OUR 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.

Director of Operations

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

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..

Senior Dementia Advisor

Terriehelped 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. 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.

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. 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”

Multi Lingual Service Delivery Advisor

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

Service Advisor

Having run a successful small business for many years, Denise wanted to use her skills to help others in the community.

 After being involved in her father’s caring needs, who lived with Alzheimers, and doing voluntary work, the opportunity arose to join the dedicated team with the sole aim of providing help and support to those in a similar position to her parents.

Service Advisor

Rachel loves creativity, dance and movement and obtained a Drama Degree before developing customer care and organisational skills working as an Estate Agent and a GP receptionist.

She grew up caring for her mother and it was a passion for caring that led to a change in career, becoming a domiciliary carer in the community around Maidenhead. She obtained the NVQ2 in Health and Social Care and completed courses specialising in Dementia to become her Companies Dementia Champion so that she could help create individual, Dementia specific care plans.

She now brings her creativity, organisational skills and passion for care to join ADS – to support and develop services for people and families affected by Dementia.

Membership and Funding Specialist

Dee and her family have lived in the Maidenhead area for over 50 years. With a professional qualification in human resource management, Dee’s career spans 3 decades as a Human Resource consultant working for both small and large corporate organisations. 

Dee’s own father suffered from vascular dementia, she also has other family members with dementia and this motivated her to join the ADS team in October 2020.

Marketing and Events Specialist

Andreea is a creative marketing specialist who built her career working for 8 years in Brand Management and in her spare time, focussed on social media marketing and graphic design.

She joined the ‘ADS’ team, excited to use her skills to help people affected with Dementia and bring a smile to their lives.

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.

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.

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.

Training & Youth Specialist

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. 

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.’