Meet the AVA Team

 

Keith-Anderson

Keith Anderson, Head of Development

Keith is a member of our Senior Management Team and his main duties include providing management support for AVA’s Development Officer Team and AVA’s Magpie Shops. Keith also represents AVA on the Partner Management Group for the Here for You Centre in Fraserburgh. Other Key Duties include representing AVA at the Aberdeenshire Learning Community Partnerships Strategic Lead Group; Aberdeenshire’s Employability Partnership and Aberdeenshire’s Tackling Poverty and Inequality Group. 

Tel: 07969603595

Email: Keith.Anderson@avashire.org.uk

Lindsay-Allardyce

Lindsay Allardyce, Communications & Membership Manager

Lindsay is responsible for the digital marketing for AVA - including publishing the AVA newsletter every month - and is the person that disseminates information to the Aberdeenshire Third Sector for AVA. She also manages the website and all the visual and promotional aspects of AVA and Magpie.

Tel: 01467 530191

Email: Lindsay.Allardyce@avashire.org.uk

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Ruth Clarke, Administrator

Ruth provides administrative support to the Head of Development and Support, Business Administration Manager and the Garioch & Formartine Development Officers.  She is based in the Inverurie office.

Tel: 01467 530192

Email: Ruth.Clarke@avashire.org.uk


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Kirsty Cruickshank, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Officer - Garioch

The CHiP team will:

  • Develop strong and sustainable relationships by connecting Third Sector and Health and Social Care Services
  • Encourage all partners to recognise the added value of Third Sector knowledge, skills and experience
  • Support the Third Sector to better influence and inform service design, commissioning and delivery

Tel: 07717 378881
Email: Kirsty.Cruickshank@avashire.org.uk

Rhona-Davidson

Rhona Davidson, Development Officer (Fraserburgh & Peterhead areas)

Rhona is home-based and covers the Fraserburgh and Peterhead areas.  Rhona provides development support to the voluntary and community sector by provision of advice and information in any area that is requested.  This could involve the creation of a new group, charitable status, constitutional arrangements, funding and fundraising or resolving issues that may have arisen in the organisation. Rhona also provides support to individuals and groups on all aspects of volunteering.

Tel: 07724 617648 

Email: Rhona.Davidson@avashire.org.uk


Val-Evans

Val Evans, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Officer - Formartine

The CHiP team will:

  • Develop strong and sustainable relationships by connecting Third Sector and Health and Social Care Services
  • Encourage all partners to recognise the added value of Third Sector knowledge, skills and experience
  • Support the Third Sector to better influence and inform service design, commissioning and delivery

Tel: 07585602978

Email: Val.Evans@avashire.org.uk

Phyllis-Gordon

Phyllis Gordon, Dementia Friendly Aberdeenshire Development Officer

The Dementia Friendly Communities Development Workers work closely with people living with dementia and their carers to listen to and define what a Dementia Friendly Community means for them throughout their individual dementia journey. We work with businesses, services and community groups to help develop an understanding of the shared benefits of living in a Dementia Friendly Community.  We work to support and empower the community to make their own changes to build and enhance their own dementia friendly communities. We work with individuals, businesses and community groups to signpost and organise publicity, training and information events as required.  We also develop dementia friendly community marketing materials which can be used across Aberdeenshire or within individual communities.

Tel: 07964 034264

Email: Phyllis.Gordon@avashire.org.uk


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Alison Grant, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Manager

Alison co-ordinates the Community Health in Partnership project and the six CHiP officers working across Aberdeenshire. The CHiP team will:

  • Develop strong and sustainable relationships by connecting Third Sector and Health and Social Care Services
  • Encourage all partners to recognise the added value of Third Sector knowledge, skills and experience
  • Support the Third Sector to better influence and inform service design, commissioning and delivery

Tel: 01467 530195
Mobile: 07585 138854

Email: Alison.Grant@avashire.org.uk


aileen-grant

Aileen Grant, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Officer - Buchan

