Glasgow Staff

Shirley Young : Service Manager (maternity leave cover)

Shirley Young

Service Manager (maternity leave cover)

Shirley is covering Kelly’s maternity leave as Service Manager. Shirley has 30 years’ experience of working in the voluntary sector – predominantly in the childhood disability field. The parent of two disabled adult children, she was the founder parent and Director of Kindred-Scotland. More broadly, she has served on the Scotland Committee of the Big Lottery Fund and the Board of Education Scotland. Shirley has written a book about her experiences of parenting her non-binary child – ‘She, He, They – Families, gender and coping with transition’.

shirley@lgbthealth.org.uk
0141 271 2330
Kelly Minio-Paluello : Service Manager (on maternity leave)

Kelly Minio-Paluello

Service Manager (on maternity leave)

Kelly is on maternity leave. Kelly joined the organisation in May 2015. Her role is to manage our LGBT Age and Glasgow services. Kelly has worked in the voluntary sector for over 14 years, with a particular focus in domestic and sexual violence advocacy and project coordination. Previous work has also included developing domestic violence services for LGBTQ communities. She is committed to social justice and believes in the importance of grassroots, community-based organising for change.

kelly@lgbthealth.org.uk
0141 271 2330
Ian Mearns : Development Worker (Glasgow Community Project)

Ian Mearns

Development Worker (Glasgow Community Project)

Ian joined the organisation in September 2017 as the Glasgow Community Project Development Worker. The Glasgow Community Project includes a range of social events, community discussions and drop-ins that is inclusive of the whole LGBTQ community. Ian’s previous experience includes working with LGBT Health and Wellbeing as both a volunteer and sessional worker, helping to run queer events for two years. He enjoys the opportunity to use social events to help reduce social isolation and bring different sections of the LGBTQ community together.

ian@lgbthealth.org.uk
0141 271 2330
Katrina Mitchell : Development Worker (Trans Support Programme)

Katrina Mitchell

Development Worker (Trans Support Programme)

Katrina joined the organisation in December 2015. She is excited to have joined the Trans Support Programme team, and is really looking forward to working with the community in and around Glasgow. She has worked in Glasgow and Argyll & Bute in the voluntary sector for many years - at PHACE Scotland, Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland and Waverley Care - doing HIV and LGBT related work. The Glasgow Trans Support Programme post will let her develop a lot of the things she has learned while supporting people who are trans in more rural parts of Scotland. She strives to make it a positive, relevant, inclusive and fun experience.

katrina@lgbthealth.org.uk
0141 271 2330
Jean Monaghan : Development Worker (LGBT Age)

Jean Monaghan

Development Worker (LGBT Age)

Jean joined the organisation recently in March 2016. Her role is the Community Development Worker for the LGBT Age social programme for both in Edinburgh and Glasgow. This includes to develop and deliver social events that the community members have requested for the LGBT Age project. She will also be helping and supporting community groups across Glasgow. Jean has worked within the LGBT community in Glasgow for over 13 years. She believes that everyone should be treated equally and fairly regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. She is very passionate about supporting LGBT equality, and to help empowers others to become active members within the LGBTQI community.

jean@lgbthealth.org.uk
0141 271 2330
Benn Benjamin : Development Worker (Mental Health Project & Rainbow Families)

Benn Benjamin

Development Worker (Mental Health Project & Rainbow Families)

Benn joined the organisation in August 2016 as the Development Worker of Rainbow Families and the Mental Health Project. Benn delivers family support and family friendly events in and around Glasgow, and also runs  the social programme of the Glasgow Mental Health Project. He has a wide range of experience in working with young people and is excited to be continuing this work within the LGBT+ community. Benn has been involved in running queer community events for a few years; as well as working at LGBT Health and Wellbeing he is also a chef and enjoys creating intersections between food and queer identity.  He believes in radical inclusion and promoting kindness in all areas of life.

benn@lgbthealth.org.uk
0141 271 2330
Elizabeth Riddell : Development Worker (Mental Health & Counselling)

Elizabeth Riddell

Development Worker (Mental Health & Counselling)

Elizabeth joined the organisation in April 2017 as a Mental Health Development Worker. Elizabeth provides one-to-one support to people alongside coordinating our Glasgow counselling service. Her background is in person-centred counselling, caring roles and work in organisations for health and rights. She deeply believes in the power of talking in an accepting space, and is passionate about this being accessible to LGBT folks – for individual wellbeing, community wellbeing and for social justice.

elizabeth@lgbthealth.org.uk
0141 271 2330
Megan Johnson : Development Worker (National LGBT Dementia Project)

Megan Johnson

Development Worker (National LGBT Dementia Project)

Megan joined the organisation in July 2018 and co-ordinates our National LGBT Dementia project. This project aims to raise the voices of LGBT people affected by dementia and to support those working with people affected by dementia to better understand and meet the needs of LGBT people accessing services and support. Megan has been part of a number of projects led by the communities they support and advocate for.

megan@lgbthealth.org.uk
0141 271 2330
Clo Meehan : Administrator & Project Assistant

Clo Meehan

Administrator & Project Assistant

Clo joined the organisation in October 2017 as the Glasgow Administrator & Project Assistant. Clo provides administration support to the Glasgow office, and general support to delivery of Glasgow-based services. A degree in Film Studies led Clo to work in arts administration, and from there community festivals, where they have worked on developing accessibility measures and improving inclusion. They have been involved in organising queer community events in Glasgow for the last few years, and is passionate about the power of community-building and queer representation in enacting change.

clo@lgbthealth.org.uk
0141 271 2330