Revive MS Support is privileged to have a talented and dedicated group of Trustees who are responsible for the smooth governance and strategic development of the charity.
They bring a broad range of expertise and experience to the table and we are grateful for the many, many hours they contribute as volunteers to this critical role.
Our current trustees are as follows:
Hilary has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and research and has worked within academia, the NHS and currently with Macmillan Cancer Support as a Quality Standards Advisor. During Hilary’s time in the NHS she oversaw the development and implementation of the first set of National Standards for Neurological Conditions. This gave her a deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing people affected by MS and of the valuable services and support that non-statutory organisations such as Revive can offer. Over the years Hilary has volunteered for a number of charities including the Henry Smith Charity, Sported Scotland and Alcohol Focus Scotland and in her role as a visitor for Henry Smith, came across Revive again as they were preparing to make the move to bigger, more accessible premises. Hilary was delighted to be asked to join the Board of Trustees and support Revive to continue to develop its services and contribute towards a better understanding of MS and new treatments.
Michael joined the Board of Revive MS Support in 2018, having previously served as a Trustee and Treasurer for the Voluntary Action Fund and the Braveheart Foundation. He also sat on the grants committee for Foundation Scotland and currently sits on the steering group for Viridor Credits. Michael is an Accountant who is Head of Finance at Royal Blind, Scotland’s largest visual impairment Charity. Royal Blind also has a sister Charity called Scottish War Blinded.
Michael mis-spent his youth working for Local Authorities before moving in to the charity sector in 2002. He has close family relatives who suffer from MS and who have taken advantage of the services provided by Revive MS. He lives in Lanarkshire with his wife and grown up children and enjoys cycling and cooking, but not at the same time.
Elaine worked in the airline industry for over 40 years, employed with British Airways Engineering at Glasgow Airport, working in various supervisory roles, including aircraft records and the control of engineers’ qualifications and authorization compliance. In June 2012 she had the honour of carrying the Olympic Flame in Glasgow, having been nominated by her work colleagues.
Elaine was diagnosed with MS about 26 years ago, a work colleague told her about the MS Centre at Maryhill now called Revive MS Support. She uses the hyperbaric chamber and the many therapies offered by the centre. She is a Field Official with Scottish athletics and currently a trustee and secretary of Kilbarchan Amateur Athletic Club.
Alan became a service user of Revive in 2016 at Maryhill. He is a regular attendee at the centre and became a trustee in November, 2017. Alan has a commercial background in both the private and public sectors, most recently working in senior University roles covering fields of Hospitality, Catering, Accommodation, Events and Conferences.
He has a wide experience dealing with operational and financial issues often calling upon marketing, training, mentoring, development and leadership skills. Alan has many years of experience working in the Entertainment and Hospitality industries with the last fifteen years in the Student Sector. He is a strong believer in working with others always toward a positive outcome.
Lesley works as a Bookkeeper for a large Accountancy firm based in the Glasgow area. She got involved with Revive MS Support after Iain Morrison, who she has known for many years, persuaded Lesley to zip slide over the River Clyde as part of their fundraising efforts! After learning more about the work this incredible charity does she became a trustee a few months later and is really excited about the role she can play in its future.
Catherine is a Clinical Specialist Speech and Language Therapist working within NHSGGC. She has a special interest in Neurology and worked at the Institute of Neurosciences for over 20 years. Currently she is working between Gartnavel General Hospital and the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley. Catherine is also interested in Digital Health and did a recent secondment for 2 years looking at using technology to transform services within NHSGGC. Catherine lives on the Southside of Glasgow. She has been married to John for the last 24 years and has 2 children Sophie and Stephen who constantly keep her on her toes!