Staff Team

Artemis Pana

National Co-ordinator
Artemis Pana

Artemis joined SRA in April 2020.

Originally from Greece, Artemis moved to Scotland in 1995 and feels very lucky to call the Isle of Raasay her home. She has worked for a major funder, the Scottish Government and several charities in the fields of equalities, homelessness and addictions. For a while she was self-employed, supporting youth participation projects in Scotland and across Europe.

Artemis helps run a small playgroup in Portree and is Treasurer of the Raasay Development Trust. She has recently gained a Masters in Sustainable Rural Communities from the University of the Highlands and Islands.

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Christine Fairbairn

Engagement and Membership Lead
Christine Fairbairn

Christine joined SRA in June 2023.

Originally from Caithness, Christine has lived on the Moray coast for over 20 years.  She has worked for third sector organisations as well as the local authority in roles relating to homelessness, mental health, employability, mentoring and adult & family learning. When taking time out to be an at home parent she ran a franchise and managed a team of franchisees throughout the Highlands and Moray.

Christine is Treasurer and Trustee of the Findochty and Buckie Development Trust and is part of a team who run a community hub to support those affected by the cost-of-living crisis in Buckie.  She is currently studying for a degree in Community Education through the University of Dundee and is a member of the Community Learning and Development Standards Council.

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Irina Protasova

Marketing and Communications Lead
Irina Protasova

Irina joined SRA in May 2024 but had previously worked with the team as an independent contractor for the SRIP 2023 project.

Originally from the European north of Russia, part of the Arctic zone, Irina moved to Scotland to pursue her Master's degree at the University of Strathclyde. After graduating, she decided to make Scotland her permanent home.

Irina has spent the last five years running a marketing agency and working as an independent marketing consultant. Across all her projects, she focuses on initiatives that aim to make life better for people. Her passion for public health drives her work, and she recently graduated from an Integrative Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching Postgraduate course, with plans to further contribute to the health and well-being of local communities.

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