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Meet The Team

PK TSI aims to be a central source of knowledge about and for the local third sector, including relevant local and national policies. Our team is here to provide personalised support to third sector organisations while advocating for the sector at a strategic level in local partnerships and beyond.

We come with a range of backgrounds and expertise but are united in our aim to promote an empowered, connected, and resilient third sector.

On our team, we have Development Officers working across three themes to meet the needs of charities in Perth and Kinross. Development Officers build relationships with local organisations and stakeholder groups, advance and share knowledge, and advocate for the rights and needs of organisations within their theme.

If you are seeking direct support or have feedback to share on behalf of your organisation, please get in touch with a Development Officer in a relevant theme or via our general email.

Melanie Hogg

TSI Chief Officer

Learn more about Mel

As TSI Chief Officer, Melanie manages the Third Sector Hub, participates in the TSI Scotland Network, and represents third sector views in planning partnerships, meetings, and forums. She also leads on the development and implementation of TSI strategy with a focus on impact evaluation and resource optimisation for meaningful, purposeful, and sustainable change.

Lauren McKinnon

Development Coordinator

Learn more about Lauren

As Development Coordinator, Lauren oversees general enquiries to PK TSI, allocating tasks and tracking outcomes and impact. She is responsible for developing processes to support team performance and monitoring. She also supports with external meetings, TSI event planning, and management of the Service Navigator and other projects.

Ethel Mendius

Marketing and Communications Officer

Learn more about Ethel

As Marketing and Communications Officer, Ethel builds strategies and pathways to disseminate the message of PK TSI. Her focus is raising the profile of relevant services and promoting activities in the local third sector through digital content. She also supports organisations with advice about developing their own communication channels.

Alastair Cameron

Development Officer
– Communities

Learn more about Alastair

As a Development Officer, Alastair works with community-themed organisations, including community development and community spaces/venues, research, heritage, environment and sustainability, sport and recreation, and disaster/emergency response. He leads in connecting and developing these organisations while bringing an understanding of their needs to external stakeholders and decision-makers.

Gisele Hall

Development Officer

– Equalities

Learn more about Gisele

As a Development Officer, Gisele works with equalities-themed organisations, including advocacy, crime and criminal justice, LGBTQIA+, minority ethnic, religion and faith, victim organisations, disability and neurodiversity, and older people. Her goal is to connect with as many groups as possible to ensure their needs are being met with support from PK TSI where possible.

Madelyn Schoonover

Development Officer

– Health, Wellbeing & Social Welfare

Learn more about Madelyn

As a Development Officer, Madelyn works with health, wellbeing and social welfare themed organisations, including homelessness/ housing, food security, financial support, employability, addiction, care and carers, health and illness, and mental health and wellbeing. She assists third sector organisations at various stages with the guidance and resources they need to thrive.

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