Pat has been Chair of the Trustees since 2013 but has been a keen supporter of MAP from its start. Pat was a volunteer with the WRVS for 7 years and an advisor with the local Citizens Advice Bureau for 12 years, but is now retired from both these posts. She was previously a teacher for 14 years of leisure classes in Floral Art and CEO for 6 years of the National Association of Floral Design. Pat is a committed Christian, and supporter of a number of local and national charities.
Mrs Jo TulipSecretary
Jo has been a volunteer with MAP for the last 10 years. Prior to retirement she was a secondary school secretary for 9 years and Playgroup Leader of an independent voluntary run charity also for 9 years. Jo is a Churchwarden and Trustee of the local parish church, Branch leader and Chairman of the local Mothers’ Union, and Chairman and campaigner with the local Fairtrade steering group.
Mr Brian Dummigan
Brian has been a volunteer with MAP for 8 years. After gaining a maths degree he spent his working life teaching maths and computer science. He has been a charity fund raiser for the NSPCC.
Mr Brian GloverTreasurer
Before taking early retirement in 2011, Brian was a Chartered Engineer and Middlesbrough Council’s senior technical officer with oversight of the Council’s Architectural and Engineering Services. His career in Local Government spanned over 39 years.
Brian is currently a Trustee and Treasurer of the Middlesbrough Environment City Trust Ltd. MEC’s charitable mission is to encourage all sectors of Middlesbrough’s community to adopt more sustainable and healthier lifestyles.
Within the local Methodist Church Circuit, Brian is currently entering his fifth and final year as part of the Leadership Team and as Circuit Steward with special responsibly for property matters.
Brian lives in Middlesbrough with his wife Sheila, whilst their grown up children, Victoria & James, live with their partners in Leeds and Warwick.
Mr John Hinton Representative from Middlesbrough & Eston Methodist Circuit.
John retired from a 41 year career in Biotechnology Research & Development at Billingham in 2017, the site initially being owned by ICI and finally by Fujifilm.
He has been a magistrate since 1994 and an associate hospital manager in the mental health trust since retirement. John has been a lay preacher in the Methodist Church for over 30 years and is a member of the Circuit Leadership Team with a responsibility for social justice issues.
Rev Susan Greenwood
I am Superintendent of the Middlesbrough and Eston Methodist Circuit and have been involved with the Methodist Asylum Project for a number of years. The Circuit is happy to offer some of my time each week to work alongside clients and volunteers in the capacity of a Chaplin. I try to offer love, friendship and welcome to our clients and volunteers and act as a listening ear to everyone involved in the project.
I have worked with MAP since spring 2015.I am concerned for the welfare of asylum seekers in the Middlesbrough area. It is important that a charity has focus and recognition of needs of individuals when they are in our town. Thus support and funding become issues as we work towards making the asylum seekers experience the best possible.I worked for over 30 years in financial services working with a wide range of individuals and organisations at all levels giving me comprehensive experience in working on projects and additional tasks.I am chair of Marton Cricket Club Community Amateur Sporting Club (CASC). I have been involved in the re-application to conform to the new HMRC regulations working closely with my committee, solicitors and tax specialists.I have worked with MAP since spring 2015 as a volunteer and supported duties as
requested. I have worked closely and aided Ailsa Adamson throughout this period.
Following 20 years as a College lecturer in Business Studies I changed to a career in the voluntary sector and then for 16 years was in full time employment with the NSPCC. Since early retirement in 2011 on health grounds I have gradually increased my involvement in faith based social action projects. I am a trustee of Together Middlesbrough and Cleveland and represent the Catholic Diocese of Middlesbrough and have also had an involvement with MAP for several years.
I am a founder member of Investors in People and Culture, another charity concerned with the welfare of refugees and asylum seekers.
The opportunity to continue supporting MAP is a worthy challenge, especially as MAP has established effective relations with so many other networks and agencies in the Tees Valley area. I know that the work of MAP is highly valued and I would welcome the opportunity to assist such vital work.