Meet the Team

We are a small team, made up of five staff and four trustees. We have one goal in common - to achieve our mission of bringing hope to families affected by Dravet Syndrome in the UK.

Our dedicated team works very closely together to ensure that we are delivering against our main aims: supporting families, raising awareness and understanding of Dravet Syndrome, funding medical research, and improving the lives of those living with Dravet Syndrome.

Our staff and trustees;

Sarah Pearce


I joined the DSUK team in April 2022. Whether I'm working with families, medical experts or health and social care professionals, I'm aiming to ensure the voice of those affected by Dravet Syndrome is heard.

Teresa Finch

Family Support Manager

I am Mum to Amy 24, Ellie 21 and Louie 13. My daughter Amy was born in April 1995, she had her first seizure at just 8 weeks. That was the beginning of our journey.

Linzi Cowley

Family Support & Fundraising Coordinator

My name is Linzi Cowley, I’m the first point of contact that new families make with DSUK, I process all the new family requests to join DSUK. I'm also the person to contact if you need anything to help support your fundraising events.

Claire Eldred

Head of Marketing and Communications

I joined the DSUK team in March 2020 as Head of Marketing and Communications, with a focus on raising awareness, educating professionals and ensuring families have access to latest information about Dravet Syndrome.

Natalie Perkins

Marketing, Communications & Fundraising Manager

I joined the DSUK team in July 2021. My responsibilities at DSUK are to look after social media, website and other communications, with the aim of keeping everyone updated on the latest developments in Dravet Syndrome.

Galia Wilson

Chair and Trustee

When my son Arlo was only 10 weeks old, he had his first twenty minute long tonic clonic seizure. Then the long and often very scary journey started...

Kelvin Hughes

Treasurer and Trustee

I am Dad to Hayden, Ceri and Iwan and we live in North East Wales with my wife Heather. Iwan has Dravet Syndrome.

John Lloyd


I joined the board of Trustees for DSUK in January 2019. Supporting the team in their work, which makes such a massive difference to families living with Dravet Syndrome, is a huge privilege as well as a source of delight.

Neil Williamson

Safeguarding Trustee

I am a Children's Epilepsy Nurse Specialist with many years of experience working with children and young people with Dravet Syndrome in hospitals, hospices and the community.