The charity is run and administered by a board of Trustees who volunteer their time and efforts. They come from a range of different backgrounds, with a common goal of improving outcomes and services for survivors of brain injuries.
Fleur Carroll is our part-time Link Worker. Fleur provides information, advice and signposting to brain injury survivors and their families, as well as facilitating the monthly support group. Fleur has previous experience in the arts and charity sector as a support worker for adults with acquired brain injury. She is passionate about a holistic approach to support and recovery.
Fleur has recently graduated as an Art Therapist and has set up a monthly arts and crafts group for HWL. Aside from work, Fleur likes making jewellery, travel, playing tennis and exploring new places to eat.
Balpreet Malli is our part-time Link Worker, supporting Fleur in facilitating the monthly support group and providing information/advice to brain injury survivors. She is mainly involved in our health and wellbeing programme, REACTIVATE. Balpreet used to volunteer with HWL before becoming a link worker.
Balpreet recently completed a postgraduate course in Clinical Neuroscience and is passionate about learning more about the effects of traumatic brain injuries. Outside of HWL, she enjoys long walks in parks, photography, reading and listening to music.
Philip Charles is our part-time Link Worker. Philip coordinates the REACTIVATE project aiming to empower individuals with tools in their recovery journey as well as facilitating the monthly support group. Philip has experience in working with other Headway groups in addition to having a post-graduate degree in clinical Neuroscience/neuropsychology. He is passionate about serving the community and building a better future for those less fortunate. Outside of work, Philip loves engaging with football, exploring new destinations, and immersing himself in music in various forms.
Laura Murphy, Chair, is Partner at Leigh Day and specialises in representing clients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries in road traffic collisions and other accidents. She is passionate about rehabilitation and enjoys being part of a charity which strives to ensure that survivors and their families/carers can live fulfilled lives. Laura’s believes her role as a solicitor and as Chair of Headway West London fit well together and enable her to support more people recovering from brain injury.
Ed Lassman, Treasurer/Patient Representative, was introduced to Headway after experiencing a TBI caused by a bicycle accident in October 2011. An active history of competitive rugby and working in financial services for many years didn't gear Ed up for the challenges ahead. HWL helped greatly in Ed's recovery and he was delighted to join the trustees in 2014.
Ed has been treasurer for the past few years and has greatly enjoyed being a part of a growing charity with motivated staff and trustees helping those who really need it. Outside work and HWL, Ed enjoys cycling and lifting weights.
Charlotte, Member Representative, spent 15 years working in financial services but suffered a TBi in 2016 whilst playing lacrosse. She found herself sensitive to noise, movement and light, unable to work with computers, travel and concentrated for extended periods.
With the help of HWL and a lengthy period of rehabilitation, she was able to keep her spirits up and after a number of years of recovery, Charlotte had two little children and has become involved with the charities that helped her and her family.
Despite the fatigue that a brain injury and small children bring, Charlotte enjoys walks in nature with her kids and dog and is thrilled to take on new challenges such as starting her own millinery business with the new skills she learned after her brain injury.
Katherine Wilkinson, Secretary, is a Senior Associate Solicitor at Leigh Day and specialises in acting for clients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries, working with them to ensure rehabilitation is in place as soon as possible. She has enjoyed being part of the Headway West London team since 2021.
Puppi Wasti, Member Representative, is a member with a brain injury. Puppi offers feedback from some of our network on our service.
We are always looking to recruit more volunteers and trustees on our committee. Please see below available positions.
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