that can often be faced.

More about Peter Rowe

Steph Keeble

Director

Stuart Payne

Sexual Health Promotion Worker

More about Steph Keeble

Birmingham LGBT’s mission is to build a vibrant, diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community in Birmingham in which individuals can realise their full potential and have equal access to all the city has to offer.

In the four years she has been involved with the organisation it has grown from a small charity with a £10,000 a year turnover to an organisation with a turnover of over £250,000 a year. Birmingham LGBT delivers a variety of services and events including SHOUT: Birmingham’s festival of Queer Culture, and has recently opened the first LGBT Health & Wellbeing centre in England and Wales in Birmingham city centre. Steph and her co-worker Dave Viney were included in the Independent on Sunday’s influential Pink list in 2013 for their contributions to the LGBT community in Birmingham. Steph has skills in not-for-profits, change management, strategic planning and income generation.

Steph a social science graduate has worked in the third sector for twenty years, beginning her career as in the field of substance misuse and going on to work in a variety of areas including mental health, capacity building, social enterprises, and women’s issues.

Before moving to Birmingham she was a key player in Gloucestershire’s community coordinated response to domestic violence where, as the CEO of a domestic violence charity, she developed a network of survivors’ groups, women’s safety work, a 24-hour crisis advocacy service and a service for BME women.

Steph is passionately committed to human rights and social justice and has always worked to create a better and more equal society for all. She has never moved very far from her background in, and commitment to, grassroots community activism.

More about Stuart Payne

Stuart has over eight years experience of work within social care. He started his career working for Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council delivering front line care to adults with learning disabilities.

Stuart developed an interest for providing support for young LGBT people in the Dudley area after noticing a gap in provision of appropriate services while volunteering for a local HIV charity. Stuart moved on to work with Dudley Youth Services, Connexions and the voluntary sector to set up a support service for young LGBT people in the Dudley area – Project Vogue, which gained funding from the Big Lottery to deliver work in schools to tackle homophobic bullying and awareness of LGBT issues for young people as well as a support group and information website.

Stuart also worked for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council as a Senior Youth Worker and has worked on a sessional basis for a number of sexual health services delivering outreach interventions to young people and MSM communities.

Adam Carver

SHOUT Festival Programme Officer

More about Adam Carver

Adam has worked for Birmingham LGBT since 2016, he is also a theatre-maker, creative producer, and designer working in the midlands. Adam trained in Directing, specialising in queer performance, at the University of Birmingham after graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London. He has extensive experience as producer and project/events manager and has worked with a number of arts organisation and artists.

Adam is particularly passionate about celebrating queer midland identities and unearthing regional queer histories.

Alexus Savage

Sexual Health Promotion Worker (Trans )

More about Alexus Savage

Alexus worked for many years at HMRC. Leaving in 2008, she has worked in a variety of different settings including young homeless, adults with learning difficulties, mentoring young persons in the social care system, and with adults experiencing poor mental health. Since 2012, she has primarily worked in Sexual Health promotion, covering Public Sex Environments, Sex and Relationships Education within schools and colleges, GBT prisoner support groups and Trans* support via group or one to one sessions.

Anna Trybala

Sexual Health Promotion Worker - Sessional

More about Anna Trybala

Chris Dunbar

Sexual Health Promotion Worker

More about Chris Dunbar

Chris has six years experience of working in health care setting.
For two years he worked in mental health rehabilitation before moving to an acute health care setting specialising in a long term condition offering support and counselling for people newly diagnosed and people living with kidney failure.
Before this he has worked in many public settings including working with Birmingham City Council with children and young adults from underprivileged areas.
Chris has always been passionate about the LBGT community and has volunteered and fund raised over the years with events such as Birmingham and Leicester Pride.

Daniel Iliff

Sexual Health Promotion Worker - Sessional

More about Daniel Iliff

Dan Singh

Sexual Health Promotion Worker (South Asian & Middle Eastern MSM)

More about Dan Singh

Dan has worked as part time sexual health outreach worker since January 2000, formerly with Healthy Gay Life (HGL). His main duties involved sexual health promotion on the commercial gay scene, in public sex environments and sex on the premises venues in Birmingham.

During his time at HGL Dan also coordinated World AIDS Day in 2007/8 which he says “was an enriching experience working with the HIV sector and working with people affected by HIV”.

Whilst at HGL Dan also offered one to one sexual health support sessions for clients and one to one support sessions to men of South Asian origin. Dan also facilitated the Married Men's Group for over 5 years, which has now become an independent group that meets at the Birmingham LGBT Centre.

In 2013 Dan was involved in a pilot scheme from HIV Prevention England called 'dried blood spot testing', testing clients for HIV, Hep B and Hep C in various LGBT community settings.

Dan’s current role for Birmingham LGBT and Umbrella Sexual Health services is to focus on ‘men who have sex with men’ from South Asian and Middle Eastern communities.

