HRH The Duchess of Gloucester - Patron

Ann Tinklepaugh (Chair) Ann formerly worked for The Ministry of Justice, serving on their Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal panels and as a trainer and adviser for The Advisory Centre for Education, a national charity. Ann’s son has cerebral palsy and has received Bobath therapy for over 30 years. 

Henry Collier (Vice Chair) As well as being a regular service user to maintain his mobility and manage his cerebral palsy, Henry has enjoyed a 20-year career with Ford Motor Company as an analyst programmer before becoming an independent IT Consultant specialising in web-based technologies.

Timothy Blanc  Tim has over 20 years’ experience working with and supporting the Charitable sector sitting on a diverse  range of boards, more recently as a Board Director in housing.  Tim has spent 13 years employed within The Barnet Group, as their Head of Community Engagement. Seven years ago, he established his own registered charity and acts as a Trustee supporting people to improve their quality of life through a range of social, economic and environmental programs.

Nicole Coogan Nicole joined the Bobath Centre Council in 2019. Nicole has two daughters, her eldest having cerebral palsy and her youngest has autism. Nicole and her family have been attending the centre for her daughter to receive treatment since she was two years old. Nicole is currently studying for a Psychology degree whilst working part time as a Learning Support Tutor. Nicole's efforts have previously focused on caring for her children whilst her husband has been in the military, volunteering at various charities and centres, and, improving her level of health with having battled Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Nicole's husband and daughters have regularly fundraised for the centre.

Niki Michael Niki, mother of 3 children, the eldest a 12 year old daughter has a diagnosis of dystonic quadriplegic CP. Niki has 15 years experience as a professional fundraiser, working at both a national and a local level for children and young people's disability organisations. She is currently a self-employed coordinator for a local parent/carer forum supporting families of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities living in the London Borough of Enfield. 

Frances Ridgway Frances represents London and the South East on the SLT OPC. She works at the Nuffield Hearing and Speech Centre in the Developmental Speech Disorders team. She has been a Unite rep for about twelve years inspired by other remarkable SLT reps and activists. 

Bob Walder Bob has spent the majority of his career acting as an agent for change, both as an internal and an external consultant for organisations ranging from Barclays Bank and Westland Aerospace to the RSPCA and the University of Sussex. He has developed expertise in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) to improve individual and group performance, also held line responsibilities and brings a wide range of skills and experience.

Madeleine Cassidy (CEO) Madeleine Cassidy joined as Chief Executive Officer in October 2019. Before taking up her role at the Bobath Centre, Madeleine was Chief Executive Officer of the Brazelton Centre, a national children’s charity where she led the organization towards a new strategic direction and oversaw the development of new services for families. Her background lies in Brand Marketing management for national commercial brands and Madeleine transitioned into the voluntary sector over 16 years, where she has worked in the fields of child development and disability. Madeleine holds a MSC in Voluntary Sector Management and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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