About Us

The ADHD Foundation, in partnership with individuals, families, doctors, teachers and other agencies, works to:

  • Build a positive foundation for life
  • Improve life chances through better understanding and management of ADHD
  • Raise awareness and understanding of ADHD
  • Change the negative perception of ADHD into positive
  • Bring about positive change and inclusion within policy and practice
  • Support schools, GPs, Youth Justice services and other professionals who work with people living with ADHD
  • Support achievement, educational attainment, mental health and employability
  • Work in partnership with those living with ADHD, and enabling them understand and manage ADHD

We are committed to the participation agenda, the right of those who use services to have a voice and be responsible for their own life plan, and the change they want to achieve for themselves.

We have a team of skilled, experienced and dedicated staff, sessional workers and volunteers, some of whom have progressed from beneficiaries of the service, to deliverers of training and services.

Our team understand first hand the issues around ADHD and other neurodevelopment conditions, sharing their experience and providing skills, support and encouragement.

Who we are

Board of Trustees

Dr Kuben Naidoo – Consultant Psychiatrist and Chair
Nicholas Jacobs BA JP – Marketing, Youth Justice and Vice Chair
Dr Peter Mason – Consultant Psychiatrist Adult ADHD
Professor Susan Young – Professor of Psychology
Dr Jeremy Fellick – Paediatrician
Joanne Manley – Service User
Anthony Greenberg – Managing Director of Owl Live Ltd and Service User
Dr Ruairi Gallagher – Community Paediatrician at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
Dr Phil Carey – Health and University Partnership at JMU
Irene Jones BA – Youth Justice and Service User
Dr Christine Cornforth – Clinical Psychologist and Researcher at Liverpool University
Jean Fitzpatrick – SENDCo and Service User
Karen Rogan MA – SENDCo and Service User
Dr Joe Johnson – Consultant Psychiatrist Adult ADHD
Nicola Fell – Service User
Maria Fraughan – Business Advisor at NatWest
Andrew Molloy – Liverpool University and Service User

Service User Advisors to Trustees

Kerry Titherington
Debbie Blakemore
Kelly Schruyers

Patrons

Simon Weston OBE
Rory Bremner – Comedian and Actor
Jonathan Drane – Para Athlete Team GB
Patricia Ward Kelly – Gene Kelly: The Legacy

Neurodiversity Young Ambassadors

Andy Smith
Charlotte Downson
Joshua Grenville-Wood
Marcus Wilton
Siena Castellon

International Ambassadors

Joan McAleavey-Barnscher – Canada
Dr Clarissa Sorrentino – Italy
Pascal Zug – Germany
Sandra Scott – UK
Marco Goerhing – Germany
Dr Luce Semarro – Italy
Martin Eberlen – UK

Staff Team

Dr Tony Lloyd – CEO
Paula Stock – Operations Director
Tracy Dickens BEd – Director of Therapeutic Services
Chrissi Jones BA (Hons) – Director of Family Services
Colin Foley MA – National Training Director
Rachel Keeton MSc BSc (Hons) – Psychologist Researcher and Neurodiversity Clinic Manager
Emma Weaver – Early Years Service Lead
Steven Dee BSc – Counselling Psychologist and Family Therapist
Julia Hardman – Therapeutic Social Worker and Safeguarding Lead
Natalie Wojcik – CBT Therapist and Specialist Counsellor
Deborah Bache – CBT Therapist and Specialist Counsellor
Samantha Asher – Early Years Therapist
Emma Lewis – Early Years Therapist
Patricia St. Pier – Volunteer Therapist
Lisa Rudge – Tourettes Service Co-ordination and Office Manager
Gillian Bruce – Commissioning Consultant
Cathy Hood ACA – Finance Director
Dave Barnett – Finance and Fundraising Manager
Amy Lock – Assistant Psychologist
Billie Dickens – Data Manager
Ella Duxbury-Davies – Administrator

Public Relations

Legal Advisors

  • Jackson & Cantor Solicitors