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Our staff team

Our staff team

Our staff care passionately about people affected by M.E., and has daily contact with patients, carers and professionals by telephone, email and social media. 

Information, support and welfare advice

In 2014-2015, we answered more than 2,100 calls and provided nearly 45,000 copies of our booklets, factsheets and articles, ensuring that people affected by M.E. have the key information and signposting they needed to access care and support, including welfare benefits

  • Imogen Ward, Information and Support Officer
  • Elizabeth Copeland, Information and Support Officer
  • Anna Nash, Welfare Benefits Advisor
  • Tom Owen, Director of Services and Development 

Communications and engagement

Working to increase awareness of M.E. among the public, professionals, parliamentarians and the press, our Communications and engagement team manage our website, publications and social media and build relationships with journalists, MPs and policymakers, promoting the work of the charity and highlighting the impact of M.E. in our ongoing campaign for change.

  • Clare Ogden, Head of Communications and Engagement
  • Joe Martin, Digital Communications Officer
  • Katie McMahon, Policy Officer 
  • Jenny Daw, Press and Publications Officer
  • Judy Wise, PR and Communications Officer (Sessional)

Fundraising, finance and membership

Our fundraising team support our fantastic community fundraisers and engage with charitable trusts and other donors. They also look after our Supporting and Lifelong Members, whose support enables us to continue our vital work.

  • Bella Whately, Senior Fundraiser
  • Jess Burden, Fundraising Officer
  • Kate Dobson, Finance and Accounts Officer 
  • Ondine Upton, Philanthropy Manager

Children's Services Team

  • Mary-Jane Willows, Head of Children's Services 
  • Sue Webb, Volunteer and Systems Manager 


Along with our Scottish Hub, which offers information, news and signposting for people in Scotland, we lead a number of projects focused on raising awareness of M.E. and empowering those affected by the condition to access care and support.

  • Theresa Burns, Scotland Project Co-ordinator
  • Avril McLean, Mentor M.E. Project Worker