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 spent a lifetime supporting young people through youth service, their church and Girl Guides.

They were counsellors in their community. Tony was a full-time carer for Barbara who had symptoms of Dementia from 1999.

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 Hall

Chairman

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

They were counsellors in their community. Tony was a full-time carer for Barbara who had symptoms of Dementia from 1999.

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

Chris Hunt

Trustee & Deputy Chair

Chris Hunt joined us as a Trustee in June 2018. He is an independent Financial Advisor. Chris has a wealth of financial, volunteering and Rotary experience.

He was thrown in at the deep end for our 5th Birthday celebrations in July 2018 and spent the day handing out our information packs and talking to the public.

Chris helps as a facilitator on our 3 hour workshops.

His favourite cake is Carrot Cake

Chris Hunt

Trustee & Deputy Chair

Chris Hunt joined us as a Trustee in June 2018. He is an independent Financial Advisor. Chris has a wealth of financial, volunteering and Rotary experience.

He was thrown in at the deep end for our 5th Birthday celebrations in July 2018 and spent the day handing out our information packs and talking to the public.

Chris helps as a facilitator on our 3 hour workshops.

His favourite cake is Carrot Cake

Adam Michallat-Cox

Trustee & Treasurer

Adam was the Managing Director of Wiltshire Farm Foods Bristol until the end of 2021. He has been a Trustee for BDAA since 2015 and is our Treasurer. His favourite cake is chocolate cake.

Adam Michallat-Cox

Trustee & Treasurer

Adam was the Managing Director of Wiltshire Farm Foods Bristol until the end of 2021. He has been a Trustee for BDAA since 2015 and is our Treasurer. His favourite cake is chocolate cake.

Chris Richmond

Trustee

Chris and Angela have been keen attendees of BDAA’s Happy Days Memory Café for years. Chris joined us as a Trustee in March 2022. Chris was diagnosed with FTD in 2017. Angela, who was a professional carer, is now his full-time carer. Together they bring so much experience and knowledge, as well as being a clear ‘voice for dementia’ on our team. In fact, they have already been pivotal in our website redesign! Chris’ favourite cakes are savoury ones and Angela loves cream ones.

Chris Richmond

Trustee

Chris and Angela have been keen attendees of BDAA’s Happy Days Memory Café for years. Chris joined us as a Trustee in March 2022. Chris was diagnosed with FTD in 2017. Angela, who was a professional carer, is now his full-time carer. Together they bring so much experience and knowledge, as well as being a clear ‘voice for dementia’ on our team. In fact, they have already been pivotal in our website redesign! Chris’ favourite cakes are savoury ones and Angela loves cream ones.

Sharon Parsons

Trustee

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

Sharon Parsons

Trustee

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

John Moore

Trustee

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 was BDAA’s Deputy Chair. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of We Care Home Improvements.

John is married with three children, and enjoys hill walking and carrot cake.

John Moore

Trustee

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 was BDAA’s Deputy Chair. He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of We Care Home Improvements.

John is married with three children, and enjoys hill walking and carrot cake.

Fiona Michallat-Cox

Trustee

Fiona joined BDAA as a Trustee in 2018 although she has been involved with the charity for years.

Fiona was a Director at Wiltshire Farm Foods Bristol until the end of 2021. Her favourite cake is lemon drizzle.

Fiona Michallat-Cox

Trustee

Fiona joined BDAA as a Trustee in 2018 although she has been involved with the charity for years.

Fiona was a Director at Wiltshire Farm Foods Bristol until the end of 2021. Her favourite cake is lemon drizzle.

Luke Allsop

Volunteer Web Editor and PR support

Luke is BDAA’s Website Manager and also supports with PR. He is a Senior Account Executive for MantisPR and has a varied media/public relations background. His favourite cake is coffee & walnut

Luke Allsop

Volunteer Web Editor and PR support

Luke is BDAA’s Website Manager and also supports with PR. He is a Senior Account Executive for MantisPR and has a varied media/public relations background. His favourite cake is coffee & walnut

Rebecca Hacker

BDAA Member & Supporter

Rebecca is an award winning, experienced project manager & business developer. She is a Director of Soap Creative & thelandsman. She is an adviser to the Royal Bath & West Society’s Communications Committee.

Rebecca is a Member and wonderful supporter of BDAA.

Her favourite cake is all cake!

Rebecca Hacker

BDAA Member & Supporter

Rebecca is an award winning, experienced project manager & business developer. She is a Director of Soap Creative & thelandsman. She is an adviser to the Royal Bath & West Society’s Communications Committee.

Rebecca is a Member and wonderful supporter of BDAA.

Her favourite cake is all cake!

Samantha Rock Cooper

Office Manager

Sam joined BDAA in February 2018 as our part-time administrator (funded by a Charitable Trust). She has over 20 years charity experience as an administrator, fundraiser and database manager.

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

Samantha Rock Cooper

Office Manager

Sam joined BDAA in February 2018 as our part-time administrator (funded by a Charitable Trust). She has over 20 years charity experience as an administrator, fundraiser and database manager.

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

Julia Hammersley

Volunteer Coordinator

Julia joined us as the Volunteer Coordinator in 2022 after having worked for Alzheimer’s Society in South Gloucestershire. She is also a musician with experience of using music in a therapeutic setting, including Bristol Children’s Hospital and residential care homes around Bristol. 

Julia enjoys cycling and swimming, including in lakes and rivers, even in the winter! Her favourite cake is a tough decision, but I think today it is a ginger cake. 

 

Julia Hammersley

Volunteer Coordinator

Julia joined us as the Volunteer Coordinator in 2022 after having worked for Alzheimer’s Society in South Gloucestershire. She is also a musician with experience of using music in a therapeutic setting, including Bristol Children’s Hospital and residential care homes around Bristol. 

Julia enjoys cycling and swimming, including in lakes and rivers, even in the winter! Her favourite cake is a tough decision, but I think today it is a ginger cake.