Our Trustees


Living with Aphasia has an amazing set of volunteers and trustees who help to make things happen.

Barbara Chalk

I am a retired speech and language therapist who is very happy to put time into making a difference with such a friendly group. It’s great to be part of something that is building up friendships and support for people with aphasia.

Sandhy Jonescharity trustee living with aphasia stroke devon

I worked for 10 years in Portugal as a graphic designer. I then had to come back to the UK when cancer hit. I recovered and got back to work. Then I collapsed in my home office and was only discovered after 8 hours. I ended up in Plymouth hospital for 3 months with aphasia. For the last few years I’ve gone from not speaking and thinking to a person who has now realised that I can get better but it takes a lot of time. The Drop In group has been amusing and calming. I really enjoy it and it’s good to meet up with people who understand what it’s really like.

Andrew KempAndy Trustee Living with Aphasia Devon

As the former chief executive of a national charity, Andrew is keen to put his skills and experience to good use supporting the work of the charity and improving/developing social/communication opportunities for people living with and affected by aphasia.

Nicola HardingKay at communication matters aphasia 2 jpg

Nicola is Lead Speech and Language service for Exeter, East and Mid Devon and has always been involved in Drop In. Many of the original founding members continue to enjoy our group!

Dr Paul Mudd

Paul is a Consultant Physician in Stroke and Older Persons’ Medicine at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. He is our treasurer and keen to support the building of friendship and experiences of people with aphasia.

Kim Gould

I’m very happy to give my time to support such a worthwhile charity.