(General Trustee and Chair)
Marc is a Director and Head of Environment at WYG, an international programme and project management consultancy, where he has worked for 20 years. Originally from Nottingham, he went to the University in Leeds and has stayed, living in or near Chapel Allerton since graduation.
He is married to Clare and has one son, Alby, who was born in 2013 and has Down syndrome. Since then he has become passionate about changing perceptions of Down syndrome and helping those with Down syndrome realise their potential. He has a keen interest in music and many sports and, when time allows, loves to be out cycling. He also loves to share coffee and toast with Alby at a local cafe.
(General Trustee and Treasurer)
Jonathan is a Business Development Manager at CDS, a national digital communications agency, where he has worked for 10 years. He is married to Heather and has a daughter, Sophie, who was born in 2012 with Down syndrome. He was appointed as a trustee in March 2015 and since then became treasurer, responsible for overseeing the charity’s finances.
Jonathan is passionate about helping the charity and ensuring it provides the required support for children and their families both now and in the future. A keen sports fan, and cyclist, Jonathan enjoys playing in the park with Sophie and may even be seen dancing at Mini movers.
(General Trustee and Secretary)
Jodie grew up near Whitby and studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Leeds College of Music. She is married to Dave and is currently a full time Mum to their four children, including Charlie who was born in 2010 and has Down syndrome.
Jodie has been on the board of Trustees since Sunshine & Smiles registered as a Charity Incorporated Organisation. She is committed to raising awareness of Down syndrome and banishing outdated stereotypes to make the world a better place for our children to live in.
Katie joined Sunshine & Smiles in March 2011 as the charity started and has been a trustee since 2013. After completing a degree in Childhood Studies at university, Katie worked in Early Years with children aged 6 months to 4 years. She is married to Richard and they have two children, Oliver, who was born in 2010 and has Down syndrome and William, who was born in 2013.
Katie is passionate about raising awareness and changing people’s perspectives of Down syndrome. She has relevant experience of using wider support services e.g. Hawthorn Family Support Centre and Down Syndrome Training & Support Service.