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

Head of Operations – Linda McKie

Head of Development – Wendy Chambers

Business Administrator – Nick Lydon

Marketing Apprentice – James Taylor

Cleaner – Kylie Russell

Youth Work Team

Youth Work Team Leader – Mary Ashley

Youth Work Team Member – Holly Telfer

Youth Work Team Member – Anna Hanson

Youth Work Team Member – Harvey Donaldson

Youth Work Team Member – Estelle Stubbs

Youth Work Team

Youth Work Team Leader – Sarah Eaglestone

Community Team Member – Stella Chu

Cafe & Community Centre Team

Walker Park Cafe Manager – Roberta Davidson

Walker Park Cafe Team Member – Rebecca Davidson

Walker Park Cafe Team Member – Lisa Richardson

Walker Park Cafe Team Member – Joanne Mackie

Board of Trustees


Stephen Kerry


Neil Jackson


Jon Burns

Austin Gibbons

Alan English

Thomas Lillie

Dave Matthews

Tom Nisbett

Emma Peacock

Tiffany Scott

Jennie Whitell

Tracey Wood


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