Chris Rickard (Chair) - Chris uses his personal experience of deafness to be a support to others, including incorporating his own story into deaf awareness training. He takes great pride in being the first chair of our organisation.
Jean Tennick (Treasurer) - Having thirty years experience of working in a bank makes Jean the ideal choice to look over our finances and she is keen to share her own experience of deafness to help support others.
Pat Craigie - Pat gained her level one BSL sign language qualification many years ago and brings her range of life experiences to the organisation.
Ann Dewar- Ann is deaf herself and enjoys the camaraderie of lipreading and signing. She is also enthusiastic in her deaf awareness drama performances and contributions to signed singing.
Emma Hindmarch - Emma enjoys practicing sign language on an informal basis and she has a level 2 speech to text using voice recognition software certificate. Her main interest is in mental health law.
Christine Knott - Christine enjoys the fun of signed singing, is committed to advancing her sign language skills and is ever ready with raffle donations and stall ideas.
Slava Reay - Slava is a friendly, creative and positive person. She loves nature and animals and is interested in different social projects, such as supporting people with learning disabilities and elderly people.
Derek Craigie - Is the deaf awareness: NE Project Co-ordinator and acts as Secretary to the Board of Trustees. Derek has over fifteen years experience of working with deaf people and has worked with a variety of community groups for over 30 years.
If you are interested in being considered as a member of our committee, we'd love to hear from you. Please get in touch for an initial discussion. You can also download a copy of our Constitution below: