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)

Equality & Diversity Manager


A former coal miner from South Yorkshire, Frank is now the Equality and Diversity Manager for Boston College. He also runs his own business specialising in equality and diversity, community cohesion training and consultancy support to the private, public and voluntary sectors. He has previously worked for Boston Borough Council (Community Cohesion Officer) and City of Lincoln Council (Housing Renewal Area Manager). Following the closure of his colliery, Frank was made redundant and returned to education as a mature student, where he studied 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.

Elaine Claridge ( Chair)

Independant Diversity Advisor


“Elaine currently works 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 is a member of Lincolnshire County Council and was previously a trade union official working initially in the county but latterly, before retiring had lead responsibility for the East Midlands and served many years 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 has also been a magistrate for many years.

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.