Michael Kellet Director Health and Social Care
I have 20 years’ experience working in government in Scotland. I have taken on a range of key roles over the years; as private secretary to 3 separate Ministers, as the policy lead on flagship pieces of legislation and a key role representing Scotland abroad.
Prior to coming to Fife I was Director of Healthcare Strategy with the Scottish Government, leading on strategy and policy for the health service in Scotland with a strong focus on quality and improvement. My previous roles also include education on the teacher workforce and as Head of Emergencies for Scottish Government.
I graduated from Glasgow University in 1991 with a LLB in Public Law & Politics. I qualified as a solicitor in the criminal legal aid field in Edinburgh but after doing so concluded that giving the civil service a try might better suit my passion for public policy and making a difference to people’s lives. I am married with two daughters and my passion extends to playing football, reading American history and music.
David Heaney Divisional General Manager (East)
I have worked in the health and social care field for almost 30 years. During this time I have held senior positions in local government, the NHS, and the voluntary sector. I led the delivery of Audit Scotland’s first tranche of Best Value audits across a range of Scottish Councils and was seconded to the Joint Improvement Team with the Scottish Government as Head of Corporate Management.
My experience combines strategic and operational management roles in both community care and children and family services. Originally from Dumbarton, I live in Cupar with my wife and two teenage children.
Claire Dobson Divisional General Manager (West)
I graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1995 from Glasgow Caledonian University. I completed a Masters Degree in 2010 in Integrated Service Improvement at Edinburgh University. I have worked across acute, primary care and social care and have hands on experience of integrated teams having worked in the Integrated Community Assessment and Support Service (ICASS). In my post as Local Clinical Service Manager I worked with a wide range of services spanning health, social care and the voluntary sector.
I live in Dunfermline with my husband and two young children.
Julie Paterson Divisional General Manager (Fife-wide)
I hail from Fife and attended Methilhill Primary School and Buckhaven High School before achieving an honours degree in psychology from Aberdeen University and Masters degree in Social Work from Dundee University.
I have worked in partnership with colleagues across all sectors in Fife and a secondment opportunity with the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland in 2007 provided invaluable experience and learning from a Scotland wide perspective.
I qualified as a social worker in 1995 and my first post was as a hospital based social worker. My social work career has primarily spanned adults and older people’s services with particular focus on mental health, adult protection and more recently self-directed support.
Jen McPhail Chief Financial Officer
I have over 15 years’ experience working as the senior finance professional across various sectors including Local and Central government; Further Education and the Charity Sector. Prior to this role I was Director of Finance and Commercial Services as SB Cares a partnership organisation of Scottish Borders Council set up to deliver all Adult Social Care within the Borders. I have significant experience in Transformational Change working as a consultant over the last few years to lead delivery of large Change and Integration projects to take services from Local Authorities into Trust models and deliver on key strategic outcomes and ensure sustainability. Qualifying as an accountant in 2001 with A.C.C.A and becoming a Fellow in 2006, I subsequently completed an MBA in 2014. I live in Dunfermline with my partner and my daughter.
Fiona McKay Head of Strategic Planning, Performance and Commissioning
I was a Service Manager within Social Work with a remit for quality assurance across all sectors including the third sector and private agencies. As a graduate of Dundee University, I worked in Social Work for over 25 years, working in a range of areas, including designing and re-designing services to meet the growing changes in the sector. My background includes managing a community based centre and working in areas of deprivation on innovative projects. In recent years, I have been responsible for the planning, performance and commissioning of services which also includes the contractual arrangements for services.
Nicky Connor Associate Director of Nursing (Fife wide)
I bring with me over 20 years’ experience as a nurse covering a diversity of acute, specialist and community roles. My most recent experience as Acting Associate Director of nursing, involved providing clinical and professional leadership to services within Kirkcaldy, Levenmouth, Dunfermline and West Fife Areas.
Dr Seonaid McCallum Associate Medical Director
I grew up in the West of Scotland and graduated in medicine from Glasgow University in 1992. I trained in psychiatry in Glasgow, Forth Valley, Lothian and New Zealand. During that time I had the opportunity of seeing many different types and structures of health services.
I took up post as a consultant psychiatrist at the Queen Margaret Hospital 11 years ago and still have a clinical role in West Fife which includes a weekly clinic at a local GP surgery.
Over the years I have been involved in developing and redesigning mental health services, latterly as clinical lead for adult mental health services. On a personal level, I have cared for elderly and young relatives in my family and this has informed and influenced my practice.
Evelyn McPhail Director of Pharmacy
I am currently the Director of Pharmacy in Fife, a role that requires me to lead, direct and manage the pharmacy service in Fife. I am also the professional leader for pharmacy in Fife which includes community pharmacy. The pharmacy service in Fife provides patient facing and clinical support services to GPs and clinical services within the Partnership, the Acute Services Division and the Public Health service.
I registered as a pharmacist in 1981 after completing my initial Pharmacy degree at Robert Gordon’s University, Aberdeen in 1980 followed by an MSc in Clinical Pharmacy from Strathclyde University in 1985. I have been a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society since I qualified and have recently been honoured to be awarded a Fellowship. I currently am a board member of the General Pharmaceutical Council which is the UK registering body for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.