Meet our Staff

Meet our Staff

Debbie Herron

Debbie Herron

Development Manager

Debbie Herron is the Development Manager at FACT.  She has been with the Trust since 2013. She manages the charity and is responsible for local development projects such as the Community Asset Transfer of Forres Town Hall, developing local tourism in the Forres Area, and helping to develop Forres High Street. Debbie is a passionate advocate of community led development and the positive impact this can have on local areas. Debbie was very proud to win the Rotary Club of Forres “Citizen of the Year” award in 2020.

Janice Cooper

Janice Cooper

Forres Online Coordinator & Tutor

Janice is our Forres Online Coordinator and Tutor, working to help people with their digital devices and online services.  She joined us in 2018 and since then has managed the Digital Project. Together the Forres Online Team have supported many  people with their devices, getting online, and improving their digital skills for everyday tasks. She also offers basic digital sessions for the long term unemployed to improve their employability and help with isolation and loneliness. Group sessions are also available for a variety of topics including tablet basics to family history online. Janice keeps the website and social media up to date.

Charlotte Grigg

Charlotte Grigg

Facilities Coordinator

Since October 2016, Charlotte has been the shining light of our office, keeping us all organised and on track. She leads all of the administration and support here at FACT, particularly taking care of Forres Town Hall hire. She’s often the one behind the scenes of putting together our events and promotions and keeping the community posted with what’s on.

Euan Kershaw

Euan Kershaw

Forres Online Support Assistant

Euan Kershaw is passionate about all things digital. Along with being a tutor on our Forres Online project, delivering sessions in basic digital skills, he’s also a self confessed techie that provides support for more complex computing issues. Alongside this, he’s a great help in keeping our website up to date.

Lindsey Standring

Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator

Frances Anderson

Cameron Project Coordinator

Frances has taken over from the amazing work that Kirsty William’s did as the Cameron Project Coordinator.

She will be concentrating her efforts on FACT’s Befriending programme and feels very passionate about seeking Befrienders to help bring those that feel isolated back into our amazing community. 

She will be striving to work closely with other community organisations in similar fields to ensure we can best help as many people as possible. 

She is also excited to be assisting in introducing new initiatives to FACT to target the isolated across all generations. 

Lorretta Oliphant

Town Hall Project Officer

Lorretta is continuing the great work of Jan, in supporting the FACT  Development Manager in securing funding for the next stage of the regeneration of the Town Hall, as a multipurpose space for the local community. 

Eleni Cawthra-Hewitt

Activities Assistant

Chris Thomas

Town Hall General Assistant

Chris Thomas has been a member of FACT since January 2019, working away behind the scenes maintaining and ensuring the cleanliness of the Town Hall for all users.

Dawn Fraser

Town Hall Cleaner

Dawn Fraser has come on board since May 2021 to assist Chris in cleaning the Town Hall between bookings, so that FACT adhere to COVID19 guidelines on cleanliness.

We have a small but perfectly formed staff team who work alongside the Directors and volunteers to keep the day to day operation of FACT, its projects and the Town Hall running smoothly.