Our Team

Everyone who works or volunteers with Integration Support Services is passionate about making a lasting difference to our service users and community.



Lana P

Accounts & Admin Officer

Lana's journey with ISS began in 2005, where she began as a service user. After volunteering with the charity and serving on its board as its Treasurer, Lana progressed into her current role. A qualified accountant, Lana is passionate about advocating for service users and helping them to discover the tools to be independent. She speaks Estonian and Russian.

Jennifer K

ESOL School Coordinator & Senior Teacher

Jennifer is an experienced teacher and has taught in both the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. She takes pride in using innovative ideas and technology to bolster students' learning. Jennifer has a background in publishing and has developed teaching materials in the past. She holds a degree in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies as well as a CELTA qualification. She speaks Arabic.


Trustees and Board Members

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Alla Kurhanska


Originally from Ukraine, Alla first came to ISS as a service user. She then volunteered with the charity for several years before going on to become the organisation's Chair. Alla is a paramedic and previously worked for the NHS 111 and ambulance services. She enjoys challenges and speaks Polish, Spanish and Mandarin in addition to her native Ukrainian and Russian.

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Valentina Ellice


Valentina holds a degree in Garment Technology and Design from Belarus. She also hold an AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting (Level 4). Having lived in Harlow since 2006, Valentina is proactive about giving back to the local community and has volunteered with many organisations in order to broaden her horizons. She enjoys working with people of diverse backgrounds.