MEET THE TEAM!
Chief Executive Officer and Founder Member. John crusades every day to further the cause and ensure the survival of the charity
SUE BIELBY BVMS MRCVS
Veterinary Director and Founder Member. Sue qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1983, wanting to help sick and injured animals. Her passion for the welfare of stray dogs was the spark that lit the flame that is now Stray Aid
SUE VOUT BSc (Hons), PGCE
Chair of the Board of Directors. Sue is Sport Development and Engagement Manager and Acting High Performance Sport Manager at Northumbria University and Chair of the Northumbria Sport Foundation. Sue supports Stray Aid in all aspects of operational management and strategic development. She also supports the volunteer recruitment process.
Director. Dave works in the community to improve the welfare of dogs and promote responsible dog ownership
Cllr JAN BLAKEY
Director. Jan is a County Durham Councillor who works in the local community
ANDREW BARNES MA, LL.B
Director. Andrew is Legacy Partnership Manager for Cancer UK and will assist in future-proofing the charity
PROFESSOR STUART CORBRIDGE
Director. Stuart is Vice-Chancellor and Warden at Durham University and a new member of the Stray Aid community. He is keen to help as best he can around strategic management, financial planning and fundraising.
MARC OWENS BA (Hons)
Director. Marc graduated from Teesside University with a First in BA Business Management and is currently studying for an MSc International Business Management at Northumbria University. He has been involved with Stray Aid since 2018 and is keen to help the charity to continue to grow and develop in the coming years.
Rehoming Centre Manager. Jeremy is the rehoming centre manager
Community Engagement Manager. Lee provides a valuable link between our charity and the community
Kennel Supervisor. Dawn works tirelessly to ensure that kennel procedures are adhered to, and that all kennels are maintained to a clean and comfortable standard for our dogs
Charity Ambassador. Sharni goes out into the community raising awareness of the charity and the vital work we do.
ALLISON LATIMER BVetMed MRCVS
Veterinary Surgeon. Allison helps meet the welfare needs of the animals and operates in the Stray Aid welfare centre at least 2 days a week, carrying out a comprehensive range of operations, from routine neutering to complicated general surgeries.
Les & Betty Priestley - Seaham Charity Shop Volunteers
RIP Les (1928-2015)