Meet the Team

We care about our communities.

We have over 140 full and part-time staff working for the Foundation, supporting 20,000 people a year across Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham.

We are led by a dedicated, knowledgeable board of trustees who have a passion for making the North East the best it can be.

They, alongside a number of board committees, steer our Chief Executive and senior leadership team on strategic direction, who lead our employees in carrying out the day-to-day activities of the organisation across the region.

Meet the Team

Lesley Spuhler OBE DL

Lesley Spuhler OBE DL

Chief Executive Officer

Liz Barton-Jones

Liz Barton-Jones

Head of Health and Wellbeing

David Dowson

David Dowson

Head of Football in the Community

Clare Wilson

Clare Wilson

Head of Partnerships & Donor Care

Jemma Dowson

Jemma Dowson

Head of Events & Beacon General Manager (on maternity)

Fiona Murphy

Fiona Murphy

Event Manager (Maternity Cover)

Lynn Cuthbertson

Lynn Cuthbertson

Head of Support Services and EDI Lead

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For general enquiries please call us on 0191 563 4777 or us the contact form below to get in touch.

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