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 & understanding of ADHD – change the negative perception of ADHD into positive.
  • Bring about positive change and inclusion within policy and practice.
  • Support schools, GP’s, youth justice services and other professionals who work with people living with ADHD.
  • The ADHD Foundation supports achievement, educational attainment, mental health and employability.
  • The Foundation works in a unique way. We work in partnership with those living with ADHD, enabling them understand and manage ADHD.

“We are committed to the participation agenda and 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, sharing their experience and providing skill support and encouragement.

The ADHD Foundation & Allied Neurodevelopmental Services:

Who we are

Board of Trustees

  1. Ms Chrisine Cornforth MSc – Researcher
  2. Dr Susan Young – Imperial College London
  3. Dr Ruairi Gallagher MD – Paediatric Consultant Alder Hey Hospital
  4. Mr Anthony Greenberg BA – MD of Owl Live Events / Service User
  5. Dr Steven Earnshaw MD – Adolescent Psychiatry Alder Hey Hospital
  6. Ms Sally Neale CIPD – HR Director of AVARTO
  7. Mrs Pauline Napier- Service User Trustee
  8. Joanne Manley RGN – Service User Trustee
  9. Dave Henderson – Service User Trustee
  10. Joanne Copoc MD Boomerang Marketing Ltd / Service user
  11. Mrs Nikki Fell – Service User
  12. Ms Jayne Wilson BA – Third Sector Strategy
  13. Jean Fitzpatrick BA SENCO – Parent & Service user
  14. Dr Phil Carey – Health and University Partnership JMU
  15. Mr Nicholas Jacobs BA. JP – Marketing and Youth Justice – Vice Chair
  16. Dr Kuben Naidoo MD – Psychiatry – Adult ADHD Merseycare – Chairman of Board of Trustees
  17. Ms Irene Jones BA – Service User Trustee / Youth Justice
  18. Karen Rogan MA PGCE – parent service user and University Lecturer (elect)
  19. Dr Susan Ozer – Consultant Paediatrician
  20. Dr Jeremy Fellick – Consultant Paediatrician
  21. Dr Peter Mason – Consultant Psychiatrist

Service User Advisors to Trustees

  1. Kerri Titherington
  2. Debbie Blakemore
  3. Kelly Schruyers

Youth Board

  • Anthony Rutledge
  • Ben Fletcher
  • Grace Smith
  • Kalleem Ali
  • Keiran Ely
  • Daniel Robinson

Young Ambassadors

  • Luke Emery
  • Charlotte Dowson


  • Simon Weston OBE
  • Rory Bremner – Comedian and Actor
  • Diane Louise Jordan – BBC Presenter
  • Jonathan Drane – Para Athlete Team GB

International Ambassadors

  • Joan McAleavey –Barnscher – Canada
  • Dr Clarissa Sorrentino – Italy
  • Pascal Zug – Germany
  • Marco Goerhing – Germany
  • Dr Luce Semarro

Staff Team

  1. Dr Tony Lloyd – CEO
  2. Pushpa Shaw RGN RMN – Specialist Nurse Practitioner
  3. Chrissi Jones BA (Hons) – Operations Director
  4. Lisa Rudge – CYP & Families Services Coordinator
  5. Cathy Hood ACA – Director of Finance
  6. Billie Dickens – Data Manager
  7. Steven Dee BSc – Counselling Psychologist CBT Therapist
  8. Dave Barnett – Finance Assistant
  9. Colin Foley MA – National Training Director
  10. Joseph Vanlint – MA Social Worker
  11. Reece Walker – Accounts Assistant
  12. Ella Duxbury-Davies – Office Administrator
  13. Rachel Keeton MSc BSc (Hons) – Psychologist / Researcher
  14. Kalum Bodfield – PhD Student – Assistant Psychologist
  15. Natalie Wojcik – CBT Therapist
  16. Steve Gibbin RGN – CBT Practitioner
  17. Amy Lock – Psychologist
  18. Tracy Dickens BEd – Director of Psychological Therapies

Public Relations

Legal Advisors

  • Jackson & Cantor Solicitors