Jackie started her journey with PNS in 1994 where she was introduced to the programme working as a Community Development Worker in Drumchapel. As a fully trained facilitator and trainer she knows the importance of family life and is a firm believer in building strong positive relationships and building confidence and skills for parents. Jackie’s background is in Community Development and she has had the experience of living and working in Glasgow, Northumberland and Brixton.   A Winston Churchill Travelling Fellow, she will now take what she has learned to further her passion in reaching out to as many families as possible and helping them build powerful, positive relationships. Jackie likes to walk and can been seen breaking into a run every now and again!

Lorna is our Facilitator who has been with PNS the longest, and puts this down to the unique approach we adopt and the inspiration and admiration she has for parents who come on our courses, as she understands how much courage it takes at times to ask for help and be open to change.  Lorna’s background is in group work and she is a person-centred therapist.  Lorna spends as much of her free time as possible with her two grown-up sons and her gorgeous granddaughter.

Susan is one of our Facilitators who works with parents all over Scotland. Having joined the team over 3 years ago she has helped parents set up legacy projects in their communities, as well as delivering training to parents. Susan has also talked at events nationwide to promote working with parents and inclusion, to ensure brighter more positive futures for children with additional support needs.  She is the mother of two boys, one of whom has a diagnosis of high functioning autism and ADHD, and over the years Susan has developed a strong knowledge of the education system and has been supporting other parents in similar situation access services and support for their children.   When she is not jumping out of planes or dancing, Susan can be found with her family and friends going to gigs and enjoying the music of life.