Kaya Comer Schwartz was elected as Councillor for Junction Ward in March 2013 and then re-elected in 2014. Kaya was the Council’s Equalities Champion and Chair of the Children’s’ Scrutiny Committee until her appointment to the Council’s Executive as Executive Member for Community Development in May 2016.
Adam has been Finance & Projects Manager at the Community Foundation for Staffordshire, since returning to his hometown of Stafford in July 2017. The Community Foundation for Staffordshire is an independent charity, dedicated to strengthening local communities and tackling issues of disadvantage and exclusion. Prior to this, Adam ran the finances of the London Buddhist Centre for ten years, where he also taught yoga, meditation and chi gung.
Daniel has been Grants Manager for the Walcot Foundation since 2012. Before that, within the grant-making sphere, he worked for Church Urban Fund and Tearfund. Daniel also set up and ran a debt counselling centre in Wandsworth for seven years. He says “As a grant-maker, it is a massive privilege to be able to witness and support so many wonderful community projects and individuals”. Daniel is also trustee of Wandsworth Foodbank and a local youth employment project.
John is the Chair of the Living Wage Friendly Funder Committee. In his day job, he is Chief Executive of People’s Health Trust, an organisation which addresses the socio-economic causes of health inequalities. He is a member of the Advisory Board for NIHR’s School for Public Health Research. John was previously the Deputy Head of Programmes for Big Lottery Fund's £500m health programme, ran his own business for several years and headed up V's £100m corporate match fund programmes.