Janice Donaldson, Chairperson
Janice was recruited to the Jeely via a recruitment programme run by Glasgow City Council. She is a retired teacher having spent over 30 years in education, 16 of those as Head Teacher of two schools. In 2006 Janice took early retirement, and decided that she wanted to use her skills and experience to help in the voluntary sector. After her first visit to The Jeely she was 'hooked.'
Janice has been on the Board since 2007 and continues to delight in her work with the organisation. Recently she felt privileged to be asked to take up the role of Chairperson.
She also sits on the Finance Committee, The Child Protection Committee and heads up the Personnel Committee.
June Hunter, Treasurer
June brings extensive accountancy experience to the Jeely Board.
June has over 35 years experience as an Accountant with 3 of the world's leading professional Accountancy Firms, specialising in Business Restructuring, Insolvency and Fraud Investigations.
June also serves on the Board of East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau as a Volunteer Board Member and for the past 3 years currently volunteers 2 days per week helping clients with a wide range of issues. June has a good working knowledge of the problems facing children and families in the current financial climate.
June joined the Board of the Jeely in July 2015.
Bill Spiers - Board Director
Bill has been a practising solicitor since 1978. He helped set up Clydebank CAB and was a Children's Panel member for many years.
In his professional life he has been a criminal lawyer, one of Scotland's first employment lawyers and for the past 20 years a leading practitioner in insurance litigation both in Scotland and abroad. He has been involved in his firm's management for over 20 years.
He finds his involvement in the Jeely an amazing experience and hopes his skills will be of benefit to it. In his spare time he loves playing golf (badly!) and going to trashy musicals!
Steve Bryan - Board Director
Steve worked with members of staff, including Mary Millar, former director, in SVQs. In 2001 Grace put him forward to join the board. He thought he would give that a try for a year or so!!
He has been an active member ever since with particular focus on the Personnel Committee.
Since 2000 Steve has run his Healthy Organisation business which offers communication workshops as well as individual mentoring and support in a wide range of sectors. This year it has become more active again and under the new title of Breaking the Mould.
Since 2004 he has been a member of the therapeutic team ofan international emergency response organisation. Their main customers are many of the well-known names in aviation. He was involved in the aftermath of the Malaysian MH17 crash of 2014.
He recently started a new job setting up an additional club in Central Fife for lonely and isolated people, but with an employability strand, (Curnie Clubs Fife).
Delia Henry - Board Director
Delia has worked as Scottish Director of two major UK charities for the last 25 years. During that time she lead campaigning and service delivery across Scotland. Delia worked in the NHS prior to moving to the charity sector. She has also held directorships on several Scottish charities and was keen to offer her experience on the board of the Jeely because she thinks it is an excellent organisation to be involved with . Delia joined the board of the Jeely in 2018.
In her spare time Delia enjoys spending time with her Grand children, gardening and bee keeping.
Fiona Ramsay - Board Director
Fiona has worked in technology for over 30 years mainly in the financial service industry working for companies such as Lloyds, Morgan Stanley, HSBC and most recently Barclays where she was Head of Wealth Investment ODS and API with a large global team giving her experience in management and strategy.
She took early retirement in September 2017 and now undertakes short term contracts training people who have had a career break in professional skills and
Fiona joined the Jeely board in December 2017 and was attracted by the chance to be involved in an extremely well run organisation that was providing fun experiences and development opportunities for children and their families to give them better opportunities in life.
Maureen Douglass - Board Director
Like many of our volunteers and board members, Maureen first came to the Jeely as a parent with her young children. She quickly became a volunteer play assistant and camp helper and being a strong community activist (particularly with children, young people and asylum seekers) Maureen was encouraged to join the Board of Directors and subsequent to that the Personnel and Development Committee.
Even as a single parent Maureen somehow found the time to dedicate time to her new role and with the help and support of the training and learning opportunities on offer within the Jeely, Maureen successfully completed SVQ2 and 3 in play work. She then went on to represent both the Jeely and Castlemilk at a Grass Roots conference held in South Africa.
Today Maureen continues her strong community work and was nominated for and won Castlemilks ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award in 2007. As a result of all her hard work for the Jeely throughout the years, Maureen in now a self employed facilitator in personal development and SVQ Tutor/Assessor. Over the last couple of years Maureen has started to work in the care sector and is currently working through her SVQ.