Our Team

We are a dedicated team of wellbeing fanatics who are excited to get Scotland moving! Many of us have lived experience of homelessness and bring this with us when designing and delivering the Street Fit Scotland programme. 

Michelle Reilly

CEO and founder

Michelle Reilly set up Street Fit Scotland in 2015 after 15 years as a frontline project worker working with the homeless community. She uses fitness and exercise as a tool to engage people, to reduce isolation and to support their mental health as well as their physical health. She has over 25 years experience in supporting Scotland’s homeless and vulnerable population.

Email: michelle.reilly@streetfitscotland.org

Phone: 07496691911

John Johnston

Counsellor

John is  a member of the British Association for Counselling (BACP). I can offerweekly counselling session to those interested. He offers a person-centred approach to counselling which ensures participants have the emotional space to be heard and understood. Reaching out for help can take courage, John prides his work in creating working relationship which allows clients to explore their feelings without fear of judgement. He is available to speak online or via phone.

Pascal Sime

Personal Trainer

Pascal has been personal trainer since 2008 and a coach at Street Fit Scotland since 2019. He has delivered a variety of classes over this time such as Muay Thai, cardio sessions and outdoor bootcamps.

You?

Volunteer

We are in need of volunteers to offer our clients fitness, meditation or other support. Please get in touch if you are interested in helping out.

Mark

Peer Champion

Mark has worked with Street Fit Scotland for over 3 years, first as a participant and recently as one of our Peer Champions. Mark brings his lived experience to encourage other members to achieve their best. Read his story here.

Stuart

Mental health peer

Stuart joined Street Fit Scotland as a participant in 2017 after years of instability following a traumatic incident which resulted in an acquired brain injury. Street Fit Scotland helped him to turn his life around. He was named one of our first Peer Champions and is currently our Sessional Support Worker.  Stuart is trained in overdose prevention, intervention, and Naloxone. For any enquires or referrals contact Stuart on 07845831868 or email stuart.cumming@streetfitscotland.org. Read Stuart’s story here.

Our Trustees

Street Fit Scotland (SFS) has a Board of Trustees who provide the governance structure for the charity and act in the interests of SFS. We operate in a manner that is consistent with SFS purposes as stated in our constitution, overseeing the charity carefully with due care and diligence and fully comply with the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.

Michelle Reilly

CEO and founder

Michelle Reilly set up Street Fit Scotland in 2015 after 15 years as a frontline project worker working with the homeless community. Michelle has 20 years’ experience and uses health, fitness, and well-being as a tool to engage people.  Michelle mentors, trains, and supports peer-champions, staff, volunteers, and coaches to ensure that the SFS values are embedded through the service.

Jess Sandham​

TRUSTEE

Jess Sandham is a learning and HR professional, supporting organisations globally to transform people management practice with a focus on equality, diversity, inclusion and belonging.

 

Andrew Durkie

Treasurer

Andrew is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of
Scotland. He has worked in corporate finance with a ‘Big 4’ firm and
held senior finance and commercial roles with Lloyds Banking Group.

Fiona Struthers​​

Secretary

Fiona is currently the legal counsel for Aberdeen Standard Investments and has worked in the legal sector for over ten years.

Stephen Malden​

Trustee

Stephen Malden is a research fellow in public health science at the University of Edinburgh.  He has experience in conducting health services evaluation and review work for both third sector/charity organisations as well as for government (both Scottish and UK), National Health Service and the World Health Organisation among others. 

Neeraj Thomas

Trustee

Neeraj is one of a handful of Intellectual Property litigators accredited as an IP specialist by the Law Society of Scotland. His other main area of expertise is in the sports and disciplinary area, and he has provided lead advice to the largest Scottish sports governing bodies on a number of high-profile disciplinary issues.

Ami Singh

Trustee

Ami Singh has over 17 years of experience in the energy industry. He is an experienced business leader, an engineer,  strategist, inclusion and diversity champion; who brings previous board experience and strategy expertise to Street Fit Scotland.  

You?

Trustee

We are in need of new trustees from a diverse range of professional and personal backgrounds to assist on our board. If interested please get in touch.