Our Ambassadors are people with lived experience of disability who work alongside office team, peer mentors and members in a range of ways. They work together and with members to organise and host online events, and pre covid19, and in person events.
Our Ambassadors now work online, using social media platforms and using technology to answer emails, use google calendar, zoom and google documents. Ambassadors are leading the return to the in-person Pop Up events.
They participate in outreach work such as writing papers and delivering presentations.
NATALIE KERNAGHAN MCCAUGHEY
Natalie (she/they) is get2gether’s most recently appointed ambassador. Natalie hosts and facilitates events online and in person for adults with disabilities. Natalie’s passion for disability justice, neurodiversity awareness and LGBTQ+ rights has given them a powerful social awareness in the community. Her ‘why not?’ attitude has enabled her to challenge her fear of travel and change and step outside her comfort zone. In her words, “I want to prove to myself that I can do these things and to prove to other people that I am capable.”. Natalie is also an avid Buffy and Supernatural fan and enjoys creative pursuits, such as drawing.
Katrina (she/her) works as an ambassador for get2gether, hosting and facilitating events for adults with disabilities and co-facilitating on our Live Your Life course. She works tirelessly to ensure that people with disability’s voices are heard. She’s passionate about speaking up and campaigning for the rights of people with learning disabilities and serves as a role model for other people in Scotland living with disabilities. She has thrived in her first paid job and provides consistent support and encouragement to other people with disabilities in Scotland facing social isolation. She is also a recent graduate from the Inspiring Scotland and Scottish Commission for Learning Disability Future Leaders course which has helped her confidence and leadership skills flourish.
Stephan (he/him) is get2gether’s longest resident DJ and also our digital ambassador. This is a role which he really enjoys, helping members connect online with their friends and making new ones. He also helps members improve their online skills too through video tutorials and skill shares. He loves meeting new people and is fun and energetic to be around. Stephan DJs at our wild nights in and also represents get2gether at other organisations including Stay Up Late and the VIAS assembly.
Stephan has enjoyed our pop up events an being part of a great team. He says it’s safe to say ‘I LOVE MY JOB and working with fantastic people’.