Meet the team

Louise Kelly, Programme Lead 

As the CAPA programme lead, it’s my role to direct the programme and provide leadership to the team. I have a background in improvement, care, learning and education. I highly value the work of care professionals and am passionate about driving improvements to support older people to live healthier, happier lives.

  Paula Bisset, Improvement Adviser 

My role is to be the main point of contact with CAPA partners for day to day support with developing plans, gathering evidence and making links.  Overarching it all is helping them work out what sustainable improvement means for them as individual services.

Anne Forsyth, Improvement Support Assistant 

As support officer for CAPA, it’s my job to provide business support to the team and facilitate the delivery and implementation of the project.  I’m the point of contact for the services involved and others who are interested in the programme.  I get to see the huge impact that CAPA is having.

  Laura Haggarty, Improvement Adviser 

It’s my job to help services really understand why we need to care about physical activity, build their knowledge, skills and confidence to do it through their own ideas and support them in making it everyone’s business and part of everyday life.

  Lee Kelso, Improvement Adviser 

With a background as a Physical Activity Coordinator, my role is about supporting, motivating, advising and collaborating with services and partners to help everyone sit less, move more, be more independent and put life in their years!

Lynsey Kemlo, Improvement Adviser

As an improvement adviser my interest, and passion, lies with supporting services to create the conditions and environment where movement is the preferred option. Movement enables choice and creates opportunities for everybody to flourish, living longer, happier and healthier lives.

Shona Omand-Smith, Improvement Manager

I am the Improvement Manager for the National CAPA programme. I am a nurse to trade and have been seconded to this position from my substantive post as a Care Home Manager with Aberdeenshire council. I have first hand experience of the challenges we face as an industry but also how we can support people experiencing care to move in small simple but meaningful ways each day.

Sarah Wilkie, Communications Co-ordinator

I’m the communications lead for CAPA. I promote the programme’s messages and produce case studies that show the positive impact CAPA is having on people’s lives. Whether it’s by writing articles, producing films or planning and coordinating social media – it’s my job to bring CAPA to life.