members, board & staff

Board of directors

Karen Purdy  Chairperson

Bernie McConnell  Vice Chair

Rev Mervyn Gibson  Hon Treasurer

Sammy Douglas

Mervyn Cleland

Annie Cook

Emma Shields

Rachael Davison

Liz Oslon

Richard Williamson (Co-Option)

staff members

Michael Briggs Executive Director

Kim Briggs  Resource & Finance Director (Company Secretary)

Jonny Currie  Community Development Director

Linda Armitage Health Development Director

Jim Bailey  Health Development Co-Ordinator

Davina Kelly  Health Development Co-Ordinator

Marie Anne Templeman  Health Connections Co-Ordinator

Richard Maguire  Communities in Transition (Health) Project Co-ordinator
(From March 2020)

Gillian Hamilton Emotional Well-Being Co-Ordinator

Amy Ashe  Inner East Youth Work Co-Ordinator

Alexsandra Lojek  Ethnic Minority Co-Ordinator

Linda McCracken  Receptionist & Administrative Support Officer

Jean Higginson  Administrative Support Officer

Joan Baird  Finance Manager


Oasis Caring In Action

Knocknagoney Area Forum

Connswater Community & Leisure Services Ltd

Age Concern East Belfast & Castlereagh (IND)

Arthritis Swimming Club

East Belfast Mission

Hosford House

Lagan Village Youth & Community Group

Tullycarnet Community Support Services Ltd

Walkway Community Centre

East Belfast Alternatives

The Hopefuls

The Salvation Army

St Clement’s Parish Church

East Belfast Sure Start

Willowfield Parish Community Association

East Belfast Independent Advice Centre

Ballymacarrett District LOL No 6

Ballymacarrett Somme Festival

Wandsworth Community Association

Short Strand Community Forum

The Aslan Association

The Oak Project

East Belfast Community Counselling

East Belfast Enterprise Ltd

Recycled Teenagers

ST Columba’s Parish Church

Survivors of Suicide

Ravenhill Presbyterian Mens Fellowship

Bloomfield Community Association

Wise Men Of The East Network

Greenway Women’s Centre

Round Tower Community Project

Dundonald Sea Cadets



Alison Wightman

Belfast Health Trust Community Development Team

Green Action

Choice Charity Fundraising Group

Knocknagoney Community Centre

Dundonald Green Belt Association

Thrive Ireland

Alzheimers Society

Connswater Homes

Dundonald Townswomen’s Guild

Newtownbreda Women’s Institute

Cregagh Pre-School

NI Housing Executive

Bloomfield Collegiate School

Ashfield Boys’ High School

Dreamscheme NI


Polish Language Culture and Affairs

Belfast City Council

East Belfast Area Project

Templemore Avenue School Association

Boring Wells

Canoe Association of Northern Ireland

Dee Street Community Centre

Inverary Community Centre

want to find out more?
get in touch

Could your community group or organisation benefit from EBCDA’s assistance?. Help us shape the future of East Belfast’s voluntary and community sector.

East Belfast Community Development Agency

East Belfast Network Centre

55 Templemore Avenue

Belfast BT5 4FP

T 028 9045 1512