The Leprosy Mission Northern Ireland has a small staff team of six based in Lisburn.
Joanne Briggs National Director
Hazel Coulter Database Administrator
Joy Jamieson Office and Finance Manager
Rebecca Parnell Church Partnerships Officer
Pam Gaston Programme Funding Officer
Stephen McCartney Communications Officer (Digital)
While each member of the team has specific responsibilities, managing different functions of what we do, we also regularly collaborate and support each other to ensure that we maximise our efforts to help cure, care for and restore people affected by leprosy in our six partner countries and are active members of The Leprosy Mission Global Fellowship.
Joanne was appointed as National Director in 2014 having worked for over 15 years in the voluntary, community and charitable sector prior to that. Joanne is committed to advocating on behalf of those who are marginalised and serving those who are most in need. She is passionate about putting faith into action and empowering others to be agents of change in our world. Joanne is married and has three children and attends her local church, Emmanuel Fellowship.
The Leprosy Mission Northern Ireland is governed by a Board of Trustees who provide strategic oversight, governance and advice for our work across Northern Ireland. Our Board members are all volunteers and bring a wide variety of different experience and skills to our work.