Ruth's role is to lead the work of the charity and community outreach, working with volunteers, Trustees and other staff to implement OCAY's startegic plan. She also works to contact potential clients and ensure that organisations which have contact with older people know about the work of OCAY.
She previously managed York Wheels and is experienced in working with older people.
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.
Project Support Officer
Jonah has a Masters in Medical Anthropology from the University of Edinburgh where he produced a dissertation about the lives and stories of senior men in the city. Now he lives in York where, as project support officer, his role is to support and facilitate the work of OCAY. His other part-time role in OCAY is to support Ruth with OCAY's outreach work.