Meet the team

Meet the Leeds team

Patrick Hands - Local Services Coordinator

I'm Paddy & I am the local services coordinator in Leeds. I work with men who have sex with men around issues of sex and sexuality, offering STI & HIV testing, support + referrals. 

I also line manage the SAGE older LGBT project & Gender outreach workers. 

Pronouns: he/him

T: 0113 2444 209

M: 07767 668 428 


Jordan Keating - Community Development Worker

Pronouns: He/Him

M: 07810 550 530 


Rosie Ellingham - Training and Comms Coordinator

I have worked for Yorkshire MESMAC since 2013. My background has been working with LGBT+ young people, whether that's 121 work, youth groups, or workshops and assemblies in schools. I now deliver training to a wide range of services, from schools, to social workers, to residential care homes for older people. My passion is in helping services to create safe and inclusive spaces for LGBT+ communities to use with confidence. I love working with people from all walks of life and see them be confident in who they are, whether that is with their sexual orientation, gender identity, or sexual health status. 

Pronouns: she/her

M: 07551 152 665 


Tracy Lenihan - Community Development Worker for older LGBT people

Pronouns: She/Her

M: 07736 151 895 

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Rachel Larman - West Yorkshire Queer Stories Community Development Worker

M: 07715213647 


Ross Horsley - West Yorkshire Queer Stories Community Development Worker

M: 07407761569 


EJ Scott - West Yorkshire Queer Stories Project Coordinator

M: 07597381187 


Liaqat Ali - Community Development Worker for Total Mens Health

I work on the Total Mens Health Project, which is aimed at 16-20 year old GBT+ Men.  I've been involved with Yorkshire MESMAC for many years and served on the the board of trustees as chair for 5 years.  Away from MESMAC i am involved in running Leeds Pride.

Pronouns: he/him

T: 0113 244 4209

M: 07710 099 027 


Jamie Fletcher - Research Coordinator


T: 0113 2444 209

Benji Taylor - Community Development Worker

I started working here at Yorkshire MESMAC for the Integrated Care for Trans Adults Project at the start of 2020. I love working on such an important project. I am a disability and fat activist, doing most of my work online at the moment, but I love getting involved with the local trans community here in Leeds. I am a member of the Yorkshire Trans Choir and I love going to events by groups such as Non-Binary Leeds . In my spare time I can be found with my nose in a book, looking after my many house plants or working on crochet for my Etsy shop. 

Pronouns: he/they


T: 0113 244 4209

Claire Spracklen - Finance and Admin Worker

T: 0113 2444 209


Cathy Hawkes - Finance and Admin Assistant

T: 0113 2444 209


Senior management

Tom Doyle - CEO of Yorkshire MESMAC Group of Services

Ellen Hill - Operations Manager (HR)

Paul Storey - Operations Manager (Technical Responsibilities)

M: 07468 883 084 


Liz Carey - Finance and Admin Manager

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