Nina Munday (née To), Chief Executive
Nina was given the role to establish Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) in Sep 2014. Nina has over 25 years’ experience of working in the equality sector in the UK. Throughout her career she held senior executive positions in many strategic organisations. Most recently, Nina was the Diversity and Inclusion Consultant for Singapore Disabled People’s Association for two years and Director of Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council for eight years.
Elric Honoré, Corporate Officer
Elric joined FCE in June 2015. Elric is a Scot-Mauritian who has been volunteering and working in the third sector for over 20 years. His interests and experience include developing and delivering training inclusive playwork, youth work and outdoor education; mental and sexual health, citizenship and empowerment. He has carried out research for community groups, ScotCen, Centre for Public Services Research and the Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy. Elric is committed to social and environmental justice and is working to open up government and increase access to equality data.
Katja Vlaseva-Adamik, Corporate Officer
Katja joined FCE in Aug 2021. Katja has worked internationally with people of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds during her professional careers in the areas of agriculture and education. Over the last 13 years she has supported the learning of young pupils in various primary school settings and recently completed her primary school teaching degree. She strongly believes that by celebrating our uniqueness and educating the young generation about acceptance and how to respect diversity, we can build better, stronger, more inclusive communities. By joining FCE Katja is hoping to reach out to more ethnic minority groups and help people access the services they require to live better, happier, and more fulfilling lives.
Pat Greenhough, Operational Officer
Pat joined FCE in June 2015. Pat has worked mainly in the voluntary sector since leaving university. She began working with the homeless in Perth, then moved to the Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF). Within SDF her roles varied, initially as service user/carer development officer then being promoted to Head of Community Engagement and then North Regional Manager. After SDF Pat took a break from the voluntary sector and worked in the oil and gas industry for a couple of years as a crane operator/banksman slinger. On returning to the voluntary sector Pat worked as part of the Reshaping Care for Older People’s team in Dundee. Pat has always had an interest in equalities and enjoys working in Fife and with people who want to make things better and create a more inclusive society.
Sarah Hutchinson, Corporate Assistant
Sarah has worked for many years in various offices since leaving school. Sarah then decided to take a career break to raise her child. On returning from her career break she was offered and accepted work here at FCE as a volunteer in Oct 2018 where she was able to up date her skills and learn about some of the different work we carry out here. She was initially offered a part time contract in May 2019 and has been working full time since Jan 2020 and continues to learn and enjoy the work we do here.
Lewis Bainbridge, Operational Assistant
Lewis joined FCE in June 2017 and completed his Modern Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing with us. Prior to joining us he attended Auchmuty High School, where he played a role in the senior House Captains group. After leaving school he was accepted into Robert Gordon University to study Architectural Technology, however realised after his first year that the course wasn’t for him and that he should follow his interests, of engaging and communicating with people through a number of different methods. Lewis is currently completing his Graduate Apprenticeship in Business Management with the support of FCE.
Yi Mei Tang, Operational Assistant
Yi Mei joined FCE in November 2020. Yi Mei has worked in the catering industry for over 20 years, and because of Covid-19, she was shielding and stopped working in March 2020. Yi Mei has been volunteering for the Edinburgh Chinese School teaching Cantonese to the 5-7 age group and was a member of the ECCS board, supporting the Aims and Objectives of the school, participating and helping school events and activities. She then went back to university to do a degree in Business Management while looking after her 2 girls. She is delighted to be given the opportunity to work for FCE and be part of the team doing the Minority Ethnic Older People Project and helping Fife community.
Otilia Palea, Operational Assistant
Otilia joined FCE in Aug 2021. Otilia is currently completing her undergraduate degree in Economics and International Relations. Upon completing an online internship in Public Policy and Charity, she realised that a role within the third sector would be a fantastic self-development opportunity allowing her to not only enrich her skill set but also become a more integer part of the Fife community. Through her position as an Operational Assistant for the Minority Ethnic Older People Project, Otilia hopes to advocate greater diversity and inclusion within Fife and help provide unique support to those individuals disadvantaged through language or cultural barriers.
Lisa McDonald, Volunteer
Lisa went back to college 5 years ago, to gain qualifications in helping her get back into work. During her time at Fife College she was a Disability Officer within the FCSA, where she got involved with events through the college. It was here that Lisa felt that working in the third sector interested her more as a route after leaving college. Got involved with the FCE after seeing an advert for a volunteer needed for the Different Paths project in July 2019. Lisa was briefly employed by FCE to develop the Let’s Keep Chatting Podcast from Jul 2020 to Mar 2021. She is now back at college but continues to volunteer for FCE two days a week.
Weronika Bernat, Placement Student
Weronika started her placement with FCE in Sep 2021. Weronika is currently a fourth-year criminology student at Abertay University, and so far, really enjoying the course and what it has to offer. During her times of study, she has become increasingly knowledgeable about the understandings of the social, biological, and economic inequalities people are faced with when dealing with crime and social justice. This has made her thoroughly interested in a position of wanting to help those who have been faced with such injustices and raise awareness to these issues, which is why she wanted to join the team at FCE. This placement has been an excellent opportunity to learn in more depth the social inequalities people are faced with, especially when it comes to hate crime, and how as an organisation we can support them in these instances. She is thoroughly excited to expand her knowledge and experience with the placement and make a change in the social justice system one step at a time. Weronika is with FCE until March 2022.
Suzie Wilson, Placement Student
Suzie started her placement on 10th January 2022 and will be with the FCE team until 1st April 2022. Suzie went back to education in 2019 to undertake a HNC in Working with Communities at Fife College, this led to Suzie applying to university of Dundee to join the Community Learning & Development undergraduate course. Suzie is currently in her third year and enjoying the course and learning opportunities so far. Through college and university Suzie has gained an interest in equality and social justice. Women’s equality is an area Suzie hopes to develop and is looking forward to spending time with the FCE team and learning more about their work.