Don’t Tone Alone CIC has a mission to build healthier communities, by supporting organisations to create healthier workplaces & communities, by delivering impactful projects that supports people at all stages of health & wellbeing.
Managing Director & Founder
After completing his MSc in Health & Community, leading various project teams, and consulting for national organisations on social inclusion and training & development, Christopher applied his specialist training qualifications and cross-sector experience to found Don't Tone Alone CIC (DTA) - an organisation with the ability to transforms lives through behaviour change training services.
Christopher is passionate about social impact and how to maximise and evidence return on investment to create sustainably healthier communities.
Michelle has over 31 years experience helping charities and
businesses develop comprehensive and robust financial systems as well as
improve decision-making and create a proficient working environment.
Michelle’s speciality in creating cost effective and practical solutions is extremely important when working to improve Don’t Tone Alone CIC’s community investment while growing as a socially responsible company. In addition, Michelle is a trained Nutrition and Weight Management advisor and has extensive experience running programmes in the community both commercially and for marginalised client groups.
Pat Fitzsimons is a charity professional that has served as the CEO of a
range of charities over the past 11 years. Prior to taking up the CEO
role Pat worked for the social housing and local government sectors in
addition to the charity world. Pat is an expert in getting the most out
of charities and social enterprises, turning often wilting
organisations, into thriving bedrocks of the community.
Pat is enthusiastic as well as in touch with issues that effect charities as businesses and vehicles for social change. It is with a great honour Pat is a member of Don’t Tone Alone CIC’s board of directors.
Christos is responsible for advocacy and stakeholder engagement at the World Health Organisation (WHO) and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to DTA's Board of Directors. Christos has built from scratch multiple multi-disciplinary teams across numerous geographies and political systems. He has worked closely with governments, NGOs, companies, and multilateral organisations to create coalitions that have changed policies on human rights, revenue transparency, and investment law. Christos has mentored and coached professionals, on communications, crisis & issues management, stakeholder engagement, advocacy, political analysis, public policy, and sustainability. Christos brings to DTA, strategic development in line with United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), insights to organisational engagement, and a diligent approach to governance.
Partnerships & Policy Development
Dolores worked in a senior role for a major trade union for over 20 years and has a wealth of skills and knowledge in the area of policy development and administration. She promoted partnership working between employers and employees, developing positive relationships through training projects, supported by successful bids for government funding. She also worked on the campaigns for the Disability Discrimination Act and the regulation of the Security Industry, liaising with Members of Parliament, Civil Servants and Industry Bodies. Dolores held Expert Status on the EU Social Dialogue Committee on the Security Industry. Following retirement Dolores took on the role of Vice-Chair of a local charity, reorganising it’s structure and policies to successfully meet funding criteria. Dolores was a Carer for 6 years and has personal knowledge of the challenges carers face on a day-to-day basis. Dolores is also a Dementia Friend.
... that a healthier world extends beyond your own
... that your actions have the capacity to create an impact beyond the borders of your immediate community.
... that sustainable, long-term change is brought about by improving the attitudes and behaviours towards health and wellbeing and...
... a responsible organisation facilitates the building of stronger communities, lifting up those that need further support.