WHO WE ARE

Who we are

Asthma and Allergy Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality life and health outcomes for people living with asthma in Scotland.

We provide evidence-based health information, confidential advice, and practical support to people with asthma, their families, and carers across Scotland.

As the only asthma charity in Scotland, we are working in partnership with funders to help people with asthma to live healthy, active, and full lives, stop asthma attacks, and ensure no one die needlessly from asthma.

Through funding from our sponsors and partners, we are now supporting 13,826 people with asthma, their families, and carers every year.

Help us reach more people with asthma.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to enable funders, responsible social corporates, and individuals to offer their money, resources, skills, time, and through this involvement, provide the most effective help to those suffering from asthma and allergy.

  • WHO WE ARE
  • WHAT WE DO
  • HOW WE DO IT
  • WHY WE DO IT

Asthma and Allergy Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees. Each Board member brings a wealth of experience and range of skills to support the on-going development of Asthma and Allergy Foundation.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation is supported by funders, sponsors, partners, and people from many walks of life and different backgrounds.

We provide evidence-based health information, confidential advice and support to people with asthma, their families, carers and friends.

Through various asthma education trainings, workshops and management sessions targeted at different community groups.

We believe everyone has something important to contribute to the realisation of our vision, ensuring that people with asthma or their loved ones get the support they need to live healthier and active lives; and to contribute to our goal of making Scotland a great place to live well, grow old and flourish.

Governance

Asthma and Allergy Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees. Each Board member brings a wealth of experience and range of skills to support the on-going development of Asthma and Allergy Foundation.

The organisation is supported by an Advisory Committee. This ranges from a clinical adviser, who is a lead clinician in paediatric asthma and Scottish Research lead on asthma. The independent clinical adviser ensures all information the charity produce comply with current guidelines and is evidence-based. Other advisory committee members support the organisation with expert advice on HR and Employment Law, Safeguarding, Corporate Governance & Legal Compliance, Fundraising and Business Development.

Asthma and Allergy Foundation’s Board and management team are also supported by a number of Ambassadors, Patrons and other committed volunteers who provide support with fundraising, campaigning, marketing, and public relations.

All Board Members, Advisory Committee and Ambassadors volunteer their time to work with us and we are extremely grateful to them for their continued support and commitment to the work of Asthma and Allergy Foundation.

Our People

We thrive on the diversity, strengths, skills and experiences of the people who are a part of Asthma and Allergy Foundation, whether as trustees, advisers, staff, or volunteers. When people become a part of Asthma and Allergy Foundation, we ensure that they understand our work, become engaged with it and feel empowered to achieve its goals.

Trustees

Denis Tinto

Leading oil and gas industry figure. He is a leading flow measurement and hydrocarbon allocations expert who was chairman of the Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands Branch of the Energy Institute. He developed the Energy Institute’s Young Professional Network and is helping young members in the organisation’s UK and international branches.

Dr Adekunle Adeyemi

NHS Grampian GP with special interest in respiratory conditions. Dr Adeyemi has worked within the NHS for over 12 years, a truly dedicated medical professional. He doesn’t only sit in the board, he joins staff in delivering asthma management workshop to service users.

Sarah Unigwe

Sarah brings over a decade experience of working in the third sector. 

Dr Funmi Oliyide

A GP who is passionate about supporting people with asthma.

Independent Clinical Adviser

Prof Steve Turner is a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Aberdeen and has been part of the team providing care for children with asthma at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital since 2003. He is part of the British Thoracic Society group which produces the UK Guideline for the Management of Asthma.

He has published more than 100 papers (most of which have an asthma theme) and holds more than £1M in grants to support asthma research.

Leadership Team

We have a small and committed team of paid staff. The vast majority of our team are unpaid volunteers – who simply cannot bear to see people with asthma go through another asthma attack or die needlessly, because 90% of asthma deaths are preventable.

Martina

Martina Chukwuma-Ezike

Chief Executive Officer

George

George Adam

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Dami

Dami Jaiyesimi

Health Promotion Manager

Trustees

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Denis Pinto

Leading oil and gas industry figure. He is a leading flow measurement and hydrocarbon allocations expert who was chairman of the Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands Branch of the Energy Institute. He developed the Energy Institute’s Young Professional Network and is helping young members in the organisation’s UK and international branches. 

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Dr Adekunle Adeyemi

NHS Grampian GP with special interest in respiratory conditions. Dr Adeyemi has worked within the NHS for over 12 years, a truly dedicated medical professional. He doesn’t only sit in the board, he joins staff in delivering asthma management workshop to service users.

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Sarah Unigwe

Sarah brings over a decade experience of working in the third sector. 

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Dr Funmi Oliyide

A GP who is passionate about supporting people with asthma.

Independent Clinical Adviser

Prof Steve Turner is a Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Aberdeen and has been part of the team providing care for children with asthma at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital since 2003. He is part of the British Thoracic Society group which produces the UK Guideline for the Management of Asthma.

He has published more than 100 papers (most of which have an asthma theme) and holds more than £1M in grants to support asthma research.

Leadership Team

We have a small and committed team of paid staff. The vast majority of our team are unpaid volunteers – who simply cannot bear to see people with asthma go through another asthma attack or die needlessly, because 90% of asthma deaths are preventable.

Martina

Martina Chukwuma-Ezike

Chief Executive Officer

George

George Adam

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Dami

Dami Jaiyesimi

Health Promotion Manager

Registered Charity No: SC042738

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