Director of several community based organisations
Involved in community development since 1993 including projects centred around young men’s training and women’s engagement programmes as part of EU peacebuilding measures. Involved in local politics, holding office of General Secretary of the Ulster Democratic Party, U.D.P, during which time he completed leadership training at the James McGregor Burns Academy of Leadership based within the University of Maryland followed by training at the American Council for Young Political Leaders.
Philip is dedicated to working towards safer communities, holding Chair of the Welcome B.M.E and Lisburn SAFE Projects in Lisburn and is in his second term as an Independent member of the Lisburn Policing and Community Safety Partnership, holding the office of Vice Chair during both terms. Philip currently sits on the boards of Lisburn Commerce Against Crime which operates the CCTV system throughout the city and Healing Through Remembering, an independent initiative working on a common goal of how to deal with the legacy of the past in Northern Ireland.
Worked within the public sector for 18 years covering key areas such as Child Maintenance and Benefit administration
Member of Lisburn Peoples Support Project, Voluntary Company Director of Premier Taxi Company Ltd, previously had been active in local politics and completed a Young Political Leadership Course through Boston College, USA., Secretary of a local football supporters club and an active member of local Loyal Orders
Manager of The Welcome Project based at Bridge Street Lisburn
Joanna, or Asia as she is more commonly referred to, is originally from Poland but has been living in Northern Ireland since 2005. Graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University achieving BA (Honours Degree) in Business Studies in 2014, and achieved qualification in Mortgage Advice and Practice from The London Institute of Banking & Finance in 2019.
Asia joined The Welcome Project in March 2008 and has been managing it since 2011 to ensure that BME families are represented, supported and enjoy equal opportunity and equal treatment in accessing and benefiting from public services. Asia sits on Lisburn Sure Start Management Committee, Resurgam Youth Initiative Management Committee, and is a voluntary director of Laganview Enterprise Centre.
Office Manager of a Social Enterprise
Lesley was previously involved in various aspects of domiciliary care including supported living for adults with autism and learning disabilities. Currently she is the Office Manager of Resurgam Trusts Social Enterprises Premier Taxi Company. Lesley recently completed several units in Level 5 Leadership and Management and hopes to progress on to complete her diploma in this. Outside of work she enjoys weight training and fundraising for various charities
Worked in the community / voluntary sector for over 25 years
Colin Halliday has worked within the community/voluntary sector over the last 25 years working in numerous conflict transformation and peace-building initiatives a, founding member and current director (chair) of New Horizons Credit Union Limited and a Director of Lisburn Community Self-Build Limited. Colin is currently employed as the Project Coordinator of the Open Doors Project which is funded by Peace IV
M.Sc in Communication, Advertising and Public Relations (CAP)
Volunteering in community development since 1996.
Tracey has been volunteering and been involved in community development since 1996, been part of a number of our Youth Groups and then progressed to assisting to set up 2 Women’s groups in her local area, worked in our Raggety Bap pre-school for 5yrs as well. Recently (2018) presented with a future leader award as part of her work in TWN’s Women in Community Transformation
Student at Lisnagarvey High School
Member of Resurgam YouthBank and Resurgam Youth Initiative
Ex Irish league footballer and BBC reporter and pundit
Lisnagarvey High School Teacher
Bobby spent his childhood growing up in the Warren Gardens area pre-Old Warren Estate. He returned to the area to teach in Lisnagarvey High School when it had almost a thousand testosterone fuelled boys only. During his life he spent 22 years playing Irish League football and for past 30 years has been a reporter and pundit on BBC radio. Unfortunately he lost his wife six years ago but enjoys family time with his 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Bobby still works at Lisnagarvey High School is delighted to bring his life experience to the Resurgam Trust.