Dorothy Hodgkinson 
Service Manager 
Dorothy's role is to lead the work of OCAY, ensuring that it provides the best possible advocacy service to its clients. Dorothy joined OCAY in 2015 after working with Advocacy Alliance (Scarborough) as Advocacy Coordinator. She has accrued a range of volunteering experience over the years. Dorothy is passionate about the provision of advocacy, the need to retain independent status and for advocacy to be more adequately understood and supported across society. 
Ruth Potter 
Community Links Officer 
Ruth's role is to lead OCAY's community outreach. This means making contact with as many potential clients as possible and ensuring that organisations which have contact with potential clients know about the work of OCAY. 
She previously worked for York Wheels and is experienced in working with older people. She really enjoys meeting the public and organising fund raising events . 
Dan Brittan 
Part time Advocate 
Dan's role is to undertake both general and specialised advocacy with clients, including many of the initial contact meetings. Dan joined OCAY in 2016. His background is in Mental Heath and General Advocacy and he has worked for York Mind for the last 10 years. 
He has just taken up running and recently completed the 10K race in York. 
 
 
Dorothy Hodgkinson 
Service Manager 
Dorothy's role is to lead the work of OCAY, ensuring that it provides the best possible advocacy service to its clients. Dorothy joined OCAY in 2015 after working with Advocacy Alliance (Scarborough) as Advocacy Coordinator. She has accrued a range of volunteering experience over the years. Dorothy is passionate about the provision of advocacy, the need to retain independent status and for advocacy to be more adequately understood and supported across society. 
Dan Brittan 
Part time Advocate 
Dan's role is to undertake both general and specialised advocacy with clients, including many of the initial contact meetings. Dan joined OCAY in 2016. His background is in Mental Heath and General Advocacy and he has worked for York Mind for the last 10 years. 
He has just taken up running and recently completed the 10K race in York. 
Ruth Potter 
Community Links Officer 
Ruth's role is to lead OCAY's community outreach. This means making contact with as many potential clients as possible and ensuring that organisations which have contact with potential clients know about the work of OCAY. 
She previously worked for York Wheels and is experienced in working with older people. She really enjoys meeting the public and organising fund raising events . 
Rosemary Phizackerley 
Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant 
Rosemary's role is to be the first point of contact with clients, volunteers and other organisations getting in touch with OCAY. She also helps to ensure that the administration of the office runs smoothly, supporting other staff and volunteers where needed.