Our Team

We have a growing team of experienced staff who are passionate about bringing
freedom to victims of trafficking.

Development Manager
Joy M Gillespie

Joy has significant strategic and operational experience within the Third Sector both in Scotland and around the world.  She has been a board member of Voluntary Health Scotland, the third sector’s health facing interface with the Scottish Government and been instrumental in the establishment and growth of a variety of third sector organisations and
social enterprises.


Project Manager
Kirsty Allan

Kirsty Allan started off her career in Aberdeen after graduating from Robert Gordons University with an honours degree in Social Work.  Following spending time in the Philippines and seeing the reality of human trafficking she relocated to South Yorkshire working for City Hearts, where she managed government funded safe houses, aftercare, outreach, rehabilitation and family support programmes.  She now is now Development Manager for City Hearts alongside working with SOHTIS, bringing her anti-trafficking expertise to Scotland.


Senior Philanthropy Officer
Elyse Kirkham

Elyse Kirkham began her career in the third sector in 2002.  She is an experienced fundraiser, educated to post-graduate level, with a proven track record of successful fundraising for a number of local, national and international charities.