Meet the OMS Team

Linda Bloom
MA (Psychology)

Chair of Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis

Linda Bloom is the Chair of Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis (OMS) and a psychologist specializing in counselling and hypnotherapy.

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Gary McMahon

Chief Executive Officer

Gary has extensive management experience skills developed over a 35-year career and across a number of industries.

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Joe Murray

Trustee

Born in Scotland, Joe was brought up in Melbourne, Australia, where he works in advertising and marketing.

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Marc Sugarman

Trustee

Marc is a qualified Chartered Accountant who spent most of his career in investment banking.

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Marcelle Lester

Marcelle works at a family foundation in the UK. She has been involved with OMS since its conception in the UK in 2011.

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Tony Bloom

Trustee

Tony is Chairman of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club and is also a property and private equity investor.

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Caroline Clarke

Trustee

Caroline Clarke is the Chief Finance Officer and the Deputy Chief Executive of the Royal Free London NHS Trust.

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Kaur Kooner

Executive Assistant to Gary McMahon

Kaur is the Executive Assistant to Gary McMahon, Chief Executive Officer of Overcoming MS.

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Dr Jonathan White
MBChB, MRCOG

Medical Advisor & Facilitator

Dr Jonathan White is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and was diagnosed with MS in 2015.

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Dr Sam Gartland
MB ChB BSc (Hons) MRCP (UK) FRACGP

Medical Consultant

Sam studied in the UK but currently works full-time in General Practice in Australia.

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Karen Hart

Events & Facilities Manager

Karen Hart is a Manager in the Events and Facilities team and has been involved in the charity since it was founded.

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Alex Twersky

Global Marketing & Communications Manager

Alex is a senior-level marketing and branding professional with more than two decades of international experience.

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Paul Lawrence

Head of Fundraising

Paul has been working in the charity sector for over 21 years, mainly in the voluntary youth sector.

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Emma-Louise Singh

Fundraising Consultant

Emma-Louise has ten years’ fundraising experience in the charity sector.

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Laura Newnham

Digital Project Manager

Laura joined the OMS team in March 2017.

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Jane Bambridge
BSc (Hons)

Data Officer

Jane is Data Officer at Overcoming MS, having joined the team in November 2017.

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Danny Salgania

Community Engagement Coordinator

Danny Salgania is the Community Engagement Coordinator, leading the Global Ambassador Program.

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Lucy Noble

Digital Content Manager

Lucy joined the OMS team in October 2018 as Digital Content Manager for the OMS website and social media channels.

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Rachel Turner

PR Manager

Rachel is a communications professional who appreciates the power of well-written, easy to understand information which is accessible for all.

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