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What is “Scottish Communities for Health and Wellbeing”?

Board of Directors

Brendan Rooney: Chairman (Director)

Brendan was appointed Initiative Director with Cambuslang and Rutherglen Community Health Initiative(Now Healthy n Happy Development Trust) in October 2003 and became the Chairperson of the Scottish Healthy Living Centre Alliance in December 2009.

Brendan completed studies in 2010 and achieved a Masters in Business Administration at Caledonian University. He has also attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies, an SVQ level 4 in Management Studies, a Certificate in Counselling, is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and is a Graduate of the Scottish School of Reflexology.

He has had a lifelong commitment to volunteering and enjoys contributing to making a positive difference in people’s lives. He started volunteering in a youth club, and with visually impaired adults when he was 16 years old and has carried on a wide variety of volunteering activity ever since, including being a Volunteer Director for two mental health charities.

Previously he has set up and managed Three Towns Healthy Living Initiative in North Ayrshire. Before this Brendan worked with Scottish Assoc. for Mental Health for 11 years as a Project Manager in various adult mental health services after leaving the NHS as a Registered Mental Health Nurse. Brendan has been a practicing Reflexologist since 1991 along with several other holistic therapies and counts an eclectic array of personal interests from sporting interests to hosting a world music radio show on Camglen Radio.

June Vallance: Treasurer (Director)

June is Manager of Getting Better Together (Shotts Healthy Living Centre); June joined the organisation in February 2002 and brought with her a vast amount of experience working with communities. June joined the project in the early stages and was instrumental along with the interim management committee in securing Big Lottery funding. Getting Better Together has grown in size and delivers a variety of Health Improvement programmes.  June has also established a successful social enterprise arm of the organisation. June has worked in the voluntary sector for over 20 years and previously helped establish holiday respite for special needs children in Falkirk before joining GBT. June is also Vice Chair of VANL, the Third Sector Interface in North Lanarkshire and represents the Third Sector on the North Lanarkshire Partnership Board and  the Operating Management Group for NHS Lanarkshire North CHP.

Carol Biggin: Secretary (Director)  (background info to follow)


Julie Fox: Annexe Communities

Lesley McCranor: Healthy Valleys

John Cassidy: Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust

Maruska Greenwood: LGBT

Thomesena Lockhead: BHC in Dumfries and Galloway

Paul McGregor: BHC in Dumfries and Galloway

Peter Taylor: Annexe Communities      

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