The CHiP team will:

  • Develop strong and sustainable relationships by connecting Third Sector and Health and Social Care Services
  • Encourage all partners to recognise the added value of Third Sector knowledge, skills and experience
  • Support the Third Sector to better influence and inform service design, commissioning and delivery

Tel: 07585603055

Email: Aileen.Grant@avashire.org.uk

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Kate Gray, Dementia Friendly Aberdeenshire Team Leader

The Dementia Friendly Communities Development Workers work closely with people living with dementia and their carers to listen to and define what a Dementia Friendly Community means for them throughout their individual dementia journey. We work with businesses, services and community groups to help develop an understanding of the shared benefits of living in a Dementia Friendly Community.  We work to support and empower the community to make their own changes to build and enhance their own dementia friendly communities. We work with individuals, businesses and community groups to signpost and organise publicity, training and information events as required.  We also develop dementia friendly community marketing materials which can be used across Aberdeenshire or within individual communities.

Tel: 07933 339626

Email: Kate.Gray@avashire.org.uk


Fiona-Ingleby

Fiona Ingleby, Development Officer (Banff & Huntly areas)

Fiona provides development support to the voluntary and community sector by provision of advice and information in any area that is requested.  This could involve the creation of a new group, charitable status, constitutional arrangements, funding and fundraising or resolving issues that may have arisen in the organisation. Fiona also provides support to individuals and groups on all aspects of volunteering.

Tel: 07585 330348

Email: Fiona.Ingleby@avashire.org.uk

Renee-Joss

Renee Joss, Magpie Manager

Renee oversees the running and management of the Magpie shops in Banchory. As well as making sure the shops run smoothly, Renee co-ordinates staff and volunteers for all shops as well as the collection of goods at the Crow's Nest site in Banchory.

Tel: 01330 823800

Email: Renee.Joss@avashire.org.uk


Meriem Kayoueche-Reeve

Meriem Kayoueche-Reeve, Development Officer (Garioch areas: AB32, AB33, AB51, AB52)

Based in the Inverurie office, Meriem provides development support to the voluntary and community sector by provision of advice and information in any area that is requested.  This could involve the creation of a new group, charitable status, constitutional arrangements, funding and fundraising or resolving issues that may have arisen in the organisation. Meriem also provides support to individuals and groups on all aspects of volunteering.

Tel: 07964034263

Email: Meriem.Kayoueche-Reeve@avashire.org.uk


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Aileen Longino, Development Officer (AB34, AB35 and AB36 including Aboyne, Ballater and Braemar)

Aileen provides development support to the voluntary and community sector by provision of advice and information in any area that is requested.  This could involve the creation of a new group, charitable status, constitutional arrangements, funding and fundraising or resolving issues that may have arisen in the organisation. Aileen also provides support to individuals and groups on all aspects of volunteering.

Tel: 07824 096531

Email: Aileen.Longino@avashire.org.uk

Alison-McPherson

Alison McPherson, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Officer - Marr (except Banchory)

The CHiP team will:

  • Develop strong and sustainable relationships by connecting Third Sector and Health and Social Care Services
  • Encourage all partners to recognise the added value of Third Sector knowledge, skills and experience
  • Support the Third Sector to better influence and inform service design, commissioning and delivery

Tel: 07342881529 

Email: Alison.McPherson@avashire.org.uk

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Jacquie Milne, Administration Manager

Jacquie is based in the Mintlaw office, managing and administering AVA’s membership scheme.  Her role also includes provision of independent examination of R & P accounts, payroll services and access to PVG Scheme Membership to organisations across Aberdeenshire.  For further information about AVA Membership or any of our office services, please contact Jacquie or any member of AVA staff.

