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Our Trustees

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JEFF SENEVIRATNE, Chair of Trustees

Jeff Seneviratne became associated with Together Dementia Support when his wife, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2014, became a founder member of the Fabulous Forgetful Friends. He has continued to campaign for improvements in support for people living with Dementia and their carers since his wife's death in early 2020, and is a member of the Dementia Carers' Expert Reference Group advising the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership on its Dementia United programme. Jeff worked in the NHS as a non-medical Pathologist until his retirement. He had been a Director and Chair of the South Manchester Credit Union, and was on eof the founders of the Didsbury Beer Festival. 

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Nicki joined Together Dementia Support as a Trustee in 2021.

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Richard is delighted to be joining Together Dementia Support as a Trustee, and brings with him over 20 years of experience in large, national organisations in the Retail and Funeral Care sectors. He lives in Marple with his family, enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, and has always looked to support fundraising activities for initiatives similar to our charity. Richard became a Trustee to make a real difference to the lives of people living with Dementia and their families in Manchester and Trafford. 

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Lisa joined TDS as a Trustee in 2023 and has a marketing, business development and income generation background. Both of Lisa’s nans suffered with dementia so when she read about the work we do she was keen to be involved and to use her 20+ years’ experience to help TDS grow and reach more people living with dementia.

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John recently joined Together Dementia Support as a Trustee after retiring from Industry where he worked with leading Financial Services organisations and Consultancies delivering technology enabled change to help improve customer experience and value for money. 

John wanted to support Together Dementia Support after seeing the painful journey his mother Vera and his mother in law Rhoda lived through with dementia and related conditions. He is a Fellow of the British Computer Society and a lifelong Liverpool FC fan. 

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John is a recently retired accountant and has over 40 years' experience in Finance, mainly in industry for international groups. He has a degree in Economics and is a qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He gained experience as a Trustee on the Company's defined Benefit Pension Scheme Board. 

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Amanda brings around two decades’ experience of NGO governance and operations, including community engagement, advocacy, campaigns, publishing, and marketing. Since 2014, she has worked as Chief Executive of a small national charity working on behalf of older adults.

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