Richard Furlonger, Chair
Loudon Greenlees, Treasurer
Viv Bourne, Secretary
Management and Administration
Sarahjane Lewis – Manager
Jan Williamson – Administrator
Halcyon Mandelstam, Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, MCSP.
Halcyon trained at the Middlesex Hospital School of Physiotherapy and then undertook a post graduate diploma in research methods for remedial therapists. She is state registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, HCPC.
Halcyon had an early interest in the care and rehabilitation of older adults, which has included experience working with acute and chronic (new and long term) people who have had a stroke. She has worked for the NHS in London and Suffolk since 1986, covering acute hospital work, inpatient slower stream rehabilitation and community work, both clinic and domiciliary based. Since 2012, Halcyon has worked as a self-employed associate with the Sudbury Physiotherapy Centre and Clare Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic. She joined Success After Stroke in January 2015.
Carolyn Olvera, Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, MCSP
Carolyn joined the team at Success After Stroke in January 2017. She is a Neuro Physiotherapist with over 20 years experience in Neuro Rehabilitation, specialising in Stroke and Head Injury. In addition to working many years in the UK she has also practised in Germany, Texas, California and Virginia.
Jeanette de Vries-Wobbes, Neuro Physiotherapist. Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, MCSP
Jeanette trained at the Hanzehogeschool Groningen, Netherlands, 1992-1996 where she gained a Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy. She is a member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists and is state registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, HCPC.
Jeanette is a Neuro Physiotherapist specialising in helping stroke patients and has worked in both the acute and rehabilitation stages of post stroke care. She is also a trained Nutritionist and qualified to teach Manual Handling.
Christine Clark BSc Hons; Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, MRCSLT
Christine qualified in 1988 from the Central School of Speech and Drama with a BSc Hons in Speech Therapy. Since then, Christine has worked with adults with acquired neurological disorders, predominantly stroke, initially for the NHS and for the last 11 years as an independent therapist. Christine has considerable experience in communication difficulties following stroke and has a particular interest in aphasia (language difficulties), completing a postgraduate diploma in advanced clinical studies early in her career. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, HCPC and is a member of ASLTIP (Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice).
Christine joined Success After Stroke in 2007 and feels that the service it offers has evolved over time to suit the needs of the members, offering a broad range of activities. The aim of the speech and language team is to develop the communication skills and strategies which enable the confidence to interact in a variety of situations. The conversation group offers the opportunity to practise these skills with other members who know what if feels like, who understand and are supportive of one another.
Clare Keohane BSc; MRes. Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, MRCSLT
Clare trained as a Speech and Language Therapist in Manchester, gaining a BSc in Speech Pathology and Therapy and later studied for an MRes in primary care. She is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, HCPC and is a member of ASLTIP (Association of Speech and Language Therapists in Independent Practice).
Clare worked with young disabled unit in the Wirral before moving to work as part of the National Centre for Brain Injury in Northampton, treating people with a range of acquired brain injuries. Latterly, Clare worked at the Oliver Zangwill Centre in Ely, again with clients who had language and cognitive difficulties as a result of stroke or TBI. Her experience has highlighted that stroke is a long-term condition with progress in communication being made for many years in some cases. Success After Stroke provides the opportunity to support members in maintaining and developing communication goals in a safe environment and allows members time and space to interact with others.
Pam Lawrence LCA, Dip HSM
Pam has been a self-employed Personal and Business Coach since 2001 and a Stress Management Therapist since 2004. She is a member of the Life Coaching Academy following her training with them and in 2003 began an 18 month course in stress management, culminating in a Diploma in Holistic Stress Management. She regularly undertakes continuous professional development to ensure her skills are kept up to date.
Pam has volunteered with Success After Stroke since 2011 and her knowledge and skills help the members to regain their self-confidence and self-worth following the trauma of stroke. Pam also supports the carers, demonstrating techniques that help them cope better with their role.