Our Board

Get to know a little more about our Trustees.

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Janice Thomson, MRICS BA

I have volunteered with the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre – Lothian since 2009 and joined the Board of Trustees in 2011 before becoming Chairperson in 2017. Originally from the Island of Arran, I now live in East Lothian with my husband and two labradoodles. We can often be seen birdwatching along the coastline or up in the Lammermuir hills.
I am also a Trustee of HcL Handicabs Lothian, the East Lothian Community Care Forum and our local Community Centre Management Committee.

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Yvonne Rafferty

I was born in Northern Ireland and moved to Scotland when I was 8. I studied Secretarial Studies at Dundee College and I am now a qualified Executry Paralegal. As well as dealing with deceased’s estates, I also complete clients’ Income Tax Returns, look after the day-to-day running of Queen Street Gardens and deal with some Charitable Trusts which were set up by Wills.
I was diagnosed with MS in 1989 and live in Musselburgh with my husband, Jim, and our two daughters.

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Kelly McLellan

I have had ME since 1994. I became ill while doing a D.Phil. in Biochemistry at Oxford University and had to return home to Scotland. I was convenor of the Edinburgh ME Self Help group for a few years in the early 2000's.
I started coming to the centre for oxygen therapy in 2015 after being housebound for a couple of years. It helped me so much that I joined the Centre as a volunteer in 2016 and joined the Board in 2017. I like to think of myself as our boffin in residence.

John Jarman

I was diagnosed with MS in 2015. MSTC helped me come to terms with my diagnosis, as well as keep me mobile and active. Now I hope to repay part of this debt. I took early retirement at age 59 due to the MS after working as a technical author in IT. Married with two adult daughters and one grand-daughter I still try to indulge my passion for foreign travel, southern India being the latest sojourn. The glory days of being named as Europe’s fastest hitch hiker (1981), however, are now well and truly over.

Sally Westerman

I have worked as an English Teacher, Head of department and Deputy Head in a large Edinburgh comprehensive. I had an interesting childhood living in Trinidad, Guyana and Kenya. I recently moved to Glasgow from Edinburgh and it is a delight to explore and savour the differences of the two cities. During 2019 an oxygen therapy protocol transformed my condition. I am really grateful and remain committed to developing the work of the centre at this exciting stage of its evolution.

Daniel Baigrie

My background is in Community Education having worked and volunteered across the public and third sector in a variety of roles undertaking youth work, adult learning and community development and I currently work in East Lothian.

I studied at the University of Edinburgh where I conducted research into the possibilities of the Community Empowerment Act and having recently joined the board I look forward to making use of this knowledge to support MSTC.

Sylvia Smith

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Cathal Cunningham

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Carole Macartney

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"We have a small staff team of 2 Support Workers, 1 General Assistant and 3 Physiotherapists led by Operations Manager, Nancy Campbell and supported by a pool of brilliant volunteers."

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