Meet the team

The Senior Operational Team

Chief Executive Officer – Lindsay Perryman

About Lindsay

  • Lindsay was Executive Director at the Meath before being appointed CEO in August 2017.
  • Lindsay qualified as a nurse for people with learning disabilities in the 90’s and has worked successfully in this field for 28 years.
  • Having worked in many care sectors; not for profit, private, the NHS and Social Services Lindsay has the insight, strength of knowledge and skills to be able to further lead the Meath Epilepsy Charity to flourish and thrive while keeping the needs of the people we support at the forefront of all progress.
  • A member of the Meath Senior Leadership Team.
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The Meath Senior leadership The Meath Epilepsy Senior Leadership (Click image to enlarge)
Lindsay Perryman
Tracy Toth

Tracy Toth

  • Tracy has worked in the social care sector for 15 years working her way up from Support Worker to Registered Manager. She has worked with various levels of learning disability, complex medical needs, and the Elderly throughout her career. She is able to adapt to all working needs from high complex medical needs through to supporting residents in supported living. Due to working for many years in Cairo Egypt at a nursery school, she made the decision to work within the care industry upon her return to the UK.
  • Prior to joining the Meath, she supported Managers in opening up new builds from purpose built complex accommodation to supported living flats. She has been involved in carrying out in depth assessments for prospective residents..
  • Tracy has been a qualified trainer to ensure all induction class room training was delivered to a high standard including manual handling, and nonviolent crisis intervention (which later transferred to NAPPI).
  • Tracy has gained a vast amount of knowledge, skill and qualifications to empower, lead and mentor staff within their role. She has hosted successful CQC inspections ensuring full compliance across all areas, in her previous role.
  • A member of the Meath Senior Leadership Team.

Tracy Toth
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Joanne Axton

Joanne Axton

  • Jo has worked in the social care sector for 20 years working her way up from Support Worker to Managing Director of a Care Consultation Company.
  • Jo has a background of working with Children with LD, Mental Health, Autism and complex needs including epilepsy.
  • Throughout Jo’s years of working in the industry she has successfully changed services from closure to become compliant in CQC in all areas and has made them more financially viable.
  • Jo is driven in her role by the people we support and aims at all times to get the best out of the Care Teams in order to ensure that the residents receive the very best care, encouragement and support we can offer.
  • A member of the Meath Senior Leadership Team.

Joanne Axton
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Tania Cantoni

Tania Cantoni

  • Tania was a senior Ladies wear buyer for Marks and Spencer for eighteen years but has spent the last fifteen years working in fundraising and marketing.
  • Fundraised and project managed two capital projects at St Peter’s Catholic School in Guildford, namely a £5m Sixth Form Centre and £3m Theatre.
  • Tania then moved into the charity sector as Head of Fundraising & Communications for a charity supporting children and young people with disabilities achieving record breaking income, as well as successfully fundraising and project managing an appeal for a new sensory suite for the charity.
  • Tania is now responsible for the cross curricular running of the fundraising and marketing functions at The Meath Epilepsy Charity, leading the team forward at a time of exciting development and growth for the charity.
  • A member of the Meath Senior Leadership Team.

Tania Cantoni – MinstF
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Michelle P. Michelle Plumb

Michelle Plumb

  • Michelle has worked in social care for over 20 years and has  been at The Meath for 22 years.
  • Having started as  a support worker,  Michelle has been instrumental in developing the excellent Training Programme at The Meath.
  • Michelle is a QCF assessor and IQA  (Internal Quality Assurer) She is competent in  assessing House Managers and other staff and is now responsible for Quality Audit, Training and Compliance which is her area of expertise.
  • A member of the Meath Senior Leadership Team.

Michelle Plumb
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Helen O. Helen Osborne

Helen Osborne

  • Helen started her working life with the Co-operative Insurance Society and worked there for 9 years before leaving to raise a family.
  • During the time spent not working Helen studied and completed a BSC (hons) degree in Health Studies at Chichester University.
  • Prior to joining the Meath, Helen worked for the Social Services department of Worcestershire County Council. Her role was to provide admin support with contracts for organisations offering voluntary and support services in the community.
  • Helen joined the Meath in 2000 and became Finance Manager in 2004, stepping down in 2016 to take reduced working hours.
  • In January 2020 Helen returned to the role as Head of Finance.
  • A member of the Meath Senior Leadership Team.

