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Team

Our Leadership team:

Disability Action Yorkshire | Jackie Snape

Jackie Snape

Chief Executive

Jackie Snape

Chief Executive

I started with the charity in 2001 and became Chief Executive in 2007. Originally trained as a nurse, I have spent most of my working life within management positions in health and social care. DAY is an amazing charity and I feel so proud of the achievements made by the organisation, our customers and our staff.
Disability Action Yorkshire | David Ashton Jones

David Ashton Jones

Operations Manager

David Ashton Jones

Operations Manager

I joined Disability Action Yorkshire in 2017 and work with all departments in developing the overall organisational strategy, with a particular focus on assistive technology. I find technology incredibly interesting, and having the ability to assist disabled people in creating solutions for further independence gives me a great sense of satisfaction.
Disability Action Yorkshire | Denise Baynton

Denise Baynton

Training Manager

Denise Baynton

Training Manager

I have spent my professional life in roles within training and education, working with a diverse mix of people across a broad range of settings. I am pleased to be able to bring my experience, skills and abilities to Disability Action Yorkshire, and lead the training department to provide bespoke solutions for disabled people, regardless of aspiration.
Disability Action Yorkshire | Karen Minteh

Karen Minteh

Care and Support Manager

Karen Minteh

Care and Support Manager

I have spent most of my working life in health and social care, joining Disability Action Yorkshire in 2013. Since then I have worked my way up to managing the care and support services of the charity. No two days are the same and I get immense satisfaction seeing our customers develop their independent living skills.
Disability Action Yorkshire | Steven Taylor

Steven Taylor

Information and Guidance Manager

Steven Taylor

Information and Guidance Manager

I have worked for Disability Action Yorkshire for over 15 years, and through the knowledge gained in this and previous roles, I am now responsible for the information, advice and guidance service. I find it satisfying developing my own knowledge of the issues surrounding disability and passing that on through our valuable service.
Disability Action Yorkshire | Finance Manager

Neil Gallagher

Finance Manager

Neil Gallagher

Finance Manager

I have spent all of my working life in finance positions within corporate environments and more recently as the Finance Director of a telecommunications organisation. I am excited about my new role at Disability Action Yorkshire and the interesting fresh challenges the role will bring.

Chair of Trustees

Disability Action Yorkshire | Neil Reverly

Neil Revely (Chair)

Neil Revely (Chair)

I was delighted to be appointed as chair of Disability Action Yorkshire in 2016. I'm pleased to be able to use my many years of experience at director level in local authority adult services to lead the organisation through an exciting period of change.

Our Trustees

If you wish to contact any of our trustees please call 01423 855 410 or email admin@da-y.org.uk

Howard Marshall

Howard is one of our Vice Chairs and is the longest standing trustee, joining the board in 2001. Howard has personal family experience of disability and also has a background in finance.

Andrew Newton

Andrew is the second of our Vice Chairs and joined the Board in 2014. He uses his lived experience of disability to ensure that all of the services we provide bring about the best possible outcomes for our customers.

Alison Craggs

Alison has been a trustee, and the treasurer since December 2016. She brings a wealth of experience in financial accounting in both the charity and commercial sectors.

Sue Grace

Sue has been a trustee since 2012. Her experience in education at a high level is very much appreciated by our training function who view Sue as a valuable resource.

Andrew Glen

Andrew joined the board in 2014, his background and extensive experience is in marketing which is an invaluable resource to the charity.

Noel Moriarty

Noel has a personal and professional interest in the use of assistive technology having family experience of disability. His experience in internet marketing has assisted us since he joined the Board.

Mike Patterson

As an employment law solicitor Mike brings a very welcome level of expertise to the Board. He has also been with us since 2013.