Alliance Management Team Biographies

Flora Henderson

Flora is an experienced leader with more than 15 years’ experience managing complex programmes in Asia, Africa and the UK. Good outcomes relied on trusted partnerships with stakeholders ranging from local village groups to host country institutions and the international organisations and governments who funded the work. After settling in Scotland seven years ago, Flora joined Thistle Foundation; a health and wellbeing organisation known for pioneering person centred approaches in a range of health and social care settings. As Head of Development, she brought new projects to life and latterly, integrated fundraising and communications into her role. In 2014, she was seconded to NHS Lothian to coordinate the Lothian House of Care Collaboration, an initiative designed to help more people experience person centred care by building on good practice and existing resources.

0131 243 0128

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flora.henderson@future-pathways.co.uk

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Wendy Bates

Wendy has been a part of Future Pathways since May 2016 and led the workstream to operationalise the delivery of the support fund. Wendy has worked in the voluntary sector since graduating with an MA (Hons) Psychology in 1995. She has developed and delivered several service areas such as training, information provision, befriending, community connecting, supported self management and social prescribing. Wendy is currently Depute Chief Executive with Health in Mind and leads a range of services in Edinburgh, Midlothian and Scottish Borders focussing on supporting people to live full and meaningful lives.

0131 225 8508

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wendy.bates@health-in-mind.org.uk

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Anne Hunter

Anne is Communications and Engagement Manager at Future Pathways. The team plays an important role in reaching out to people who have experienced in-care abuse and neglect through a range of communications and engagement activities, to ensure as many people as possible are being supported.

Anne brings with her over 16 years’ experience within the field, with roles across the voluntary, public and private sectors in organisations including the National Autistic Society, Turning Point Scotland, and the NSPCC.   A former journalist, her roles to date have covered a wide spectrum of communications activity from PR and marketing, to event management and internal communications and engagement.

0141 465 9228

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anne.hunter@future-pathways.co.uk

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Dr Ian Connor

Dr Ian Connor has been a Consultant Clinical Psychologist since 2010 and during this time has worked in a range of services and health boards. Throughout his career he has worked within integrated services with various statutory (Social Work and Scottish Prison Service) and 3rd sector colleagues. At The Anchor Ian leads the service for Future Pathways, providing direct, evidence-based psychological support to clients and also in providing support, training and strategic development to Future Pathways team. Ian is a member of the Scottish Trauma Advisory Group. His interests are complex trauma, substance misuse and attachment issues.

Sam Anderson

Sam has worked in the field of mental health for more than 30 years, specialising in depression, bipolar disorder and the importance of work as a therapy based intervention. He has significant operational management experience, working alongside directors and executive teams to develop and sustain recovery based models of service delivery. He is passionate about finding ways for professionals, and the people they support, to maximise the potential for reducing distress. Sam’s role with Future Pathways involves co-ordinating registrations to the service, and working with the network of support providers.

0131 202 6412

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sam.anderson@future-pathways.co.uk

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Shona MacGregor

Shona joined Future Pathways in November 2017 as Practice Learning Facilitator, to support learning and development in practice by providing space and opportunity for the team to reflect. Shona is a qualified social worker with 27 years’ experience in social care and social work, whose background also includes managing services for adults with disabilities. Most recently Shona completed a secondment to Social Work Scotland with a lead role in supporting the successful rollout of Self -Directed Support.

0141 226 9853

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shona.macgregor@future-pathways.co.uk

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Katie Wotherspoon

Katie is the senior policy manager for the survivor support policy team in the Scottish Government. Katie joined the Survivor Support Team in July 2017 and has been in the Civil Service for 10 years. Prior to joining the Scottish Government she spent eight years at the Department for Work and Pensions working on a wide range of policies, and one year at the Cabinet Office working on Civil Contingencies.

0131 244 0690

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Katherine.Wotherspoon@gov.scot

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Jane Cumming

Jane joined Penumbra as Director of Strategic Innovation in 2018 after working as its Development Manager for seven years, and as Area Manager for Penumbra Services in the North Area before that. She is responsible for Learning and Development, Quality Assurance, Research and Practice Development. Jane trained as a mental health nurse and has also worked for Moray Association for Mental Health as a project manager. As well as being a Social Policy and Sociology graduate of the University of Stirling, Jane is currently a Board member of Mental Health Europe.

07795 043 751

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jane.cumming@penumbra.org.uk

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