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Operational Team

Our Operational Team are responsible for all of our services, advice, communication and events.  Don’t worry if you’re not sure who within the Team to contact; we will happily get you to the right person.

Nysa Harris

Director of Operations

 

Specialising in people management and processes, Nysa’s career has included consultancy, corporate directorship and more recently running her own business.

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She has lived in Maidenhead for the majority of her life and in joining ADS, relishes the opportunity to work with such a dedicated and passionate team and to use her experience to support her local community..

Terrie Hall

Senior Advisor

 

Terrie helped care for her Mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s. While caring for her Mother, she discovered that there was little or no support available to help, her, her Mum or others in her family.

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This spurred Terrie into taking action. In 2006, Terrie joined The Alzheimer’s Society to provide support, guidance and advice to people suffering from Dementia and their carers.
In January 2012, Terrie joined the team at Alzheimers Dementia Support (‘ADS’) as an Advisor and she is committed to guiding and supporting sufferers and their loved ones who are affected by this cruel disease in our local community.

07516 165647

Sandra Williams

Out & About Service Coordinator

Sandra joined ‘ADS’ in 2012, launching our popular Out & About Service. She had previously worked as a PA before joining a local care home, leading their activity programme, which included regular outings.

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She had previously worked as a PA before joining a local care home, leading their activity programme, which included regular outings. She went onto specialise in delivering meaningful activities for people with advanced Dementia for a further 4 years, before joining “ADS”.

Sandra is passionate about the needs of those challenged with Dementia.  “It is a wonderful to bring moments of joy whilst leading Out & About.  Whether the moment is remembered is of no importance.  Raising spirits, providing mental stimulation, fun and laughter, whilst out together, is the aim. Knowing that the valiant carers of our people with Dementia are benefiting from a few hours of respite is the icing on the cake”

07593 661848

Santok Modhvadia

Multi Lingual Service Delivery Advisor

Santok has been supporting carers in the community by providing information, support and advice for the past 16 years.

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Her understanding of the level and type of support needed comes from her personal experience in helping with the care of her elderly mother, who has been suffering with Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease, for the past six years.

Santok speaks Gujarati, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English and her first-hand experience has made her very passionate, committed and dedicated to helping carers and their loved ones.

07543 243613

Hannah Deighton

Service Delivery Advisor 

A degree in Psychology from an American university and a strong interest in health lead Hannah into various commercial roles within the Pharmaceutical arena.

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In 2015 she was made redundant and simultaneously her Dad was diagnosed with Dementia.  At the time her family felt isolated and alone and that there was no support for until she heard about ‘ADS’.  She is a strong advocate of ‘ADS’ as she believes that they look at the disease holistically and offer a wide range of unique services to support those with Dementia and their carers.

In her spare time she can be found volunteering for the Amigo Project which aims to improve people’s heath and wellbeing and increasing her daily steps with her four legged companion.

07516 165665

Cathy Rance

Charity Shop Manager

 

When looking for a role that would make a difference to the local community, Cathy was thrilled to be offered the role of Manager of the ‘ADS’ charity shop.

 

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Cathy is very grateful to her fantastic staff and volunteers at the shop who all work as a team to bring in as much money for the charity as possible, whilst having a lot of fun. The generosity of donors means that Cathy always has a superbly stocked shop and she and her staff can always guarantee everyone that comes in a warm welcome.

 

07707 531689

Rebecca Rance

Charity Shop Assistant Manager

 

Having lived in Maidenhead all her life Rebecca has almost 30 years experience within the retail sector.In a prior role, she came into contact on a daily basis, not only with people with Dementia but also their carers and families and could see how this disease affected people both emotionally and physically.

 

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  I became a Dementia Friend and volunteered at ‘ADS’ before deciding to use my retail experience and desire to help, to raise awareness and support for those affected by this disease within our local community.

07707 531689

Holly Clarke

Admin, Marketing and Events Specialist

Holly joined ‘ADS’ in October 2019, she has nearly two decades experience within Marketing and Events including working at Ascot Racecourse, Windsor Castle and the Maidenhead Advertiser.

 

 

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She also has worked within the charity sector founding local organisation Stand Out For Autism.  She was delighted to join the ‘ADS’ team and is really looking forward to help develop the Charity’s marketing and promotion, community engagement and especially organising our fantastic annual event the Santa Fun Run.

Out of office life Holly’s main passion is her family and can be found running around with her 3 children doing all kind of fun filled activities such as co-ordinating trips to football matches, horse riding and visits out to the zoo, park or cinema to name a few.  Managing a busy life both in and out of the office who better than to organise all our ‘ADS’ events!

07513 762900

Anthony Mackey

Training

 

With a background in teaching and performance, Mackey joined ‘ADS’ with the aim of using his experience working with young people to help to find and support the many young carers in our community. 

 

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Mackey believes passionately in the ability to use communication and creativity to share knowledge and improve our understanding and is looking forward to using this philosophy to improve the support and care we can provide those living with dementia.’