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Board of Trustees


Georgia Cruickshank - Chairperson

Georgia is local Councillor for Ward 5 Maryfield with experience in youth work and Project Management. In her Councillor role she supports schemes which will improve the lives of her local community.

Shona Bryce - Treasurer 

Shona is a Chartered Accountant that works in a local practice providing tax services to businesses that cover a wide range of industries. 

She was introduced to the charity through a friend, and because she knows several families who have children with ADHD and Autism and was aware of the various challenges in day to day life they face. Shona decided that she wanted to help a group that provided support to these parents and children.

Ian Whyte - Trustee

Ian has strong connections with the Angus community through his role in schools and youth work. He is an advocate for supporting children’s mental wellbeing.

Philippa Montador - Trustee

Philippa is our newest Trustee and is also an experienced Social Worker within the Children Services Team.


Staff


Alison Zerouk - CEO

Alison is the founder of our group.  After her son was given a diagnosis of a ADHD she realised that there was no support service available for parents or carers.  She volunteered her time to begin a parent support group and then through discussions with the parents realised that there was a lack of services for the children and young people and that is how our youth groups began.  She has worked tirelessly to get the group to where it is today.  

Louise Scott - Project Coordinator

Louise previously worked for a large multi national retailer working in the executive team at their head office. She joined the team in 2019 as our Information and Administrative Officer, and is now working as our Funding Officer and looking after our social media and website.


Jessie Bruce - Development Officer

Jessie has a background in working in charities and with the social enterprise network both in Dundee and Scotland.  She has been with us for many years as our development officer.  When not writing funding applications Jessie can be found on the beach with her beloved dog Tilly. 


Aleisha Spathis - Fundraising and Volunteer Coordinator

Aleisha has worked and volunteered in a number of positions throughout the years with the Support Group.  She now works in the office managing our volunteers and runs fundraising events throughout the year.  Aleisha loves spending time with her son outdoors exploring nature and enjoys doing arts and crafts.


Ray Strachan - Senior Family Support Worker

Ray is an experienced Social Worker within the Children Services Team. He has been qualified since 1999 and has mainly worked with adolescents. Ray was also a working member of Dundee City Councils Fostering and Adoption panel for around three years.  He became interested in ADHD and associated conditions through his work as more and more young people were referred to his service who has a diagnosis of ADHD.


Harriet Clark-Justice – Child and Family Support Worker

Harriet first worked alongside the Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group in her previous Family Support Worker role. Throughout her time as a Family Support Worker, she has developed a Social Pedagogy approach, working alongside children, young people, and families, recognising their individuality. “It was great to see children and families find support that felt right for them and in turn watch them grow in confidence.” When the chance to join the ADHD Support Group came along, she jumped at it.

She has been developing our Impact Course and ensure there are lots of fun and active activities, to keep our minds interested. She is always intrigued by the new fidget toys that are out as well as enjoying getting creative. 


Kelsey Christie - Child Support and Youth Worker

Kelsey is currently studying nursing and social services at college. She enjoys spending days out with her children and dislikes wasps. 


Gemma Goodrum - Youth and Family Support Worker

Gemma first came to us as a Youth Worker in our new Angus Youth Group. She has now also taken the role as our Family Support Worker. Gemma has a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Psychology of Mental Health, with lots of experience in a support worker role and great knowledge of ADHD that will benefit our families. Gemma loves Arts and Crafts using a variety of different materials.


Sarah Small - Family Support Worker

Sarah was inspired to work with the Group through being introduced to it by Ray Strachan in her role as a Support Worker with Dundee City Council’s Out of Hours Service.  Sarah’s passion to become involved in the Group’s work supporting children, young people, parents and carers affected by ADHD grew from 22 years of experience working, living and caring for children and young people who are unable to reside within their own family homes due to presenting with risk-taking and/or challenging behaviours. 

When not at work, Sarah can usually be found playing with one of her three horses; old gal Calley, gigantic Girocco and baby Baloo!


Angie Sharp-Smith - Youth Worker

Angie has been with the group from the very beginning and has been a great support to Alison when it comes to our fundraisers, bag packing, bingo calling she will turn her hand to anything to support the group.


Shannon Kennedy - IT Youth Worker

Shannon joined our team to support children and young people to learn all things Tech and everyone is eager to learn her animation skills.


Samantha McCash – Youth Worker

Sam joined our team with a background in community learning and development. Her main area of interest is about lifelong learning and she feels that young people can benefit from learning in a way that is fun and educational in an environment out with school.


Ross Whittaker – Youth Worker

Ross was diagnosed back in 2019 with ADHD, He joined the Youth Group in Angus as a volunteer to help provide support and gain some more insight and knowledge about ADHD for himself. He has years of experience in support worker, but this was his first experience with supporting children, since then he has taken up a contracted position and has decided this was the career for him.


Jay Tarbett - Youth Worker 

Jay brings a variety of skills to the youth group including a passion of his, football.  Jays favourite food is cheese burgers.


Volunteers 

Chloe Harrison

Grene Jagnan-an

Pablo Granado

Hannah Street

Ruby Hann

Katia Graebin

Hayley Ritchie

Stephanie Emeye

Hawwa'u Mai


Saltire Volunteers

Niomi Smith

Cameron Adam

Daniel Castro

Callum Chueng 









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