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Lara Uzokwe is Karibu’s manager and founder. She is from Nigeria and has many links within the community who have immigrated into the country. Lara is responsible for developing and implementing projects, as well as fund raising and taking charge of the administrative duties within Karibu. Lara also provides a pastoral role in peer-to-peer support, as well as helping the charity to build relationships with the wider community and other charitable organisations. She helps to signpost the community to relevant organisations.


Sue Ling is the Community Engagement Officer with developed skills in business, project and people management and finance, gained in private and public sector environments.  Most recent experiences are CEO of Bury St Edmund's Women's Aid, and Senior Equality & Diversity Advisor managing Suffolk County Council's performance against the Equality Framework for Local Government.  She has an in depth knowledge of the issues affecting different communities and anti discrimination legislation.  Originally from Hertford, Sue has lived in Ipswich for many years.

Jackie Ellis is our Admin Assistant.  She is originally from Tanzania and also has lots of links with the community.

Imani Sorhaindo works as a Freelance Mindfulness trainer and Holistic Health practitioner in collaboration with Karibu. She is the director of the award-winning company KMT Rising which enables inclusive health and well-being services locally and globally. Imani run Mindfulness and Breathwork workshops and 5-Week courses face to face and online throughout the year.

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