Helen Osborne
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Mark Dumas

Mark Dumas – Chair of Trustees

Business
Mark worked in commodities for 24 years. He was a main board director of ED & F Man, which became Man PLC.
Mark subsequently became involved in property and is now Vice President of the supervisory board of DOM Development SA, a publicly quoted house developer on the Warsaw, Poland, Stock Exchange.

Tim Bloomfield

Tim Bloomfield
Tim is a chartered Surveyor who spent his career dealing with commercial property, both as an adviser and latterly as a developer. He also acted as a Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors panel Arbitrator. Married with two children, he is a Trustee of a local charity and until recently was a Parish Councillor.

Anna Coss

Anna Coss
Anna was Head of Strategic Commissioning and Performance Development for Adult Services at West Sussex County Council and chaired their Safeguarding Board until she retired in March 2009. She is a qualified social worker with a strong interest in listening to and promoting the views of people supported by the Charity and their carers. Anna is also a trustee at The Grange in Bookham, Surrey.

Robin Gourlay

Robin Gourlay
Robin spent 35 years as an Executive for the BP Group. Between 1995 and 2003, he was Chairman of Anglian Water PLC and the Rugby Group PLC.

Malcolm Ring

Malcolm Ring
Malcolm was a solicitor, having been a partner with Taylor Wessing LLP in London for more than thirty years.

Jane Wybrew

Jane Wybrew
Jane trained as a nurse and worked as a Health Advisor and Aids counselor. She serves as a Magistrate in the Adult and Youth Courts.

Tony Robin

Tony Robin
Tony worked for over 35 years as an Institutional Stockbroker, 18 of which were on the floor of the London Stock Exchange. He was a Director of Hoare Govett for his last 15 years. In retirement he has been a Trustee of the charity CHANCE for Nepal. He has two children and lives locally.

Dr Jonathan Moore, Deputy Chair

Dr Jonathan Moore, Deputy Chair
Qualified as a Doctor in 1978 and for seven years served in the regular army as a regimental medical officer. He then transferred to the TA and commanded a RAMC Field Ambulance in Kingston upon Thames and later acting as Staff Officer in a divisional HQ.

Graham Healy

Graham Healy
Graham is a Chartered Accountant, who retired in 2015 as a partner of Smith & Williamson in Guildford, after more than 30 years. He has over 20 years experience as a Trustee of various Surrey-based charities, and is also involved with several local charities in Wonersh, where he has lived since 1992.

Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

Rt. Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Michael More-Molyneux

Baroness Parminter

Baroness Parminter

John Jeffrey MBE

John Jeffrey MBE

Dr Colin Stokes MBE

Dr Colin Stokes MBE

Richard Lockwood

Richard Lockwood

Lesley Lockwood

Lesley Lockwood

Skills Centre
Joanne Axton


Jo Axton
Head of Operations and HR
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Janine Colby Janine T.


Janine T.
Manager
Skills Centre
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Helen A Helen A.


Helen A.
Deputy Manager
Skills Centre
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Health Care Team

Epilepsy and Health Liaison Nurse Annie P. looks after the complex epilepsy review and management of all residents at the Meath. Services include:

  • Ongoing epilepsy reviews with each resident
  • Epilepsy care planning and rescue protocols
  • Epilepsy assessment and report writing for social and medical reviews
  • Liaison and reports for secondary/tertiary care, Neurologist/Epileptology professionals across the country
  • Clinical teaching and training for staff and interested parties, both in Epilepsy
    Care and Emergency Seizure Management
Image coming soon Annie P.
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Health Care Coordinator, Annie M., has a pivotal role ensuring each resident has access to all the medical services they require. She works closely with Meath health professionals and the residents own GP. Liaising with families, personal care staff and outside agencies (e.g. Chiropodist Clare Newby, Learning Disability nurses, local hospitals, Dental service, Optician, Psychiatrist and speech and language team) to ensure that everyone is working together to provide the very best care possible.
Annie M. is supported in this role by Health and epilepsy Liaison Nurse Annie P.
Services include:

  • Twice-weekly GP Clinic
  • Epilepsy care planning and rescue protocols
  • Medication management and training
  • Health care advice / promotion
  • Open door service / pastoral care
  • Ensuring close links with local Neurology and other specialist hospital services
Annie M. Annie M.
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Image coming soon Annie P.

