Our Team

Louise Orr

Team Leader – Volunteering and Routes to Work

Colin Melville

Communities’ Development Officer

Brian Weaver

IT and Employability Trainer

Julie Haslam

Team Leader – Membership, Enterprise and Capacity Building

Karen DArcy-Kernan

Anthea Coulter

Chief Officer

Fraser Kennedy

Finance Officer

Eilidh Nimmo

Louise Walker

Kirsteen McGinn

Office Support Assistant

Lesley Jack

Office Manager

Adrienne Lynch

Liz Rowlett

Health & Social Care Engagement Officer

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.

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.

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

In September 2018, the new TSI Outcomes Framework was launched, co-produced with the TSI Scotland Network and Scottish Government Third Sector Unit. The new Framework allows TSIs to develop their own local strategic plans around the key areas of work and within a set of six outcome framework areas.

1.People are more involved in their community

2. Improved cross sector collaboration

3. Third sector organisations are better able to lead and develop shared agendas

4. Third sector organisations are better able to respond to local need

5. Key decision making includes third sector input

6.Third sector organisations are better able to contribute to a strong and inclusive local social economy

The full TSI Outcomes Framework can be viewed here.

New CTSI Strategic Plan

Using the new TSI Outcomes Framework, CTSI has been working with its members through 2019/20 to develop a new strategic plan that reflects key local areas of development and importance. The new plan is out for consultation with members currently and will be launched at the AGM in November 2020.