Staff

Katharine Leat

Katharine was delighted to be appointed ME Connect Manager in January 2024. She believes it is a wonderful opportunity to help her team as they provide support and information to anyone whose life has been affected by ME/CFS or Long Covid.

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Katharine was delighted to be appointed ME Connect Manager in January 2024. She believes it is a wonderful opportunity to help her team as they provide support and information to anyone whose life has been affected by ME/CFS or Long Covid.

Dr Charles Shepherd

Charles coordinates the Ramsay Research Fund, writes much of the charity’s medical literature, comments on social media, regularly contributes to the charity’s magazines, attends conferences and external meetings, and provides interviews and expert comment to the press.

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Charles coordinates the Ramsay Research Fund, writes much of the charity’s medical literature, comments on social media, regularly contributes to the charity’s magazines, attends conferences and external meetings, and provides interviews and expert comment to the press.

Karren Winters-Cavalot

joined the ME Association in April 2023 and is working from home where she plans to use her knowledge of medicine, healthcare, digital communication, and her lived experience of ME/CFS to support and help others in the community

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joined the ME Association in April 2023 and is working from home where she plans to use her knowledge of medicine, healthcare, digital communication, and her lived experience of ME/CFS to support and help others in the community

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David Biggs

He works at Head Office in Gawcott, Buckingham sending out leaflets, T-shirts, and New Member packs etc. and checking incoming mail

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He works at Head Office in Gawcott, Buckingham sending out leaflets, T-shirts, and New Member packs etc. and checking incoming mail

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Sue Mayes

She works on the helpline each week, and also leads the ‘Volunteers Connect’ group, where volunteers can come together and chat in confidence about their helpline experiences

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She works on the helpline each week, and also leads the ‘Volunteers Connect’ group, where volunteers can come together and chat in confidence about their helpline experiences

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Vicky Smith

Vicky is a dedicated employee who works closely with her colleagues to develop her personal understanding of the physical and emotional impact of ME/CFS

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Vicky is a dedicated employee who works closely with her colleagues to develop her personal understanding of the physical and emotional impact of ME/CFS

Tony Britton

Tony Britton

Tony had a successful career in journalism, local government, and charity public relations, and joined the ME Association in 2001.

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Tony had a successful career in journalism, local government, and charity public relations, and joined the ME Association in 2001.

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Theresa Holmes

After 2 years of retirement Theresa joined the ME Association as an Assistant to Vicky Smith. In this role she focuses mainly on the charity’s finances predominantly managing PayPal, and tracking payments of invoices and bills. She also helps with the post and with stock control and other general office duties

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After 2 years of retirement Theresa joined the ME Association as an Assistant to Vicky Smith. In this role she focuses mainly on the charity’s finances predominantly managing PayPal, and tracking payments of invoices and bills. She also helps with the post and with stock control and other general office duties

Staff - Sue Luscombe

Sue Luscombe

Sue is a Registered Dietitian, who has a wealth of experience improving people’s health and treating illness through diet changes. Her NHS career has spanned over 44 years

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Sue is a Registered Dietitian, who has a wealth of experience improving people’s health and treating illness through diet changes. Her NHS career has spanned over 44 years

Staff - Sarah Swan

Sarah Swan

Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in finance/accounting and has worked for a wide range of companies from large well-known businesses to SMEs

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Sarah has more than 20 years of experience in finance/accounting and has worked for a wide range of companies from large well-known businesses to SMEs

Staff - Richard Cantillon

Richard Cantillon

Richard qualified as a dentist in December 1980, and it was all he’d ever wanted to do since the age of 9 and he’s helped many members over the years

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Richard qualified as a dentist in December 1980, and it was all he’d ever wanted to do since the age of 9 and he’s helped many members over the years

Staff - Nigel Speight

Nigel Speight

Nigel has long advocated for children and young people with ME/CFS and often helps them when faced in inequalities of health and social care or with education provision

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Nigel has long advocated for children and young people with ME/CFS and often helps them when faced in inequalities of health and social care or with education provision

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