Lynn Carvill
Chief Executive

Lynn Carvill joined WOMEN’STEC as CEO in late February 2014.  Prior to this she was a Lobbyist with Women’s Resource and Development Agency where she worked to bring a gendered perspective to political discussions and decision-making.  In 2010 she secured resources from OFMDFM to undertake research into the impact of the financial downturn on women in Northern Ireland, resulting in the groundbreaking report, written by Bronagh Hinds – ‘The Northern Ireland Economy: Women on the Edge?’. In her earlier career, Lynn was Regional Co-ordinator of the Organisation of the Unemployed: NI – a network of unemployed centres and groups that worked to bring the views of unemployed people to bear on the policy decisions that affect them.

 

Patricia Fleming
Project Manager

Patricia has been working at WOMEN’STEC since 2000 and has worked on a wide variety of projects working with young women, diversity groups and managing Peace and Reconciliation projects.  She is presently involved in the day to day management of the SPEC project. This involves co-ordinating training programmes, planning and organising aspects of programme delivery including; recruitment, timetables, identifying and sourcing appropriate facilitators and tutors, liaising with other groups and organisations to increase training and services to our students. Patricia is also the internal verifier and standardisation officer for all Open College Network (NIOCNNI) courses and represents WOMEN’STEC at the Greater North Belfast Women’s Forum.

 

Lisa McCann
Finance & Admin Manager

Lisa started working at WOMEN’STEC in November 2014. She has over ten years experience in finance, eight of which have been in the community sector.

 

 

 

 

Louise Anson
Workshop Manager / Tutor

Louise joined WOMEN’STEC full-time in 2015. Prior to this, she worked with WOMEN’STEC for nine years teaching Joinery and Furniture-Making as a sessional tutor on a part-time basis.  Louise has over 26 years experience working in Joinery.  Prior to working at WOMEN’STEC she spent several years working on her great aunt’s farm and through this experience, and her great aunt’s belief in her, Louise decided to take up Joinery as a career. Louise is currently responsible for the day to day management of the WOMEN’STEC workshop space including equipment care, and health & safety. Louise teaches our Joinery courses.

 

Vilma Bisson
Quality Assurance & Monitoring Officer

Vilma joined WOMEN’STEC in 2015.  Previously she worked at the Women’s Resource and Development Agency as Research Officer where she was responsible for undertaking research and writing a range of gendered policy responses and briefing papers as well as working on a Peace and Reconciliation project.  As Quality Assurance and Monitoring Officer with WOMEN’STEC, Vilma is responsible for data collection and analysis across WOMEN’STEC projects and courses including the Supporting People Empowering Communities (SPEC) project.

 

 

Kelli Boyles
Communications & Outreach Officer

Kelli  joined WOMEN’STEC in February 2016.  Previously she worked at Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council as Marketing & Communications Officer, and has worked for charities including Belfast Hills Partnership and Prince’s Trust. She has experience of working in the private, public, community and voluntary sectors. She has a passion for horticulture and volunteers regularly in the community. As Communications & Outreach Officer with WOMEN’STEC, Kelli is responsible for corporate communications and student progression pathways.

 

 

Amanda Ferguson
Administrative Officer

Amanda joined WOMEN’STEC in January 2016. Amanda started as a student with WOMEN’STEC completing an accredited ECDL computer course. She then took up a volunteering role with WOMEN’STEC for three months where she further developed her office and administration skills. Amanda was successful in applying for the post of Administrative Officer, and currently works part-time. Amanda is the first point of contact at WOMEN’STEC. Her job involves reception duties, liaising with students and dealing with enquiries. She is Deputy Safeguarding Officer and an Internal Verifier for WOMEN’STEC.