Our operations director

Diane Waugh

Diane has more than 20 years experience working in the Voluntary Sector at both local and national level. She has worked for a variety of condition specific charities as a Services and Development Manager and Volunteer Services Manager. Her passion for working with vulnerable people and their families comes from her own experience as a Carer for her daughter who has complex disabilities. She sees the immense value in working with volunteers to deliver peer support and she is committed to developing services that provide emotional and practical support.

Email: diane.waugh@supportedscotland.org

Tel: 07716 639067

Our services manager

Jane Fraser

Jane was a dedicated facilitator and befriending volunteer for SupportED for over 3 years before embarking on the role of Services Manager. She manages SupportED’s wonderful volunteers as well as its services and believes her lived experience of an eating disorder and voluntary experience provides her with an invaluable insight in how we can best support those affected by an eating disorder and their carers.

Email: services@supportedscotland.org

Tel: 07458 992580

Our community engagement coordinator

Iona MacTaggart

Iona has several years experience working in the eating disorder sphere as both a volunteer and an employee. Iona’s passion for raising awareness of eating disorders stems from her own lived experience of an eating disorder. As community engagement coordinator, she is the staff lead on the community ambassador project, our social media, awareness events and our aim to reach as many people in Scotland as possible.

Email: community@supportedscotland.org

Tel: 07815 799397

Our carers coordinator

Becki Lamond

Becki is the Carers Project Coordinator, and runs our Online Carers and Wellbeing Groups. She also helps support all of our lovely Carers by providing them with different services to help build their knowledge and confidence in their ED journey. Becki started with SupportED in November 2022 with a passion of working with Carers due to being a Carer to her sister and watching her parents be carers her whole life. Becki wanted to help and support other Carers with her lived experience, knowing that she can empathise with them.

Email: carers@supportedscotland.org

Tel: 07821 634921

Our board and office holders

Len Rayne – Chair

Len became a trustee late in 2020 after many years in the energy industry. He has a wide range of experience across sales, project management and marketing. Len helped establish a solid relationship between his previous employer and a leading cancer research charity within the UK, raising much needed funds along the way. His role is to help build on the success of the charity to date by increasing awareness of SupportED, and the services that they provide.

Michael Brown – Treasurer and Secretary

Michael became a Trustee in 2020.  His key interests and concerns are child welfare issues and the ‘green’ environment.  His career was spent in the ‘clean energy’ sector, where he was a successful business founder, owner and company director at Delta Energy & Environment in Edinburgh.  With over 20 years of experience in bringing about business growth, alongside coaching, mentoring and motivating in commercial and not-for-profit working environments. He’s also a qualified Business Coach and a volunteer call-taker with the Parentline helpline service run by Children 1st

Janice Malone- Trustee

Janice works for Healthcare Improvement Scotland, in the Community Engagement Directorate, and manages the programme that provides support and guidance to all 22 NHS boards in Scotland on the development of safe, sustainable and person-centred volunteering.
She is a passionate advocate for volunteering – and the benefits it brings to individuals, communities and organisations. That passion was ignited during the 15 years she worked in the Third Sector. She was responsible for the set-up of Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries which was Macmillan’s first volunteer led cancer information and support service delivered across a local authority area via libraries. Its success led to this model being adopted across Scotland.

Ellie Johnstone- Trustee

Ellie became a trustee in 2020 with a background in the energy industry, management and health and well-being in a call centre environment. She currently works with a diverse global workforce supporting them in what can be a highly pressurised and forever changing industry.  Having close friends affected by eating disorders and having volunteered before she is keen to get involved with increasing the awareness and support available to people in need.

Pauline Gordon – Trustee

Pauline joins the board having lived experienced of an eating disorder and being passionate about ensuring those suffering from or affected by eating disorders have access to timely, appropriate and person-centred support.  Pauline worked at the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations for 8 years before moving on to become CEO of Social Firms Scotland for 13 years. Pauline is well connected across the third sector and social enterprise community and she was named in the top 10 Women in Social Enterprise as part of the WISE 100 Leaders in the UK in 2017. Pauline was involved in co-producing with Scottish Govt, Scotland’s 10-year Social Enterprise Strategy and she continues to support and represent social enterprises at a policy level. 

Vijayakumar Balraj (VJ)- Trustee

A global business & technology leader with 20+ years of experience in Technology, Decision Making and Strategic Planning & Execution. Hands-on Functional Leadership experience in Software Engineering, Service Delivery, Data & Analytics. Believes in diversity, inclusive, emphatic and coaching leadership approach, to solve business problems through technology & digital transformation to meet business objectives. Excited to take a lead role in shaping and governing SupportED in a technology transformation journey.

Kylie Barclay – Trustee

Kylie works in the Scottish Government leading the executive team responsible for delivery of the heart disease strategy. Previously, she held the role of Policy and Public Affairs Manager at British Heart Foundation Scotland, where she was also involved in strategy development.

Anne Tremble- Trustee

My husband Colin and I lost our daughter Linda in April 2011. She was only thirty-two when she tragically lost her 17 year battle with anorexia. In 2014 ‘The Linda Tremble Foundation’ was set up in her memory to try to help and support others. Linda was for many years an active member of an internet community called ‘We Bite Back.’  Through this she inspired lots of women all over the world who suffered and struggled, as she did, with the task of recovering from an eating disorder such as anorexia. She wanted to change the way that eating disorders are viewed by the media and by the health care system.  Linda fought a long hard battle, and she definitely did ‘bite back’. It is our intention that SupportED – The Linda Tremble Foundation – should try to make a considerable difference to as many individuals and families in Scotland affected by and dealing with eating disorders as possible. Through our support they will realise they’re not on their own.