Sangam's Centre Team is a group of dedicated volunteers who meet annually to review Sangam's successes and envision the centre's next steps for the future.
Words From Ana Maria - Centre Team Chair
I am honored and delighted to be Sangam Centre Team Leader for the next three years. To be a WAGGGS World Centres Committee member is a great challenge that I assumed with responsibility, and I'm especially excited to support and assist in the overall performance of Sangam.
I joined Guías Scouts del Perú as a brownie, at the age of 7 years old. I have been a girl guide, a ranger and a guider for many years and have taken several national positions. While leading my association in 1998 and 2007-2009, I gained invaluable experiences-building working teams, managing community service projects and traveling through all my country training and working with girls, young women and adults.
My international opportunities have taken me to Our Cabaña, Our Chalet and recently to Pax Lodge, as well as to U.S.A., Chile, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Canada, Japan and South Africa, all consolidating my tolerance, flexibility and my appreciation of different cultures. Through guiding I have met wonderful people and everlasting friends around the world!
We will enjoy planning the future actions for Sangam, using all our skills, abilities and experience to achieve WAGGGS Vision and Mission.
Ana María Mideros
Ana Maria Mideros - Sangam Centre Team Chair - Peru
I had been National President in 1998 and 2007- 2009, I gained invaluable experiences, building working teams, managing community service projects and traveling through all my country training and working with girls, young women and adults.
Jane Pennington - FOSI (Friends of Sangam International) Chair - Australia
I am an Honorary Associate of WAGGGS and have attended two World Conferences and one Asia Pacific Conference.
Rati B. Amrolia - Bharat Scouts & Guides and FOS Mumbai member - India
Emily Hatcher - UK
Emily Hatcher has been an active Leader in Girlguiding for seven years and continues to be an active member as an official blogger, media spokes person and trained peer educator. Emily has gained a plethora of international experiences through guiding and she first came to Sangam as a participant in 2010 and then again in 2011 as the second Marketing and Communications Intern.
Jen Barron - Sangam World Centre Manager - Australia
Jen haves a depth knowledge about guiding and India. A long-time friend of Sangam, she first visited in 1989 as an event participant. She later served as a Programme Volunteer and then Programme Manager before taking on her current role as World Centre Manager. She also composed the Sangam song with her friend and previous Guider in Charge at Sangam Margo Browning.
Jen has a background in Education and Social Work. Her previous job, Youth Health Officer for local government in Tasmania, kept her closely connected to young people. Jen has worked closely with Youth with a Mission in Kolkata, providing training for young women to work with children. An active member of Girl Guides Australia, she has served on committees at the national level and before her recent time as Sangam served in the volunteer role as the 14 to 18 consultant for Girl Guides Tasmania.
Sally Elkes - World Centres' Director - UK
Sally joined WAGGGS in October 2011 as World Centres' Director.
She holds a Master of Arts in Human Sciences from Oxford University, a Master of Science in Healthcare Management from Birmingham University and a Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership from Canterbury Christ Church University.
Having been a Brownie, Guide and Leader herself, Sally has a personal appreciation of the positive impact of the Movement on young women. Through WAGGGS and its World Centres, she aims to help more people experience the benefits of Guiding in their own lives and also within their communities.
Rachel Talavlikar - Canada (Secondary expert)
Pervin Anklesaria - India (Former Centre Team Member)
Roma Wani - India (Fund Development contact in India)