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The Futurebright team are experts in engagement and partnership development, communities, health and wellbeing and developing better ways of working.

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Linda Thomas 
Co-founder and Director

An accomplished project and programme manager, partnership development manager, and stakeholder and community engagement specialist. Working across NHS, local government, and community and voluntary sectors in London, South East and East of England for over 25 years. Well established and respected, Linda has a vast network of connections and expertise as a result of her exceptional ability to build strong and lasting relationships.

Currently working in communities with very high needs, developing health and wellbeing services and initiatives. Alongside this, successfully engaging a wide range of stakeholders and communities to co-develop a countywide volunteer programme for parks and open spaces. Recently working with NHS on COVID-19 community response grants, co-developing with communities across North West London.

Previous roles include establishing Health and Wellbeing Boards working strategically to bring Cabinet, Executive Directors and Chief Executives together to agree governance and new ways of working; working on recycling and waste management, public health, and environmental health contracts. Award winning, receiving Mayor of London recognition for supporting organisations to develop their Healthy Workplace offer, as well as creating award winning parks and open spaces for one London Borough.

Naami Padi
Co-founder and Associate

An effective and established leader in the voluntary and community sector with over 20 years' experience, Naami is passionate about communities and wellbeing. Naami's experience of working with a wide range of statutory and third sector organisations gives her unparalleled experience in commissioning, community and organisational development, strategic planning, fundraising, programme management and partnership development.

Currently working as a Grant Consultant with two organisations - Welsh Women’s Aid and the national grant making charity Rosa, as well as managing a grant fund as part of her leadership role at Slow Ways CIC- a national active travel organisation.


Naami is a Trustee of Arts Education Exchange - a charity providing creative opportunities to disenfranchised young people in Margate, and a non-exec Director of Black Girls Hike - a national initiative providing safe spaces for Black women to explore the outdoors.

Samira Ben Omar

Samira has over 25 years experience at senior and executive level of health management, policy development, transformation, equality, participatory research along with initiating grassroots community led programmes to improve access, experience and reduce inequalities. She is the co-founder of the BME Health Forum, the award-winning Community Champions Programme in London and the Social Movement, Community Voices: Conversations for Change.

Over the past 4 years she has worked closely with the Grenfell Community to facilitate local conversations; promote and advocate on behalf of and amplify (nationally and locally) the voices of families and the community affected by the Grenfell Disaster.  


Samira was awarded the HSJ Top 50 Emerging Leaders as part of the BME Pioneer Award and is a regular contributor at LSBU Darzi Fellowship for emerging clinical leaders and currently sits on the King's Fund Advisory Council.

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