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Meet our Senior Managers

Unlocking the potential to grow and develop.

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Carol Gaskarth

Chief Executive

Carol is a proactive leader with a wealth of experience in strategic management and business development. In 2002 Carol joined the Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP) as a project coordinator managing a range of health and wellbeing projects.  Due to Carol’s previous experience this portfolio was expanded to include community learning and IAG. 


Carol progressed from a middle management position to become part of the organisations Senior Management Team and became PCPs Business Development Director supporting overall business growth and strategy. 


In 2013 Carol was appointed to the role of Chief Executive at PCP. In this time Carol has worked with the organisation to increase income from £1.5m to £2.6m, extended the partnership arrangements and in 2017 PCP’s work was acknowledged with the awarded a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.


Carol thoroughly enjoys the challenge of overseeing such a dynamic organisation and is passionate about supporting people to develop and reach their full potential.


Toni McHale

Project Development Manager

Toni has a wealth of experience in developing and managing community projects throughout the North East. 


She is passionate about ensuring people using services are at the heart of any development.


Nigel Brough

Executive Lead

Nigel has worked at PCP for seven years and is a member of the executive leadership team and responsible for leading on projects and services across the North East Region. He previously worked in higher education and was the owner of a bespoke training company. 


Nigel has shared responsibility for the strategic delivery and management of the organisation and also has shared thematic areas with Carol and Lynsey.  Nigel is passionate about improving health inequalities in deprived communities and ensuring that projects and services are key to people’s needs.  Nigel lives in Durham City and enjoys walking and photography.


Jane Buckton

Project Development Manager

Jane has a background in health and fitness and has worked on several community health and wellbeing programmes such as Breastfeeding, Friendly Venues in County Durham, Move4Life, Wellbeing for Life, ROAD and North East Better Health At Work.


She is passionate about improving health outcomes for people in the North East.


Lynsey Todd

Executive Lead

Lynsey is part of the executive leadership team which is responsible for the strategic leadership and management of the organisation including governance.  Lynsey also leads the People and Impact Team (HR), Mental Health Services, Quality and Health and Wellbeing, having worked at PCP for 15 years she has been instrumental in the growth of the organisation across the North East and breadth of projects and services that have been delivered. 


Lynsey is very passionate about helping people and improving health and wellbeing for all and has had a very successful portfolio of projects.  Her values are very strongly linked to the organisation’s values and she is committed to ensuring that the staff are valued and supported.  Lynsey is married and lives in Eaglescliffe with her husband Paul and her twin girls Layla and Lola and her pet pug Ralph. 

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Rebecca Morgan

Project Development Manager

Rebecca has worked in the delivery and management of a wide range of community health and wellbeing programmes. These have included family health and wellbeing, workplace health, maternal health, exercise for people recovering from stroke, weight management, and programmes to support physical activity and social opportunities for older adults.

Rebecca is committed to improving access to health, wellbeing and learning opportunities for all. She values the voices of local people and partner collaboration in shaping and developing high quality services that meet the needs of the communities they serve.

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