Name: Alisdair Barron MBE

    Title: Chief Executive & Executive President of Copii in Dificultate

    Department: Operations

    Location: Glasgow

    Alisdair had a career as an HR professional and Director in industries as diverse as brewing, avionics, premier league football and the NHS in Scotland Throughout his career he has maintained an interest in the care, education and development of disadvantaged children and young people with disabilities, particularly Autistic Spectrum Disorders. He is the longest serving member of the juvenile justice system in Scotland and the Vice-Chair of the Board of City of Glasgow College the newest and largest college of further education in Scotland . He inspires the teams delivering innovative care projects for thousands of Romania's children abandoned as being chronically, incurably or terminally ill, touched by HIVAIDS or living the daily challenge of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. In 2006, Alisdair was honored for service to the "forgotten" children of the Balkans Contact Alisdair on 0141 5595695 or email abarron@childrenindistress.org.uk

    Name: May Biggam

    Title: Funding Development Manager CID UK

    Department: Operation's Support

    Location: Glasgow

    May’s long and very successful career include roles as PA Secretary. in alcohol and drugs counselling, events management, fundraising, membership development and visitor liaison with both the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Her interest in the arts led to active participation in Glasgow’s famed Apollo Players and roles in numerous amateur production as diverse West Side Story and Sweet Charity. May is acutely aware of the challenges and needs faced by the incurably and terminally ill children cared for by Children in Distress in its hospices and community programmes and bring a lifetime of experience to finding the funds needed to give them the care they deserve. She is on mission and would welcome the help and support of the charity friends and supporters knowing what can be achieved by working together. May would welcome your call on 0141 559 5693 or email her at may.biggam@childrenindistress.org.uk

    Name: Christina Borza

    Title: Administrator CIDRo

    Department: Copii in Dificultate

    Location: Bucharest

    Christina Borza is key to the administration of the charity in Romania , she joined the team over nine years ago having studied law today as CIDRo’s Administrator she handles all aspects finance, purchasing and administration .She is the essential link between the Directors and Romania’s burgeoning social care bureaucracy. Christina is the right handoff the charity’s Vice-Presidinte and Regional Director and has been affectionately christened CID’s“Keeper of the Faxes”.

    Name: Tina Connelly

    Title: Administrator

    Location: Glasgow

    A new member of the CID team in Glasgow is Tina Connelly. Tina joined in September 2015 having returned to work after surgery and a long period of post recuperation. Previously, Tina’s career has included working in the banking industry and with social work services. In her most recent post she spent seven years as an administrator for another community based children’s charity near her home in Glasgow. She has bought a wealthy of knowledge in administrations and is blessed with a high attention to detail and is never deterred from learning the operations of new computer software. Since joining the charity she has honed her skills by quickly picking up the intricacies of the charity’s the donor database system and revamped the charity’s child sponsors newsletter and acquired new design skills using Publisher and Adobe design Tina has a large family and is blessed with ten grandchildren and a long suffering partner. After Easter Tina will pay a familiarisation visit to projects across Romania and looks forward to knowing not only the projects and meeting the children she has already learned so much about.

    Name: Tracy England

    Title: Ms

    Department: Thrift Shops

    Location: Guisborough, Cleveland