Who We Are – Staff

Deborah Iden, Project Officer


Deborah moved to Moniaive from Northumberland in April 2014 with her husband and two school-aged children.  She has several years’ professional experience managing environmental and community projects for a county-based Trust in England, and more recently has worked as a volunteer with a rural social enterprise.  In her spare time her Voluntary roles include Chair of the Moniaive Primary School Parent Council.  Deborah works part time and can be contacted directly at deb.moniaiveinitiative@gmail.com

Kara Millen, Project Officer


Kara  joined us in January 2018 on a six-month, Big Lottery-funded post as our Community Shop and Hub Development Officer, and then became a Project Officer in 2019, working across our portfolio.  She has a background in sustainable architecture education and environmental consultancy, and is a strong supporter of a collaborative, inclusive approach as a means for growing and maintaining a more sustainable and resilient community.  She lives in Moniaive with her family, and is currently Chair of Moniaive Playcare and a member of the Moniaive Folk Festival committee.