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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 partner in 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.

Gayle Nelson is a lecturer and course leader in Support for Learning at Fife College, and 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 has many years of experience in events organization in the field of visual arts, which included marketing, project management and design work, and she loves cooking.

Brenda Steffens holds a BSc (Hons) from University of Glasgow as well as having undertaken scientific research
on invertebrate developmental neurobiology at University of Sussex. She trained in Project Management in Brussels and has worked as a Clinical Applications Specialist, Product Manager and International Sales and Marketing Manager for a Neurophysiology Medical Device Company. Her current role is as a European Commercial Director.


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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