Meet the team

Staff

Jo Stokes

Chief Executive Officer

Jo Stokes

Chief Executive Officer

Jo has over 20 years’ experience of working in the not-for-profit sector. Before joining LinkAge, Jo was Director for Individual Services at The Care Forum, managing services focused on supporting local vulnerable people.

In her spare time Jo enjoys growing fruit and veg on her allotment and spending time with her two bumptious boys.

07738 104 100

joannestokes@linkagenetwork.org.uk

Sophia Marci-Anderson

Marketing & Communications Officer

Sophia Marci-Anderson

Marketing & Communications Officer

Sophia started working in Marketing and Communications after moving to France, which prompted a career change. She has previously worked in the private sector and as a volunteer for an arts charity.

In her spare time she enjoys hiking and yoga.

0117 353 3042

sophiama@linkagenetwork.org.uk

Jenny Pearce

Administrator

Jenny Pearce

Administrator

Jenny has a broad range of work experience which was gained from working in support, customer service and management roles in a variety of sectors including telecommunications, financial services, the NHS and most recently, education.

When not at work Jenny likes to keep active by playing netball for her local club. She also enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.

0117 353 3042

jennypearce@linkagenetwork.org.uk

Caroline McDonnell

Talking Tables Project Coordinator

Caroline McDonnell

Talking Tables Project Coordinator

Caroline has previously worked in fundraising and events management in the third sector, organising a variety of events such as sponsored walks, Christmas concerts and corporate lunches. Caroline has also worked in education in Bristol and overseas in South America.

In her spare time, she enjoys practising yoga, cooking and eating food and travelling the world learning about different cultures and societies.

0759 408 9565

carolinemcdonnell@linkagenetwork.org.uk

Tracy Edwards-Brown

Community Development Coordinator - North Bristol

Tracy Edwards-Brown

Community Development Coordinator - North Bristol

Tracy previously worked within Bristol City Council as a Neighbourhood Officer for the Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston Wards. For 3 years she delivered Neighbourhood Forums and supported residents in resolving issues that were important to the community they lived in.

When she has spare time, she loves to walk, dabble in textile designs, dance, watch films and be with her family and friends.

07738 104 013

tracyeb@linkagenetwork.org.uk

Wendy Harris

Community Development Coordinator - Central/East Bristol

Wendy Harris

Community Development Coordinator - Central/East Bristol

Wendy has over 30 years’ experience in community development and health, and has worked in regeneration and organisational development. Her experience has been gained in both the public and voluntary sectors, in the UK, Pakistan, Zambia and Liberia.

In her spare time Wendy enjoys the varied arts, music and cultural events Bristol has to offer, and sings in a community choir. She also loves travelling abroad and dancing.

07738 104 097

wendyharris@linkagenetwork.org.uk

Emma Gwynne, Community Development Coordinator, South Bristol

Emma Gwynne

Community Development Coordinator - South Bristol

Emma Gwynne

Community Development Coordinator - South Bristol

Emma has worked for nearly 20 years in the voluntary sector.   Before joining LinkAge Network, Emma co-ordinated the Peer Support project in WECIL across Bristol, South Glos, North Somerset and BaNES. supporting adults who consider themselves disabled to come together and connect with others.

In her spare time Emma enjoys time with friends and family and walking her arthritic dog!

07738 104 101

emmagwynne@linkagenetwork.org.uk

Emma Gwynne, Community Development Coordinator, South Bristol

Trustees

Trevor Jones MBE

Chair of the Board

Trevor Jones MBE

Chair of the Board

Trevor has been Chair of the Board of Trustees since 2017. His career has been spent working with voluntary organisations and young people – the last 23 years running local charity Young Bristol.

Since taking an early retirement, Trevor and his wife enjoy taking the opportunity to travel and also spending time with his four grown up children and one grandson.

Richard Jarratt

Treasurer and Secretary

Richard Jarratt

Treasurer and Secretary

Robert Durie OBE FRICS

Trustee

Robert Durie OBE FRICS

Trustee

Sue Silvey

Trustee

Sue Silvey

Trustee

Jim Currie

Trustee

Jim Currie

Trustee

Ross Campbell - Trustee

Ross Campbell

Trustee

Ross Campbell

Trustee

Ross Campbell - Trustee
Julia Skinner

Julia Skinner

Trustee

Julia Skinner

Trustee

Julia Skinner