August 3, 2016

SMILE Team

Board of Directors

Stephen Miller MBE
Founder
Stephen, who has Cerebral Palsy, is a professional athlete and competes in field athletics in the F32 Club Throw event.
He has represented Great Britain for over 20 years gaining an extensive medal haul including 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze from 6 Paralympic games, 3 Gold and 1 Bronze from 6 World Championships and 3 Gold, 1 Silver and 1 Bronze from 5 European Championships.
During his time as an athlete Stephen has taken every opportunity to inspire others and is now a renowned motivational speaker. Stephen speaks at corporate, educational and charity events as part of his role with SMILE Through Sport.
Stephen has been given several honours over the years, the latest of which was receiving MBE award in the 2016 New Years honours.
In 2013 Stephen founded SMILE Through Sport to inspire others and help create more opportunities for disabled people to do sport.
@hailfabio stephen@smilethroughsport.comPersonal Website
Rachel Miller
Managing Director
Rachel has worked within sports development for over 10 years in both the North West and North East of England. Primarily working within disability sports development Rachel has worked with several organisations including English Federation of Disability Sport, North Tyneside Council and Boccia England.
Rachel has a range of qualifications in sport specific courses, inclusion and disability awareness, sport management and sign language. In 2012, Rachel was a National Technical Official for Boccia at the London Paralympic Games.
Rachel is the Managing Director of SMILE Through Sport, she helped set up the community interest company in 2013. Her role is to shape the mission, vision and objectives of the company alongside the other directors. Rachel is responsible for the day to day running of the company, alongside delivering the Learn To SMILE program.
LinkedIn Profile rachel@smilethroughsport.com

Dave Butler
Non-Executive Director
Dave Butler sits on SMILE's Board of Directors. He is Director of Strategy and Change at Grainger plc, the UK's leading listed residential property owner and manager. Dave is responsible for ensuring that Grainger is able to take advantage of the changing residential property market and for leading major projects. He also heads up the development and communication of corporate strategy and leads Grainger's Corporate Responsibility activities.
Dave has been on the board of SMILE Through Sport since it was established in 2013, and advises on financial, IT and HR matters.
LinkedIn Profile DButler@graingerplc.co.uk
Brendan Brown
Non-Executive Director
Brendan sits on SMILE's Board of Directors. He is currently head of service for a range of national NHS services such as EHIC & contact centre services among other things; he is ultimately accountable through his teams for delivery and achieving financial balance. Brendan collaborates with policy leads within the Department of Health with the future direction NHS Help with Health Cost services will take and how new operating models may evolve to support more patients to access services digitally. Brendan joined SMILE in 2016 as a Non-Executive Director, and provides guidance on the strategic growth and development of the company.
brendan.brown@nhs.net

Start To SMILE

Jenni Wade-Rudin
Inclusive Sport Development Officer/Start to SMILE Lead
Jenni worked as a Sports Development Officer at North Tyneside Council before joining SMILE in 2015. She coordinates, manages and delivers our Start to SMILE programme.
jenni@smilethroughsport.com

Our Coaches

Rosalynd Miller
Athletics/Multi-Sport Coach
Ros has coached from grassroots to Paralympic level. She has vast experience and knowledge of throws events, especially seated throws.
Bruce Robertson
Athletics/Multi-Sport Coach
Bruce's background is in sport development, running and fitness. He is a very experienced coach and loves working at grassroots level.
Laura Brown
Multi-Sport Coach
Laura runs a lot of our Start to SMILE sessions. She is a young and enthusiastic coach, who enjoys working with a wide range of abilities and ages.
Cath McNicol
Boccia/Multi-Sport Coach
Cath is an experienced athlete and coach, in the sports of powerchair football and boccia. Based in the Teeside area, she runs a lot of our sessions in the south of the region.
Stephen Parsons
Cricket/Multi-Sport Coach
A keen rugby player, Stephen enjoys all aspects of sport. He has many years of experience coaching cricket, rugby and other sports.
Gareth Brown
Multi-Sport Coach
Gareth took up wheelchair racing a few years ago. He also found he had a passion for coaching and gained experience volunteering for SMILE. He is now a fully fledged sports coach.
Joshua Renwick
Multi-Sport Coach
Joshua is a rugby player and a student at Northumbria University. He is passionate about sport and is developing his coaching with SMILE.
James Toland
Boccia Coach
James is a boccia coach and official. He was part of the officiating team at the London 2012 Paralympics.
Rebecca Walters
Multi-Sport Coach
Rebecca has experience working at Percy Hedley school, she is a student at Northumbria University.
Thomas Shackleton-Preece
Multi-Sport Coach
Thomas is a rower and qualified rowing coach. He joined the SMILE team to broaden horizons and diversify his coaching.
Sian Holmes
Multi-Sport Coach
Sian is a student at Northumbria University, she is coaching for SMILE to gain experience and develop her skills.

Our Volunteers

Dominic Collins
Volunteer Coach
John Taylor
Volunteer Coach
Glynis Toland
Volunteer
Dylan Keville
Volunteer Coach
Peter Toland
Volunteer
Jonathan Miller
Volunteer
Rob Thompson
Volunteer Coach

Admin

Pauline Burrill
Administration Officer
Pauline worked as a procurement manager in the NHS. Now retired she volunteers for SMILE, undertaking various administration tasks
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