Our Board

Here at Fuse we are more than simply a team, we are a family. Every member of staff felt the need to be here for the young people, a compulsion to give the young people of Glasgow East a better chance at life. Each member of our team brings their own unique skill set to their work to really separate us from others.

Our Board Members:

Angela McBurnie

Angela McBurnie

Employment:
Acting Head Teacher

How long have you been on the Board?
1 Year

Background:
I have worked in some form of education since I was 16, however I went to university at 21 to get my teaching degree and became a teacher in 2005.  I have worked in Scotland, Australia and the Czech Republic.  I returned to Scotland in 2013, spending 5 years in Renfrewshire before joining Glasgow in 2018.

Do you have positions/attend on other committees/members of professional forums etc?
I am a member of my netball team committee (no idea if that counts!)

What did you want to be when growing up?
I always wanted to be a teacher, I played schools with my sister from a very young age and did that for my work experience in high school too. It was always my aim.

Reason why you stay involved in Fuse or Pavillion:
Fuse is a vital part of our school community and only through a strong partnership with these communities can we fully support our families and children as best we can. Working together with FUSE we have been able to help people back into education, engage the community and improve the lives of our families.

First record bought?
I’m pretty sure it was The Simpsons album lol, or maybe a Sindy single

Alan Sherry

Alan Sherry

Employment:
Chair Community Learning and Development Standards Council for Scotland/retired

How long have you been on the Board?
1 Year

Background:
Community work, social work, community activist, etc.  I retired recently as Principal of Glasgow Kelvin College and before that I worked at John Wheatley College when it opened in August 1989.  I started in the college sector at Central College of Commerce (now part of City of Glasgow College) while I first joined Strathclyde Regional Council as an Adult Education Tutor in the Community Education Department working in Greater Easterhouse and the East End during the early 1980s

Do you have positions/attend on other committees/members of professional forums etc?
I chair the CLD Leadership Group established by the Scottish Government in response to the Covid pandemic and also attend a Ministerial Tertiary Education Group dealing with this matter.

What did you want to be when growing up?
A steelworker

Reason why you stay involved in Fuse or Pavillion:
It is an innovative organisation which works with communities in the East End and Greater Easterhouse to support young people meet their aspirations.

First record bought?
Argus by Wishbone Ash

Rosemary Dickson

Rosemary Dickson

Employment:
A Happy Lady of Leisure

How long have you been on the Board?
1 Year

Background:
In the earlier stages of my career I worked in the Civil Service and in retail before finding my way through volunteering, while raising four children, to Community Work where I have remained to this day.  

 Working within voluntary sector and local authority agencies in Scotland’s central belt, I have gained over 30 years experience of working in Adult Learning, Community Development and Youth Work in community, building based and F.E college settings.  

In 1997 I joined FARE as Project Leader when, as a small Neighbourhood Project, it moved into a derelict block of flats in Easterhouse.  Managing the development of services and the organization I subsequently became CEO and oversaw the tenfold growth of FARE and the construction of a wholly owned purpose built facility, which was completed in 2010. Throughout this growth FARE continued to meet local need and became a key partner in the development of strategic plans and delivery of services to all sectors of the community throughout Easterhouse and beyond.  FARE’s work has featured in a number of academic studies and gained national acclaim and until taking early retirement in 2017 I was proud to say that FARE’s aim ‘ to enhance the lives of local people’ was never forgotten.

Do you have positions/attend on other committees/members of professional forums etc?
No

What did you want to be when growing up?
Nurse, Ballet dancer or Artist

Reason why you stay involved in Fuse or Pavillion:
I believe in what they are trying to achieve for people who live in the community and the management team feel my experience may be beneficial.

First record bought?
First single ‘In the Ghetto’ by Elvis Presley. First Album ‘Tommy’ by The Who

Tracy Slaven

Tracy Slaven

Employment:
Housewife

How long have you been on the Board?
16 Years+

Background:
Community Activist 

Do you have positions/attend on other committees/members of professional forums etc?
Yes - Blairtummock Housing Association 

What did you want to be when growing up?
Nurse

Reason why you stay involved in Fuse or Pavillion:
A Safe Haven for kids to have in their area

First record bought?
Tie a yellow ribbon

Debbie Hamilton 

Debbie Hamilton 

Employment:
Services Coordinator 

How long have you been on the Board?
5 Years+

Background:
Community work, social work, community activist, etc. Health and Social care - supporting Children and Families.

Do you have positions/attend on other committees/members of professional forums etc?
GCVS - Family Support Sub group, Glasgow Family Support Partnership Operational and steering group, Northeast Children's Locality Group, Northeast Child Protection Group.

What did you want to be when growing up?
Vet

Reason why you stay involved in Fuse or Pavillion:
Both great Youth provisions, the young people always come up with something that amazes me.

First record bought?
I have got no idea.

Mary Stobo 

Mary Stobo

Employment:
Action for Children, Employment Facilitator

How long have you been on the Board?
4 Years+

Reason why you stay involved in Fuse or Pavillion:
I believe you have to give back t your community

Favourite Film
To Kill A Mockingbird.

Louise Taylor

Louise Taylor

Employment:
Annexe Communities, Social Prescriber

How long have you been on the Board?
3 Years+

What did you want to be when growing up?
Lawyer

Reason why you stay involved in Fuse or Pavillion:
Youth investment is the most important seed that we can nurture for our future generations.

Favourite Film
Lord of the Rings

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