Who We Are
The South East Integration Network is made up of its members which our board and staff work to support, connect & represent.
Board of Directors
Anne Strachan (Chair)
Anne has been involved in the voluntary sector for almost 30 years, since she was asked to be treasurer of her children’s toddler group. She has been a paid member of staff for several umbrella organisations, supporting local voluntary & community groups in South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire, North Glasgow and South West Glasgow. Anne has been treasurer for several different organisations over the years, and was chair of Positively Including Everyone (formerly Greater Pollok Integration Network) for 6 years. She was SEIN’s treasurer for 3 years before becoming chair in 2017.
Ruth Forsythe (Treasurer)
Ruth, originally from N. Ireland, has been involved in community work both overseas and in the UK. She worked for 13 years in Tanzania and then moved to Scotland in 2003. She has been the Community Development Director at Finn’s Place wellbeing centre for almost 6 years.
Eileen Baxendale (Board Member)
Eileen is based at Castlemilk Community Church which has worked with asylum seekers & refugees since 2000. Currently she manages the anti-poverty outreach project known locally as “The Furniture Project”.
“My days are spent chatting to people who come in, working with volunteers sorting toys and baby clothes and testing jigsaw puzzles. I have one cat and lots of brilliant grandchildren”.
Richard Bolton (Board Member)
Richard works as Community Initiatives Team Leader for Southside Housing Association & has over 20 years’ experience within community development/engagement. He has worked predominantly in the greenspace & social housing sectors, the last 10 years of which were in the southside of Glasgow.
Meg Camley (Board Member)
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Philomena Ezemonye (Board Member)
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Bill Lawns (Board Member)
Bill works in the Nan McKay Hall and has over 40yrs experience working in the voluntary sector. His main goal has always been to make the southside of Glasgow a better and happier place for all residents.
Penny Macleod (Board Member)
Penny has lived and worked (at The Well Multi Cultural Resource Centre) in the south east of Glasgow for 10 years or so.
“I suppose what thrills me most is when people – whatever their background – are thriving, contributing and enjoying life in our communities here in Glasgow.”
Mario Melgar (Board Member)
Mario has been living in the south east of Glasgow for the last two years with his family.
“My family are the centre of my life. We are from El Salvador & now we have another family at Nan McKay Community Hall. I got 15 years of experience in accounting in the private sector. Learning many new things every day.”