We are here to support, promote and develop voluntary and community action in Middlesbrough

Who's who

MVDA is based in central Middlesbrough. Our general office is staffed from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on weekdays. Much of an MVDA officer's time is spent away from his or her desk and it is usually preferable to book an appointment rather than dropping in to our office.

All members of staff have both an email address and personal voicemail to make communication as easy as possible. For all general enquiries, or, if you are uncertain who you need to speak to, the first port of call is our general office. All staff work Monday to Friday unless otherwise indicated below.

View our general contact information 


Craig Duerden

Strategic Development Officer

Gill Durdan

Community Engagement and Development Officer (Healthwatch South Tees)

Jake Graham

Strategic Development & Communications Officer (Healthwatch South Tees)

Jen Berger

Insight and Analytics Officer

John Atkinson

Community Action Development Officer

Kelly Baxter

We Care You Care Development Officer

Lesley Spaven

Head of Community & Service Development

Lisa Bosomworth

Healthwatch South Tees Manager

Mark Davis

Chief Executive

Richard Yuille

Administrative Assistant

Ruth Barnes

Volunteering Development Officer (Step Forward Tees Valley)

Sarah Corrigan

Strategic Development & Communications Officer (Healthwatch South Tees)

Sue Naylor

Finance and Service Development Officer

Suganya Subramaniaraja

Volunteer Centre Co-ordinator

Tracey Brittain

Senior Strategic Development Officer

Tracy Smith

Administrative Assistant


Ailsa Adamson


Amanda Buck


John Daniels


Matt Fowler


Michelle O'Rourke


Nicky Harkin


Nigel Sayer