Thousands of young people, children and isolated communities access YMCA Newcastle’s services each year. We couldn’t provide the support we do without our dedicated staff, volunteers and trustees. Our diverse team come from a range of youth and community work backgrounds ensuring we have a varied approach to the support we provide. Our trustees provide the charity with expertise leadership to ensure our sustainable future and last year our volunteers contributed over 13,000 hours to YMCA Newcastle.


Central Office Team

Chief Executive – Jeff Hurst

Charity Services Manager – Linda McKie

Finance Officer – Jean Alexander

Fundraising Officer – Caitlin Hunter

Marketing Officer – Calvin Bateson

Business Administrator – Nick Lydon

Cleaner – Kylie Russell

Youth Work Team

Senior Youth Worker – Mary Ashley

Youth Worker – Danielle Webb

Youth Worker – Frazer Vodden

Youth Worker – Holly Teffler

Social Enterprise Team

Urban Mushrooms – John Bennett

Urban Mushrooms – Cameron Milby

Walker Park Cafe Manager – Roberta Davidson

Walker Park Cafe – Rebecca Davidson

Walker Park Cafe – Lisa Richardson

Board of Trustees


Stephen Kerry


Neil Jackson


Jon Burns

Sandria Charalambous

Austin Gibbons

Alan English

Thomas Lillie

Dave Matthews

Tom Nisbett

Emma Peacock

Tiffany Scott

Jennie Whitell


We couldn’t do what we do without our amazing volunteers. Visit our volunteer page to find out more about volunteering with us.