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Our team is here to support and advocate for your organisation.

TSI (Perth & Kinross) 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 voluntary sector.

Our team includes 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.

Melanie Devlin

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 supports communities in the broadest sense. This includes community development and community spaces/venues, research, heritage, environment and sustainability, sport and recreation, and disaster/emergency response organisations. He leads in connecting and assisting these organisations while bringing an understanding of their needs to external stakeholders and decision-makers.

Madelyn Schoonover

Development Officer

– Equalities

Learn more about Madelyn

As a Development Officer, Madelyn supports and empowers organisations that represent equalities groups. This includes advocacy, crime and criminal justice, LGBTQIA+, minority ethnic, religion/faith, victim support, disability and neurodiversity, and older people. She seeks to elevate the perspective of lived experience in third sector provision and enable collaboration for wider change.

Juana Sahagun

Development Officer

– Health, Wellbeing & Social Welfare

Learn more about Juana

As a Development Officer, Juana supports and promotes health, wellbeing, and social welfare in the third sector. This includes organisations that address 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.

Emily Skilton

Development Officer

– Volunteering

Learn more about Emily

As a Development Officer, Emily works with organisations, volunteer managers and volunteers to create a meaningful and positive volunteer experience. She promotes the status of volunteering and helps ensure the voices of volunteers, volunteer managers and organisations are heard by decision-makers. She also builds connections across sectors and with individuals to create impactful, sustainable volunteering opportunities.

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