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Board Members & Supporters


James Doran is a process engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University of Glasgow. A keen gardener, James enjoys planning and producing locally grown fruit and vegetables for use by the kitchen team, as well as using his engineering background to source the most appropriate equipment for the group to use.

Euan McLeod BSc (Hons) CTA ATT is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh and a former partner of Johnston Carmichael LLP (Chartered Accountants). He is involved with several charities and Community Interest Companies as a board member including Mindspace, P&K Independent Advocacy, Young Enterprise Scotland Tayside, Letham Development Ltd and The Circle, and is also a mentor for Coca Cola 5×20 and YES Tayside. Euan has a key role in managing the charities finances and advising on operational matters. 

Gayle Nelson is founding member and project manager of The Sunshine Kitchen. Also a lecturer in Supported Programmes at Fife College, she works with young adults with a range of complex needs and learning disabilities. Gayle holds a Masters Degree in Autism from University of Strathclyde and is also a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design where she studied Fine Art. She loves cooking and is also an established visual artist.

Brenda Steffens holds a BSc (Hons) from University of Glasgow and trained in Project Management in Brussels. She worked as a Clinical Applications Specialist, Product Manager and International Sales and Marketing Manager for a Neurophysiology Medical Device Company. and her current role is as a European Commercial Director. At The Sunshine Kitchen, Brenda has a key role in supervising kitchen sessions and assisting with the running of events. 


The Sunshine Kitchen is very grateful to those individuals who have donated their time and enthusiasm to support our team.

If you are interested in volunteering in a supporting role with The Sunshine Kitchen, please contact us to request an application pack:


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