Meet the Team

Our Staff

Befriender Supervisor

Arlene is responsible for supporting our clients and volunteer befrienders. She is the first point of contact for all client referrals. 

Valerie Busher

Office Manager

Valerieis responsible for the smooth day-to-day operations of Tayside Cancer Support and supporting the Executive Committee in their governance duties.

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Executive Committee

Linda Swan


Linda joined the Executive Committee at the beginning of 2016.  She is a retired Head Teacher from Perth & Kinross Council and had worked in Education for 37 years.  She has overall responsibility for training and partnerships.  She is currently a member of a number of groups in Dundee who aim to support those living with cancer.

Amanda Stulka

Vice Chair

Previously the Befriender Supervisor/Office Manager, Amanda has now joined the Executive Committee to contribute her skills in finance and management to the charity.

Ros Marr

Executive Member

Ros is an experienced Befriender who has moved over to the board to assist in the governance of the charity.

Craig McGeoughie

Executive Member

Craig joined our Executive Committee at the beginning of 2011.  He is a retired senior manager in D C Thomson & Co Ltd and past Chair of Dundee Round Table and a member of both The Dyer Craft and The Guildry of Dundee.   He has been involved in fundraising for many years

Ben Mudge

Executive Member

Ben joined the Executive Committee at the beginning of 2017.  Ben works for Macmillan Cancer support and is the Engagement Coordinator for the North of Scotland.  He is responsible for gathering TCS client feedback to ensure quality support is offered.

Ricky Shek

Executive Member

Ricky was initially brought on to help redevelop the TCS website and later joined our Executive Committee at the beginning of 2019. Ricky works in the Careers Service at Abertay University. He is responsible for providing support on the website and other digital initiatives.

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