• Meet The Team

    Jackie Tolland

    Chief Executive Officer

    Jackie started her journey with PNS in 1994 where she was introduced to the programme working as a Community Development Worker in Drumchapel. As a fully trained facilitator and trainer, she knows the importance of family life and is a firm believer in building strong positive relationships and building confidence and skills for parents. Jackie’s background is in Community Development and she has had the experience of living and working in Glasgow, Northumberland and Brixton. A Winston Churchill Travelling Fellow, she is taking what she has learned to further her passion in reaching out to as many families as possible and helping them build powerful, positive relationships. Jackie likes to go walking, and can been seen breaking into a run every now and again!

    Lorna Mitchell    

    Management Team

    Lead on Core Programme & Core Training

     

    Lorna is part of our management team and is the lead for our core programme work as well as our core training including our effective facilitation training. Lorna is the longest-standing facilitator in the team and she puts this down to the unique approach we adopt, and the inspiration and admiration she has for parents who come on our courses, as she understands how much courage it takes at times to ask for help and be open to change. Lorna’s background is in group-work and she is a person-centred therapist. Lorna spends as much of her free time as possible with her two grown up sons, her gorgeous granddaughter and beautiful grandson.

    Maureen Moffat

    Operations Manager

    I started with Parent Network Scotland June 2021. Working within the third sector for over twenty years in various roles including finance/operations/volunteer management. These skills helped me to develop and implement a community shop based in the Eastend of Glasgow, developing it from two empty shipping containers into a well-established shop within 18 months. The shop has a great future ahead of it with fantastic staff, community input and a loyal customer base.

    I like building things and with my previous experience I think I am the perfect fit to help develop the Scottish Parent Academy. It is very exciting times at PNS, and I look forward building a successful Academy with the support of all PNS staff.
    My daughter who is 29 has now left home, which has given me more spare time which I fill by holidaying abroad when I can with my husband. I also enjoy walking, cooking, and connecting with friends and family.

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    Annmarie Strain

     

    Facilitator

     

    "My first experience with PNS was in 2012, when I did the 'Getting on with Your Child' course, I loved it from start to finish and was already looking at ways where I could be involved with Parent Network Scotland more. I went on to complete other courses and in between having babies I was a parent link volunteer. I’ve been involved with many groups and stepped in to perform in ‘Our Journey So Far’.

    Since joining the team again in 2017, I have been involved in drama created by the Young Parents. I love using drama to explore and create. Our performance like the one before was fantastic and really shows what it is like for parents who come through our doors.

    I have been very busy in Barrhead, East Renfrewshire trying to engage with lots of parents and delivering our courses. So far, three groups of parents have successfully completed the Parenting Matters course with one of those groups still meeting every week. I have just recently started a course in Dunterlie, I spent a bit of time getting to know the parents, using Bookbug to connect and engage with the families.

    Since my background is in drama, I hope to bring more of it to Parent Network Scotland. I love being part of the team, every time I deliver a course I ‘fill my cup’" -Annmarie x

     
    I have two boys 9 and 7 years
     
    I have been facilitating on a seasonal basis for PNS for around 3 years.

    What most attracted me to PNS was the peer support, being around other parents and being able to share all the joys of parenting and the struggles. When I attended the Parenting matters course I felt like I found where I was meant to be. My passion is helping parents understand their families and their own needs better and watching them leave smiling.
    Facilitating has given me so much confidence and helped me grow as a person, and I love starting a new project, meeting new faces and helping others start on their PNS journey.
     
    I love spending time with my kids and husband. We go lots of walks with our rescue dog.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Aimee Ottroh

    .Aimee has been a sessional worker with PNS since 2016, working with Black Ethnic Women. Her involvement with PNS as a parent and sessional facilitator has helped build her confidence and has given her the opportunity to complete her BA Honours in Community Development and her MSc. Aimee recently graduated from the University of Glasgow with MSc Adults Education which she is very passionate about. She believes that Adults Education brings personal transformation and social changes, and she loves being able to bring her knowledge to her role at PNS, helping other parents learn and thrive

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Johanna Quinney

    Johanna is our Facilitator up in the Highlands and Moray, where she has lived for 23 years - the same amount of years she's been involved in Parent Network. Having moved to Scotland with three children and overwhelmed with parenting and a new home, she went on her first Parenting Matters course and hasn't looked back, after training as a facilitator two years after that. She now has five children, two still teenagers and three that have flown the nest.

     

    Her passion is to see the potential in all parents, offer a listening ear - and the Parent Network tools. Knowing that the course served her so well, she feels honoured to walk that path alongside other parents and catch the moments when a parent senses a shift in their relationship with their child, and with themselves. She loves travelling, cycling to the beach for a walk, and connecting with friends and family.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Shona Gilmour

    This is a photo of Shona and her son Matthew around the time she started her PNS journey and she says she never imagined the opportunities it would open up for her. It was great to do something for herself after chemotherapy was done. She also particularly enjoyed meeting a great group of other mums. Shona says she never thought she would be running a successful group with another mum, and it's been an exciting and rewarding journey so far.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Suzie Brady

    Suzie Brady Suzie has worked in the arts industry for over twenty years with various arts organisations and theatre companies. Her core skill is using drama and creativity to help enhance people’s confidence and abilities. Believing that creativity can promote people’s wellbeing. Suzie has experience and enjoys working with adults and children. She is a lover of music, movies, and storytelling. Currently Living in Glasgow with her husband and their son. Suzie has first-hand experience in parenting a childwith autism but always thinks looking at the child first is more important than the label. She wishes she had been introduced to Parent network when her boy was younger. Suzie graduated from Motherwell College’s Acting & Performance Course. She has a SQA Level 2 qualification in British Sign Language and has trained in Autism Awareness, First-Aid and Child Protection. Suzie is hoping touse her current work to assist her facilitation of courses with PNS.

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    Michelle Friel

    Hi my name is Michelle Friel, and Im a busy mum to 2 kids. My daughter Kieva is 14, and my son Kai is 12, so the teenage years are well upon me. I have worked in the wellness industry for over 10 years as a mentor and coach, helping people to believe that they can change their health and lives for the better, as well as being a passionate fitness instructor teaching group fitness classes for over 20 years, and helping people to improve their fitness levels and confidence in themselves. Being a busy working parent I understand the challenges and struggles it can bring, and looking forward to helping families be the best they can be.

    Lizzy Barbour

     

    My name is Lizzy,

     

    I am a mum of 3 and have been involved with Parent Network Scotland for over 5 years since I did my first course. I have loved every minute of my Pns journey and have made lasting friendships through the peer to peer support.

     

    I love getting out and about, spending time up the hills as well as taking on new challenges and adventures from climbing to gorge walking and kayaking.

    I am passionate about inclusion which led me to set up and run the Nas Largs branch supporting autistic individuals and their families.

     

    I am hounered to now be a facilitator and share my passion with other families to help them on their journey.

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