Tel: 01771 670421

Email: Jacquie.Milne@avashire.org.uk  or membership@avashire.org.uk


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Jane Mitchell, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Officer - Kincardine & Mearns including Banchory

The CHiP team will:

  • Develop strong and sustainable relationships by connecting Third Sector and Health and Social Care Services
  • Encourage all partners to recognise the added value of Third Sector knowledge, skills and experience
  • Support the Third Sector to better influence and inform service design, commissioning and delivery

Tel: 07585127569

Email: Jane.Mitchell@avashire.org.uk

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Jude Richards, Children & Families Policy Officer

Our Children & Families Project works collaboratively, specifically working to address the needs of children & families in Aberdeenshire. In addition to the Children & Families 3rd Sector Forum, we also offer support to identify local contacts across sectors where required and promote, support and encourage the third sector to engage in, contribute to and influence local and national policy discussion and decisions.

Tel: 01330 700753
Mobile: 07818 552375 

Email: Jude.Richards@avashire.org.uk


lorna-sandison

Lorna Sandison, Development Officer (Ellon & Turriff areas)

Lorna is home-based and she provides development support to the voluntary and community sector by provision of advice and information in any area that is requested.  This could involve the creation of a new group, charitable status, constitutional arrangements, funding and fundraising or resolving issues that may have arisen in the organisation. Lorna also provides support to individuals and groups on all aspects of volunteering. 

Tel: 07964 036605

Email: Lorna.Sandison@avashire.org.uk

La-Vonne-Sim

La-Vonne Sim, Dementia Friendly Aberdeenshire Development Officer

The Dementia Friendly Communities Development Workers work closely with people living with dementia and their carers to listen to and define what a Dementia Friendly Community means for them throughout their individual dementia journey. We work with businesses, services and community groups to help develop an understanding of the shared benefits of living in a Dementia Friendly Community.  We work to support and empower the community to make their own changes to build and enhance their own dementia friendly communities. We work with individuals, businesses and community groups to signpost and organise publicity, training and information events as required.  We also develop dementia friendly community marketing materials which can be used across Aberdeenshire or within individual communities.

Tel: 07584 026824

Email: La-Vonne.Sim@avashire.org.uk

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Donna Speed, Funding Officer

Donna provides tailored funding searches to the voluntary and community sector across Aberdeenshire. 

Tel: 03718 110008
Mobile: 07964 036821 

Email: Donna.Speed@avashire.org.uk

Isabelle-Taylor

Isabelle Taylor, Administrative Assistant

Isabelle provides administrative support to our Development Officer covering the Fraserburgh area in the North of Aberdeenshire.

Tel: 07585 507 524 

Email: Isabelle.Taylor@avashire.org.uk

Fi-Thomson

 

Fiona Thomson, Dementia Friendly Aberdeenshire Development Officer

The Dementia Friendly Communities Development Workers work closely with people living with dementia and their carers to listen to and define what a Dementia Friendly Community means for them throughout their individual dementia journey. We work with businesses, services and community groups to help develop an understanding of the shared benefits of living in a Dementia Friendly Community.  We work to support and empower the community to make their own changes to build and enhance their own dementia friendly communities. We work with individuals, businesses and community groups to signpost and organise publicity, training and information events as required.  We also develop dementia friendly community marketing materials which can be used across Aberdeenshire or within individual communities.

Tel: 07964 034246

Email: Fiona.Thomson@avashire.org.uk


Karen Wood

Karen Wood, Dementia Friendly Aberdeenshire Development Officer

The Dementia Friendly Communities Development Workers work closely with people living with dementia and their carers to listen to and define what a Dementia Friendly Community means for them throughout their individual dementia journey. We work with businesses, services and community groups to help develop an understanding of the shared benefits of living in a Dementia Friendly Community.  We work to support and empower the community to make their own changes to build and enhance their own dementia friendly communities. We work with individuals, businesses and community groups to signpost and organise publicity, training and information events as required.  We also develop dementia friendly community marketing materials which can be used across Aberdeenshire or within individual communities.

Tel: 07585242428

Email: Karen.Wood@avashire.org.uk