Meet The Team

Gate Herts
Team

Josie

Chief Officer

Josie is a Irish Traveller family, she came to the UK in the late seventies. She lived a nomadic life travelling around The uk until an illness forced the family to settle in Hertfordshire in the nineties. She volunteered with The Traveller Movement in London as a Community development worker and researcher for many years. She holds an Advanced Award in the Management of Gypsy & Traveller Sites and she has won several community engagement awards. She has trained as a Roma meditator on the Council of Europe Romed program. She sits on several local and national governmental advisory and Equality and hate crime boards. In 2008 she Founded and chaired GATE Herts (a GRT led not for profit charity) before taking on her current role as Chief Officer, she is committed to working towards the elimination of discrimination and disadvantages facing Gypsies, Traveller and Roma people.