Our Trustees

Tiphereth has a board of Trustees with a range of skills, who meet regularly to help to plan the community's development and deal with a range of issues and decisions in the community's life.

If you would like to get in touch with the trustees, please fill in the contact form on the Contact Us page.

Bruce Bennet - Bruce is an ex-senior community member with a business background, with strengths in project development, fundraising, investments and finance.

Peter Brown - Peter has had a career in Social Work and latterly as Care Inspectorate officer in the field of learning disabilities. He has strengths in social care, special needs and "good practice".

Ioannis Cholevas - Ioannis has been involved in Tiphereth since 2004. He has gained valuable experience in different aspects of work at Tiphereth including Day Service (as co-worker and coordinator of the May Group and later as assistant day service manager), Residential (as a vocational co-worker) and Trading, and he has a very good understanding of how the organisation works. For the last 2.5 years he has been a vocational co-worker (houseparent) at The Hollies.

Tobias Emonts-Holley - Tobias has been living and working in Tiphereth for nine years. He started off as a Foundation Student in the Residential service, which included working in the Day Service groups. He moved on after a couple of years to managing one of the residential houses, and was involved in setting up the newest house, Bluebell Cottage. He has been a member of the Management Team as well as Council for several years. Additionally, he was a Scottish representative for the Association of Camphill Communities in the UK and Ireland.

Michelle Ferguson - Michelle lives just outside Aberdeen with her husband Mark. She has 3 children, the eldest of whom has been a resident at The Hollies for 5 years, and attends day services at the May group. She has worked for Northsound Cash for Kids (a local charity raising money for sick, disabled and disadvantaged children) for 4 years and was a volunteer for 6 months prior to that. She worked for many years as a manager of the local playgroup and then became an assessor for Nursery Nurse qualifications. She was involved with the charity Down's Syndrome Scotland for nearly 20 years on a local and national level, holding the position of chair at both levels. She was a founding member of Friends of Carronhill School.

Aideen O'Malley - Aideen and her family have come to know and appreciate the care and kindness of the staff of Tiphereth. Her son joined the Peregrine day group in 2013, and they have seen the staff support and encourage him through good times and bad. Aideen comes from a background in education and, since 2008, has been a member of the board of trustees of the Sabhal Mor Ostaig, the Gaelic college on the Isle of Skye, and vice-chair since 2012. The college too, is a community united by a vision that, like Tiphereth, draws in exceptional people to work there. She hopes to help those exceptional people fulfil the Camphill vision of community life while setting it on a resilient and robust foundation.

Gayle Taylor - Gayle is a local Church of Scotland minister with strengths in counselling and human relationships. She is also chair of the church's Learning Disability committee.