Meet the AVA Team

 

Keith-Anderson

Keith Anderson, Acting General Manager

Keith is a member of our Senior Management Team and his main duties include providing Senior Management support for AVA’s Development Officer Team and AVA’s Magpie Recycling Shops. Keith also represents AVA on the Partner Management Groups for the Here for You Centre in Fraserburgh and Compass Point Centre in Peterhead. 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. Keith is also Head of Centre for our SQA Qualification Awards.

Tel: 07969603595

Email: Keith.Anderson@avashire.org.uk

elaine-sinclair

Elaine Sinclair, Head of Policy & Projects

Elaine is a member of AVA’s Senior Management Team and works out of AVA’s Inverurie office.  Working with partners across Aberdeenshire, Elaine supports the development of pathways to collate and represent the view of Aberdeenshire’s third sector at various decision-making forums and committees. Key duties include coordinating the development of AVA’s Strategic Forums and related activities and providing senior management support for AVA’s Community Health in Partnership and Dementia Friendly Communities Projects as well as other services provided by AVA’s Communications Manager and Children and Families Policy Officer.

Tel: 01467 530196
Mobile: 07584 659933

Email: Elaine.Sinclair@avashire.org.uk

Lindsay-Allardyce

Lindsay Allardyce, Design & Communications Manager

Lindsay compiles and publishes 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

Val-Cameron

Valerie Cameron, Business Manager

Tel: 01330 700751

Email: Valerie.Cameron@avashire.org.uk

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Ruth Clarke, Administrator

Ruth provides administrative support to the Head of Development and Support, Business Administration Manager, AVA Training Coordinator and the Garioch & Formartine Volunteering Development Officer.  She is based in the Mintlaw Office on Mondays and the Inverurie Office Tuesday – Thursday.

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.  Her role primarily involves working on a one-to-one basis with volunteers of all ages and abilities, promoting volunteering to communities and groups, supporting volunteers and helping to solve volunteering issues, encouraging good practice in organisations engaging volunteers and the promotion and delivery of various volunteer and organisation awards. Rhona can support local community and voluntary groups with funding – where to look for it and how to apply. She can also help groups with applying for charitable status, writing constitutions, business planning and advice on day to day running and meeting of legal and statutory requirements.

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

 Ed-Garrett

Ed Garrett, Development Officer (Marr and K&M areas)

Ed 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. Ed also provides support to individuals and groups on all aspects of volunteering.

Tel: 01569 668055
Mobile: 07410 987124

Email: Ed.Garrett@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. Lindsay 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)

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

Shirley Leask

Shirley Leask, Training Development Officer

Shirley develops and co-ordinates AVA Training programmes across Aberdeenshire, providing a comprehensive year-round open programme which can be accessed by community groups, voluntary organisations, public sector staff, interested individuals and small businesses. 

Tel: 01771 624589

Email: Shirley.Leask@avashire.org.uk


aileen-longino

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

Angus-McCurrach

Angus McCurrach, Compass Point Coordinator

Compass Point is a new community hub has with a focus on employability, financial inclusion, benefits and money support. A one-stop shop aimed at providing advice, support and training on a wide range of issues. It is located at 30 Back Street, Peterhead, Tel: 01779 401644.  Opening hours are 10.00am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

Email: Angus.McCurruch@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

jacquie-milne

Jacquie Milne, Membership 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


jane-mitchell

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

Jennifer-OBrien

 

Jennifer O'Brien, Administrative Assistant

Jennifer provides administrative support in the Banchory office.

Tel: 01330 700752 

Email: Jennifer.O'Brien@avashire.org.uk

Jude-Richards

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 her role primarily involves working on a one-to-one basis with volunteers of all ages and abilities, promoting volunteering to communities and groups, supporting volunteers and helping to solve volunteering issues, encouraging good practice in organisations engaging volunteers and the promotion and delivery of various volunteer and organisation awards. Lorna can support local community and voluntary groups with funding – where to look for it and how to apply. She can also help groups with applying for charitable status, writing constitutions, business planning and advice on day to day running and meeting of legal and statutory requirements.  

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 Volunteer 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