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Tilini Subasinghe

Adult Services Project Team Leader

Tilini is our Adult Services Project Team Leader. She helps run our adult services that include talking and activity groups. Tilini has always been interested in learning about the brain…

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Talya Disagciyan

Active Monitor Practitioner

Talya is one of our Active Monitoring Practitioners. She joined us in December 2019 and helps facilitate our Active Monitoring programme that runs in partnership with Shore Medical. Talya is…

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Sharon Best

GAP Project Coordinator

Sharon is the GAP Project Coordinator.  Sharon has a background in Public Health & Wellbeing. She has a unique skill set developed over the past twenty years working with various…

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Romy Simpkins

Ambassador and Restored Eating Disorder Coordinator
My goal is to help the services that Dorset Mind offers people in our local area. I would like to raise the platform of the Dorset Mind services which are offered to children, teenagers and young adults.
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Nicole McCormack

Adult Services Manager

Nicole is the Adult Services Manager for Dorset Mind, overseeing Adult Befriending in East Dorset, Wellbeing and Activity Groups, Mind Blue Light Counselling and the Restored eating disorder programme. Nicole…

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Nicola Whitehead

Mental Health, Sport and Physical Activity Project Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

Nicola is the Mental Health, Sport and Physical Activity Project Manager and Volunteer Coordinator for Dorset Mind. She has always been interested in sport and physical activity and is immensely…

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Nick Rowe

Dorset Community Mental Health Alliance Project Manager

Nick is Project Manager for the emerging Dorset Community Mental Health Alliance. This is a newly forming network of non-statutory organisations who wish to work together with statutory sector organisations…

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Marie Glen

Bidwriter and Legacy Administrator

Marie started working for Dorset Mind two and a half years ago as an administration volunteer because she wanted to help people struggling with mental health. Marie already supported her…

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Marianne Storey


A former Dorset Mind Trustee, Marianne took the role of Chief Executive formally in September 2017.  Marianne has enjoyed a varied career within charitable, health and social care organisations for…

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Laura Coombes

Volunteer Team Leader

Laura is our Volunteer Team Leader which is a newly introduced role. She will be working closely with 3 teams within the Volunteering department to develop and grow these services…

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Karen Butcher

Finance Assistant

Karen is Dorset Mind's Finance Assistant and is responsible for bookkeeping, bank reconciliations and other exciting and essential tasks! Karen comes from a long background in charities and ran a…

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Jim Phillips

Active Monitoring and Counselling Team Leader

Jim is the Team Leader for our Active Monitoring and Counselling programme. Passionate about evidence-based medicine, Jim spent most of his career taking short contract in NHS services that needed…

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Hannah Garrett

Fundraising and Events Coordinator

Hannah's background in events began when she organised several charity fundraisers while she raised her two young children. The last event was a black-tie ball in aid of Dorset Mind,…

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Gabriella Cox

Children and Young People Service Coordinator

Gabriella is our Children and Young People Services Coordinator. She supports our Children and Young People programmes, including Education in Mind and our Young Ambassadors. Throughout her career, Gabriella has…

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Dee Swinton

Income Generation and Marketing Manager

Dee is Dorset Mind’s Income Generation & Marketing Manager.  She delivers our income generation strategy and has seen our income increase considerably to take us from being a very small…

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Claire Sirmulis

Active Monitoring and Counselling Team Leader

Claire is a Team Leader for our Counselling and Active Monitoring services. Claire became involved with Dorset Mind in March 2018 in a variety of roles. These included Coordinator for…

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Adult Recovery Service Administrator

Chris was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to Bournemouth in his late teens. He spent 5 years teaching English in China and later trained and worked as…

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Cathy Crammer

Active Monitor Practitioner

Cathy is one of our Active Monitoring Practitioners. She joined us in January 2020 and helps facilitate our Active Monitoring programme that runs in partnership with Shore Medical. Cathy is…

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Catherine Hills

HR Assistant

Catherine is Dorset Mind's HR Assistant and she's involved in the whole employee life cycle with the charity.  She has previously worked in the HR Department of a large international…

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Anna Powney

Dorset Mind Your Head Manager

Anna Powney has a background in project management but retrained to be a counsellor in 2016. Combining both skills Anna manages Dorset Mind Your Head, Dorset Mind's Children and Young…

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Alexis Stevens

Training Manager

Alexis is Dorset Mind’s Training Manager. She delivers our Training strategy and has overseen our training progress from providing support to just three companies, to over thirty companies in less…

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