MUSIC IN OUR BONES - Key Persons
Adrian Stannard-Smith is a ‘medically-retired' accounts person who did his training in the NHS, in St Clements Hospital. Adi was involved in variety of accounts and IT, for several private companies.
Allan is an artist with huge experience of working in the voluntary sector as a community development worker, group facilitator and 1-1 worker amongst others with Age UK, and currently with Inside Out and the Suffolk Wellbeing Service. He brings with him empathy for people facing many difficult circumstances and has a wealth of knowledge regarding volunteer management.
Liz is a retired primary school head teacher with huge expertise in people and organisational management. Her understanding of policy development and support with the charity's governance and committee management are skills she brings with her. Liz also cared for her mother in her later years and so has a real empathy for Family Carers.
Ian is a retired accountant with an understanding of, and interest in, the development and management of small community groups set up to meet local needs. Ian oversees the financial side of Music In Our Bones and produces regular financial updates and reports for the charity's funders and the Charity Commission.
Ian Heywood is a retired community musician, a profession which he pursued for 30 years, and the artist in a previous incarnation of Music in our Bones. He supports the current incarnation by being a trustee, and providing co-leader cover and support if and when needed. Ian also brings with him personal Family Carer understanding and experience.
Judith manages Sue Ryder's Dementia Together team and brings with her years of working as a group facilitator and 1-1 advocacy with Suffolk Family Carers. She has always loved music and singing and is excited to join the team as our newest recruit!
Oliver is a local farmer who has been very involved in a wide variety of local community initiatives of an ecological nature. He brings a life time of business experience with him. A keen singer himself, Oliver is passionate that singing can and does make a difference to people and that it should be encouraged and made accessible to all.
Pam is a retired teacher with experience in counselling, and an interest in the therapeutic use of the Arts and music. She has a concern for other people's mental well being and great empathy for those managing a caring role