Meet The Team

Tony Hall
Chairman

Tony has a varied work history including working for BT and the prison service. He and his wife Barbara have spent a lifetime supporting young people through youth service, their church and Girl Guides.

They have also been counsellors in their community. Tony is a full-time carer for Barbara who has symptoms of Dementia for nearly 20 years.

He is also creator and Chair of BDAA and is incredibly busy running Dementia awareness sessions, collaborating with other organisations, running the charity and Happy Days memory cafe and being an active member of Westbury Baptists Church. His ‘spare’ time is spent with his family and his favourite cake is coffee and walnut cake!

Tony

Sharon Parsons
Trustee
p>Sharon has practiced Occupational Therapy for people living with Dementia for 20 years, ranging from hospital, community and care home settings between London and Bristol.

She is an experienced service lead, with experience in quality improvement, change management and service development.

She is currently a Hub Manager in the Bristol Dementia Wellbeing Service, incorporating oversight of Care Home Liaison. She has been a BDAA Trustee since 2017 Her favourite cake is chocolate éclair

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John Moore
Trustee & Deputy Chair

John is the Owner at Home Instead Senior Care, North Bristol, UK which provides unrushed, relationship centred care at home, a
service which was recently rated Outstanding by the CQC.

John joined BDAA as a Trustee in 2016 and is now BDAA’s Deputy Chair. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director at University Hospitals Bristol Foundation Trust. John is married with three children, and enjoys hill walking and carrot cake.

John

Chris Hunt
Trustee

Chris is an Independent Financial Advisor at Hart Greaves LLP. Chris primarily focuses on portfolio & estate management for individuals and the symbiotic relationship between businesses and their owners, working alongside professional practices in the accountancy & legal sectors.

Rotary plays a considerable part in both Chris’ professional and personal life. He is an active member and past President of The Rotary Club of Bristol Bridge and proudly supports their community activities and charity events. He has been a BDAA Trustee since 2018 and a supporter for years before. His favourite cake is Carrot Cake

Chris

Anna Molter
Trustee

Anna is a qualified Solicitor who has been STEP qualified since 2006. She is a very active Dementia Friends Champion and volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Society and BRACE to help raise funds for these charities. She has been a BDAA Trustee since 2017.

She is a Full Accredited Member of Solicitors for the Elderly and hold their Older Client Care in Practice Award. Anna is a lay member of the South West Dementia Brain Bank Research Governance Committee. Her favourite cake is Lemon Drizzle.

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Julie Clayton
Trustee

Julie joined us as a BDAA Trustee at the end of 2018 and has been an active supporter of the charity for years. She is the coordinator of Dementia Health Integration Team at the University of Bristol. She is also a freelance science journalist, writer and editor. Her favourite cake is Lemon Drizzle

Julie

Adam Michallat-Cox
Trustee & Treasurer
Adam is the Managing Director of Wiltshire Farm Foods Bristol. He has been a Trustee for BDAA since 2015 and is our Treasurer.
His favourite cake is Chocolate Cake
Adam

Fiona Michallat-Cox
Trustee

Fiona joined BDAA as a Trustee in 2018 although she has been involved with the charity for years.Fiona is a Director at Wiltshire Farm Foods Bristol. Her favourite cake is lemon drizzle.

Luke
Luke is BDAA’s Website Manager.
He is also an Account Executive for MantisPR and has a varied media/public relations background.
His favourite cake is Coffee & Walnut.

Subitha Baghirathan
BDAA Project Worker
Subitha has supported BDAA for many years and joined us in 2019 to work on a funded project on Dementia within multi-faith communities. A race and gender equality activist in Bristol since 2000, she brings this commitment to her Dementia-related work.

Subitha has two daughters and loves running half marathons. She’s a fan of Sri Lankan kiri buth with fiery pol sambal.

Samantha Rock Cooper
BDAA Administrator

Sam joined BDAA in February 2018 as our part-time administrator (funded by a Charitable Trust). She has over 15 years charity experience as an administrator, fundraiser and database manager.

She is also a certified life coach and complementary therapist. She has had close family/friends with Dementia. Her favourite cake is carrot cake.

Rebecca Hacker
BDAA Member & Supporter

Rebecca has worked within the care industry for over 12 years. She works with residential and dementia care homes, domiciliary care providers and specialist care providers in ABI and mental health.

She has also worked with care homes and residents in realising resident’s dreams by enabling people to fulfil their wishes. She has done this by engaging communities through PR and local press. Rebecca is an advocate of ‘what can we do’ – regardless of any disability, illness or condition people can be supported to live as individually as possible and supported in achieving their goals and aspirations.

Rebecca is a Member and wonderful supporter of BDAA. Her favourite cake is all cake!