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Our Team


Board of Directors:


Kathy Bole



Kathy Bole joined the board of Trustees in September 2014. Although she has been with SCODP a short time, Kathy has been very active in campaigning on issues which have a direct impact on disabled people. Kathy has Fibromyalgia and Hypermobility Syndrome which was diagnosed in her late twenties but she remained relatively unaffected until 9 years ago.
Kathy has worked in the telecommunications, stock trading as well as the local government in housing and planning. Through her varied background she has developed wide ranging skills such as public speaking, advocacy of people facing difficulties at work, and casework. For fun she enjoys crafts such as leather working, loom knitting and reading.


Shaun Crisp

Shaun Crisp



Shaun was at the first Independent Living Group in Lowestoft in 2009 and has been involved ever since. Shaun joined Equal Lives (formerly Norfolk Coalition of Disabled People) as it followed on from the Lowestoft Independent Living Group, and he later became a trustee. As Shaun lives in Lowestoft, he has also been involved since 2009 with the formation of Suffolk Coalition.


Leah Jordan


Trustee Director

Leah has a wide employment background and has worked with children, mental health service users, adults with learning disabilities and adults with dementia. In July 2010 Leah became involved with Suffolk Coalition by sitting on the steering group. From then, she has been actively involved with Suffolk Coalition.


Our Staff:

Disability Development Officer

Brenda Joyce was our part-time Disability Development Officer from February 2015 until April 2022, when she decided to leave SCODP for pastures new. SCODP is currently recruiting for Brenda’s replacement.


Tricia Gyton

Keep in Touch Coordinator

With a background in Credit Control, Tricia initially joined SCODP in September 2018 as a Volunteer Administrator following a period out of the workplace while she cared for her mother. She was taken onto the staff team in 2020 to run SCODP’s Keep in Touch service.