Our Team

Meet the Team

Mandy Macfarlane

Finance Office (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

Family Support Practitioner Outreach (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)

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