Committee Membership

Highland Children's Forum has a new committee

Gaenor Rodger - Chair

Gaener is a non-executive director at NHS Highland and also works for Waverley Care as a sessional worker within the Wave Highland team, delivering sexual health and relationships education to young people in Highland. She volunteers with Girlguiding Inverness-shire as a Rainbow and Brownie Leader and helps support other adult leaders in her role as District Commissioner. During 2018, Gaener is supporting the Year of Young People 2018 Ambassadors in Highland.

Rebecca Nicholson - Vice Chair

Rebecca is a 24 year old young person who has been involved in several of HCF's consultation. Rebeccca will be involved in the development of a Young Advisory Group and will represent the voice of that group to the committee to inform their development planning. Rebecca is an active campaigner for disability and all other equality issues. 


Judith and Stephen Hope - Secretary

Judith and Stephen are parent carers and share the committee membership role. As well as their experience as parent carers, Stephen also brings wide business experience and knowledge of health and safety and other policy issues.

Kirsty Hunter - Treasurer

Kirsty has recently joined the management committee. She works for CALA and has a history of work in children's rights.  


Sarah Fowler

Sarah is the Chief Officer for CHIP+ who help families with children and young people who have ASNs, and the professionals who support them. CHIP+ and HCF have always worked collaboratively to help secure the best possible outcomes for children and young people in Highland. Sarah has enjoyed a varied career working with young people in various guises! She enjoys seeing the hugely positive impact organisations like HCF can have on children and young people's lives.

Clair Nichols

Clair is Chief Officer of Youth Highland with over twenty years of experience of Community Learning and Development and promotion of children's rights. 

Rebecca Raynes 

Hello! I am Bec Raynes. I work as Senior Operations Officer with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, supporting organisations to deliver the DofE to young people across the north of Scotland.

I have had a varied career taking in teaching and youth work in both the public sector and for third sector organisations. I am passionate about children and young people being able to reach their potential so am delighted to have joined the Board of Highland Children’s Forum.

Outside of work, I am married to Tim and proud mum to two beautiful young women; the youngest of whom is autistic.


Rachael Hatfield

Rachael is currently a Youth Ambassador for the Highland Year of Young People 2018. She is also a Youth Worker for Highlife Highland. Rachael has been involved in the work of HCF over several years. 

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About Highland Children's Forum

Highland Children’s Forum is a registered charity set up in 2000, created by the parent carers of children with additional support needs. The Forum aims to ensure that the voices of children and young people with additional support needs are heard in the design and provision of services in Highland.

Highland Children’s Forum is a voluntary association and a Scottish Charity and we operate under Charity Number SC031945.

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