Our Board of Trustees

We have 6 trustees, all of whom are passionate about strengthening community wellbeing in Tilbury and southern Thurrock. All currently live, work or have worked in the town and/or surrounding area.

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Samson Odubanjo  (Chair)

Samantha Day

Bisola Yoozooph (Secretary)

Terry Stevens  (Vice Chair)

Aderemi Shodipe  (Treasurer)

A Chartered Accountant and former Chair of Governors at a nearby Tilbury primary school which under his leadership was given the rating of ‘Good’ by OFSTED after being in special measures for a number of years.  He brings Project Management skills, financial management and auditing. He is a local resident of Tilbury and would like to help with the strategic planning and direction of One Community. He is also particularly keen to be part of changing the negative publicity that is often associated with the area.  

A retired Electrical Engineer in Installation and Manufacturing with links within the community spanning over 25 years. The variety of work Terry has been involved in before he retired, his various hobbies and family ties, friends and people from all walks of life, his travels and history gives him a rounded life style to put peoples business encounters, problem solving decision making, at the heart and mind of whatever he does. He has peoples’ best interest with considerations in all matters.

A Dementia Navigator for Southend Council, Bisola has lived in Tilbury for over 20 years and is a longstanding member of One Community. Bisola is passionate about looking at ways of improving the local community in terms of community cohesion and individuals fulfilling their potential.

Sam has lived in Tilbury all her life. She had a dream to become a teacher which she has now achieved having gained her degree in English Language and Digital Media, then completing her PGCE. Sam now works at Lansdowne Primary Academy as a class teacher. Whilst studying she worked at Asda as a community life champion where her role was to help out in the local community and try to make a difference. This was when she found out about One Community. She began volunteering there and has continued to do so ever since. She brings her knowledge of the local area and the experience she has gained working in this community that she calls home.  

A Local Area Coordinator for Thurrock Council, Samson worked in partnership with One Community before joining the board. Samson aims to bring a fresh perspective and also provide links to health and social care services providers towards the sustainability and legacy of One Community going forwards.

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A fairly new Tilbury resident, currently studying IT, Sabrina has been a beneficiary and volunteer at One Community. Sabrina wants to help the organisation grow and become sustainable, and to stay relevant to the needs of the local people, including newer people like herself

Sabrina Joseph  

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