Staff / Directors / Governors
All our staff, volunteers and Board of Directors are dedicated to supporting and helping our organisation to bring the highest level of care to our clients.
Our Board of Directors
Ian Todd– Chairperson
Ian is a former service user and Birthlink director of over 10 years and a trusted provider of people solutions across the Voluntary, Public and Private Sectors in Scotland. His career began in employee benefits before progressing into executive recruitment and career management and ultimately on to corporate sustainability and business transformation. Ian has a passion for cross -sector collaboration and has worked at the interface of all three to help build capacity through business skills and resource transfer.
Linda McLeod – Acting Company Secretary
Joined September 2020. Linda is a senior manager whose work in education spans 30 years and includes university, college and community settings. Her commitment stems from the belief that education changes lives. Skilled in strategic development, policy, planning, collaborations and mergers. She also has lived experience of adoption.
Alasdair is a Teaching Fellow at the Strathclyde Institute for Genealogical Studies (SIGS) at the University of Strathclyde and has a passion for helping individuals reconnect with their family and explore their ancestry. He specialises in the use of DNA for genealogical research (including adoption and unknown parentage). He is an administrator of the Scottish DNA Project and a member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists (RQG).
Joined Birthlink in 2012 and is the Director responsible for Finance.
Interim Chief Exectutive Officer
Post Adoption team
Practice Manager – Sally Lynch
Social Worker – Louise Wilson
Social Worker – Lara Wierzoch
Social Worker – Laura MacDonald
Social Worker – Suzanne Smith
Senior Practice Manager –
Administrator – Caroline Coll
Support worker – Oscar Del Rio
Support Worker – Laura Dunnett
Support Worker – Sofia Mouzi
Support Worker –
Finance and Office Manager – Sandra Walkingshaw
Administartor – Debbie Law
Income Generation Manager – Liz Laing