Our People

Meet the MND Scotland team.

Working together we aim to provide support to all those affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND) in Scotland and take steps to bring us closer to a world without MND.

Rachel Maitland

Rachel Maitland (Email)

Chief Executive Officer

Rachel is responsible for the day-to-day management of MND Scotland. She takes the lead on our engagement with the Scottish MND Clinical Specialists, reviewing research proposals and is a link between the Board of Trustees and staff.

Iain McWhirter

Iain McWhirter (Email)

Head of Fundraising

As Head of Fundraising, Iain is responsible for leading the charity's fundraising activity.

Susan Webster

Susan Webster (Email)

Head of Policy & Campaigns

Susan leads our Policy and Campaigns team. She works with colleagues inside and outside the organisation to lobby policy makers on behalf of people with MND. Contact her if you have any ideas about campaigns we could be running.

Roslyn Scholarios

Roslyn Scholarios

Head of Direct Services

Roslyn oversees all of the Direct Services that MND Scotland provides, including: welfare and benefits, equipment and communication aid loan, counselling, support groups, complementary therapy and information services.

Shirley Young

Shirley Young (Email)

Head of Direct Services (Maternity Cover)

Shirley oversees all of the Direct Services that MND Scotland provides, including: welfare and benefits, equipment and communication aid loan, counselling, support groups, complementary therapy and information services.

Mairi Hughes

Mairi Hughes (Email)

Office Administrator

Mairi leads on administrative duties at MND Scotland, and looks after the charity's accessible holiday facilities, along with general enquiries. Contact her if you would like to book our chalet or lodge, or have other queries about MND Scotland.

Rachael Walker

Rachael Walker

Administrative Assistant

As well as general administrative duties, Rachael processes the three types of grants MND Scotland has available.

Michelle Hanrahan

Michelle Hanrahan (Email)

Administrative Assistant (Maternity Cover)

As well as general administrative duties, Michelle processes the three types of grants MND Scotland has available.

Nicola Povey

Nicola Povey (Email)

Welfare & Benefits Officer (South)

Nicola covers central and southern Scotland and helps people affected by MND claim the benefits they are entitled to. Contact her if you would like a review of your current benefits.

Penny Ralston

Penny Ralston (Email)

Welfare & Benefits Officer (North)

Penny covers central and northern Scotland and helps people affected by MND claim the benefits they are entitled to. Contact her if you would like a review of your current benefits.

Colette McDiarmid

Colette McDiarmid (Email)

Policy Officer

Colette deals with political engagement with elected representatives, this includes preparing briefings for debate, meeting politicians and responding to consultations. Please get in touch if you would like to share your experience of MND to raise with policy makers.

Niamh Callan

Niamh Callan (Email)

Communications Manager

Niamh manages MND Scotland communications and marketing. She manages press enquiries and oversees our digital channels and printed materials. If you would like to share your experience of MND, please get in touch.

Craig Watson

Craig Watson (Email)

Communications Officer

Craig manages the MND Scotland website and social media channels and helps raise awareness of MND in the media. If you would like to share your story, please get in touch.

Louise Earley

Louise Earley (Email)

Community & Events Fundraiser

Louise oversees MND Scotland's fundraising events, including the Cornflower Ball and Fun Run. She also manages community fundraising queries across Scotland. Contact Louise if you want to find out more about our events.

Kim Kilgour

Kim Kilgour (Email)

Community & Events Fundraiser

Kim oversees many of our community events and virtual fundraisers. Contact Kim if you would like fundraising support.

Erin Steel

Erin Steel (Email)

Fundraiser Support and Events Officer

Erin manages community fundraising queries across Scotland and is on hand to help our supporters with their activities. She also manages fundraising events, including the Kiltwalk. If you're organising an event and need advice please contact Erin.

Morag McGown

Morag McGown (Email)

Corporate Partnerships Manager

Morag manages MND Scotland’s corporate partnership with the ScotRail Alliance. She also works on securing future partnerships for the charity.

Lynn Black

Lynn Black (Email)

Information Officer

Lynn manages our information and library service. If you have a question about MND or MND Scotland, Lynn is here to help. She works with our Head of Direct Services to prepare information for people affected by MND and health and social care professionals.

Alison Gardiner

Alison Gardiner

Finance Officer

Alison works in our finance team and works with the Financial Controller to process invoices and manage MND Scotland's accounts.

Kim Mackie

Kim Mackie

Finance Assistant

Kim works as a part of the finance team processing the purchase ledger and online income.

Suzie Sturrock

Suzie Sturrock (Email)

Advocacy Worker

Suzie provides a link between people affected by MND, their MND Clinical Specialist and local services.

Carla Belkevitz

Carla Belkevitz (Email)

Advocacy Worker

Carla provides a link between people affected by MND, their MND Clinical Specialist and local services.

Catriona Griffin

Catriona Griffin (Email)

Advocacy Worker

Catriona provides a link between people affected by MND, their MND Clinical Specialist and local services.

Dr. Steven Karlsson-Brown

Dr. Steven Karlsson-Brown (Email)

Research Officer

Steven manages and coordinates the scientific research projects funded by MND Scotland.

Rachel Kelly

Rachel Kelly (Email)

Equipment Coordinator

Rachel manages MND Scotland's Equipment Loan Service to ensure that people with MND receive the appropriate equipment at the right time.

Gabrielle King

Gabrielle King (Email)

Policy and Research Officer

Gabrielle leads on the research which provides the evidence needed to persuade politicians, such as MSPs, to improve the system for people affected by MND.