Overcoming MS Team

Alexandra Holden

Chief Executive Officer
Alex joined Overcoming MS in April 2023 and will help lead Overcoming MS into its second decade. She has over 20 years' experience across the voluntary and corporate sector, most recently as Deputy CEO at Target Ovarian Cancer.

Alex has worked in the UK, Scandinavia and Australia for organisations as diverse as Mencap, Bupa, Virgin Media, Westpac Bank and GE. She...

Dr Jonathan White

Medical Advisor & Facilitator
MBChB, MRCOG
Dr Jonathan White supports Overcoming MS as a Medical Advisor and Event Facilitator. He is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist and was diagnosed with MS in 2015.

Jonathan lives on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, is married to Jenny and father to Angus and Struan. He went to University of Glasg...

Sian Southward

Sian Southward

Director of Partnerships and Programmes
Sian joined Overcoming MS in 2021 as Head of Programmes.

She brings over 20 years' experience in both the Charity and Public sector with a specialism in programme management, service design and strategic change. In 2023, Sian was promoted to Director of Partnerships and Programmes.

Vicky Mason

Vicky Mason

Director of Brand and Digital
Vicky joined Overcoming MS in 2021 as Head of Digital, with over 20 years’ experience. She is a user-centred marketer, with a specialism in leading the strategy and implementation of digital and customer experience projects to drive change for communities in UK and global organisations. In 2023, Vicky was promoted to Director of Brand and Digital.

Sally Insley

Sally Insley

Head of Fundraising
Sally joined Overcoming MS in April 2023 as Head of Fundraising. With over 12 years’ experience in the third sector, Sally has worked with a range of beneficiaries and managed multiple income streams.

Henry Pohl

Henry Pohl

Head of Finance (part-time)
Henry works as Overcoming MS' Finance Manager. He supports the organisation to ensure that funds are spent wisely.

Sarah Parker

Sarah Parker

Executive Assistant to CEO & Chair of the Board
Sarah joined OMS in April 2022 as Executive Assistant to CEO and Chair of the Board. Sarah has extensive administration experience from a variety of backgrounds and also has charity experience as a volunteer.

Jake Connor

Jake Connor

Project Delivery Manager
Jake joined Overcoming MS in 2022 as Community Engagement Administrator.
He works with and supports our Volunteers, Circle support groups and the wider Overcoming MS Community. Jake has previous experience in volunteer management and fundraising. In 2024 he was promoted to Project Delivery Manager.

Zoe Johnston

Zoe Johnston

Digital Projects Manager
Zoe joined Overcoming MS in September 2022. She has a background of over 10 years’ experience in various digital optimisation roles, across a number of industries.

Clare Norton

Clare Norton

Digital Content Manager
Clare joined Overcoming MS in May 2022 as the Digital Content Manager. She has a background in marketing and communications. Clare also has charity experience as a volunteer.

Regina Beach

Regina Beach

Podcast Content Manager (part-time)
Regina joined Overcoming MS in October 2021 as the Trusts and Community Fundraising Manager and now supports with the podcast. She has 10 years’ experience in communications and project management, and lives with MS.

Jane Bambridge

Jane Bambridge

CRM Database Manager (part-time)
Jane joined the Overcoming MS team in November 2017. As the Data Analyst, she is responsible for running the Overcoming MS database and delivering data insights.

Nicola Spiers

Nicola Spiers

CRM Administrator (part-time)
Nicola joined the Overcoming MS team in May 2022. With over 20 years administration experience, she supports the digital team with CRM administration tasks.

Dana Roberts

Dana Roberts

Community and Events Coordinator
Dana joined Overcoming MS in January 2024 as the Community and Events Coordinator. She supports the local community and volunteers, whilst helping to organise and run the Community Engagement events. Dana has predominantly worked in health and social care as well as mental health, with experience in social media, event management and charity work.

Louise Church

Louise Church

Team Administrator (part-time)
Louise is the Team Administrator at OMS having joined in April 2019. She supports the smooth running of the organisation.

Donna Duffy

Donna Duffy

Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser
Donna brings over 25 years experience working with Trusts & Foundations for charities in both the UK and abroad for organisations such as Advance, National FASD, Kidney Care UK and Irish Youth Foundation (UK). She has also held various Trustee roles such as Military Wives Choir.

Melissa Bissell

Melissa Bissell

Fundraising Assistant
Melissa joined Overcoming MS in June 2023. She has over 14 years’ experience in Fundraising for local and National charities, mainly specialising in Community Fundraising.