The Staff Team

Senior Management

Maddy Halliday - Chief Executive Officer - 

Gina Alexander - Senior Manager, Community Solutions Programme  -

Kirsty Struthers - Senior Manager, Community and Voluntary Sector Development and Volunteering Programmes -

VANL Development and Project Staff 

Name Designation Role email  Mobile
Chaimae Baqqari Refugee Integration Support Worker NL-wide: refugee integration 07740 511 740
Judith Bremner Development Officer

Locality Support: Airdrie

NL-wide Support specialisms: Governance 07961 717 850
Sharon Bissett Development Officer

Locality Support: Bellshill

NL-wide Support:

  • Learning and Development
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing 07961 717 849
Karen Cassidy Link Officer

NL-wide Support:

Children and families with Neuro-Developmental challenges 07764 906 870 
Iain Johnstone Volunteering Officer  
Grant McLean Development Officer

Locality Support: Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and the North

NL-wide Support specialisms: Income Generation 07949 222 539
Douglas Milne Development Officer

Locality: Coatbridge

NL-wide Support: ICT 07985 659 523
Joyce Morgan Development Officer NL-wide Support: Children, Young People & Families 07711 559 393
May Stronach

Development Team Assistant  
Jean Thomson Development Officer

Locality Support: Wishaw & Shotts

NL-wide Support: Volunteering 07949 222 458
Michelle Thomson Development Officer

 Locality Support: Motherwell

 NL-wide Support:

  • Employability
  • Befriending 07940 153 082
Kamil Tomzik Development Officer

 Locality Support: Northern Corridor

 NL-wide Support: Volunteering 07949 222 672
Finn Arschavir Project Assistant - Digital Inclusion and Remote Befriending (Int  
Gordon Watson Project Assistant—Digital Inclusion  (Intern)  
Mairi Edwards Project Assistant— Equality and Human rights (Intern)  
Sophie Mackintosh Evaluation, Learning & Improvement Assistant (Intern)  
Ross Parker Communications Assistant  


Business Support

Emily Hutton - HR Assistant (Intern) -

Dianne Lawrie - Business Support Officer -

Craig Anderson - Communications Officer -

Jacqueline McHugh - Business & HR Support Assistant  -


Mohamed Ashour - Finance Officer –

David Haveron - Finance Temp -