Duncan Bannatyne, OBE


Well-known entrepreneur, author, and television personality, Duncan Bannatyne also is widely recognised for his philanthropic work. Awarded an OBE in 2004 for his contributions to charity, he continues to support worthy causes worldwide through the Bannatyne Trust.

Dr Jo Walsh


Consultant at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow who has worked in partnership with SNAC over the last 10 years. Committed to supporting the strong collaborative work between SNAC and SPARN and the care of children and young people with JIA.

Grant Stott


Acclaimed for his work as a radio DJ, television presenter, and comedic actor, Grant Stott is regularly to be found hosting charity events in his hometown of Edinburgh and beyond. He has been a patron of SNAC since 2014.

SNAC Trustees and Committee Members

Dr Joyce Davidson MRCP FRCPCH


Now retired. Previously a consultant at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children and one of the most distingished paediatric rheumatologists in the country, Joyce Davidson has been a leader in the transformation of medical care for children with JIA in Scotland. In 2015, she was named the first recipient of the SNAC Award for Outstanding Contribution to Paediatric Rheumatology in Scotland.

Sharon Douglas

SNAC Co-founder

Mum of a daughter who has had JIA for 16 of her 18 years. Inspired every day by her ‘can do’ attitude, positivity and resilience; determined to make a difference and persistent in encouraging others to support SNAC.

Tracy Rendall

SNAC Co-founder and Chair

A mum of four. My youngest daughter was diagnosed with JIA in 2007 just before she turned 2. The following year a group of parents began meeting to discuss how we could connect with other JIA families – the result was SNAC!

Michael Kent


Dad of three adult kids, my youngest son developed Systemic JIA aged 8. We went to Crieff with SNAC a year later and it helped enormously. My wife joined the committee later that year and I followed in 2012. I’m a trustee and not active on the committee but am still pestered for my IT and technical skills!

Remember – men can be on the committee too — hint hint!

Anna Sherriffs


Anna is our first young person with JIA to join our board of Trustees.

Since diagnosis of JIA at age 3, I have always been involved with SNAC and recently joined as a trustee to try and help out the wonderful charity further. SNAC has given me so much over the years and I am now lucky enough to give something back!

Jenni Catto

Cardiac nurse and mum to a son with JIA.

I joined the SNAC committee as I was so impressed by all that SNAC do and I wanted to give back. I have met such lovely people, and my family love SNAC events.

Fiona Craig

Based just outside Glasgow, I am point of contact for that area and currently child protection lead for SNAC.

My son has had JIA since 2012 and I want to support families the way SNAC supported mine.

Gillian Dougan

I live in Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute. I wanted to get involved with the SNAC committee so that I could give them something back for all the help and support my family has had since my daughter was diagnosed with JIA in 2017 and to help other families going through the same thing .

Lois Freeland

Vice Chair

Mum of a 7 year old boy with arthritis (diagnosed age 3) and a daughter, 9. Joined the committee in 2019 after reaching out to SNAC for support and attending some educational events. Inspired by the children and their families we have met, the team juggling committee roles with work and family life, and the sense of community that has been established in Scotland.

Kirstin Weir


Fun loving, busy stay-at-home mum of 4. My daughter was diagnosed with JIA at 15 months and uveitis when 4.

I love supporting SNAC–it’s such a fab charity, and it has really made a difference to Rosanna and our whole family.

Karen Barrie


I am originally from Aberdeenshire but now live in the south side of Glasgow. My daughter has extended oligoarthritis and uveitis and was diagnosed at 18months old. She is now a super active 10 year old who loves dance and gymnastics.

I recently joined the committee after attending a wonderful SNAC family weekend, as I wanted to try and give a little something back for all the help and support SNAC have given our family over the years.

Lyndsay Martin

Mum of two boys from Glasgow. My oldest was diagnosed with Jia in 2015 aged 8 and my youngest was diagnosed in 2020 also aged 8.
I joined the snac committee to give back after a few years of attending fun and informative events, and meeting lots of children and parents facing the same challenges. Snac has been invaluable to our family.

A very special word of thanks

Since SNAC was founded ten years ago, many parents have served on our committee, helping to shape our work and make SNAC what it is today. In grateful recognition of their passion, dedication, and countless contributions to the SNAC family, we are pleased to express our thanks to:

Alastair and Caroline Campbell, Fiona Cowie, Fiona Donaldson, Gemma Farrant, Steven French, Carla Houston, Duncan Johnson, Dorothy Kent, Morag Millar, Kate O’Donnell, Scott Sweeney, Willie Templeton, Jackie Byrne, Andy Williams and Ruth Wyatt.