Our Team

Adrienne Lynch

Alice Wadkin

Youth Volunteer Development Assistant

Anthea Coulter

Chief Officer

Brian Weaver

IT and Employability Trainer

Colin Melville

Communities’ Development Officer

Eilidh Nimmo

Fraser Kennedy

Finance Officer

Jennifer Robertson

Enterprise Development Officer

Julie Haslam

Team Leader – Membership, Enterprise and Capacity Building

Karen D’Arcy-Kernan

Kirsteen McGinn

Office Support Assistant

Lesley Jack

Office Manager

Liz Rowlett

Health & Social Care Engagement Officer

Louise Orr

Team Leader – Volunteering and Routes to Work

Our Board

CTSI aims to have a diverse Board of Trustees that are representative of our membership and the work that we aim to carry out in Clackmannanshire including supporting community groups and charities, championing volunteering and encouraging social enterprise. The Board can have up to twelve members including a maximum of three co-opted members. Please find the link to our Articles of Association Final here.

Nick Morris is a Qualified Contact Lens Optician, and worked in practices in the English North-West and Wales for 20 years. He continues his involvement in the profession as a Distance Learning Tutor on the Ophthalmic Dispensing Degree Course and in visiting practices throughout Scotland and Ireland to assess their suitability as learning environments for the students placed in them. He is also a Scout Leader, being District Explorer Scout Commissioner for Stirling and Trossachs Scout District. He is Secretary for The Wee County Men’s Shed and the Scottish Episcopal Church’s Statutory Representative on Stirling Education Committee. An enthusiast to his core, he firmly believes that the Third Sector is a large part of the answer to the challenges in our communities and has had active involvement in Social Enterprises.

Graham was born in Wales and joined the R.A.F in 1972 after postings in Lincolnshire and Norfolk he joined the R.A.F Mountain Rescue team at R.A.F valley of Anglesey until 1984 when he finished. He then became a H.G.V driver until retiring in 2012. He joined his wife in Scotland in 1988 and has lived happily in Tullibody ever since. He is a Board Member and Trustee of AGE Scotland and is the current Chairman of AGE Scotland’s Membership Steering Committee. He is also Chair of Clacks Community Transport association. A member of Clacks Older Adults Forum, Forth Valley Men’s Shed, Stroke and Dementia Groups in the community. He has been a Board Member and Trustee of CTSI for two years and at AGE Scotland Regional he has been an Ambassador for the last three years.

Paul Mooney is the Chief Executive of Addictions Support & Counselling (ASC) – Forth Valley. He qualified as a Social Worker with a M.Sc. in Applied Social Studies from the University of Oxford in 1984 and he has held several senior managerial positions, mostly in the third sector. Paul has worked in Glasgow, Leeds, West Lothian and Midlothian and he has a keen interest in partnership working, the development of third sector interfaces and recovery orientated systems of care. Paul is the Third Sector Rep for the Clackmannanshire & Stirling Health & Social Care Partnership Integration Joint Board.

Originally from the mining valleys of South Wales Val graduated with an M.Sc. in Biological Sciences from Cardiff University. She spent a few years teaching in adult education, first as a Lecturer in Med Lab Sciences at what was then known as an FE College and then at University where she was a Scientific Officer with responsibility for classes and research in electron microscopy. She always had an interest in volunteering, however, and spent an inspiring and formative few years as a volunteer youth worker in what was then called Tiger Bay in Cardiff.

An opportunity to move to Scotland came with a job move to BP Chemicals Research Centre at Grangemouth where she spent the next 15 years or so, experiencing a variety of management positions – ending up in a planning and change management role, optimising integration across the Grangemouth site. During this time, she became involved with the local community in Alloa, particularly through her involvement with Ludgate Church, and became interested in Counselling and Psychotherapy, qualifying in 2002. Voluntary work in counselling both with adult survivors of sexual abuse and substance addiction followed.

Around 15 years ago, along with a few colleagues from BP, she helped create a spin-off company from BP Chemicals. Impact Solutions, is now a thriving, international, research and development company in plastics and product development.

