Our team

At Pride Action North, we deeply value and strive to promote diversity, inclusivity, and acceptance. Our organisation is dedicated to creating a safe and equitable environment for all individuals regardless of their race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that may set them apart. 

Darren (He/Him)

Charity Chair

Darren is Chair of Trustees and brings over a decade and half of experience in the VCSE sector, has sat on numerous charity boards and is a qualified Community and Youth Worker. Darren is also a Trustee of national charity Controlling Chemsex and holds roles as an Independent Panel Member.

Angela (She/Her)

Charity Manager

Angela is the Charity Manager at PAN and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the charity. Angela’s background is in Education, where she’s held various roles in schools and within the VCSE sector. 

Dan (He/Him)

Link Worker

Dan is a Link Worker and works mainly with LGBTQIA+ people on a one to one basis. He joined PAN from working with young people in Cowgate and is a qualified counsellor.

Tina (She/Her)

Link Worker

Tina joins PAN in January 2024 as a Link Worker on a newly funded project supporting LGBTQUA+ children and young people aged 11-25 across Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. She joins the team from Amble Youth Project where she worked as a Delivery Manager. Tina is a qualified Community and Youth Worker and has worked with children and young people across various informal settings, in the North East and beyond.

Nicola (They/Them)

Project Worker

Nicola supports LGBTQIA+ people on a one to one and group basis. They previously worked with young people as a detached youth worker. 

Scarlet (She/Her)

Operational Support Worker

Scarlet joined the team back in May 2021 and has held several roles within the charity. Currently she supports day to day operations and manages our social media.

Steven (He/Him)

Bid Writer

Steven supports the day to day fundraising of PAN. His role supports the continuous development of our services for LGBTQIA+ people.

Drew (He/Him)


Drew is an academic expert and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Drew holds the position of Senior Lecturer at a local university, where he contributes to the academic field and imparts knowledge to students. He also serves as the Programme Leader for MSc Inequality and Society. He has held various roles in the VCSE and is currently Chair of international human rights charity ReportOut.

Gemma (She/Her)


Gemma is an Operating Departmental Practitioner (ODP) for a local NHS Trust. Her background is in Community Development Work and she has delivered various projects for communities and in particular young people.

Erica (She/Her)


Erica is a Customer Services Manager for an International B Corp with stations in the UK, Australia and the USA. Her role includes social value and supporting the development of relationships with clients. Her background is in Community Development Work and she has also delivered various projects for communities.