Our People

It’s because of our passionate team and dedicated board of trustees that makes Alternatives possible.

our people

Our People

Alternatives Listening Rooms are a Scottish charity no SC023483 set up to meet the needs of individuals in Dundee and Tayside. We are governed by a board of 6 trustees and are registered with OSCR (Scottish Charity Register).

As a charity we believe in excellence in the governance of our service and are one of the first four charities to achieve the Good Governance Award the quality standard for Scottish charities.

Rachel Macdonald

Service Lead

Amanda Leitch

Lead Youth Support Worker

Elizabeth Waine

Elizabeth Waine

Team Mentor

Louise Davis

Louise Davis

Lead Outreach Worker


Wilma Sutherland

Volunteer Support Worker


Felicity Snowsill

Volunteer Support Worker

Shona Mason

Trustee – Chair

Nicola Reed


Maureen MacLeod

Trustee – Secretary

Jennifer Inglis


Cameron Aitken

Youth Volunteer

Our trustees

We are governed by a board of six trustees and are registered with the Scottish Charity Register, OSCR.

Shona Mason – Chair

Shona is a lecturer in dentistry, She has many years of experience as a trustee of the Vine trust and running her own charity, Esperanza, which supports evangelical and humanitarian work in and around Iquitos, Peru. She also brings experience through her pastoral role with students from BAME backgrounds.

Nicola Reed – Treasurer

Nicola is the area manager for CRUSE bereavement care in the north east of Scotland. She is a counselling student and brings a wealth of experience as a trained listener at Alternatives Listening Rooms. Nicola has an accountancy background and oversees the budgeting and finance of Alternatives.

Maureen McLeod – Secretary

Maureen is a retired researcher for Dundee University with a background in midwifery. She is responsible for the administration of the business of the trustees as well as being the day to day contact for the staff team.

John Waine

John is a founding member of Alternatives and has overseen the development of the charity over 27 years. John is experienced in the legality and policy work of charities as well as bringing wisdom and insight to decision making.

Jennifer Inglis

Jennifer is a local business owner who understands strategy and the practical issues facing any evolving organisation. Jennifer brings her experience of management of teams.