Chief Executive Officer
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
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.
Operations Support Co-ordinator
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.
Jane Loewy BA Hons
Jane has been a secondary school teacher of PE and French and is a qualified Sports Massage Therapist. She has delivered massage, mindfulness and meditation to staff and students in Birmingham and Solihull. After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2017 she benefited greatly from the mind and body approach of Salus where she attended as a beneficiary. Her steps to improved health came about through gentle positive changes and will continue to do so. She is a great advocate of moving well, eating well and looking after the mind.
Communications Support Officer
Max has come from a background in film programming, arts and music but has been working for the last 7 years giving care support to people with M.E. He will be familiar to some of the beneficiaries as the former Centre Manager at The Salus Fatigue Foundation’s former Boldmere site. He has also been involved in art and music projects and in soundtrack workshops for children and people with learning difficulties. He is an enthusiastic student of Tai Chi and Yoga in his spare time.
Health Practitioner, Alakaline Nutritional Practitioner, Holistic Nurse
Kate is a qualified Alkaline Nutritional Practitioner, specialising in alkaline, raw and life-food nutrition, healthy lifestyle, tonic herbs and longevity. She also has over 25 years of nursing experience which gives her a deeper understanding of chronic health issues and the challenges facing people living with these. Kate’s passion is helping people to improve their health and recover their zest for life. Amazing health improvements are achieved through nutrition and gradual positive changes to your lifestyle. She has personally benefited from this approach to nutrition when suffering with Chronic Fatigue syndrome.
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, CNHC
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