JUST Lincolnshire was registered as company number 7194863 on 18th March 2010 and registered as a charity 1138050 on 15th September 2010.

Jo Martin (Treasurer)



Having been in the Royal Air Force since 2006, Jo has made the most of the opportunities available for distance learning and has completed a BSc (Hons) in Applied Accounting with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Keen to develop her practical skills, she volunteered as treasurer of JUST Lincolnshire in April 2013, before being invited to join the board in June 2014. Prior to this she was a trustee and treasurer at Survivors Helping Each-Other, a Newark based charity that assists victims of sexual abuse.

Frank Hanson (Vice Chair)

Policy Officer with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority.


A former coal miner from South Yorkshire, Frank has lived and worked in Lincolnshire for nearly 20 years. Following the closure of his colliery, Frank was made redundant and returned to education as a mature student, where he studied for a BA in History followed by a MA in Housing Policy and Practice. In 2009, he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Community Cohesion Management and was awarded a distinction. He has worked in a variety of roles in local government, further education and higher education, as well as running his own business specialising in equality and diversity, community cohesion training and consultancy support to the private, public, community and voluntary sectors. Frank is currently employed as Policy Officer with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority, an organisation working in partnership across the UK to protect vulnerable and exploited workers

Elaine Claridge (Chair)


Elaine previously worked for a local District Council within the Housing Management Service. She has worked extensively throughout the Council to promote equality and diversity and facilitates the Council’s Community Focus Forum which is includes many diverse community representatives. As a mature student with the Open University, Elaine has gained a 1st Class Honours Degree in Humanities and a Diploma in Religious Studies.

Jasmine Sodhi

Lincolnshire County Council Performance Manager


Jasmine currently works for Lincolnshire County Council as the Council's Performance Manager and lead for Equality and Diversity. She has worked in corporate development, performance management and equality and diversity in local government since 1998 She has worked in a number of local authorities from Coventry City Council, Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council. She has also worked in the health service in finance, in management information and managed the accountancy function within the housing team in Nottingham City Council before moving onto corporate development.

Una Thomas

African & Carribean Support Group


Una arrived in England in 1967 as a qualified registered nurse. She continued in her chosen career and went onto become a staff nurse, a midwife sister and a labour ward manager. She also served on the committee for the Royal College of Nursing. Una has always been interested in health issues and has formed many community groups around this interest over the years. She is currently a member of the Executive Committee for LINK ( Lincoln Involvement Network). She is also president of the African Carribean Association and is publicity officer for the Lincoln Elderley Forum and was voted Lincoln Citizen of the Year in 2010.

Nev Jackson


Nev Jackson served for many years as an elected member of Lincolnshire County Council having previously been an active trade union representative working initially in the county but latterly, before retiring had lead responsibility for the East Midlands and served on the Midlands TUC. In addition Nev has served on the Training Enterprise Council, the Learning Skills Council and served two terms on the former East Midlands Development Council. Nev had also taken on the important role of being a local magistrate.

Wendy Spalding-Siracusa

Commercial Lawyer


Wendy is a Commercial Lawyer and partner at Sills & Betteridge LLP in Lincoln, specialising in commercial, agricultural and corporate work. She is also a Director of Angels Bring Business CIC which is partnered with international charity, Women for Women International. She is passionate about equal access to justice and womens' equality. She is also a mum of two and her hobbies include long distance running.

Subash Chellaiah

Lincoln University Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Co-Ordinator


Dad, Husband, fun, human rights and peace activist, play cricket and striving for peace and justice in the world. Subash has a post graduate degree in Sociology as well as having three Bachelors degrees in history, theology and religion. Subash has a lot of experience working in the area of community development, interfaith, gender equality, working with children, conflict resolution, international development along with Tsunami Relief and rehabilitation. He is a Trustee of Christians Aware (Leicester, UK), and Founder and President of Institute for Rural Community Services. He is also a founding member of Little Elephant School in India. Subash is friendly, approachable and loves meeting people and spending time listening to their problems, providing constructive support through the experience that he has gained. Subash is currently working at the University of Lincoln as the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Co-Ordinator