Linda O’Neill | Chair

Linda is a psychology graduate who worked in children’s services for over ten years before moving to the Centre for Excellence for Looked After Children at the University of Strathclyde where she currently leads on the Education Programme of work. Linda has worked with children, young people and parents and carers with additional support needs in both education and social work and is passionate about inclusion, equity and social justice. Linda also plays the trumpet and has been a member of a variety of choirs.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Paragon to help support the invaluable work they do to ensure equity of access to the arts.” 

Lio Moscardini | Non Executive Director

Dr Lio Moscardini is an independent education consultant and researcher. He is also a part-time lecturer at the Royal Conservatoire Scotland. He specialises in the area of inclusion and additional support needs. His original career was as a professional orchestral musician.

“Organisations such as Paragon are critical to developing inclusive practice in the arts and providing access to all in a wide range of performance-based activities. I’m proud to be associated with such a body and delighted to be able to support them in a number of ways”

Sonia McGrath | Non Executive Director

Sonia is an educator, a chartered accountant and parent of a service user. She has been on the board of Paragon for 4 years and taken an active and engaged role in the development of the organisation.

"In my role as an educator I experience first hand the benefits of music and dance in learning across the curriculum and wider skills development. The work that Paragon does in making this accessible is invaluable. It's a pleasure to be involved in an organisation that puts inclusion and equity into action."

Donna Morgan | Non Executive Director

Legal Member at Health and Education Chamber, Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service.