Georgia Pattison

Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Sexual Health Promotion Worker

More about Georgia Pattison

Jake McGee

Team Leader - Sexual Health Services

More about Jake McGee

Jamie Cox

Sexual Health Promotion Worker

More about Jamie Cox

Jamie has worked within sexual health outreach and sexual health promotion within the LGBT community for a number of years.

He has experience of providing face-to-face sexual health support sessions including sexual health testing, offering a variety of support including the facilitation of a married men’s group, which has now become an independent group.

Jamie has previously supported LGBT youth projects with a variety of needs, which also included cooking skills, building self-confidence, group discussions and various group trips.

Jamie has a passion for baking and photography.

James Wharton

Wellbeing Services Manager

More about James Wharton

James is new to Birmingham having recently moved from London to take up the role of Health and Wellbeing Manager. James’s background ranges military, media, marketing and PR. His most recent role before moving to Birmingham LGBT was as Communications Manager at LGBT Insurer Emerald Life.

In addition to his working life, James has been a campaigner for a number of causes he holds close to his heart. This has included LGBT equality in the armed forces, equal marriage in England and Wales, tackling school based homophobia, the right and welfare of veterans and most recently, the preservation of war gravesites overseas.

In his spare time James likes to write, enjoys the cinema, and is an avid follower of Formula One motor racing.

John M Barry

Sexual Health Promotion Worker - Sessional

More about John M Barry

John is a sexual health promotion worker for Birmingham LGBT, and also facilitates the MSM married Men’s Group, which he joined in 2012.
John got involved in sexual health promotions work in 2014 when he started doing voluntary work for Healthy Gay Life. Supporting the outreach team with the dried blood spot testing at scene venues and at Birmingham Pride. John has worked in the computing industry for 25 years, and has coached athletes for some 20 years.

Maria Hughes

Ageing Better Network Enabler

More about Maria Hughes

Maria is the Ageing Better Network Enabler. Maria has previously worked in information, outreach, community capacity building, training and awareness-raising for a variety of charities, including Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid and Birmingham Settlement. Maria has also been involved with the music business and community arts, trade union activism, and has a specialist interest in monitoring and evaluation.

Matt Lopez

Sexual Health Services Manager

More about Matt Lopez

Matt has almost over 20 years of working experience in a variety of health and social care settings in both frontline service delivery and management roles.

He first became interested in the area of sexual health whilst volunteering at Birmingham based HIV charity AB Plus in the early 2000's as a holistic therapist, from where he went on to further this interest and gain more experience in subsequent employed positions.

His previous position was with a Black Country based charity where he worked as a MSM Sexual Health Outreach Worker and Project Worker for people living with and affected by HIV. Matt's experience includes delivering community based sexual health outreach and HIV/STI testing clinics, delivering training and facilitating peer support programmes around Sexual Health, HIV and LGBT issues before moving into a management role.

Matt is passionate about empowering individuals and developing quality and accessible sexual health and well-being services to LGBT communities and tackling the barriers and inequalities that can often be faced.

Peter Rowe

Sexual Health Promotion Worker (African Carribbean and Black African MSM)

More about Peter Rowe

Steph Keeble

Director

More about Steph Keeble

Birmingham LGBT’s mission is to build a vibrant, diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community in Birmingham in which individuals can realise their full potential and have equal access to all the city has to offer.

In the four years she has been involved with the organisation it has grown from a small charity with a £10,000 a year turnover to an organisation with a turnover of over £250,000 a year. Birmingham LGBT delivers a variety of services and events including SHOUT: Birmingham’s festival of Queer Culture, and has recently opened the first LGBT Health & Wellbeing centre in England and Wales in Birmingham city centre. Steph and her co-worker Dave Viney were included in the Independent on Sunday’s influential Pink list in 2013 for their contributions to the LGBT community in Birmingham. Steph has skills in not-for-profits, change management, strategic planning and income generation.

Steph a social science graduate has worked in the third sector for twenty years, beginning her career as in the field of substance misuse and going on to work in a variety of areas including mental health, capacity building, social enterprises, and women’s issues.

Before moving to Birmingham she was a key player in Gloucestershire’s community coordinated response to domestic violence where, as the CEO of a domestic violence charity, she developed a network of survivors’ groups, women’s safety work, a 24-hour crisis advocacy service and a service for BME women.

Steph is passionately committed to human rights and social justice and has always worked to create a better and more equal society for all. She has never moved very far from her background in, and commitment to, grassroots community activism.

Stuart Payne

Sexual Health Promotion Worker

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Stuart has over eight years experience of work within social care. He started his career working for Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council delivering front line care to adults with learning disabilities.

Stuart developed an interest for providing support for young LGBT people in the Dudley area after noticing a gap in provision of appropriate services while volunteering for a local HIV charity. Stuart moved on to work with Dudley Youth Services, Connexions and the voluntary sector to set up a support service for young LGBT people in the Dudley area – Project Vogue, which gained funding from the Big Lottery to deliver work in schools to tackle homophobic bullying and awareness of LGBT issues for young people as well as a support group and information website.

Stuart also worked for Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council as a Senior Youth Worker and has worked on a sessional basis for a number of sexual health services delivering outreach interventions to young people and MSM communities.