Living with Aphasia has an amazing set of people who help to make things happen. Here are our Trustees:
As a retired speech and language therapist and chair Barbara is passionate in the mission to build up friendships and support for people with aphasia.
Sandhy worked as a graphic designer when cancer hit. After recovering from this she then collapsed in her home office ending up in Plymouth hospital for 3 months with aphasia. Sandhy says, “For the last few years I’ve gone from not speaking and thinking to a person who has realised that I can get better. It takes a lot of time. I really enjoy the charity and it’s good to meet up with people who understand what it’s really like.”
“I was 25 and suffered at a severe stroke in 2017, I have always lived by my favourite catchphrase ‘Always remember to Sparkle and Shine!’ and I hope I can spread a little of this through this amazing charity!”
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 is Lead Speech and Language service for Exeter, East Devon and Mid Devon and has always been involved in supporting people in the community. Many of the original founding members of the Drop In Nicola formed 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.
I’m very happy to give my time as a trustee to support such a worthwhile charity.