Behind the scenes, a small team, Board and lots of volunteers make our work possible.

Meet the Tiny Changes Team

Kara Brown, CEO

Kara is Tiny Changes’ CEO. The Chief Executive is responsible for planning, financing and directing the charity’s work. As we’re a small team, Kara also manages staff, leads finance, fundraising and marketing, and works closely with our Trustees, project leaders and young advisors.

Click here to find our more about Kara’s role and the young people who inspire her.

Find out more about how Kara worked with the Hutchisons and friends to build Tiny Changes, and her current work on her Instagram @karahartley

Refilwe McCracken, Operations Manager

Filo is Tiny Changes’ Operations Manager. She’s part of our leadership team and manages relationships with partners, donors and suppliers. Filo also leads HR, business development, fundraising and sales and works closely with project leaders and young advisors.

Filo joined the team as a consultant back in 2020 and has helped build our foundations as an equalities-driven, agile and youth-led charity.

Tom Johnson, Community and Events Coordinator

Tom Johnson is Tiny Changes’ Community and Events Coordinator. Tom leads community engagement, volunteering, events and fundraising. 

Tom joined the staff team in 2022, raised the most money in our first ever Make Tiny Changes Month and has helped grow our community of tiny change makers.


Our Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall control and governance of our charity. They meet at least four times a year with the CEO and spend time with Wavemakers and team members in our work to help young minds feel better.

70% of our Board are women. Our Board is intergenerational – aged under 22 to over 70 years old.

We have 7 Trustees – Aine Lovedale (Co-Chair, Manager, National Lottery Community Fund Scotland), Ami Anderson (Co-Chair, Series Producer, STV Children’s Appeal),  John Todd (Treasurer, former Partner, Johnston Carmichael), Ali Whitty (MD, Erskine Arts), Amy-Beth Miah (Policy Officer, Activist), Dionne Hossack (Student Nurse, Activist) Marion Hutchison (Scott’s Mum, Founding Trustee.)


We are building a network of young volunteers and activists under 30 to make sure that young people are at the heart of all of our work.

Sign up by emailing or sending us a DM. Follow @WavemakersHub on Instagram if you’re under 30 and would like to find out more.

Extra Support

We’re currently working with consultants Heather Belmonte (Virtual Assistant), Bruce Crawford (Corporate Partnerships) and others including press, marketing and design experts to deliver our work.

Are you a talented person looking for an exciting new project? Get in touch with us on to register your interest as a volunteer, consultant or agency.

Be part of something special

If you share our passion for improving young people’s mental health and have time, money or resources available to support the cause, we’d like to hear from you. We post all job and volunteer vacancies on our blog – so keep an eye on that too.

Together, we’ll make tiny changes to earth.