Isobel is the Chief Executive of Calman Trust, with responsibility for leading on the organisation’s support and learning services to young people, as well as the organisation’s social enterprises at Café Artysans and Ness Soaps. Her academic background is in social policy, with a Doctorate in Social Administration from Edinburgh University. Isobel is also a Board member of ILM Highland, assessor for the national Cashback for Communities programme and Director/Trustee of the Life Changes Trust.
Val is the Chief Executive of CALA (Care and learning Alliance) who offer a wider range of Childhood practice and family support services, she has worked within the third sector for over 25 years and is committed to the ethos of getting it right for every citizen. As a former Human Resources Manager she has previous experience of staff development and employment legislation. In her spare time she loves walking, spending time with her family and has a keen interest in Mindfulness.
Alex is currently the General Manager with Gateway Highland.
Cath is the Marketing Manager for a local tour operator in the Cairngorms National Park. She has over 15 years’ experience working within hospitality management, starting at a Receptionist level before reaching Operations. She obtained her MBA specialising in marketing leading her to focus her career in the same direction. Cath has first-hand experience of how well-facilitated, peer support groups can be key to recovery.
Margaret was Director of Public Health for NHS Highland. She has a passion for the environment and is on the board of the Highland Green Health Partnership.
Judie is the Area Education Manager for the WEA in the Highlands and Islands.
Elaine is executive manager at Inverness Women’s Aid.
David is currently working with the British Red Cross with a key interest in community support and resilience. He believes the real way to gain happiness is to give it to others. He enjoys hill walking, kayaking and a good Netflix binge. He volunteers with the RNLI and the scouts