OUR TEAM

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is made up of people with experience in corporate and local business, the disability sector, as well as AIM staff and family members of participants. All committee members serve voluntarily. We are very grateful to chairman Alan Smith, treasurer Jane Blackbourn, secretary Evelyn Gauntlett, and committee members Anne Cooney, Natalie O'Flaherty and Jenny Trotter.

Staff

There are currently five staff members. AIM's current programme manager, Sarah Allan, together with assistants Sonia Burch, Janet Poole, Barbara Long and Jennie Rountree, run the day-to-day activities in the programme. 

 

The programme manager is tasked with preparing, planning and organizing activities for participants, to enable them to achieve personal goals and skill levels. Each participant's individual programme is designed in accordance with their personal goals. .

AIM makes every effort to ensure that committee members and staff undergo ongoing professional development and training. Some of the professional development initiatives include Careerforce training modules, Open Polytechnic certifications, and the attendance of workshops in both the community and disability sector. We are also fortunate to have staff relievers who assist and support as needed. 

Volunteers

The programme at AIM is greatly enriched by the generosity of several volunteers who give freely of their time and expertise. Des - woodwork volunteer, Nicola - sewing volunteer, and Dave - musician volunteer, all bring their respective talents to share with the AIM participants. AIM could also not achieve what it does without the contribution of supporters such as Daniel Tricklebank, Nicola Mcleod, Sara Mulvey and Fiona Mclean, who assist in the background with duties such as working on Policy and Procedures and on

meeting accounting standards. 

PROGRAMME MANAGER

 

Sarah Allan joined AIM in January 2020. Sarah brings a wealth of experience in the disability sector, having worked as a disability programme coordinator both in the UK and NZ. She is especially focused on obtaining community participation roles for people with disabilities. 

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