Meet the Staff

The Network’s Staff:

LL pngLouise Little – Manager, was appointed as Manager in August 2014. Working across a range of community and voluntary organisations from across Northern Ireland, Louise believes that NDCN exists to serve communities in North Down, and welcomes all opportunities for collaboration and partnership.

Louise’s email is manager@ndcn.co.uk

 

gregGreg Martin – Community Development and Health Worker, has been with the Network since 2005 and has many years’ experience within the voluntary and community sector.

Greg’s email address is gregorymartin@ndcn.co.uk

 

MicheleMichele Gibson – Financial Administrator, joined NDCN in March 2011 on the back of working in the private sector in legal services. In her long and varied career, Michele has always worked in Finance, starting with the Northern (now Danske) Bank, moving to the construction industry and, after a sojourn working in Nigeria for the World Bank, she returned to NI and entered the legal community both as an employee and running her own accounting business. Michele says the public sector is a ‘new experience’ in accounting for her with different challenges to what she has done before but the friendliness and support of the NDCN Team have made the transition enjoyable.

Michele’s email address is finance@ndcn.co.uk

CheryalCheryal Murray – Administrator, joined NDCN in March 2009. Cheryal has a wealth of past admin experience working with community groups, private sector marketing and PR companies. She has also worked in Israel, Europe and Canada in admin and various jobs (e.g.in an ‘experimental chicken farm!); is a qualified IT Trainer, and has gained valuable social media skills with NDCN producing newssheets, ezines, ‘Tweets’, webposts and Facebook pages. “It’s great working as an integral part of the North Down Community Network hub.”

Cheryal’s email address is admin@ndcn.co.uk

Mark KentMark Kent – Peripatetic Community Development Worker, started with the Network at the end of October 2013. Mark comes with a range of cross-community cross-border community development work experience. Mark’s email address is pcdw@ndcn.co.uk

 

 

Davy ODavid Orr – Caretaker/Cleaner, started with the Network on 31st October 2011. Davy is a Joiner/Glazier by trade with previous caretaking experience.

Davy can be reached by email at admin@ndcn.co.uk or on 9146 1386.

 

 

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Gareth McCluskey – DICE Project Co-ordinator

Gareth lives in Bangor and is a manager of Adventure Leadership Training through this experience Gareth believes in encompassing adventure and informal learning into youth work. Gareth is passionate about youth gaining confidence and team building skills.

Gareth’s email address is garethdice@ndcn.co.uk

 

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Maeve Booth- Part-time Administrative/Finance Officer, Maeve has worked in various administrative positions in community organisations across Northern Ireland. She has worked for MENCAP, delivered IT tutoring sessions, and her most recent post was with NDCN, as administrative support for the ‘Our Community, Our World’ Programme. An exercise fanatic, Maeve is also a trained sports injury therapist.

Maeves’s email address is maevedice@ndcn.co.uk

nikiNicola Neill- Part-time Administrative/Finance officer, Nicola is originally from Bangor. A graduate of Queens University Belfast, before joining the DICE Project Nicola previously worked for the Alzheimer’s Society and Positive Futures. She has experience in cross-community work with young people and working with adults with learning disabilities.

Nicola’s email address is nicoladice@ndcn.co.uk

DSC_0015April Johnston- Part-time Youth Worker, April also hails from Bangor, a young mother of two, who got involved in youth work through her local youth club in Kilcooley. She has completed her OCN Level 3 in Youth Work and is contemplating beginning a degree course via distance learning. April is dedicated to supporting young women and see them develop personally and socially.

April’s email address is aprildice@ndcn.co.uk

 

Tony ConsigliaTony Consiglia – Part-time Youth Worker, From Newtownards, Tony has been a self employed electrician for over twenty years. Around three years ago he decided he wanted a change of direction and began to volunteer and study Youth Work. He is currently studying for a degree in Youth work. Tony has worked alongside the Ulster-Scots community, delivering various music related workshops, he is also singer/ guitarist of Newtownfolk folk band. Tony is also passionate about WWW1 and in particular The Somme and has led numerous groups to visit the sites.

Tony’s email address is tonydice@ndcn.co.uk