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 

Download MVDA organisational structure


Berni Doab

Community Link and Support Programme Team Leader

Canaan Hinson

Young Facilitator (Talent Match Middlesbrough)

Christine Burney

Finance Officer

Craig Duerden

Strategic Development Officer

Gill Durdan

Youth Engagement Worker

Hannah Roderick

Communications Officer

  • Telephone: 01642 357851
  • Wed-Fri

John Atkinson

Community Action Officer, Ageing Better Middlesbrough

Kelly Baxter

Volunteering Development Officer, Ageing Better Middlesbrough

  • Currently on maternity leave

Laura Weatherburn

Volunteering Development Officer

Lesley Spaven

Community Development Team Leader, Ageing Better Middlesbrough

Lisa Bosomworth

Community Engagement Team Leader

Mark Davis

Chief Executive

Melanie Liddell

Executive & Core Support Officer

Michael Brown

Community Link Worker

Norah Sanders

Operations Manager

Sara Bateson

Volunteering Development Officer (Talent Match Middlesbrough)

Stuart Smith

Development Officer (Young People's Wellbeing)

Suganya Subramaniaraja

Volunteer Centre Co-ordinator

Tracey Brittain

Strategic Development Officer

Tracy Smith

Administrative Assistant


Anne Bishop

Placement Advisor