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Staff and Board

The Leprosy Mission Northern Ireland has a small staff team of five based in Lisburn.

Joanne Briggs         National Director

Hazel Coulter          Database Administrator

Joy Jamieson           Office and Finance Manager

Rebecca Parnell       Church Partnerships Officer

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 Briggs

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.

Our Trustees

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.

Annual Trustee Report and Audited Accounts 2019

Office bearers are:

  • Chairperson - Mrs Fiona Davidson

    Fiona joined the Board of TLMNI in September 2012, serving as Board Chairperson from 2015. Initially training as a podiatrist, Fiona knew about the long-term disability and foot dysfunction that leprosy causes for many years before any involvement with the mission. Fiona has over 20 years’ experience in the management of both public sector and voluntary sector healthcare organisations. In particular she has an interest in organisational resilience and ensuring fitness for purpose.

  • Vice Chairperson – Mr Tom Doran

    Tom joined the Board of TLM NI in September 2012 and has served as vice chairperson from 2019

    Tom is a chartered manager with a wide and diverse skill set drawing from over 30 years’ experience in organisational management, leadership coaching and mentoring, business change and restructuring, and risk management and mitigation. Tom is a professional manager with a career in supporting organisations and teams and inspiring individuals in ‘clarity discovery’ and the ‘pursuit of professional excellence.’  Tom's portfolio encompasses a fellowship trifecta (Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Institute of Consultants (IC) & the Assessors Guild.)  He is delighted to be a Trustee of TLM Northern Ireland and honoured to put his skills and experience to serve those affected by leprosy.

  • Honorary Treasurer – Mr Jim Caples

    Jim has a breadth of experience working in finance in the charity sector in Northern Ireland and in the developing world, including roles in Sudan, South Sudan and Pakistan. He is a qualified accountant and hopes to use his experience and learning, to date, to benefit TLM NI. He hopes to explore new avenues of funding as well as build upon current income streams. He loves how your money goes further to help the poorest of the poor in the developing world where people are living on as little as $2 per day. Jim believes it’s a privilege to be part of a Christian charity where individuals from different denominations across Northern Ireland are working in harmony for the greater good.

Other Trustees are:

Mr Mark Noble

Miss Judith Carson

Miss Helen Johnston

Mr Roy Marshall

Rev Keith Giles

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