Meet The Team

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Daniel Shaw

Chief Executive Officer
Dan is responsible to AVA’s Board for providing strategic leadership, and operationally managing the organisation. His role is principally concerned with facilitating the development of Aberdeenshire’s Third Sector by engaging with strategic partners and delivering an organisation that leads by example.
T: 01358 280510
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Lindsay Allardyce

Communications &
Membership Manager
Lindsay is responsible for the digital marketing for AVA - including publishing the newsletter every month - and is the person that disseminates information to our membership and the Aberdeenshire Third Sector for AVA. She also manages the website and all the visual and promotional aspects of AVA and Magpie.
T: 07918 275064
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Keith Anderson

Head of   Development
Keith's provides management support for AVA’s Development Officer Team. Other key duties include representing AVA at the Aberdeenshire Learning Community Partnerships Strategic Lead Group and Aberdeenshire’s Tackling Poverty and Inequality Group. 
Tel: 07969 603595
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Jacquie Milne

Finance & Administration Manager
Jacquie is AVA's Finance Manager and is based in the Ellon office. Her role includes provision of independent examination of R & P accounts, payroll services and access to PVG Scheme Membership to organisations across Aberdeenshire. 
Tel: 01358 280511
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Rhona Davidson

Development Officer
Rhona is home-based and  provides development support to groups and organisations across Aberdeenshire, specialising in Governance.  
Tel: 07724 617648
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Lorna Sandison

Development Officer
Lorna is home-based and provides development support to groups and organisations across Aberdeenshire, specialising in Volunteering.  
Tel: 07964 036605
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Aileen Longino

Development Officer
Aileen is home-based and provides development support to groups and organisations across Aberdeenshire, specialising in Social Enterprises.  
Tel: 07824 096531
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Sandra McGuigan

Development Officer

Sandra is home-based and provides development support to groups and organisations across Aberdeenshire, specialising in Children & Families.
Tel: 07585 330348
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Donna Speed

Funding Officer

Donna provides tailored funding searches to the voluntary and community sector and can also help with funding applications.  
Tel: 07964 036821
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Ruth Clarke

Administrator

Ruth provides administrative support to the Finance & Administration Manager and she is based in the Ellon office.
Tel: 01358 280512
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Isabelle Taylor

Administration Officer - Data Management
Isabelle provides administrative support to our Membership Manager in order to maintain AVA's Membership services.
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Sharon Francis

Sharon Francis

Development Officer
Sharon is home-based and provides development support to groups and organisations across Aberdeenshire, specialising in Supported Living.
Tel: 07964 034263

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Renee Joss

Magpie Manager
Renee oversees the running and management of the Magpie shop in Banchory. As well as making sure the shop runs smoothly, Renee co-ordinates staff and volunteers as well as the collection of goods at the Crow's Nest site in Banchory.
Tel: 01330 823800
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Lesley Lawrinson

Communications Officer
Lesley looks after our website, social media, newsletter, and other communication channels.
Tel: 07818 764494
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Aileen Keith

Aileen Keith

Administration Officer - Volunteering
Aileen provides administrative support to our Development team in relation to volunteering.
Tel: 07867 808751
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Pauline Anderson

Pauline Anderson

Community Volunteering Enterprise Project Officer
Tel: 07436 033169
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Aimi Blueman

Aimi Blueman

Community Support Coordinator (Hospital Discharge)
Aimi is home-based working on a two-year project to deliver a community-based model for accelerated discharge of patients to their own home setting with the aims of improving the quality of people’s lives and reducing readmission rates.
Tel: 07585507524
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