Janine Craven

I am a lead administrator at a doctor’s surgery and have been for the past 20 years.

A single mother of my two children who attend Newcommen school, I am passionate about animals and my local community. I volunteer to support litter pick and many other local community causes and events.

I feel my role as a trustee will bring stability and balance to the board, as I will use my skills in administration to support the charity and comply with all legal and administrative policies and proceedures.

Carrie Cook

Cllr Carrie Cook attended John Batty then Rye Hills and is currently bringing up her own two daughter’s in Redcar

Carrie worked in the care industry for several years before returning to education and completing her Law degree in 2012, going on to completing her Masters Degree in 2015.

Carrie was a volunteer for the Citizens Advice Bureau and was elected as a Labour councillor in 2019. She is passionate about supporting her local residents and improving the lives of people in Redcar & Cleveland

Dari Taylor
Dari Taylor

I have a BA(Hons) MA(Social Policy) Teaching Sociology for 17 years. Then becoming a researcher & equal rights officer GMB Trade Union.

I became a MP for Stockton South and dealt with issues around Housing, Adoption & Fostering. During this time I was the joint chair of an all party Parliamentary committee, a member of the defence select committee and finally the intelligence and security committee appointed by the Prime Minister. Since leaving Parliament I have been actively involved in Water Aid and NCT.

My prime motivation has always been to support the communities I live in – at times fighting for better housing, community & educational facilities. In the past three years my activity has been dramatically changed to achieving support for food banks and organisations on the front line offering support such as TEES CIO.

I feel privileged to be able to give my support, knowledge and experience to support this local charity.

Clare Smith

A Mum of six who has been volunteering with TEES Community Hub since it was founded in 2019. We have set up five clothing bank’s, moved five times, trained and developed over 15 volunteer’s and supported over 2000 people in this short period of time.

Being asked to join the board of trustee’s was both an honour and recognition for the hard work and commitment to TEES.

I have multiple qualification’s including Health and Social care Level 3, Customer care and service Level 3 and Hair & Beauty Level 2.

I am excited for the future development, growth and productivity of TEES and look forward to rolling out all our project’s across Tees Valley.