Ben Pearce

Ben is our Director. He works with our Trustees to lead on the charity's vision and strategy. He's developing new partnerships and funding to make sure we can continue to inspire better health and wellbeing into the future. Ben was previously Project Director at the RA. He has an MSc from LSE, where he also won the 2004 Titmuss Prize for outstanding achievement in Social Policy.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Sundrops' by Sir Terry Frost

Amisha Karia

Amisha is our Head of Collection, Loans & Programming. She focuses on the vision and delivery of our art services and projects. She's also the curator of our art collection. Amisha previously worked for University of Hertfordshire Arts. She's a Museums Association Diversify Fellow and has an MA in Art Gallery & Museum Studies from Leicester University.

Favourite work in the collection: Obviously, I love every artwork...

Thomas Walshaw

Thomas is our Communications & Development Manager. He promotes our work across many channels. He hopes that the more people hear about what we do, the more will join our mission to inspire better health for everyone. Thomas has worked with several charities across the UK to help spread their messages.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Nineteen Greys A' by Bridget Riley

Lauren Greenwood

Lauren is our National Loans Coordinator. She supports all of our Loans Coordinators around the UK, dealing with the many practicalities of our artwork loans. She also takes the lead on our database, developing it to ensure it meets our uniquely diverse needs. Lauren graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2010 with a BA in Art Practice.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Arunjex' by Eduardo Paolozzi

Stephen Feather

Stephen is our Gallery & Office Coordinator. He oversees the many exhibitions and events in the Menier Gallery, raising funds to support our charitable work. He also manages the smooth running of our London office. Stephen is a practicing artist and graduated from Kingston University with a BA in Art, Architecture and Design History.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Calasetta Bay II' by Ian Watson

Margaret Proudfoot

Margaret is our Collection & Gallery Technician and a practicing artist. She helps to monitor and maintain the artworks in our collection, preparing them for loan and display. She supports our teams around the UK sharing her extensive knowledge and also works with exhibitors in the Menier Gallery, overseeing the technical aspects of the exhibition programme.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Connection I' by Norie Hatakeyama

Mia Barrow-Sullivan

Mia is our Development & Finance Coordinator. Her role involves raising funds for our art loans and activities. She also helps to keep all our financial admin nice and tidy. Alongside working with us, Mia conducts freelance work for several other charities and is a keen maker: be it sewing, knitting or woodwork!

Favourite work in the collection: One of my favourites is 'The Blue Room' by Trevor Allen Abbott.

Elanor Cowland

Elanor is our Interpretation Project Coordinator. She coordinates a team of volunteers and together they'll be writing new labels for all 4,000 artworks in our collection. Elanor has worked in museums for 14 years. She has a Diploma in History of Medicine from the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, an MA in Museum Studies from UCL, and Associateship of the Museums Association.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Red Column' by David Nash

Alice Woodhouse

Alice is our Collection Coordinator. She checks-in on our artworks on loan around the UK, making sure they're happy! She also manages the storage of our art, ensuring that every work (big or small) is well cared for. Alice is a freelance curator, has an MA in Culture, Criticism & Curation from CSM and a BA from the Courtauld.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Full (Homage to the Square)' by Josef Albers

Dr Jayne Lloyd

Jayne is our Research & Evaluation Associate. She looks at how we can effectively research and evidence the impact of our work. She completed her PhD at University of London and is also Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Arts Practice at the University of Brighton.

Favourite work in the collection: I’m really bad at picking favourites. But I do love working in an office surrounded by artworks!

Janet Bates

Janet is our Loans Coordinator for the East of England. She is also Acting Loans Coordinator for London & South East England, facilitating art loans and engagement activities across both regions. Janet is a practicing artists and graduated in 2010 with a BA in Fine Art, after working in publishing for over 20 years.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Snow at Bramfield' by John Akers

Michala Pearson

Michala is our Loans Coordinator for the North East of England. She organises and delivers art loans and activities for care sites across the region. Michala’s background is in education and museums. She’s driven by a passion to make the arts inclusive. Michala recently completed her MA in Cultural Heritage Management.

Favourite work in the collection: 'Howardian Hills I' by Robert Brumby

Alison Underwood

Ali is our Loans Coordinator for South Wales. She dedicated her career to promoting wellbeing through art, originally as a Hospital Play Specialist and more recently as a learning facilitator in schools and National Museum Cardiff. Ali has a degree in Art History and is looking forward to building partnerships across South Wales.

Favourite work in the collection: Ali has yet to discover the delights of the collection, but anything with colour and nature will appeal!

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