About Us - The Team
SLIG has a team of 10 full time staff, funded by Atlantic Philanthropies and the Good Relations Unit. Here is a brief introduction to each team member, including details of how to contact them:
Neil has been with SLIG since September 2007, first of all as Sports Advocacy Officer, and now as Intercultural Capacity Worker. He works with various groups of young and old across both Suffolk and Lenadoon Communities to allow opportunity for people from both communities to come together, build positive relations whilst particpating in various good relations programmes.
Scott is originally from Chicago (when he had hair) but has lived in Belfast since 1998 and before that in Dublin. He managed the peace-building programme in Edgehill College, Queen’s University for 8 years and before that mostly worked in education, setting up an alternative school in Bangor and teaching in China. When not doing those things, he helped produce the Gerry Anderson animation series for the BBC, plays ice hockey at international level and practices conflict resolution with his wife Hilary, Christopher (12) and Sophie (10).
Finance and Administrator
Nicola came from the Suffolk Community were she lived for most of her life, she has been very active in the community throughout the years and has been part of many groups and organisations locally. Nicola lives with her husband Darren in Knocknagony and is a mother of two children Joel and Eva. She also a;long with her skills as a finance and administrator has a small business creating various handcraft cards, gifts, stationary etc. She is a very creative person and also holds various craft classes. She is currently working with our SLIG Older and Active Group and other groups across the city.
Peace Walls Programme Officer
Suzanne started work with SLIG in April 2013, as co-ordiantor responsible for the ‘Peace Walls’ Programme. Originally from Suffolk, Suzanne completed her degree in Community and Youth Work in 2010. She has assisted in community led and community relations programmes for the past 10 years both in voluntary and paid roles in various community organisations, both within Suffolk and Lenadoon and in interface settings across wider Belfast.