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GCDT Staff Team

Meet our Staff Team!

We currently have 16 members of staff who work across a variety different areas within GCDT.

  • Learning (English and Literacy)
  • Roma Family Support
  • Enterprise and Employment
  • Community Engagement and Integration 

As well as a core team who support all of the above activity.

Learning and Literacy

Lynette Krige: ESOL and Family Learning Assistant

Lyn has worked with GCDT part time for several years supporting students to improve their Literacy and English skills.  She also supports Claire and Loraine to deliver their activities. 

Claire Low: ESOL and Family Learning Worker

Claire teaches English and Literacy to speakers of other languages from all over the world who now live in Govanhill. She teaches learners from Beginner to Pre-Intermediate. She also runs the Govanhill English Learners Facebook group. Join here: facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish

Loraine Mchendry : ESOL and Family Learning Worker

Loraine is a tutor of English for Speakers of other languages and an SQA assessor- verifier. Loraine also delivers family learning and integrational activities working alongside local schools and partner organisations.  She is the founder of Govanhill Children’s Festival and organises other events in the Govanhill community.

Roma Family Support

Roland Den: Community Development Worker (Romanian Speaking)

Roland works with the Romanian speaking communities around Govanhill, supporting them to improve their lives in relation to education, employment, health, housing and social connections.  He also works more generally with local people on community development work. He also speaks Hungarian.

Eva Kourova: Community Development Worker (Slovakian Speaking)

Eva works with the Czech and Slovakian speaking communities around Govanhill, supporting them to improve their lives in relation to education, employment, health, housing and social connections. She recently completed her PhD and also speaks Czech.  

Martina Temkovitzova: Community Development Worker (Slovakian Speaking)

Martina works with the Czech and Slovakian speaking communities around Govanhill, supporting them to improve their lives in relation to education, employment, health, housing and social connections.  She also works more generally with local people on community development work.  She also speaks Czech.

Andrea Vegh: Community Development Worker (Romanian Speaking)

Andrea works with the Romanian speaking communities in Govanhill, supporting them to improve their lives in relation to education, employment, health, housing and social connections.  She also works more generally with local people on community development work, particularly using her skills and experience as a translator. She also speaks Hungarian

Enterprise and Employability

Marie McBeth: Marketing and Partnership Worker

Marie is responsible for supporting our commercial tenants at Govanhill Workspace, Victoria Court and other locations.  She markets our properties and supports our tenants to ensure they are well connected with the local community.  

Ruth Plummer: Volunteer Co-ordinator

Ruth supports local people to access volunteering opportunities.  She does this by offering training and support, as well as connecting people with local volunteering options.  

Gillian Scott: Employability Worker

Gillian is leading on our employability service, helping local people find routes into work. Gillian offers a wide range of support from job search to CV writing, from interview prep to confidence building.

Community Engagement and Integration 

Marzanna (Mana) Antoniak: Community Connector – Thriving Places Govanhill

Marzanna’s work revolves around strengthening community cohesion, accessibility of information, inclusive engagement, and capacity building. She works to enhance collaborations between organisations and ensure that the voices of residents influence services in Govanhill through the Locality Plan and beyond. She speaks Polish, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, some Slovak and Romanian.

Marion Eele: Community Engagement Worker – Thriving Places Govanhill

Marion supports the work of Thriving Places Govanhill through a variety of different activities from communications, event organisation and project development work.

Core Team

Liz Ely: Media Worker

Liz works part time for GCDT as well as Govanhill Housing Association.  She leads on all communications for the Trust.

Ellen Feerick : Administrator

Ellen supports the work of all GCDT teams and staff with a wide range of vital administrative tasks as well as providing support for the team coordinator.

Catherine McEwan: Workspaces Administrator

Catherine runs the reception at the Govanhill Workspace on Dixon Road and supports the wider administration of GCDT’s commercial property.

David Zabiega: Sustainable Communities Coordinator

Dave is the team coordinator and has overall responsibility for GCDT’s programmes of work and commercial activity.