Although she has now retired from corporate life she has found that much of what she has learnt from a varied career is valuable and transferrable to the voluntary sector. She is particularly interested in community enterprise, organisational development, the management of change and creative ways of addressing poverty and exclusion locally and nationally. She has been a Trustee of Community House in Alloa for over 12 years and is a founder Trustee of The Gate Charity in Alloa, where she continues as Secretary.

Jonny was born in Glasgow and has spent the last 18 years working within the advice sector in a variety of different roles from projects with in bureau to the legal aid board in England. Prior to that he had various roles and spent time working in different countries.

Jonny took up post as Managing Director of Clackmannanshire CAB at the end of 2015 following a period managing advice and legal services in Lanarkshire. Jonny has a significant interest in development of advice service provision including social enterprise and legal services. Jonny has previously been a Director of Citizens Advice Scotland and the Ethnic Minorities Law Centre.

Nicola is the Finance Director at Ceteris (Scotland) Limited and has held this position for the past 17 years.  She is a member of ACCA and also has a BA in Accounting from Napier University.  She has experience in all areas of financial management including, budgeting, tax planning, cash management and the preparation of Financial Statements. She also had the position of Company Secretary for Ceteris for eight years.  Before working for Ceteris, Nicola worked in the pension section at Scottish Amicable dealing with the mis-selling of pensions.

Jessica is currently carrying out a M.Sc. in Health Psychology at Stirling University, where she is focussing on the impact of intergenerational sessions on the wellbeing of preschool children and older adults.  She has always had a keen interest in volunteering, which lead her to move to Cambodia at 18 to volunteer for a year at an NGO as an English teacher and play-leader. Following this, she began her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Stirling University, where she continued to volunteer in her local community. In her final year at university, she was given the opportunity to carry out a placement with CTSI. This involved a research project on accessibility issues for those with a disability in Clackmannanshire. She then began an internship with CTSI, where she worked with the local community using the Place Standard Tool, whilst also assessing the impact of the third sector in Clackmannanshire.

Vision and Strategic Aims

Third Sector Interfaces in all their different forms across Scotland have been evaluated independently after being in existence for five years. The Evaluation Report was published in December 2016. Now the TSIs, working with Scottish Government and Evaluation Scotland have developed a new Framework for the future. Each TSI will be developing its own plan and these will be ready for January 2019.  The Outline TSI Outcomes Framework can be viewed here.

For 2018/2019, CTSI had already developed its own set of local outcomes and these can be found within the Annual Review 2017/18 which can be viewed here.

Testimonials

  • If people want to learn something new, we enable that to happen by giving them the training and skills – and along the way they get good company and a sense of achievement from what they have made
    Archie Scott Committee member, Wee County Crafters
  • I get a lot of satisfaction as an RSVP volunteer and I would recommend getting involved. Volunteering Matters to me because of the impact it can have on our community and making a difference to peoples lives. It gives me the opportunity to keep active and to contribute to my community in retirement.
    Bob Kerr Handyperson, Volunteering Matters
  • Deciding to befriend was undoubtedly one of the best decisions I have ever made - we both get so much out of it. I look forward to spending time with her every week and we are always commenting on how much we have in common! Loneliness is something that can affect anyone at any time, and it is projects like this that are so important in helping to stop it. I would recommend befriending to anyone – even if they are feeling apprehensive like I was – as the benefits to the person you are matched with and yourself are endless
    Katie Wardlaw Befriender, Volunteering Matters
  • It has been a good transition from working full time to volunteering. I had not done anything like this since my children were young as I worked full time for a long time but now I feel I can give something back to the community – and I am really enjoying this role. It is a great fit
    Mary Quigley Mary Quigley, Driver/Group Assistant, The Friendship Club
  • I love the variety of work at Play Alloa – there is always something different going on – answering the phone, preparing for the Christmas fayre, parent information evenings, helping with surgeries and providing information for parents. I have really enjoyed being part of a team – everyone helps and supports each other
    Julie Milligan Administration Volunteer, Play Alloa