Theona co-wrote the Vocational Education Strategy for Comhairle na Eilean Siar, (Western Isle Council), managed the development of the crofting course for schools, and has supported the development of other vocational training matched to the needs of the local economy, including health and social care. She has served on the boards of many local organisations, including a local Economic Development company chairing the Culture and Language group, Education Business Partnership, Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre, Crofting Connections National Steering Group. She is Trustee of an uninhabited island schoolhouse heritage project and of Grimsay Community Association which has brought an old church back into the community to use as a hub of activity. She is secretary of a Traditional Music Society, and to her local Common Grazings (crofting) Committee. She Chairs the Locality Planning Group for Health and Social Care on Uist whilst also sitting on the Strategic Planning Group.
Theona has lived in Uist since 1991. She married a local tradition bearer and has a son who is steeped in the islands’ cultural inheritance, a fluent Gaelic speaker and rooted in Uist.