Myrtle Finley
Myrtle joined the board in 2018, after attending a Parents 2 b meet up with her wife (who was pregnant with their first child) in April the year before. Since then they have regularly attended the mid week and monthly meet ups and have experienced first hand the benefits accessing the service provides to families like theirs.
Myrtle has 14 years experience of working and volunteering in the youth and community sector across Manchester, the North West and nationally. Most of this time has included delivering specific provision for LGBT young people across Greater Manchester. Myrtle is currently on maternity leave with their second child and hopes to support P2bP's youth work, publicity, promotion and fundraising efforts.


Abbey Clephane 

Abbey is the Chair of the board of Directors. She has previously worked as Adoption Social Worker , but now works as a Safeguarding Advisor for the Diocese of Manchester. She provides a considerable amount of experience and knowledge to the service. Abbey and her partner have attended Proud 2 b Parents for a number of years.

Sarah Tomlinson

As well as sitting on the board of Proud 2 b Parents, Sarah is a Quality Assurance and Governance Lead for Acorn Recovery Project, a drug and alcohol charity. Sarah has been coming to Proud 2 b Parents with her children from the very early days of its conception.

Debbie Baxter-Heyes

Debbie is our Proud 2 b Parents Treasurer. She is also a Ward Manager for a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit. She brings a lot of experience and practically support around attachment development.  Debbie and her partner also attend Proud 2 b Parents regularly with their little one's.


Gaynor Fanning 

Gaynor join the board of directors after attending the service for many years. She is a Adoption Support Social Worker, and offers great support and knowledge to the service, whilst championing our service in everything that she does.

Matt Taylor-Roberts

Matt is the Proud 2 b Parents Service Coordinator and board Secretary. He also works full time for Manchester City Council as an Outreach Worker for Sure Start Children Centre. He also works for Adoption Counts and Three circles Fostering as an independent panel member.