Our Physiotherapy Team comprises Neuro-Physiotherapist, Jojo Newman, and and Therapy Assistant, Robbie Dent. Together, they work closely with our Healthcare Team and care staff with the aim of ensuring that each individual reaches their full physical potential. Their emphasis is on a holistic approach as well as education.
Individuals with neurological problems and epilepsy often need ongoing therapy, which may be provided in the form of:

  • 1:1 assessment and treatment
  • Hydrotheraphy
  • Home exercise and stretches
  • 24-hour postural management
  • Specific exercise plans in the Meath Gym
  • Swimming
  • Yoga
  • Splinting
  • Orthotics
  • Manual Handling advice

Everyone will have a full assessment and a treatment plan in place to support ongoing physical wellbeing. The Physiotherapy team works closely with outside agencies, including wheelchair services, special seating, Orthotics, Orthopaedic and Neurology services, Speech and Language service and splinting support through hospital Occupational Therapy.

JoJo N.
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As an integral part of our Health Care Team, Occupational Therapist Sybella W., supported by experienced Therapy Assistants, works with interested individuals and groups across the Meath to ensure that everyone is encouraged towards reaching their own individual potential.
Sybella helps residents and those who support them to develop person-centred therapeutic aims and objectives that are realistic and achievable. Having on-site Occupational Therapy ensures a fast response to referral plus specific clinical knowledge.

Services include:

  • Activity of Daily Living Assessment
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Motivational goals and understanding personal volition
  • Engagement in purposeful occupation
  • The planning and management of daily routines
  • Supporting physical and psychological needs in everyday life
  • Regular groups held with therapeutic and educational purpose
Sybella Wilson Sybella W.

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Stephen G.
Fundraising & Marketing Department
Tania Cantoni


Tania Cantoni – MInstF
Head of Fundraising & Communications
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E: taniac@meath.org.uk

Lucinda M


Lucinda M – MInstF
Trusts Manager
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E: lucy.miguda@meath.org.uk

Helen Jackson


Helen Jackson
Marketing & Communication Manager
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Marni H.


Marni H.
Events and Fundraising Support
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Sarah S.


Sarah S.
Fundraising Finance Co-ordinator
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E: Sarah.Steele@meath.org.uk

Erica M.


Erica M.
Internal Events Manager and
Volunteer Co-Coordinator
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Administration
Richard K. Richard K.

Richard K.
Estates Team
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Ron C.

Ron C.
Estates Team
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Laura Cavaliere

Laura Cavaliere
HR Advisor
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Catherine A.

Catherine A.
HR Coach/ Adviser
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Michelle P. Michelle Plumb

Michelle Plumb
Head of Compliance and Training
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Katherine B.

Katherine B.
Training Assistant
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Helen O. Helen O.

Helen O. – Finance Manager
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Amy L.

Amy L. – Finance Assistant
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Zoe PB.

Zoe PB. – Finance Assistant
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Pam K.

Pam K.
Receptionist
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Jackie W Jackie W.

Jackie W. – Social Enterprise Manager
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Kate T.

Kate T. – Catering Team Lead
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Susan Green Sue G.

Sue G. – Residential Catering Lead
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Karen Kruger Karen K.

Karen K. – Catering Assistant
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Max Berry Max B.

Max B. – Catering Lead
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Ben T.

Ben T. – Catering Assistant
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Louise Head
Domestic Assistant
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Steve Stone

Steve Stone
Domestic Assistant
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Jackie McM.
Domestic Assistant
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