Meet the Board
Maureen spent all of her professional life as a teacher, and was Headteacher at Castleview School when she retired.
She always loved working with children and had the privilege of working with children with additional support needs for many years.
Maureen has been involved with PLUS since it started as Playplus more than 30 years ago. Aware of the very many opportunities PLUS gives to children and their families, her hope is that be being a Board member she can contribute in some way. Which she most definitely does.
Una joined PLUS in 2019 after retiring from work as a consultant paediatrician in NHS Forth Valley. She has specialised in care of newborn babies and children with respiratory disorders as well as general paediatrics. Since first specialising Una has believed that co-working with families is an essential part of paediatrics and she has been involved in Action for Sick Children, Contact a Family, SOFT UK and TOFS for many years.
Una has become involved in trying to improve health care transition for young people with long term conditions and disabilities. She hopes to learn from the young people, their parents and carers how services could be improved for them and others.
Rachel was co-opted onto the PLUS board in April 2014. Rachel was employed as a social worker with Stirling Council and part of the Children with Disabilities Team from 2002 until her retirement in May 2014. Having had a positive professional relationship with PLUS, Rachel was glad to have an opportunity to make a contribution.
Rachel sits on the PLUS Quality Improvement Sub Group of the Board.
Rachel lives in Cambusbarron with her husband John and has two sons and three grandchildren.
Cameron joined the PLUS Board in February 2016.
From October 2013 he worked as a social worker within Health and Social Care with Perth and Kinross Council, until his retirement in 2016.
However for most of his working life Cameron was employed in the voluntary sector, predominantly with Aberlour Child Care Trust where he was for 27 years.
For many years he was an Assistant Director with responsibility for Aberlour’s work with children and young people with a learning disability, developing and managing a number of small residential and respite services in various locations throughout Scotland. It was through his knowledge and interest in this area of work that attracted him to PLUS.
Cameron lives in Dunblane with his wife and has three daughters and four grandchildren. Cameron enjoys golfing, gardening, hill walking and spending time with his family.
Alan is a retired chartered accountant who owned a private practice dealing will small and medium sized businesses. His granddaughter has Williams Syndrome and has used the services provided by PLUS for the last few years.
Alan has been involved in youth work all his life having been captain of the Dunblane BB company for 22 years until 2000 and currently treasurer of Stirling & District.
Alan is the Treasurer for PLUS.
Nick joined the board of PLUS in 2020. Nick was first introduced to PLUS after the arrival of his daughter Megan in 2010. Following Megan’s birth, his wife Gillian helped establish ‘Play & Chat’ with some of the other mums whom Gillian met after Megan’s birth.
Originally from the West of Scotland, Nick’s lived in Stirling since late 2009. He has worked in the IT sector since 2003 for a global manufacturer.
Nick’s been married since 2006 and has another daughter, Erin, who also attends PLUS on certain occasions as a sibling with Megan.
Fayzan joined the board of PLUS, to give back to his families local community and offer his experience from an IT career of twenty years.
Fayzan, his wife and their four young children live in Stirling. Having a daughter with learning difficulties, he appreciates some of the struggles that other families may face and who turn to PLUS for support.