Mary Hackett – Chair
Mary took up Chair ship of Roar on 1 November 2015 following a month shadow period with retiring Chair John Wilby. Mary has been a member of the Roar Board sinceMary has a background in the Police, where she worked in strategic planning, Risk Management and HR. Since retirement she has taken up a number of prominent voluntary positions including- Director Kibble Care and Education Centre- Director Abbeyfield Paisley- President Rotary Club Paisley. Through her experience on the board of a very sheltered housing complex, she is keen to use her skills to ensure that the elderly are represented now and in future.
Maureen Kirkwood – Secretary
Maureen has 20 years’ experience of and continues to work in the optical industry. Her work in domiciliary optics has broadened her understanding of the importance of vision in falls prevention and she has an interest in contributing to a wider prevention agenda through Board membership in the third sector.
Janice Sheilds – Trustee/ Director
Janice has 28 years’ experience as a Housing Professional with an interest in governance, performance management and social housing design. She provides valuable support to the board in relation to HR and improvement frameworks. She has an interest in older adults welfare from both a personal and professional perspective.
Douglas Neilson – Trustee/ Director
Retired Banker with international experience who is interested in risk management. His motivation for joining the Board of Roar is linked to his interest in the changing demographics and the need to design and deliver preventative services to enable older people to have opportunities to maintain their connections and quality of life.
Cassie Glass – Trustee/ Director
Cassie is a serving Police Inspector in Renfrewshire who has a particular interest and knowledge in community safety, and falls prevention. Her motivation for joining the Board of Roar is to use her skills, contacts and knowledge to further the aims of the FRAILTY prevention programmes.
Dawn Skelton – Trustee/ Director
Professor Skelton originally got her first degree in Human Sciences at University College London in 1990 and her PhD in Human and Applied Physiology (Strength, Power and Functional Ability of Healthy Older People) and graduated in 1995. She specialises in research into maintaining independence, reducing falls and motivation to be physically active. She works part time at Glasgow Caledonian University and part time as a Director of Later Life Training Ltd, which runs as a not for profit company training health and fitness professionals to tailor exercise for frailer older people and stroke survivors. She is a commissioned author for the World Health Organisation and the Department of Health. Dawn has championed Roar’s One Legged Wobble Challenge and her status in the Active Aging community will support Roar in a range of ways.
Ex – officio members
Bernadette Reilly – Commissioning and Contract Management Officer RHSCP
John Wilby – Retired Chair with commitment and skills relevant to the development of Roar