Our people

Board members

Chairperson: Helen Moir

Board Members: Neil McKinnon, Kate Clark, Rae McNicol, Lindsay Moffat



Susan McDonald - CEO

A graduate in Sports Management from the University of Alabama, where she was on a track scholarship, Susan has a wealth of experience in sports development and community development at both local and national level. She was the founder of Jogging Buddies which evolved into Active Communities.

Susan has been involved in sport from an early age and represented Scotland and Great Britain at track and cross country. Although not as fast as she used to be!! Susan still enjoys sharing her love of running through coaching and as a member of Jogging Buddies.

Susan sees her role at Active Communities as a great opportunity to help others to improve their health and well being. She takes great pride in leading the team and is excited about the future of Active Communities.



Fiona Winton – Administration / Finance Officer

Fiona has worked in various admin roles since leaving school in 1988, mostly in the private sector.

She joined Active Communities in 2012 and enjoys working in the Third Sector because no two days are the same.



Emma Halliday - Feel Good 2020 Health & Wellbeing Officer

Emma graduated from Anniesland College with an HND in Dance and has taught as a sessional dance coach over in North Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire for 6 years.




Cheryl Thomas - Programmes & Development Manager

Cheryl has worked in Renfrewshire since 2004, the majority of that time in
the voluntary sector, a sector she is proud to be a part of. She enjoys
working in an organisation that shares her personal values and prides itself
on being community led and relationship based.

Cheryl has a background in sports and youth work and firmly believes in the
power of sport and physical activity to change lives. As well as being a
qualified coach, she is a keen runner herself, running for Greenock Glenpark
Harriers and also runs Just Jog; a Jogscotland jogging group, in Inverclyde.


Rachel McCaffery - Feel Good 2020 Community Development Officer

Liz Devany - Community Health Champions Coordinator

Katy Wilson Scott - Kairos Manager

Katy has been working with women in community spaces since 2013. A qualified social worker, she is passionate about creating safe spaces for women and non-binary people to get together to learn new skills, build friendships and find ways to change the world together! She is dedicated to equality and inclusion and always wants Kairos to feel like a second-home filled with your new extended family.

Colette Scotstow - HR Support

Tina Hodge - Care 2 B Active Youth Worker

Trisha Doherty - Feel Good 2020 Support Worker

Lorraine Wark - Feel Good 2020 Community Business Development Officer


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