Our Board of Directors

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Dr David Slator

Chair

David is a retired GP and brings his extensive experience in the health sector to his role. As an avid cyclist and runner he also has plenty of tenacity and dedication, which comes in very handy in negotiating with our key partners and supporters.

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Dr Monika Strell

Director

Monika has a background in Rural & Social Research and Social Media. She leads on operational and HR issues within the organisation and is also a key player on the networking front. Her other interests include service development and fundraising.

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Kathryn Anderson

Director

Kathryn, better known as ‘Taffa’, contributes a wealth of care knowledge through her involvement with Crossroads,which makes her input to our care services invaluable. She also volunteers in the wellbeing-hub and her hands-on role means the board is always connected to what happens on the ground.

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Dawn Chapman

Director

Dawn is a talented local artist and years of running a successful local B&B has resulted in great expertise on customer service. Dawn volunteers in the wellbeing-hub and is involved with the activities program in the Centre. She also facilitates our service user group.

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Adam Pellant

Director

Adam is our expert for fundraising, ethical business and trading. Through his work for another local community organisation he brings a wealth of expertise to the team of directors.

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Maureen Scott

Director

Maureen’s contributions to the board include her vast experience from years of working in social care locally. Like some members of our staff team Maureen used to work for the Assynt Centre before CCA tooks over its running. She is also supporting our service users as a volunteer.

Our Staff Team

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William Smith

Care Manager

William joined us in October 2017 as Care Manager. He has worked in Scotland for various children’s charities, including secure accommodation, residential, foster care and through care services. More recently he has worked in England with homeless people and women suffering domestic abuse and drug addictions.

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Wendy Mackay

Deputy Care Manager

Wendy joined the CCA team in January 2016 as our Deputy Care Manager. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her previous role as Community Nurse to the new role. Wendy is supporting our Care Manager but also leads on our special community outreach projects.

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Marion Graham

Kitchen Co-Ordinator

Marion was born in Lochinver & has worked locally all her life. Marion has been the main cook at the Assynt Centre since 1992 and has seen many changes over the years, including several changes of ownership. Throughout this Marion has remained a central figure in the provision of services at the centre, ensuring it would not be the same with out her.

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Tina Roney

Centre Support Worker/Permanent

Tina Was born in Stornaway but has lived & worked in Lochinver for most of her life. On leaving school Tina studied childcare before starting to work at the Centre in 1999 as a relief home help & later a general assistant. In 2010, when CCA took over, Tina joined us as Centre support worker. Tina’s sense of humour and fun is a real asset to the centre and has helped to transform the centre into the lively place it is today whilst ensuring quality services.

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Jess Thomas

Centre Support Worker/Permanent

Jess has worked for us since 2013 and brings extensive experience from previous roles in Care at Home and her current role as local Co-ordinator for Trust Housing to the job. Jess’s commitment and flexibility has shone through in her current role, helping to ensure that our expanding services are provided with continuity and care.

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Angie Gordon

Centre Support Worker/Permanent

Angie is the newest member of our permanent team but her long standing commitment to supporting older adults in our community has enabled Angie to take to her new role with ease & dedication. Her previous experience includes working as a care worker in the (old) Assynt Centre. This and her current work with the NHS Care at Home team and her involvement in Marie Curie Nursing make her a great asset

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Alex Murray

Centre Support Worker/permanent-fixed-term

Alex joined us in 2015 as part of our relief team. Her cheerful can-do approach and professionalism makes her a real asset. You will see her quite often out on the road skillfully driving our Centre bus with a smile.

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Rhona MacAskill

Centre Support Worker/Relief

Rhona is a relief member of our team. Rhona’s long background in nursing and care work makes her ideal for this role. Rhona is a reliable and flexible team member who enables the continuity of our services when we need to provide additional support or to cover staffing shortages. She is also a member of the NHS Care at Home team.

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Anne Roberts

Centre Support Worker/Relief

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Roz Summers

Centre Support Worker/Relief

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Jenny Robertson

General Cleaner

Jenny joined us in autumn 2015 as General Cleaner. With a lot of our cleaning needing to be done out of hours Jenny is not as visible as our our Centre Support team but all our operations depend on her and her diligence is much appreciated.

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