Committee

Committee Members

Laura Kearns

Treasurer

Laura joins us as Treasurer, supported by her experience as a Chartered Accountant working in the local banking industry following a background in audit. Laura sought this role as an opportunity to support and give back to the local community.

Tracey Freeman

Secretary

Tracey was invited to join the Committee by Committee Members Jackie Brien and Lynne Shaw. She is pleased to have this opportunity to help local suffers of MS by raising funds and assisting with administration, such as arranging events and updating the MS Society of Jersey website etc.

Steve Martin

President

Steve has been associated with the MS Society since 2010, mainly through his work at Jersey Cheshire Home. In 2012 he completed a Development of MS Care and Management Course through Birmingham University. Steve is a qualified physiotherapist, however, has now been the Registered Manager of Jersey Cheshire Home since 2021. He joined the committee in 2021 and was appointed Chair at the 2022 AGM. He has vast experience of working closely with people who have MS and other MS Healthcare professionals. He has attended the Annual UK MS Conference each year since 2010. Steve’s focus is on improving care for individuals affected by MS.

Christen Richards

Committee

Christen Richards comes to us from Columbus, Ohio. She has been resident in Jersey for 3 years. She lives with her partner and toddler daughter (plus two, extra-large cats) and they enjoy spending time on the water and cooking together. Christen has a background in languages, political science and education. She has more than 8 years of legal experience in the US, 5 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings and going on 2 years legal experience in Jersey as well. Christen is fluent in Spanish. Christen’s mother was diagnosed with MS at the age of 34 so this is a cause that is near to her heart. She is excited to be a part of the committee and is looking forward to getting started.

Margaret McKeegan

Committee

Hello, I am an MS sufferer and would like to help and support fellow MS sufferers. Having the condition helps to be able to understand the needs of the members and to identify where support can be given. I would like to motivate members to take up the weekly keep fit classes to keep themselves active and for there to be more awareness of what the society can do for them. I would also like to encourage members to consider taking up the offer of complementary therapies.

Lynne Shaw

Committee

I am a healthy individual with a family member who has MS which as you know is a disabling disease and I would like to help make a difference to anyone who has this disease. I do not take my good health for granted but would like to offer help where needed.