Danielle Mackle (Here NI Chairperson) is a qualified Social Worker with four years experience working in the field of community mental health and five years experience working with the Black and Minority Ethnic community in Northern Ireland. Danielle is completing her PhD research which explores the human development and well-being of the LGBT community in Northern Ireland. Danielle currently teaches Sociology and Social Policy at undergraduate level at the University of Ulster.
Lisa Walker – (Here NI Secretary) Lisa is a professional financial advisor at C 3 Financial Services Ltd and in 2013 she started the Gay Business Network NI. Lisa has experience of developing projects and delivering workshops. She is involved with the European Voluntary Service Training Team in Northern Ireland and is keen to encourage any young person to get involved with European (and local) volunteering.
Karen Ritchie is a mum of two. Karen has experience in learning consultancy and HR. She enjoys mountain and marathon walking, gardening, art, cooking and is a vinyl record collector.
Keira McCormack – Keira runs the charity Gender Essence Support Services and has significant experience working in the women’s sector in particular the Rape Crisis centre and Women’s Aid on developing groups. Keira co-founded Essence Arts, delivers training and is a qualified Counsellor.
Cassie Campbell – Cassie is a qualified Youth Worker with nine years’ experience working in the field of youth and community work. Holding a BSc (Hons) in Community Youth Work and a number of relevant qualifications to complement this, she has recently completed her MSc Counselling and Therapeutic Communication. Currently Cassie works for Action Deaf Youth, in the role of Youth Services Coordinator managing the youth services for deaf young people across NI. She also holds a level 3 British Sign Language Qualification. As a fully qualified Assessor and Internal Quality Assessor Cassie has practical and theoretical experience of delivering and designing accredited vocational training. Throughout her professional career and voluntary work Cassie has accumulated a range of experience working with vulnerable groups and also of Management, Funding, Policy and Strategic Planning.