About

Trustees

LimbPower is governed by a Board of Trustees. You can read more about our Board of Trustees here.


Janet Williams - Chairman

Janet has worked in sport for almost 20 years and joined LimbPower as Chair in 2017.

She founded and continues to work for the RugbyCare Medical Trust which provides unlimited access to medical specialists and hospitals, and helps return players to full fitness as early as possible.

Previously a board member of Activity Alliance (English Federation of Disability Sport) Janet chaired the Finance, Audit, Risk and Governance committee for 3 years.

Angela Schroder - Vice Chairman

Angela is an IT consultant, musician, Yoga Teacher and Reflexologist.

Angela practices Himalayan Hatha Yoga after 500hr teacher training with Yogi Ashokanada in both the UK and India.

Since then she has continued the practice and teachings of Himalayan Hatha, Prana Kriya Yoga and Meditation enjoying balancing both teaching and continuing the life long journey of deepening these wonderful yogic practices along with growing her knowledge of sound therapy through various modalities be it gongs, singing bowls and the voice exploring and sharing the healing sounds of mantra.

In 2004 Angela studied Reflexology at The Bayly School of Reflexology and shortly after became a board member of The British Reflexology Association helping to grow their community, since then she has studied Ayurvedic Massage and has over a decade of experience giving treatments both privately and in the corporate world, most recently studying Ayurvedic Nutritional Lifestyle.

Angela joined the LimbPower Board of Trustees in 2016 to help grow and develop the Arts programme and to bring her knowledge of being a Board Member for The British Reflexology Association.


Ross Wadey

Ross Wadey is a Reader in Sport Psychology at St Mary’s University, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Chair of the ‘Injury and Well-Being Research Group’, and a LimbPower Trustee.

Research

He received his PhD from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2009, which won the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) international award for research of outstanding merit.

Ross’s research now involves working with external stakeholders (eg, NHS, charities, and sporting and non-sporting organisations) to develop programmes of research that meet their needs.

Currently, his research is at the intersection of psychology and sociology, and at the forefront of advancing knowledge on three complimentary themes:

1. well-being following amputation(s) and the role of physical activity prevention of, and rehabilitation from, sporting injuries

2. post-traumatic growth following adversity

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By invitation, Ross has been honoured to present his work at various locations (eg Headley Court, Wellington Hospital, Queen Mary's Hospital, Guy's Hospital), where he has often left inspired by stories of human resilience and friendship.

Jessica Cook - Trustee

Jessica has over 15 years experience of working in disability sport. She started her career in Cornwall as the Disability County Sports Development Officer then joined English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) as a Regional Development Manager in the South East and East regions supporting the County Sports Partnerships with inclusion and development of activities for disabled people in the regions. Jessica has progressed with EFDS to now working nationally with National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB’s) supporting with a wide variety of strategic outcomes, ranging from support and guidance to the developments of national strategies and organisational changes to have a more inclusive approach. She also works with National Disability Charities to support a better link between Sport, Physical Activity and disabled people.

Jessica has always been very passionate about sport and inclusion for disabled people, having had first-hand experience when she competed over several years as an international swimmer attending both World and European championships until 2000 when she retired due to injury.

When not working Jessica enjoys swimming, riding, socialising with friends and reading.

Chris Linnitt - Trustee

Chris is the Managing Partner of Linnitts Solicitors and a specialist Personal Injury Lawyer. Chris has been practising law since 2001. In 2002 Chris was involved in an accident and in 2006 he had his left leg amputated above the knee.. Throughout this journey, Chris completed his studies to become a Chartered Fellow of the Institute Legal Executives.


Chris is a Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers meaning he has proven that he has worked, won and settled all types of personal injury claims and clinical negligence cases.

Chris is passionate about helping others. Chris specialises in accidents involving serious injury after all he knows what it is like to go through a serious injury from both a physical perception and a physical view.

In his personal life, when time permits, Chris plays and coaches cricket, he is a level three coach. He is the Chairman of the Devon Disability Cricket Association as well as Chairman of South West Disability Forum reporting to Lords on the behalf of the South West. Chris is also a keen skier. One of Chris’s passions is self-development. He has an avid interest in psychology, particularly sports psychology.

Rachel Morris - Trustee

Rachel used to sail as a child reaching elite level and achieving gold in the Sailing World Championship in 2004. Rachel developed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and became an amputee in 2005. At 18 Rachel started playing Wheelchair Basketball and switched to cycling in 2006 reaching elite level and being crowned World champion (2006 -2012 ) both time trial and road race. Switching to rowing Rachel achieved a Silver medal in the 2015 World Championships. Rachel is currently training with Disability Snow Sport.


"I joined the Board of Trustees at LimbPower because I have watched the charity grow since its inception in 2009. I have a good understand of what the charity is achieving at a grass roots level. I personally have had to overcome many barriers and challenge to be and remain active".

"I hope that by being a Paralympian I will be a figure headband role model for campaigns both fundraising and community, helping LimbPower to reach a wider audience and gain more publicity. I am passionate about getting support to people who are in extended hospital stays, helping people through the rehabilitation process with the use of physical activity and sport. Looking for the gaps around physical activity at school'.

Carl Barrett - Trustee

Carl is the son of Paralympic Silver Medalist Robert Barrett. Carl is a motivated friendly customer facing Senior Engineer and IT Director, with 10 years experience. Carl joined the the LimbPower Board to share his IT expertise and bring us into the digital era.