Campaigns and Membership Lead
Stephanie has 25 years’ experience working in the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland, coming originally from a legal background. With a long history in supporting groups to campaign for change, Stephanie is motivated by ensuring that the most vulnerable people have the necessary skills and knowledge to lead campaigns for change. She worked for many years with a Mental Health Rights Group who successfully campaigned for changes including new appointment systems at Emergency Departments, and ensuring families bereaved families were offered support in an appropriate and timely way. Stephanie has also personal experience of caring for a loved one with dementia. ‘’I found my first experiences of meeting members of Dementia NI inspirational – they were so focused on what needs to happen to improve the dementia journey , they have a real urgency to get things done but are also warm, kind and have great senses of humour.’’ In her spare time Stephanie loves walking her dog, travelling and reading or watching crime thrillers.