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Our Team

Margaret Boldison – Chair of Trustees

¬†Margaret has worked for statutory children’s services for over 20 years. She has supported a huge number of children and families in the local community and has a genuine desire to help people overcome the difficulties they face. Margaret has 2 grown-up children and 2 grand-children and is the Safeguarding Lead for Rubies.



Krista Coulson – Co-Founder & Trustee

Krista has lived in Middlesbrough all her life and knows firsthand some of the challenges that girls in the area face. She has 5 children, 4 of whom are girls, and she is passionate about seeing young people reach their potential. Krista currently works as a youth worker in Redcar and is a leader in her local church.



Liz Edwards – Co-Founder & C.E.O.

Liz has 20 years experience of working in the voluntary sector with women’s, youth and housing organisations. She is currently training to be a psychotherapeutic counsellor and works with women who have experienced trauma and domestic abuse. She has lived in Middlesbrough since 2013 and is a leader in her local church



Alison Vaughan – Trustee

Alison has been an office manager with a local company for the past 11 years. She has a talent for administration and finance and has previous experience of working with local charities. She has 2 children and 3 grandchildren and is an active member of her local church. Alison is the Treasurer for Rubies.



Hannah Coverdale – Volunteer

 Hannah is currently studying a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies and is also a part time youth worker. She supports with the delivery of courses in schools and with social activities for girls.




*We are in the process of recruiting further trustees and volunteers – watch this space for more details!