Katharine Leat

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Theresa Holmes

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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

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Sue Luscombe

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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

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Sarah Swan

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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

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Nigel Speight

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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

Nicki Strong

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As an associate trustee, mother and campaigner, she is passionate about achieving the charity’s goal of discovering effective treatments and one day even a cure

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