In 1992 Jennifer qualified as a registered nurse (RGM) and since then has worked both in clinical care and in management for a variety of organisations that offer at-home support to individuals with complex healthcare needs, including spinal cord injuries. Throughout her life Jennifer has also dedicated much of her free time to volunteering for a variety of charities, finally leading her to Spinal Injuries Scotland. Through working with the charity as a Trustee Director, Jennifer has been able to bring her particular skill set and considerable experience to bear; sharing her experience of both working directly with patients and within private care organisations.
With over 20 years experience in Project Management disciplines, Patricia has had experience, at a senior level, in a broad range of industry sectors including Engineering, Utilities, Telecoms, Nuclear, Gas and Oil and Town Planning. Giving back to the community has always been a family affair and when deciding which charity to join, SIS was of particular interest to her. Having met people with SCIs in her schooldays in Australia and throughout her adult life in the UK, it made a great impression and a realisation that SCIs impact on people from all walks of life and can happen to anyone, at any time. Patricia brings planning, governance and quality assurance using project methodologies to the Board.
| Theresa Fern
Theresa has been in the IT Industry for 30 years working at engineering and management levels within the BBC and Glasgow City Council. Theresa was the Service Desk Manager for Glasgow City Council’s ICT and Property Department and has experience of leading large service delivery teams with a focus on quality and customer service.Theresa is currently an Economic Development Manager for the Creative Industries within Glasgow City Council. She has a passion for helping people and was inspired by the passion of the Charity’s staff and volunteers to get involved. She was delighted to join the board in December 2017.