The Team

Linda Jones
Chief Executive Officer

Linda Jones

 

Linda has a wealth of experience in senior management and training within the pharmaceutical industry. Furthering her career with large blue chip organisations to small businesses, achieving high standards that deliver results, excellent service and strategic planning for long term sustainability.
With Linda’s own personal experience of being affected by CFS for many years and now returning back to good health she had the vision to establish and develop Salus Fatigue Foundation to provide support to others.

Lynn Carpenter MA, ACII
Quality Director

Lynn

 

Lynn developed CFS following a virus in 2009 as a senior manager in national development and research in adult education, and the illness had a major effect on all aspects of her life. After getting her life back with the support of Salus, and through her own journey of healing, Lynn brings her wealth of experience in strategic management, research and quality improvement from her career with the Basic Skills Agency and the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE). Lynn also has qualifications in Prince2 project management.

Annie Banham
Community Outreach Co-ordinator

Annie has had a diverse career, from video training in Handsworth, to finance officer at Birmingham City Council, with a variety of other interesting jobs along the way. She came to Birmingham to study for a 2 year M.A. in Contemporary Cultural Studies in 1985, and decided to stay. In 2012 Annie was diagnosed with a liver condition, PBC, which led to her  reassessing her busy life, leaving full time work to pursue other interests. She likes knitting, singing, and having a good giggle at life.

Sam Owen
Community Engagement and Media Officer

Sam comes from a libraries and arts/music background and more recently has worked in advice and guidance. She has run workshops and groups on all sorts of subjects including art and creative reading, soundtracks for children’s animation and cycle training for young people. She has also created web and social media content for the public sector and in her spare time enjoys taiji, yoga and singing.

Cath Fleming
Beneficiary Support Officer

cath 6 yrs cel

Cath has been a long-time volunteer for Salus, having originally come to us as a beneficiary herself following a diagnosis of CFS in 2010. She sees a major part of her role as being able to give hope and help to others who find themselves in a similar position.

Sophia Griffin
Project Administrator

Sophia was preparing to move to London for a degree course when she started experiencing the slow onset of ME and Fibromyalgia. After making the difficult decision to withdraw her university application, she spent time as a Salus beneficiary, attending workshops and support groups. More recently she has volunteered for Salus, acting as an advocate and speaking to medical practitioners about her experiences.

Marion Parry
Health Practitioner

MarionAn Holistic Therapist whose passion is to inspire people to create great health, abundance and happiness in their lives. Marion’s approach is to remind each of us that we play a major part in creating our own lives, and that a positive mind-set, healthy life style and awareness of our body’s messages all have a large part to play in our health, happiness and wellbeingMarion has been empowering groups and individuals with meditation, relaxation and visualisation groups for over five years.

Debi-Ann Wrigglesworth MSc Dip CNM mBANT CNHC
Health Practitioner

Debi-Ann Wrigglesworth Nutritional TherapistA Naturopathic Nutritionist, Debi-Ann qualified as a nutritional therapist from the College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2009 after deciding that she would like to be qualified to help others make a difference to their health following her own health related nutritional issues. She has recently achieved her Master’s degree at the University of Worcester. Debi-Ann is passionate about nutrition and the impact that the food we eat has on human health. She is at her happiest when sharing her knowledge about nutritional, attending seminars/webinars or reading the latest research about nutrition and health. She has written and commented for both local and national media as well as writing nutrition articles.

Bridget Slattery
Health Practitioner

Bridget has always had an interest in health and been fascinated in what the body can take and also achieve. She believes that we all owe it to ourselves to provide the best source of nutrients from our food but that our mind is equally important and it is crucial that we learn to manage and respect our thoughts. Bridget feels that she made this link for herself some years ago when her own health was in jeopardy and is now passionate about the therapies she offers her clients with all treatments designed to benefit mind, body and soul. Bridget qualified in Indian Head Massage in 2006 and went on to study Reiki in which she is now a Master. She enjoys attending thought-provoking talks on the links between health and well-being and thrives on helping others to be at their best. She feels that she is able to attune others to reach an inner peace with an open heart and mind helping to create a state of harmony giving them the potential to achieve a pure happiness, higher energy and wisdom.

Michelle Townsend C.Hyp, D.Hyp, C.I.H, UKHR, H.A
Health Practitioner

Michelle is a Professional/Clinical Hypnotherapist who trained with Jacqueline Panchaud, founder of the College of Inspirational Hypnotherapy based in West Sussex. She first became interested in Hypnotherapy in 2007 when she began suffering from debilitating Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity. After using Hypnotherapy she was able to begin living a normal life again and so when she was later diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2010 she turned to Hypnotherapy once more to help her deal with undergoing chemotherapy. She decided to become a hypnotherapist herself in order to help other people to make positive changes and to take steps towards a healthier, happier and more satisfying life

 

 

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