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Chief Executive Officer


Zara Emery

Youth Work Coordinator

Hello! My name is Zara and I’ve worked for DEX since 2019. I work part time hours. I use BSL. I support young members who need help to fill out forms and to signpost them to other agencies. I also run our events for deaf young people to encourage them to socialise and have fun! I enjoy going to different places and trying out new food!


Project Coordinator- Urban Safety Project


Louise Thomas

Involvement Coordinator

Hello! My name is Louise (Lou for short). I’ve worked for DEX since September 2023. I work part-time. I work closely with Zara to plan DEX activities to engage deaf young people and support them to get involved within the deaf community. I also manage our volunteers’ programme. In my spare time I love walking/hiking, reading and travelling.