Our staff

Nearly 130 people are employed by Alzheimer's Support and our success is built on the passion, experience and commitment of our staff, most of them part-time, who share a deep understanding of dementia and the needs of those affected by it. Our key managers are listed below along with details of their teams.

Babs HarrisChief Executive Officer

Babs Harris

Babs leads Alzheimer's Support with energy and vision. She was selected onto the King's Fund Cascading Leadership programme and leads on Wiltshire's Dementia Roadmap project. Email Babs

Emer Bolt

Deputy CEO/Business Manager

Emer Bolt 

Emer works closely with Babs and is also responsible for fundraising. Her team includes dedicated fundraiser Laura Fenson, Park House Office Manager Lin Castle, Finance Administrator Ellie Quadling and HR Administrator Debbie Kent.
She is based at Park House, tel 01225 776481 or email Emer

Sally Haddrell-Jenks

Head of Registered Services

Sally Haddrell-Jenks

Sally is responsible for our Home and Community Support Service. Her team includes our six Care Co-ordinatorsSally is the inspiration behind our annual Gala Dinners. She is based at Park House, tel 01225 776481 or email Sally

Stephany Bardzil

Head of Communications and Engagement 

Stephany Bardzil

Steph looks after all our media and publications, manages the website and heads up our dementia awareness work. Her team includes Volunteer Co-ordinator Annie Clayton and Dementia Aware Project Workers Claire Thomas and Sheila Ashley.
She is based at Park House, tel 01225 776481 or email Stephany

Grant with Higby the whippetHead of DayCare Services 

Grant Newton

Grant, shortlisted for UK Dementia Care Manager of the Year in 2016, runs two clubs in conjunction with deputy managers Jill Mitchener (Mill Street weekdays), Carol Gazzard (Sidmouth St), Esther Woodison and Pat Gascoigne (Saturday Club), and Dawn Dell (Sunday Club). A keen photographer, he takes most of the photographs for Alzheimer's Support and is the proud owner of therapy dogs Higby and Dave.
Grant works across both clubs, tel 01380 739055 or 01225 775023 or email Grant

Sarah Marriott

Head of Community Activities

Sarah Marriott

Sarah is responsible for an ever growing stable of community activity groups. Her team includes Community Services Co-ordinators Kate Sharpe, Kate Western and Pam Ollis.
She is based at, and manages, our Devizes office, tel 01380 739055 or email Sarah

Diane BarkhamDementia Adviser Manager

Diane Barkham

Diane heads up our Dementia Adviser service, supervising our nine Dementia Advisers and providing advice for people with more complex needs.  She is based at our Devizes office, tel 01380 739055 or email Diane