Our Team

Meet the Team

Sarah Ellis

Manager (2023)

Sarah joined the FASS team as a Service Manager in
August 2023. Sarah is an experienced, qualified manager with a background in
Health & Social Care. 

Sarah’s last role was as Community Services Manager
for a charity supporting people with mental health and neurodiversity. This
includes providing supported living accommodation and managing a large team
supporting people in their own homes. 


“I am passionate about supporting people to
live their best lives, however, I have never had the opportunity to support
families and loved ones of those that face the challenges. Families, loved ones, and carers are often greatly overlooked for all they do with our communities.
So it a wonderful to get involved here at FASS.

Mandy Macfarlane

Team Leader (2018)

Mandy joined FASS in 2018 and she is currently our Finance Officer. Mandy has a HNC in Accounts, an ICM level 3 in Credit Management, and also an SQA for completing an Introduction to Counselling course. She has previously worked in admin for 28 years, with experience in credit control and Intellectual Property, and has volunteered for various cancer charities over the years.

“Through my years of volunteering alongside my Full-Time employment, made me realise that I wanted to reshuffle my career options. Helping out with cancer charities brought me to the realisation that I wanted to channel my focus on being a person who could make a long-lasting impact on the lives of those in need.”

“It would have been easy for me to stay in my previous sector of work, as I had worked there for a very long time, however, I am glad I took the risk and followed my heart to where my passion led me, and I can safely look back on my time since I started at FASS and say I have enjoyed every minute. I’m very lucky that FASS gives me the platform to support people, as well as being able to implement the skills I developed in my previous role, into my current position.”

Kathleen Kennedy

Family Support Practitioner (2019)

Kathleen Kennedy is our Family Support Practitioner and joined FASS in 2019.  Kathleen brings with her a wide range of experience including a working within addiction, mental health and the elderly. Kathleen also has experience of working within the Third Sector.

Family Support Worker

Denise Golder

Family Support Practitioner (2021)

Denise joined the FASS team in August 2021 as an Outreach Family Support Practitioner, to work with clients in their own communities or homes, providing them with the necessary support around a loved one’s drug or alcohol misuse.

Denise brings 18 years of experience to our team, working in employability services for 12 of those years to help enhance the skills of young people in boosting their chances of employment, and 6 years in a residential homeless unit, offering guidance to young citizens on how to live safely in their own homes.

“Throughout nearly two decades of providing support to those in need, I feel like I have accumulated a wealth of knowledge on the best methods to offer vital guidance. I have facilitated CV workshops, one-to-one support, and also training sessions within construction to deliver manual handling and safety awareness to groups, amongst many other things.”

“Seeing the lives of clients dramatically improve as a result of the guidance I have offered, gives me great satisfaction and fulfilment in life. I have a strong desire in helping clients which is what FASS is founded on – so when I witness the positive changes over the course of someone’s support period, it means that I can go home each night with a smile on my face knowing that I have achieved something great.”

Stacey Gray

Volunteer and Group Coordinator (2022)

Stacey joins the FASS team with years of experience, working as a Family Support Worker, providing face-to-face support within the local community and also in the comfort of a clients own home if necessary.   Stacey also provided support within a range of areas, such as: mental health, poverty, domestic abuse and isolation, to name a few.  Stacey also has experience working with children living in kinship care, providing one-to-one support, encouraging children to engage in local community groups.

“I look forward to applying my experience into my new job role here at FASS, carrying out emotional support, as well as housing and financial support and offering respite support to families. I am fully aware of the step-by-step process required to guide families towards a more positive route in life.”

“My intention is to make a long-lasting positive impact on the people of Glasgow and the surrounding communities, and I believe my role at FASS gives me the best platform to do that. I have always thrived when working in environments whereby I help and support others, and making a difference in people’s lives is a strong passion of mine.”

Elisa Campagnolo

Health and Well-Being Coordinator (2022)

Elisa joined the FASS team as a Volunteer in 2019, and then became our Health and Well-Being Coordinator in 2022. She is a qualified Complementary Therapist, and is trained to work with a wide variety of clients, including those with cancer and life-limiting illnesses.

Some of the available treatments include: Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy, Hot Stones, Facials, Reflexology, Reiki and Crystal Therapies.


“Working at FASS gives me the opportunity of doing the job that I love and offer free treatments to people from a great background diversity. Knowing that our clients can dedicate one hour of their time to just themselves, their relaxation and personal care brings me immense joy.”

Vicky Chung

Office Assistant (2023)

Vicky joins the FASS team with years of admin and social media experience, as well as volunteering in the charity sector. Vicky is skilled and efficient in assisting in administration. With her attention to detail and organizational skills, Vicky ensures the office is always well-managed and that tasks are completed efficiently and on time. She has quickly become an integral part of our daily operations, handling tasks ranging from answering phones and responding to emails to scheduling appointments and managing files.

To access any of our support
services please contact FASS