WHO WE ARE
Mayte, a Spanish native, has worked as a diversity trainer and consultant for the last fifteen years. Much of her career has been dedicated to the management of European funded projects aimed at combating discrimination.
She has been instrumental in the development of a cultural mediation model for the Irish health sector which was designed in 2002 and continues to be used since 2002; she is also a Council of Europe ROMACT trainer, a programme that offers intercultural training to institutions and public servants.
A regular speaker at local, national, and European wide conferences Mayte also contributes to a number of publications and academic papers particularly those relating to intercultural communications, cultural mediation, language, interpreting, and minority ethnic communities.
She has served as a lecturer for the School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies, Dublin City University.
She is currently completing her PhD in the School of Sociology at the University College Dublin, where she has delivered lectures in several areas including Romani studies, cultural sociology and media analysis.
European Academic Network on Romani Studies
Lisa, originally from the United States, has a proven track record of delivering training and education to professionals, young people and communities.
She is experienced in a variety of disciplines from global and cultural issues to mediation and peace skills. Lisa writes and delivers training to empower marginalised communities under the Council of Europe's ROMED and ROMACT programmes.
She excels in direct conflict mediation between communities as well as between communities and institutions.
Lisa has over 20 years of international experience in helping clients to understand complex contexts, designing appropriate programmes and facilitating intercultural workshops and meetings.
She currently serves as a Trustee Board member for a number of international cultural and peace organisations; which include Beyond Skin (Belfast), International Alert (London) and Mediators Beyond Borders (Kenya and Rwanda).