Sue Thexton

Silverline - Sue Thexton

Sue is passionate about making a difference for people who have been affected with dementia through her experience with her mother who had the disease for a number of years. Silverline Memories was a massive support to her and the family and is delighted to support the organisation as a Trustee. Hailing originally from Newcastle upon…

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Colin Kellett

I have been associated with Silverline Memories since its inception, and with my wife, regularly attended the Monday group for a number of years. I have, therefore been able to see the tremendous development Silverline Memories has made over a long period. My particular interest is following the latest scientific progress in combatting dementia. I…

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Lee Briton

Lee Briton Trustee bio

I was happy to volunteer as a trustee after learning of the valuable work that Silverline does for dementia survivors and their carers. As a practising solicitor in England and Wales, I have an eye for detail, making sense of complex information and finding pragmatic solutions. I hope that my skills will complement the board…

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Marion Kimberley-Ryan

marion kimberley-ryan bio

I am Marion. I have had a rare form of dementia called PCA which affects my sight for the last 4 years. I work part time for a finance company and have been with Silver Line Memories for around 4 years and have recently, and proudly, joined as a trustee. Sandra has taken me under…

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David Coulter

David, Silverline Memories Treasurer bio

I was born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, where I live with my wife and our family.  My career began at Northern Rock and I spent 17 years in the financial sector before moving to the Care Quality Commission in 2019 and then to the Department for Education in 2022. I am a Business…

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Susan Carr

Susan Carr, interim chairman bio

Several factors have motivated me to serve as a Trustee of Silverline Memories. The most important is my personal experience with dementia and a desire to support what I believe is a vital service. I accompanied a very close relative through her dementia journey which spanned approximately 15 years. While appreciating that no two experiences…

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Maria Flanagan, Chair of the Board

Maria Flanagan

I joined Silverline Memories in March 2023 as the Chair of the Board. Maria Graduated from Northumbria University in 1999 and embarked on a career in Health and social care, spending the initial 12 years working with families and young people experiencing homelessness. She furthered her education undertaking a Masters in Housing, social policy, and regeneration.  After working with all vulnerable groups within the sector, she specialised in Mental Health, working for Richmond Fellowship and Turning Point as Head of Operations. She has been an active Board member for Hostel Liaison Group, and held…

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