Changing attitudes to, and improving the lives of, ex-detainees and migrant communities




Brenda Hounsell   I am the Finance & Administration Manager at Samphire. I have worked Samphire since 2009 and am responsible for the day to day running and recording of all things financial and office related. An important part of my role is to provide regular budgeted figures to our board of trustees and management team as well as provide financial advice for our fundraising applications and reporting conditions. I am also responsible for paying the staff, which makes me a popular member of the team.






Indre Lechtimiakyte   I am the Ex-Detainee Project Coordinator. Prior to joining Samphire in 2016, I have worked on the return migration project at IOM Vilnius, human rights education and awareness raising projects in Bulgaria and in a private law practice in Lithuania. I hold a degree in Law and Management and LL.M in International Law and Law of International Organisations. I am passionate about my job and I am glad that helping people in need is so rewarding.





Angie Murphy  I am the Senior Project Coordinator of the Ex-Detainee Project at Samphire, I joined Samphire in 2012. I have worked in the field of asylum and immigration since 2002, including five years at Refugee and Migrant Justice representing migrants in their asylum and immigration matters. I was previously OISC Level 3 and IAAS accredited. I have a significant background in social care, mainly working with people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. In 2016 I completed two years of study and was awarded a level 2 and 3 certificate in counselling skills & studies from the CPCAB. I am passionate about social justice and love working for Samphire.