About Us Meet the LGBT HERO team LGBT HERO currently has four full time staff member and two freelance support workers. LGBT HERO's staff work in partnership with over 100 volunteers and stakeholders who help us produce our projects, programmes and services. Meet the team: Ian Howley | Chief Executive Email: [email protected] | Twitter: @IanHowley Ian is the Chief Executive Officer for LGBT HERO. Ian joined LGBT HERO in 2010 as the Associate Editor for FS magazine when he moved over from Ireland. He took over as Editor in 2011, while taking on the position of Online Communications Manager for LGBT HERO. In 2016, Ian was appointed CEO. Ian's background is in mental health, suicide prevention and youth issues. He has two degrees in Health Promotion and Graphic Design allowing him to bring both practical and creative thinking in delivering all of LGBT HERO's services. Ian strongly feels that no LGBTQ+ person should have to face health and social inequalities for simply being who they are. Liam Murphy | Digital and Social Engagement Manager Email: [email protected] Liam is the Digital and Social Engagement Manager for LGBT HERO since 2014. Liam is the engine behind LGBT HERO's health and social campaigns. He is currently the editor for FS magazine. Liam also oversees LGBT HERO's public fundraising events such as the RVT Sports Day and World AIDS Day. Liam is passionate about working in partnership with the people who want to make a difference in our communities. What drives Liam is making sure all of LGBT HERO's campaigns and programmes are developed by and for the people they serve. Justin Mahboubian-Jones | Community Engagement Manager Email: [email protected] Justin joined LGBT HERO in 2017 as our Digital and Social Engagement Officer, he was tasked with searching through the deep files of the internet and talking to those in-the-known to help create FindOut. Justin also helped set up OutLife and built its content, campaigns and audience. In 2021, Justin became LGBT HERO's Community Engagement Manager and is responsible for bringing LGBTQ+ people into the organisation through our Action Panels to help steer our health and wellbeing projects for LGBTQ+ people, including driving the OutLife programme for young LGBTQ+ people and building on the FindOut service finder. Dr. Kuljit Bhogal | Community Support Worker Email: [email protected] Dr. Kuljit Bhogal joined LGBT HERO in 2020 and is responsible for overseeing the HangOuts programme, an online social and support group for LGBTQ+ people from minority backgrounds. He also moderates LGBT HERO's online peer-support forums. Ameet Shah | HIV and Wellbeing support worker Email: [email protected] Ameet joined LGBT HERO in 2021 and is responsible for running the HangOuts HIV and wellbeing support programme for black and South Asian gay, bi and trans men living with HIV. Ameet uses a combination of support and holistic methods to help those living with HIV to lead happier, healthier lives. Massimo Mazzariol | Finance, IT and Office Manager Email: [email protected] Massimo joined LGBT HERO in 1998 and he's been the bedrock of the organisation since then. He's the glue that keeps us all floating together (he knows where the bodies are buried). Massimo is passionate about what we do and goes above and beyond to help LGBT HERO achieve its mission.