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MEET OUR TEAM

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PAUL LEWIS
(Trustee and Chair)

Paul worked in publishing for nearly 40 years both in the UK and Australia before undertaking a Music Therapy course at UWE which he completed in 2012.  He subsequently volunteered at The Warneford Hospital, bringing music as a therapy to adult patients.   He has been a befriender with Tandem since 2014.  He is passionate about music and sings with Oxford Pro Musica Singers.

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TREVOR LOWE
(Trustee)

Trevor worked in mental health for the NHS for over 30 years, in clinical and teaching roles. Currently he is involved in working with groups in Europe and Ghana, which promote recovery through sport and social activities. His hobbies include cricket and learning the banjo.

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LIZ SHATFORD
(Trustee and Treasurer)

Liz has been a Trustee and Hon Treasurer of Tandem since 2018. She qualified as an architect and then urban designer at the Oxford School of Architecture. Since retiring early from working as an architect, for The Vale of White Horse and then Oxford City Council, she retrained as a domiciliary podiatrist. She has also been employed as the Parish Clerk for Sandford on Thames.

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BELINDA JACK
(Trustee)

Belinda is a Fellow of Christ Church college, and teaches French literature and language.  She is the author of several books.

She has long had an interest in mental health, and joined Tandem as a Trustee two years ago.

She enjoys travelling when it is possible (not surprisingly, most often to France!).

MELISSA D'AMICO
(Joint Co-ordinator)

Melissa previously worked

in publishing, film and television for many years.  She has also worked for several charities including the Prince's Trust and My Cancer My Choices.  In her spare time Melissa writes poetry, flash fiction and the  odd screenplay!

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PRUE SYKES
(Trustee)

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DIANA ROBERTS

Trustee

During her 25 year career in social work both in the NHS and Local Authority settings, Diana finally worked in adult social care with older people .In retirement she became a Governor of the Oxford Hospital School, a trustee of Oxfordshire Advocacy and chair of Age Uk Oxfordshire.

She now enjoys the wide range and variety of musical and cultural activities in Oxford and is an active grandmother to her five grandchildren.

Prue worked with Oxfordshire Mind for many years as a Development Worker.  After a chance meeting in the street in 1999, Prue took part in the birth of Tandem, and says it has been a huge pleasure to work, for over twenty years, with so many great people – service users, volunteers

and committee members.

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