Meet the Thalidomide Trust team - scroll over the images to learn more about us all.

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Management Team

Deborah Jack Executive Director I have overall responsibility for ensuring the Trust is operating effectively and legally, using resources wisely and responding in the best possible way to the changing needs of beneficiaries. I also act as the central contact point for our funders – Diageo and the four UK Health & Social Care Departments.
Suzanne Lluch
Suzanne Lluch Finance Director I am a member of the Trust’s management team and direct the financial planning and financial management of the Trust. I monitor the performance of the Trust’s investment portfolio. I oversee the Grant payments allocated and distributed to the Trust’s beneficiaries and ensure that financial support is available for them.
Katy Sagoe
Katy Sagoe Director of Health and Wellbeing I have responsibility for ensuring that we understand and respond to the health and wellbeing needs of beneficiaries and manage the fantastic team of committed H&W staff. As part of the senior management team I also contribute to the strategic direction of the Trust.

Health & Wellbeing Team

Susan Brennan
Dr Susan Brennan MBChB MRCGP Trust Medical Adviser I’m a GP and a medical adviser. One of my roles is to offer advice and support to our beneficiaries with health problems caused, or made worse, by thalidomide. I am also responsible for producing written and online information for beneficiaries to help with their health needs.
Dee Morrison
Dr Dee Morrison MB ChB Trust Medical Adviser I am a GP as well as a Medical Adviser. I help beneficiaries understand more about any health issues, provide medical support letters and liaise with GPs and specialists. I help with new claims, research, and am part of an international network for doctors working with Thalidomide Embryopathy.
Sarah Green
Sarah Green Trust Asset and Wellbeing Co-ordinator (Court of Protection) I support a small group of beneficiaries who lack mental capacity. I work with their families and professional team to ensure the beneficiary’s complex health and wellbeing needs are fully met and their quality of life is maximised through the effective use of their resources.
Mitch Lambert
Mitch Lambert H&W Coordinator (Mobility & Independence) My role focuses on mobility and independence, ensuring beneficiaries are aware of the resources they are entitled to and are available to them. I also complete HNAs that ensure we are supporting our beneficiaries – identifying any needs and directing them to the right support.
Sally Sheehy
Sally Sheehy H&W Coordinator (Complex Cases) My background is health and social care. My role in the team is to respond to beneficiaries and keep pace with their changing and complex needs. I complete HNAs and provide support to navigate services and assist beneficiaries in obtaining appropriate help to maximise their independence.
Emily Bates
Emily Bates H&W Coordinator (Health & Social Care) With a background in Social work, I have a working knowledge of the Care Act, eligibility for services and how to access them; increasing care if required or maintaining care. As well as assisting with DLA to PIP applications, I also work with the team to ensure the HNA’s are completed.
Cheryl Pinkney
Cheryl Pinkney H&W Admin Team Leader and Wellbeing Adviser I manage the H&W Admin team. I assist the medical advisers in supporting beneficiaries with health issues; process new applications to the Trust; and am involved in the administration of research projects. I offer support to beneficiaries and meet with beneficiaries to complete HNAs.
Michelle Robinson
Michelle Robinson H&W Administrator and Wellbeing Adviser My role is alongside Cheryl’s as first point of contact for beneficiaries to the Health & Wellbeing team. I assist Katy, Sarah and Sally in supporting beneficiaries’ various health and wellbeing issues. I offer support to beneficiaries by phone, email, or face to face. I also carry out HNAs.
Annabelle Blackham H&W Administrator and Volunteer Coordinator I work with Cheryl and Michelle as a first point of contact for beneficiaries and assist Mitch and Emily in supporting beneficiaries’ H&W issues. I am responsible for Volunteer recruitment, development and identifying beneficiaries requirements that can be met by our volunteers.

Finance Team

Jeff Prevost
Jeff Prevost Finance Coordinator (Beneficiary Support) I provide support to beneficiaries with regards to a range of financial matters including: payment requests; developing personalised budget plans, applications for Advances; providing guidance on mortgage lending, and information on Wills, trusts and Power of Attorney.
Keith Everest
Keith Everest Finance Officer I work closely with Jeff and Suzanne in the Finance team.  I process grant payments for beneficiaries, as well as invoices and expenses for suppliers, volunteers and staff. I complete financial processes, and help report on the finances of the Trust.

Trust Management & Support Team

Lynsey Clarke
Lynsey Clarke Office Manager/PA to the Executive Director I’m PA to the Executive Director and provide support to trustees. I manage the Admin Officers and providing leadership to the admin team – overseeing IT systems, managing the office and budgets and managing meetings and taking minutes. I am also responsible for the HR for the Trust.
Charlotte Black
Charlotte Black Senior Administrative Officer One of my main focuses is managing and administrating the website and the beneficiary database. I support Lynsey with recruitment and organise the NAC elections. I work alongside Danielle to support the team with admin tasks, send out beneficiary comms, organise events and answer the phones.
Danielle Goodwin
Danielle Goodwin Administrative Officer I am the first point of contact for enquiries and beneficiaries at the Trust. I support staff with administrative tasks, send out beneficiary communications, organise Trust events and support Lynsey with the office maintenance and facilities. I also oversee the administration for the Trusts car insurance and AA cover.

Harriet Maisey
Harriet Maisey On maternity leave until Sept 2020